Half Yearly Meeting – November 22-25
Wekiwa Springs State Park
November 22 - November 25
Southeastern Yearly Meeting ‘s 2018 Half Yearly Meeting is a serendipitous 4 days over Thanksgiving weekend when Friends come together for good food and good friends in Wekiwa Springs State Park. We have exclusive use of the Youth Camp, a natural setting with rustic cabins, accessible lodging, dining hall, kitchen, and conference hall.
Registration opens Oct. 4th. Please register by Nov. 15th so we can plan our meals!
Don’t let money keep you from attending! Scholarships are available.
If needed, call the Clerk or Registrar to register by phone:
HYM Clerk: Jerry Knutson
Registrar: Brian Olson
Group activities include Thanksgiving dinner, preparing meals together, canoeing, hiking, campfire gatherings, and much more. Youth and intergenerational activities are planned. Friends bring workshops, worship-sharing, music, ideas, crafts, music and games to share. There’s unprogrammed time for spontaneous activities, enjoying nature, and just relaxing.
Half of the program involves environmental education, a requirement to use the Youth Camp. Wekiwa Springs State Park is an ideal setting: 7800 acres of wild Florida at the headwaters of the Wekiwa River, with 19 distinct plant communities and an abundance of wildlife.
Saturday evening special event: Dr. Robert Sitler, Professor of World Languages and Cultures at Stetson University, will be speaking on “Local Springs and Water Issues,” referencing the indigenous (Mayan) relationship to Nature.
Canoeing, Kayaking, & Swimming: Friends can enjoy the Wekiwa Springs swimming area during daylight hours. Canoes & kayaks can be rented from the Park’s concession for short trips down the Wekiwa State Park section of the river. Longer river trips are planned for Wednesday, Thursday, & Saturday. See here for details.