Gifted to New York Yearly Meeting in 1960, Powell House is a Quaker conference and retreat center, conducive to spiritual reflection, inspiration, and renewal.
Most weekends Powell House offers intergenerational, adults, and youth programs. The facility is also available for monthly meeting retreats and is an ideal space for family reunions; youth groups gatherings and working retreats.
As part of our commitment to create community and being a place that’s us affordable for all, guests assist in mealtime and other minor chores. Scholarships and work grants are readily available, thanks to generosity of out many supporters.
To make our retreats available to parents, if given at least three weeks notice, Powell House provides childcare and a Children’s Program during adult program weekends.
Powell House Mission
Our mission is to foster the spiritual growth of Friends (Quakers) and others and to strengthen the application of Friends’ testimonies in the world.