High School Teen Retreat Program
The Lake Erie Yearly Meeting High School Teen Retreat Program consists of roughly four retreats per year (generally one each fall, winter, spring and summer). The retreats consist of a group of high school teens spending time together for a weekend under the care of a group of “FAPs” (Friendly Adult Presences). Each retreat includes a workshop and/or theme as well as time for things like making music, dancing, Wink, Meeting for Worship, Business Meeting, movies, Worship Sharing, and just plain hanging-out together.
Teens are eligible to attend retreats as participants if they are currently in grades 9-12. Summer retreats are open to those who are about to start 9th grade in the fall through those who just graduated from 12th grade in the spring. Retreats occur throughout the LEYM region (and occasionally slightly outside of it). One of the retreats has historically been the annual “Quake that Rocked the Midwest” outside of Chicago, IL over Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend each January, which attracts groups of teens from several Midwest yearly meetings.
You can apply for help from Lake Erie Yearly Meeting to finance your participation in a retreat: LEYMYouthActivitiesFundAppln
For more information about retreats, or to be put on the mailing list for the retreat program, contact:
|Robb Yurisko||Teen Retreat Coordinator||leymteenretreats at gmail.com||614 286-4829|
|Merry Stanford||Clerk of the Teen Retreat Program Committee||merry.stanford at gmail.com||517 281-1570|
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Spring Retreat: Quake that Rocked Earlham College
May 24-27, 2013
Winter High School Teen Retreat:
Quake that Rocked the Midwest
January 18-21, 2013
1010 Greenleaf Street
Evanston, IL (just north of Chicago)
Fall High School Teen Retreat
Friday, November 9th-Sunday, November 11th, 2012
Red Cedar Friends Meeting House
Teen Retreat in Chicago MLK Weekend
Our 2011 Winter Retreat will be held in Chicago over MLK Jr. weekend. Here is a flyer.
Please register online at:
Additionally, the survey can be printed out and sent to:
Javaughn Fernanders 1120 W Jefferson South Bend, IN 46601
Please inform Robb Yurisko, LEYM Teen Retreat Coodinator, after you register by sending an email to leymteenretreats at gmail.com.
Lake Erie Yearly Meeting 2011 Fall Teen Retreat
Attached is the retreat announcement for the Fall 2011 Teen Retreat to be held Friday October 21 –Sunday, October 23 2011 at the Cleveland Friends Meeting House, Cleveland, OH. Includes a trip to Cedar Point!
Lake Erie Yearly Meeting 2011 Spring Teen Retreat
High school teens are cordially invited to the Lake Erie Yearly Meeting 2011 Spring Teen Retreat Friday, March 25 – Monday, March 28 at Olney Friends School, Barnesville, OH.
Theme: Creating a Culture of Peace Cost: $40/person Includes weekend program and all meals. Additional contributions welcome. Make checks payable to Lake Erie Yearly Meeting. We do not want costs to be a barrier preventing teens from attending. Monthly Meetings are encouraged to help teens attend. LEYM also has a limited amount of financial assistance available. Ask your meeting for their help and contact Cari if you still need help.
Workshop Details: We will be doing a modified version of the Creating a Culture of Peace (CCP) curriculum. The full training takes three days. Creating a Culture of Peace was developed by Janet Chisholm, a nationally recognized leader in faith based peacemaking and nonviolence, inspired by Pace e Bene’s book, From Violence to Wholeness. She wanted to develop an interactive, experience-based program without a lot of reading – one that would build community and promote action and project planning over the course of a long weekend. Using a popular education approach CCP explores the nature of violence and its misuses; increase awareness of how active nonviolence can be used; understand social change movements as engines for change; consider the values of community and identify steps and tools for planning nonviolent actions.
Workshop Leader: Scilla Wahrhaftig, Program Director American Friends Service Committee PA
Use this link to visit the Online Registration Form
Related Documents 2011 Spring Retreat Flyer (to read all the details)