Help Wanted


If you,

or someone you know of, (who is at least 15 years old)

could work up to 10-12 hours a week

at $11.30/per hour

using the riding lawnmower, push mower, and weed eater

to cut and trim grass

every 4-7 days.


CALL or EMAIL REGINA to set up an interview:


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Youth programs

  • 4th -5th grade
  • 6-8th grade
  • 9th -12th grade

Adult & family programs


Rent the space

  • families
  • schools
  • faith-based groups
  • social justice groups


Can i change this?

Mary Kay is offering spiritual direction during her time at Powell House: March 17, 18, 19, 20, 2019.

Appointments can be made by contacting her directly at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

February 17-19, 2019


Color truly is in the eyes, or brain, of the one looking. We’ll play with color and its effects in many ways.

Do we see the same colors? Does color affect our taste? Our emotions?

What colors can we find outside in the middle of winter?

How can we use colors to express our thoughts and feelings?


Bring something colorful that makes you happy or content.


Be ready for cold wet weather - but let us hope we get either sunshine and warmth OR piles of fluffy snow. Bring coats, hats, gloves and boots that can get muddy and warm slippers or socks for indoors.


Bring your curiosity and your kindness too. And a book and a flashlight for bedtime.






We have one person each from the North, West, South and East on the carpool list currently. We’re hoping to get more folks signed up!


If you need to CANCEL for this conference, PLEASE call us immediately.

If you have a contagious illness, PLEASE STAY HOME. Powell House is not fun when you are sick. We will either return or forward your deposit to the next conference. Just let us know as soon as you know. We’ll look forward to seeing you next time.



Prescription or over-the-counter drugs need to be in the original container labeled with youth attender’s name, drug name and dosage. Includes herbal supplements as well.




Things you should bring


Clothes and shoes that you can get muddy or wet!!!

Snow clothes – snow pants, gloves, hat, coat.

Ideas, songs, musical instruments or jokes for Cabaret.

Flashlight and book for reading at night. Stuffed animal for company if you want.

Slippers or warm socks for inside


Things you should NOT bring

Fragrances – perfumes, lotions and other scented products make our chemically-sensitive friends sick. Please do not use them at Powell House.

Matches or lighters. Tobacco of any kind.

SNACK FOODS including candy, chips, cookies, soda and like items.

Laptop computers or tablets.


Things that need to stay in your bags while you’re here

Cell phone or other electronic devices.

I-pods, MP-3 players and other music playing devices unless you’re connecting them to the program stereo system.


We’re looking forward to seeing you at this conference. If you have any questions, any changes in plans or want to talk, call us at 518-794-8811 X2. If we’re not in, leave a message on our Voice Mail and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.


Peace and Joy,

Mike Clark and Chris DeRoller

Youth program co-directors

Spiritual Direction Now Offered at Powell House!

Anne Pomeroy will be offering Spiritual Direction at the following times:

          Date                                                scheduled program     

December 21-22, 2018                         Winter Solstice

January 25, 2019                                 Coordinating Committee Weekend

February 22, 2019                               The Power of Enough

March 8, 2019                                     Life Lessons from a Bad Quaker

March 22, 2019                                   Creativity and Spirituality Retreat

April 19, 2019                                     Spring Work Weekend

May 10, 2019                                      No scheduled program


What is Spiritual Direction? Anne Pomeroy (Spiritual Director) offers this response: “Spiritual direction is a one-on-one session for the individual to intentionally explore issues around their spiritual journey, faithfulness and their relationship with Spirit.

Anne offers these queries to consider:

  • Do world events get you considering your faith and what is asked of you as a Quaker?
  • Are you seeking to deepen your faithfulness or your experience of worship?
  • Do you have a yearning or sense that there is more to being a Quaker that you would like to explore?
  • Or simply, ‘Yo! God, what is going on?’

If your curiosity or Inner Light is inspired by these queries then spiritual direction may be a tool for your spiritual journey. Schedule a session – try it out!

Sliding scale fee. To schedule an appointment or for questions contact Anne directly at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Anne brings a deep grounding as a Quaker, as a lover of life, and a commitment to making the spiritual journey accessible to all.


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
Adult Program
Youth Program