Friends General Conference

Together we nurture the spiritual vitality of Friends

Junior Gathering 2022

Children and Teens
Date and Time: 
Sunday, July 3, 2022 - 5:30pm to Saturday, July 9, 2022 - 12:30pm
Eastern Time
Radford University Radford, VA

Junior Gathering is:

  • Home base for newborns to rising ninth graders (Click here for High School program)
  • Where young people learn, play, and thrive at the Gathering
  • A time for games, songs, and stories
  • A place to make friends and experience Quakerism with Friends from across the continent
  • Full of fun and educational Quaker-based activities led by a diverse, caring, and skilled staff

Junior Gathering offers:

  • Morning program (8:45-noon), while adults attend weeklong workshops
  • Evening program (6:45-9:00 PM), while adults attend plenary sessions
  • In 2022 we will be piloting an afternoon session for Junior Gathering. Stay tuned for more information!

Junior Gathering Groups

Participants are placed in age-appropriate groups for the entire week of the Gathering.  Infants and toddlers will have at least one adult for every two children. Groups for older children will have an adult for every 4 to 5 youngsters.

Junior Gathering staff strive to keep our Junior Gathering community engaging, nurturing, inclusive and welcoming of all children and families.


If you want to learn more about Junior Gathering or have questions, please contact: Gathering Youth Coordinator Marian Dalke or the co-clerks at [email protected]

Updated 11-10-21

Children and Teens Staff Applications

Junior Gathering staff information & application. Staff applications will open in early 2022!

High School Program staff information & application. Staff applications will open in early 2022!

Children and Teens Registration Deadlines

May 31, 2022: Junior Gathering (infant through rising ninth grade)

June 10, 2022: High School (rising tenth through graduating twelfth grade)