Welcome friends

Quaker Center is 75! Read more here.

Quaker Center programs:

Family Work Camp (in person)
July 30 – August 4, 2024

Quaker Center at 75 (in person)
an anniversary celebration
Registration now open!
August 30-September 2, 2024

Being Moved: An Exploration of Embodied Spiritual Presence
(in person)
September 27-29

Recovering Your Inner Radiance
Thursdays from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
October 24 and 31; November 7, 14 and 21

The Spirit of Shirin-yoku (Forest Bathing)
(in person)
November 1-3, 2024

Music and Dance weekend (in person)
December 6-8, 2024

The Year-End Retreat (in person)
December 28-January 1, 2025

The Ben Lomond Quaker Center is a retreat and conference 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 Quaker Center 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 online 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.