July 12-14, 2019

Two nights of camping in the maze.

Sardines outside in the dark, oatmeal for breakfast in the pavilion. 

Swimming in the pond. 

Large outside games on the trails. 

And of course stargazing at night. 

Experience Powell House from a different angle. Space is limited so sign up early.

July 4 to July 7, 2019

A long weekend for unwinding ending with a movie festival plus munchies.

Beginning Thursday, we’ll come together to construct and destruct, work, reflect, play, swim and converse.

If you’ve seen or heard of movies that handle thought-provoking issues with humor and tenderness, send in the titles with your registration and we’ll preview them to carefully and enthusiastically consider your suggestions. 

Fee for this conference: $210

May 31- June 2, 2019

Join us for the year-end celebration of our community and of our going-out-into-the-world seniors.

There will be workshops, festive foods, large group games, a dress-up dinner plus a full and fabulous cabaret. 

This is a popular, two-house conference. 

If it fills up, priority will be given to those who support the program year round by attending smaller conferences and/or JCing younger groups.   


June 14-16, 2019

Invite your parents to join us along with Jo Clayson and her service dog Ace as we search the Powell House Grounds for edible plants in the woods, fields and maybe ponds.  

We’ll harvest, prepare and eat what we find. 

Then come back in August if you can and see how the edible landscape has changed.

Special rate of $200 per child/parent pair.  If you are coming without a parent, then the normal fees apply - $130 if you come to more than one conference in the winter and spring, $160 if you are coming to just one.  Financial aid is available on request - just tell us how much you need.

(Wild Edibles II is scheduled for late August)


May 10-12, 2019

Journey to the center of....

Of the Earth?

Of ourselves? 

What awaits us there? Adventure?  Science? Mystery? Wonder? Wildness?

Is it a place of knowing?  Of calmness? Of strength? Of challenge? 

Let’s take the journey and see what we encounter.

Powell House is the conference and retreat center of the 

New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Powell House
524 Pitt Hall Rd
Old Chatham,  NY
phone  518-794-8811
fax     518-794-8815
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