North Pacific Yearly Meeting

of the Religious Society of Friends (QUAKERS)

Parenting at Annual Session

Parenting at Annual Session comes with joys and significant challenges. Children's Program and the Youth Committee offer support in many ways:

  • The Family Break Room. Children's Program will create a space to hang out with your child for a nap, a book, a diaper change, or other low-key activities when activity of annual session gets to be too much and your dorm room is too far away.

  • Youth Committee/Children's Program Liaison. Children's Program staff and the Youth Committee work together to help families meet children's needs at Annual Session. Please note any concerns you may have about caring for your children during Annual Session on your registration.

  • Orientation. Come meet the volunteers and staff. Find out the essential information about the programs for children and youth. This is scheduled for Wednesday evening from 6:00 – 7:30. Look for confirmed times and locations in the final program you receive upon arrival.

  • First Time Breakfast. Families who are at Annual Session for the first time are invited to sit together at breakfast on Thursday morning; Youth Committee will answer questions you may have, and we can get to know you better.

  • Committee Meeting Childcare. Youth Committee will find childcare for any committee meetings, if you need it. Please contact Cynthia Black one day in advance.

To register children after 6/30/2015, please contact Children’s Program Coordinator Jay Thatcher for permission before completing your registration. The Children's Program provides enough teaching staff to lead all the children registered by the normal deadline, but cannot recruit additional staff after that. The Yearly Meeting's Youth Safety Policy includes adult to child ratios for each age group. Late registrants can be included, if doing so doesn't exceed these ratios. Jay may be reached at (541)758-9333 or

We’re all looking forward to seeing your family at annual session.

The Children’s Program Coordinator is Jay Thatcher,