Children & Youth

We welcome you and your family to join in all of the exciting opportunities we have for young Friends to let their Light grow and shine throughout the year!

Annual Session Programming

Children from preschool through Middle School have adult-led programming in the mornings during Northern Yearly Meeting’s Annual Session, Memorial Day weekend at Lions Camp in Central Wisconsin. Teens help to plan their programs and learn to take leadership roles.

High School activities last throughout the session, with activities planned by the High School Clerks Team along with the adult High School Coordinator.

The Children and Youth Committee of Northern Yearly Meeting focuses on offering Quaker enrichment opportunities outside of Annual Session for our beloved youth.

High School Retreats

The NYM High School Coordinator works with the High School Clerk Team to run several weekend retreats for High School teens throughout the year. Email the High School Coordinator:

Middle School Retreats

There are also weekend retreats each year for Middle School teens (grades 6, 7 and 8) that are run by the NYM Middle School Coordinator. Email the Middle School Coordinator:

Camp Woodbrooke

Camp Woodbrooke is a summer residential Quaker camp right in our own backyard, in Richland Center, Wisconsin. We believe that Camp Woodbrooke is a valuable experience for our young Friends ages 7 to 15. In fact, it is considered so valuable that we want to make sure every child in NYM has the opportunity to go to Camp Woodbrooke, regardless of their financial situation. NYM provides scholarships so all YM children that want to attend Camp Woodbrooke can do so. Visit the Camp Woodbrooke website for more information.