Our mission is to foster the spiritual growth of Friends (Quakers) and others
and to strengthen the application of Friends' testimonies in the world.
We offer programs for adults and youth.
We rent this quiet space for your family reunions, school retreats, church groups, and small conferences.
August 18-20, 2017
The Women's March in early 2017 bore witness to the joyful midwifing of the Earth-centered energy. Our retreat will consider the pivotal roles women might play in this great, global unfolding. Deepen your experience of oneness with nature so that we can intentionally participate in this unfolding.
By taking full advantage of the seclusion and beauty surrounding Powell House, we will explore how living into our unity with the Earth can heal us even as we heal the planet. We'll empower ourselves, our communities, and our world by engaging in numerous outdoor activities.
Our facilitators combine ancient universal practices which explore external and internal landscapes.
We'll engage in: An Aboriginal medicine walk, Earth-honoring ceremonies, understanding the architecture and impact of "mind" at individual and collective levels, guided imagery, and personal introspection.
In order to: Challenge self-limiting beliefs; Tap into the clarity and deep insight achieved by understanding ourselves AS nature; Access our deepest callings and intuitive wisdom; Facilitate new levels of trust, respect and communication with nature; Gain a wider understanding of the reality of the world in which we live in order to fully contribute to its evolution.
Registration: $230/adults; $115/ages 13-22; $58/infants-12; $165/commuters.
This retreat is intergenerational and trans-inclusive.
August 24-30, 2017
A family-oriented event exploring the cultural and natural surroundings and locations of interest around Powell House!!
Come for the whole week or just a couple of days - whatever suits your schedule! Just let us know when you register what your plans are. We'll make sure you are comfortable, well-fed, and have ample activity options.
Sign up each evening for the offerings of the next day which will include camping, hiking, fishing, swimming, nature-based crafts, exploring the sky or animals or insects or the land. There will also be worship opportunities each morning.
Cost - Residential: First 2 nights: $200/person; $400/family sharing same room. Each additional night: $100/person; $200/family.
Cost - Commuters/Campers: First 2 days/nights: $150/person; $300/family. Each additional day/night: $60/person; $100/family
Have a kid going into 3rd or 4th grade?
On Saturday and Sunday you and your child can jump into the youth conference INSIDE / OUTSIDE at no extra cost if you are attending Fun in the Sun.
Questions? Give us a call. 518-794-8811. Check back for additional information.
Aug 6- 10 In Tents Hiking 9th -12th grade
Camping in Taconic State park and hiking sections of the South Taconic Trail each day. Allander Mountain, Bash Bish Falls, and other beutiful places to enjoy together. Limited to 15. Sign up soon!! $300
Aug 18 - 20
Idle August 6th - 8th grade
Chilling in the peak of the summer, enjoying relaxing time with good new friends before school and other stuff starts.
August 26 - 27
3rd & 4th grade with a parent ...Inside, Outside
We’ll play games, take hikes, share stories and maybe swim in the pond.
We’ll also explore insides: of logs, the Anna Curtis Center (ACC), you.
What’s inside that wants to get out and what from the outside do you let in?
No additional fee if you are attending Fun in the Sun. Otherwise it’s $75 for each participant.