Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends Church (NWYM) is a covenantal community
of evangelical Friends churches that make Jesus Christ known by:

Teaching and obeying the whole gospel as revealed by the
Holy Spirit and recorded in Scripture

Loving and mutually supporting each other

Equipping and releasing people to continue His mission in the world

Samuel School I

Samuel School I

SSI-1Samuel School I is a spiritual retreat for seventh and eighth graders held on the second weekend in October at Twin Rocks.  Students are selected by their local church elders for their openness to the Spirit and their potential leadership skills. This is not a laid back junior high retreat; instead it offers a strong challenge and spiritual development. For more information contact Sammy Sanders at the Yearly Meeting office: 503-538-9419 or

SSI-2Location: Twin Rocks Friends Camp, Rockaway, OR

: October 6-8, 2017
This year our 7th and 8th graders who were selected from across the Yearly Meeting learned new ways to hear God’s voice through various teachers from NWYM.

Cost: Registration cost is $155 per student.

Here’s the SSI Elder Introduction Letter 2017 and SSI Selection Guidelines 2017 which explains the conference and selection process for sending middle school youth to Samuel School I.


After the elders have discerned and selected which youth to participate in this year’s SSI please fill out the SSI Registration Form 2017 or send in the SSI Registration Form 2017 to the NWYM with the registration fee. Please send in the registration with payment and Eli information by September 30, 2017.

After the youth have been selected please send this SSI Samuel Welcome Letter 2017 as well as the Eli Introductory Paper 2017 to the selected Elis.

All youth who attend will need to bring the Medical Release 2017 upon arrival to Twin Rocks

Attention Samuel School I Attenders:

Check-in and registration begins at 5 p.m. at Twin Rocks on Friday, October 6. The program will conclude promptly at noon on October 9. Unfortunately, we will not be able to check-in any students before 5 p.m. so please do not come to camp before 5 p.m. on Friday.
SSI Schedule 2017

ELIs, please visit the following page for monthly resources: