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Quaker Center is a self-service conference and retreat center in northern California that offers simple, modestly priced, comfortable accommodations. We are located on 80 acres of redwood forest, an hour and a half south of San Francisco and 25 minutes outside of Santa Cruz. You are invited to come to this serene and beautiful place for:
- Group rentals
- Personal retreats
- Quaker Center programs focused on Quaker history and practice, spirituality, and social justice.
- Summer youth camps
The Ben Lomond Quaker Center is a nonprofit under the care of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). We welcome all people and groups, regardless of Quaker affiliation, who are in harmony with Friends’ values of integrity, unity, equality, simplicity, peace and community. We also strive to live in harmony with all creation. All are invited to use our facility for gatherings and personal retreats, as well as participate in our programs and camps.
Quaker Center extends a special hand of support to low-income community groups working for peace, social justice, race and gender equality, and care and reclamation of the environment.
Click Friends in Residence to inquire about an opportunity for members of the Religious Society of Friends to live, study, worship, and share hospitality duties at Quaker Center for periods of six weeks to six months.
Click here for information about other opportunities for service and support.
Quaker Center offers unprogrammed Quaker meeting for worship Monday through Saturday from 7:30 until 8:00 AM. Extended meeting for worship is offered on Thursday, continuing until 9 AM. All are welcome to attend.
We welcome visitors. Please call 831-336-8333 to schedule a convenient time.
Upcoming ProgramsComplete 2014 Program Schedule
Register Here. Registration is open for the following programs:
Friends Finances through the Lens of Spirit
with Jill Hoyenga and Jeff Perkins
Seed and Soil: Growing the Beloved Community
with Jim Anderson, Marilee Eusebio, and Diego Navarro
May 30-June 1
Quakers: Getting Beyond the What to the Why
with Robert Griswold
for rising 4th to 6th graders
with Stephen Myers
for rising 7th to 9th graders
with Stephen Myers
July 27-August 2
Peace Action Camp
for rising 10th graders to 18-year-olds
with Stephen Myers, Mary Klein, and Jim Summers
Quaker Quote of the Week
News from Quaker CenterJohn Devalcourt's "A Short History of the Early Years of Ben Lomond Quaker Center" is now available. Contact Quaker Center to get your copy or read it online here.
Check out the Quaker Center Annual Pass!
Childcare is now provided, at no extra charge, for most Quaker Center workshops! Mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.