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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.
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Quaker Center offers a daily online meeting for worship from 7:30 until 8:00 AM, Pacific Time. You can join us from anywhere in the world!
We welcome visitors. Please call 831-336-8333 to schedule a convenient time.
Upcoming Programs2016 Program Calendar
2017 Program Calendar
Register Here. Registration is open for the following programs:
Summer Youth Camps
with Anna Lisa Chacon & camp staff
Family Work Camp
with Brad MacDonald, Kathy and Bob Runyan
The Power of Enough
with Jackie Stillwell
September 30 - October 2
Do Quakers Mean Business?
with Rob Pierson
Journaling as Meditation: from the Blank Page to the Divine
with Iris Graville
Primitive Quakerism Revived
with Paul Buckley
Quaker Quote of the WeekNo clear impressions, either from above or from without, can be received by a mind turbid with excitement and agitated by a crowd of distractions. The stillness needed for the clear shining of light within is incompatible with hurry.
~ Caroline Stephen, 1834-1909
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