We want our fees to be reasonable and related to our costs.  We want to be able to sustain ourselves financially.  However, we do not want anyone to stay away from our programs because they are unable to pay.  


We are now using a "pay as led" system with three tiers: comprehensive, standard and reduced.  People who have difficulty paying the reduced tier may still request additional financial aid.

Standard rates for Powell House Adult Program

Comprehensive rate: $280   Standard Rate: $240 Reduced Rate: $200


Currently about half of our income comes from guest fees and rental income.  The rest consists of donations from the New York Yearly Meeting, monthly meetings, many individuals, and the earnings of previous donations that have been invested.  Financial aid for the youth program is primarily covered by the Mark Seiler Memorial Fund. 

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