We welcome you to join us again this summer for the Young Friends & Young Adult Friends Pre-CYM Gathering at Camp NeeKauNis! Friends ages 13-35 will be gathering at Camp NeeKauNis from the evening of August 2nd to the evening of August 4th, when we will travel the short distance to CYM in Barrie as a group. This gathering follows the expressed desires of Young Friends at the NeeKauNis gathering in 2017, and with the hopes of bringing even more Young Friends together.
We’re looking forward to bringing together many wonderful Young Friends and Young Adult Friends to share in each other’s light. This is a great opportunity for those who have not had the chance to visit Camp NeeKauNis before, and for those who have never been to CYM and are looking to make some connections before hand! We hope to rejuvenate the Canadian Young Friends community and continue to discern our collective path forward, asking what we want to be doing and what makes sense for us.
There will be a fluid program with space for us to engage in camp activities such as swimming, drama, games, community art creations, service — as well as activities that lead us to share questions and experiences of our Quaker faith. You are also invited to bring musical instruments so that we can share in music and song.
There is once again substantial financial support for those wishing to attend the gathering.
Canadian Yearly Meeting (CYM) in-session will take place in August in Barrie, ON and after a fallow year, we are excited to gather in community again! We value the time we spend together and as we know there are many facets to organizing a successful Gathering.
One integral part of our Gathering and spiritual growth is providing an enriching Youth Program. We’ve been able to offer wonderful Youth Programs in the past and wish to continue this valued gift… but this is where we need your help! Would you consider volunteering your service toward the Youth Program this summer?
We are actively searching for the following: Child & Youth Program Coordinator and Youth Program Leaders.
We are looking for people to help lead our Youth Program this summer at CYM. The Youth Program is an incredibly fun place to be at CYM – there is enthusiasm, laughter and joy; but we need great leaders to bring a wonderful program together. If you can serve CYM by being the Youth Program Coordinator or a leader in the Program we want to hear from you! Your responsibilities would include working in collaboration to put together a program at CYM (there will be volunteers to help). The program needs to include worship time, Quaker study time and outings. There are many resources available to help you. We cannot run a program for children and youth without leaders!
Travel, meals and lodging are covered by CYM as these are Required Services positions.
Anyone involved in the Youth Program will need a current Police Check.
There are usually 3 age groups in the Youth Program. The Coordinator manages the program and leads an age group, while Leaders are responsible for the other age groups.