On the basis of discernment with many folks, we are increasing our fees $10 per person across the board (rentals, schools, yearly and monthly meetings, Powell House programs).
**We also will initiate a sliding scale of fee costs for Powell House adult programs:

  • A comprehensive rate ($280): that covers all our direct costs for a retreat, including staff time and those costs related to the use and long-term maintenance of the facilities.           
  • A standard rate ($240): that covers direct costs, including staff time, but does not cover costs related to the use and long-term maintenance of the facilities.                                          
  • A special reduced rate ($200): that covers the cash expenses for the program and sometimes a little more. We hope this new lower rate will encourage new people to attend our programs.

We want you to join us. Please do not let cost be an obstacle. Additional scholarship funds are available if necessary. Please ask if in need.       
**Additionally, we will are introducing a new

“Subscription Series”

for Powell House Adult programs:

  • Individuals who pay $720 per person, per year can come to as many PoHo programs as they’d like at no additional charge.             
  • Monthly Meetings who pay $1440 per meeting per year, can designate a different individual to attend for free at each PoHo adult program.

There is a box to check on the on-line registration form to use either subscription method.
These both are yearlong subscriptions. They do not include youth program retreats, as those fees are based on a different scale. Your questions and patience will be appreciated as we work out the details of these changes.
call or email us to sign up for either subscription.

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Powell House is the conference and retreat center of the 

New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Powell House
524 Pitt Hall Rd
Old Chatham,  NY
phone  518-794-8811
fax     518-794-8815
Adult Program 
Youth Program