Youth Program – First Day School

Our Youth Program is not currently active.

This is the program we’ve had in the past: 

First Day School (FDS) met the third First Day (Sunday) of each month at 10:00 am. FDS youth would attend Meeting for Worship for the first few minutes and then leave to attend their own classes and activities downstairs. They rejoined the Meeting for the last 10 minutes of sharing. FDS activities included regular class lessons, outdoor activities, creative projects, and/or field trips.

We’d love nothing more than to welcome new families with children and ramp up this program again! We welcome your children and we welcome your interest and input!

Help Us Restart Our Youth Program!

We’re looking for a few good families…

Past programs that can be started up again once we have participants:

First Day School

Classes at Meetinghouse can meet the third First Day (Sunday) of each month at 10:00 am. Classes can be held in the First Day School room downstairs during the school year from September to June. During the summer months Childcare may be provided in the First Day School room.

The Passages Program:

The PASSAGES program is designed to work with children at a time of passage from childhood to adulthood (ages 12 and older). It is based on each student working with an adult mentor and participating in three areas of study: Education, Service, and Presentation. Meetings are held every two weeks at one of the leaders’ homes, with additional time for study during regular First Day Meetings. During FDS classes, these students use this time to work on their projects.

New England Yearly Meeting of Friends Programs:

New England Yearly Meeting Friends Camp:

Friends Camp is a residential summer camp for boys and girls ages 7 – 17. It is a diverse and caring community that nurtures the unique personalities of all of their campers. Friends Camp is an exceptional place where ample time for childhood and reflection is combined with creative arts, non-competitive games, waterfront activities, drama, group games, and many interesting and creative activities. Go to NEYM Friends Camp.

New England Yearly Meeting Youth Retreats:

NEYM has youth retreats for students of all ages – elementary to young adults- at various times during the school year. Go to Youth Retreats.

New England Yearly Meeting: Annual Sessions:

NEYM has youth programs at it Annual Sessions held during the first week of August. Go to NEYM Annual Sessions.