North Pacific Yearly Meeting

of the Religious Society of Friends (QUAKERS)

Children’s Program

Children’s Program


The Children's Program offers opportunities for Quaker worship, education, and fun for pre-schoolers through 8th graders during the Annual Session. This year’s Children’s Program will include a day time Children’s Program and additional times for Children’s Activities during evening sessions.

With the leadership of caring adult Friends, Children’s Program groups will meet during Annual Session daytime events and provide the opportunity to build a caring small group. Activities will center around the Annual Session theme, meeting with the Friend-in-Residence, worship sharing, writing epistles, and getting a skit ready for Community Night. Age groups are divided up approximately this way (If your child should be in a different group from this, please let the Program Coordinator know.):


  • Infants and toddlers: We provide child care for babies under pre-school age. If you plan to keep your infant with you instead of using the Children’s Program, please let the Program Coordinator know.

  • Preschool is for those who have not yet attended kindergarten.

  • Primary is for children who have completed kindergarten through 2nd grade.

  • Upper Elementary is for children who have completed 2nd grade through 5th grade.

  • Central Friends include young people who have completed 5th through 8th grade.

After spending the daytime with their same-age peers, children engage in indoor or outside activities with the centered and lively Quaker Children’s Activities staff and a wider age range of children. On Saturday afternoon, a field trip is planned for activities at Riverfront Park, the site of the 1974 World’s Fair.

This year every child needs a PAPER Medical Release form with a parent's signature on file in order to participate in the Children's Program.

Please mail the form with a copy of your child's medical insurance information, in advance to:

Jay Thatcher

465 SE Bridgeway

Corvalis, OR 97333