Welcome friends

Registration is now open
for both sessions of Quaker Center Camp in June!
Click here to learn more and register your camper.

Take a look at the 2024 program calendar.

Quaker Center programs:

Climate Grief and Empowerment: a young adult weekend
(in person) – February 16-19, 2024

“The Quakers: A Very Short Introduction:” (online)
a reading and discussion group of Ben Pink Dandelion’s book
with Jim Anderson and Bob Runyan
Mondays at 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time
March 4, 11, 18, 25, and April 1, 2024

“Said I Wasn’t Gonna Tell Nobody” by James H. Cone
an online book group
3rd Tuesdays of each month from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Pacific Time
starting Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Walking in the Bible (in person)
March 22-24, 2024

The Epistle at Balby – Today (in person)
April 19-21, 2024

The Ben Lomond Quaker Center is a conference and retreat center in Northern California. We hold monthly in-person and online retreat programs of interest to Quakers and others – all are welcome. We also offer simple, modestly priced, comfortable accommodations for groups and individuals. 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:

  • Quaker Center programs: Join us for one of our reflective and participatory weekend retreats. Our programs are focused on spirituality, Quaker faith, history and practice, peace and social justice, and more. All are welcome to attend our programs.
    Take a look at the 2024 Program Calendar here.
  • Group rentals: Learn more about booking Quaker Center for your group or organization.
  • Personal Retreats: Come stay in the Sojourner’s Cottage or the Haven.
  • Meeting for Worship: aside from our daily online Meeting for Worship and our weekly Worship Sharing group, we also hold an in-person Quaker Meeting for Worship on the first Wednesday evening of each month.

Quaker Center is a nonprofit organization 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 summer camps.

We welcome visitors who come to hike our trails, consult our library, or visit our labyrinth. Please call 831-336-8333 to schedule a convenient time.