Quaker Summer Sleep-Away Opportunities for Kids

Most Friends Camps are affordable and provide a range of activities. Many have subsidies for low-income and members of Friends meetings.

Baltimore Yearly Meeting Camps

For families who seek over-night Friends summer camp for 6, 7, and 8 year-olds.  Five Friends’ camps (on the US East Coast) fill the need.  Registration for some begin in early December and camps can fill up in hours.

Those camps include

Farm and Wilderness has 6 overnight camps, Vermont

Two Camps devoted to the Performing Arts

More camps that are non-profits, or connected to Yearly Meetings

Friends Camps with a Christian emphasis and some with connections to Yearly Meetings

Camps owned by individual Friends that are grounded in Quaker testimonies of radical equality and practices of listening, sharing, connection, and service.

Other Opportunities for kids of ALL ages:

  • Friend General Conference. Provides an annual 6 night gathering for more than 1000 Friends off all age groups around the 1st week of July. http://www.fgcquaker.org/connect/gathering
  • Many residential Yearly Meeting Gatherings are fabulous places for kids to attend.
  • Some Yearly Meetings have quarterly High School and Middle School conferences.
  • Many Friends Schools host summer day camps.
  • Three Camps have a farm focus: Celo, Journey‚Äôs End Farm, and Tamarack Farm.
  • Many Friends camps also have family camps, and work camps.

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Playing in the Light Training

April 20 to 22, 2018 – Playing in the Light – Powell House in Old Chatham, NY 
Inviting Friends in NYYM and NEYM and beyond! Hosted by New York Yearly Meeting and Faith & Play.
A rich weekend of storytelling where we’ll explore Bible and Quaker Stories and practice learning and telling stories to the group. The weekend serves as both a training and a time of spiritual retreat and nourishment for teachers.


Infusing Racial Justice into Our Quaker Spiritual Formation and Religious Education

Facilitated by Lisa Graustein 

Now an online videoconference using Zoom! Saturday, April 28, 2018 11:00am-12:00pm ED

Join us at the cutting edge of Quaker Religious Education ‚ô¶ Use this flyer to SPREAD THE WORD about this opportunity for learning! 

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An Introduction

The Quaker Religious Education Collaborative (QREC) is an international, cross-branch, grassroots network of Friends sharing a stewardship for lifelong Quaker faith formation through religious education. We formed in April 2014 and now serve more than 300 Friends in our network. We actively engage and support each other across languages and continents. We gather for regional and annual conferences and offer monthly Conversation Circles via an online conferencing platform. 

Steering Circle

We share leadership as part of our collaborative mission, making decisions using the Quaker ‘sense of the meeting’ process, sitting in expectant, worshipful waiting for the emergence of shared truth. Read more…

Working Circles

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Our work  takes place in ‘circles’ or small groups of Friends who labor on a common task, usually meeting by video conference due to the geographic diversity of the membership. Read more…

The Resource Library

Finders Guide, a sampling of the collection

The QREC Resource Library is a place to share lessons and other educational information in support of our work as Quaker religious educators. This library is a forum for curricula, articles, videos and other educational materials on Quaker themes. You will also find principles, policies and procedures to strengthen operation of your child, youth and adult religious education programs.

Children's Education

Adult Education


African Quaker Library

Youth Education

Small Meetings

Young Adult Friends

Biblioteca QREC


Find renewal, companionship, and help for nitty gritty issues in Quaker religious education, all the while opening spaces for Spirit to work and listening together for God’s way forward.

QREC holds an annual conference and retreat. In addition we hold online Conversation Circles and post other religious education events as we learn about them.

Conversation Circles

Online conferences for Quaker religious educators to share about their work. Conversations are scheduled for two sessions per topic to encourage international participation.  Join the conversation…

Other Events

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Religious education events of interest to Quakers from all parts of the world. Please let us know about upcoming online or in-person events happening in your area. See the list of upcoming events…

Love at the Heart

Spiritual Practices


Active Caring

Quaker Family Culture

Finding the Light

Faith at Home

Home is the heart of faith formation for all families. This is especially true for Friends. As an experiential religion, Quakerism is best learned through living in loving community. Indeed, the vast majority of faith formation for our young Friends happens at home in the busy swirl of daily life.

Become a Member

Submit Resources

Get Announcements


Attend an Event

Contact Us

Get Involved

QREC depends on all of us sharing our gifts and skills as religious educators. Here are some of the ways you can get involved…