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2017 Spring Gathering

April 7, 2017 - April 9, 2017

The spring BRQ meeting will be held April 7–9, 2017 at Camp CILCA in Cantrall, Illinois. The theme is “Including, Inviting, Honoring All: Perspectives on Disabilities” and will be facilitated by Brittany Koresch.

Adult/Teen Program:

Spring 2017 Quarterly will engage with others to learn about differences in communication, how to interact with others with integrity, and see the equality in all. Those with disabilities and their families have seen a great deal of changes in the past 50 years in regards to rights, attitudes, and accessibility. What can be done to help the changes continue? What small and large steps must be taken to encourage inclusion of all people and build a stronger community?

During the morning program, we will:

  • Lay the foundation for communication and learn about recent changes in vocabulary used in and about those in the disability community
  • Learn about the disability rights timeline in America and the current state of rights
  • Engage in activities to deepen each person’s understanding of topics that impact those within the disability community and beyond

Through activities, discussion, and inward reflection, we may find new ways to include more people in our lives, inviting diverse perspectives and honoring the equality of all.

Teen Program (HSF):

Graduating 8th graders through 12th graders will attend adult programming, and also have a workshop on Clearness (see schedule). Teens will bunk together in the Retreat Center.

Middle School Program:

5th-7th graders (MS) will focus on the Inner Light and how it can illuminate both disabilities and gifts. MS group will bunk together in the Retreat Center.

Younger Children’s Program:

Wee Friends through 4th grade will complement the adult theme’s emphasis on recognizing and creating spaces ripe for inclusivity.



April 7, 2017
April 9, 2017
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4124 Camp CILCA Road
Cantrall, IL 62625 United States
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