2019 Colorado Quaker Women’s Retreat

April 26-28 at Highlands Presbyterian Camp and Retreat Center, Allenspark, CO

Please register by Friday, March 22, preferably earlier so we can plan, and inform the Highlands of our headcount. (You may check with the registrar after that date to see if space is still available.)

ThemeHow can we empower ourselves and support other women?

Initial queries:

  • Are we aware of oppression we experience as females, and how it affects us? What is our spiritual response?
  • How do we as females experience joy and authenticity?
  • Do we see other women as competition or as comrades in our journey?
  • How do we empower other women while communicating across cultural lines or barriers? How do we stand up against sexism and other forms of oppression?
  • Do we experience lack of empowerment in our Quaker meetings? What can we do about that?

We welcome more ideas for queries to share during our worship sharing times. 

Proposed Schedule:

Friday evening – arrive anytime after 5pm

Bring a snack to share. We will gather as a circle to introduce ourselves and our theme.

Saturday morning
Yoga or Tai Chi
Breakfast
Workshop on the theme, led by Mary Golden
Worship sharing/worship walking/worship discussion

Saturday afternoon
Lunch
Worship sharing
Workshop 2 (TBC)
Worship sharing/worship walking/worship discussion
Nature Walk
Dinner
Music/Dancing

Sunday
Yoga/Tai Chi
Breakfast
Worship sharing/worship walking/worship discussion
Cabin cleaning
Meeting for Worship
Lunch/Evaluations

Please share any ideas you have for other activities.

Accommodations: There are two options for lodging:

– Modern (heated!) cabins with dorm-style bunk beds, shared bathrooms, and lounge

– A retreat center room (hotel-style) that sleeps 3-4 people

Meals:

On the registration form, you can select any or all meals from breakfast Saturday through lunch on Sunday. Vegetarian options are available.

Registration

This year, we are asking that everyone who possibly can, to use the online registration form at this link. You will still need to mail a check, but it will save the registrar much time.

It is also possible if needed to download a registration form to print and fill out for yourself or a friend. 

For questions or more information please contact Polly Washburn (Mountain View Friends Meeting) at (720) 466-5268 or via email

If you would like to be involved in planning or have an activity you would like to lead or see happen, please email Lisa Knox.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Fall Queries Responses 2018 (for 2019 Gathering)

Fall 2019 Queries Summation

  • About the schedule for our Annual Gathering

We envision the annual gathering as a time for worship and fellowship, when younger and older people exchange ideas of the ‘durable satisfactions’ of life and, under a sense of Divine Presence, explore ways to experience and share them – precious times of living and loving, praying and learning.”  (Paraphrasing Clarissa Cooper in her 1974 history of IMYM)

Some years ago, we expanded the annual gathering of Intermountain Meeting to be a full week by including “early days” into the schedule. Early days begin on Sunday afternoon run through Wednesday morning.  For three days, we offer multi-meeting workshops where we can dive deeply into topics. The early days also provide additional time for restorative hiking, bird watching, and socializing, and for our children to mingle in a Quaker community. But they add expense for those attending and taking a week away can be difficult.

“Regular days” begin with committee meetings on Wednesday afternoon and go through worship on Sunday morning. Regular days include plenary meetings for our welcome, our speaker(s), for the Senior Young Friends Listening Session, for meetings for worship for business and for meetings for worship. Worship sharing, interest groups, committee meetings, and evening activities fill our time together.

As we prepare to move to a new location and in response to concerns voiced in our evaluations, it is time to reevaluate the schedule of our annual gathering, particularly the Early Days.  Please tell us your thoughts about the role of Early Days in the yearly meeting. Possible questions to consider include the following, but please go wherever Spirit leads you. Please be sure to include all populations in your meeting, including Senior Young Friends.

  • Do we want to continue having the Early Days for four days?
  • Are we done with Early Days?
  • Would we like them to become part of the regular days of the annual gathering?

Of the questions asked about Early Days the easiest one to answer is the second one.  Most meetings felt that they are not ready to put down the Early Days. Many spoke of the importance of having fellowship for the youth and for adults. And the oft’ repeated desire to make the most of the travel time to be together also underscored the importance of Early Days for many. A few meetings noted that having the Early Days is taxing for the planning people and officers of the meeting and the focus of the annual gathering should be on the business of the yearly meeting. It may be time to lay down Early Days or at least move the Ft. Lewis without them to make the move easier.

The other queries about Early Days and the queries they provoked range widely. I encourage representatives to read the full texts in this folder. But a few summary lines can be gleaned. Waiting until we have some time at Ft. Lewis before we change the schedule is a common thread. There were many possibilities suggested for changing the schedule, including moving the time for seminars to the later part of the annual gathering. This schedule would speak to the complaint that that those who arrive on Wednesday for the business meetings and children’s programs feel left out. This schedule will allow for everyone to arrive at the same time, and those who chose to can stay for seminars. Another suggestion for the schedule was to have the youth hold their own “early days.” Maybe we could have just one Early Day to kick things off and then several days for seminars after the business meetings. Another suggestion is for the registration to be simplified by having half week and full week registration as FGC does.

Several recognized that taking a week off for the annual gathering is not an option for some families, and there is an added expense (though the cost is mitigated by Pay as Led). Some suggested having business meetings in the afternoon and seminars in the morning and run the whole gathering as a combination of early and regular days. Others were concerned about the financial costs of using pay as led for the early days. Is that sustainable? Some won’t come for early days at Ft. Lewis College whereas they would come to Ghost Ranch.

  • About Pay as Led

We have discerned that we will continue using Pay as Led to finance our annual gathering for the foreseeable future. Using this method, Friends prayerfully consider how much they wish to pay for their room and board at the gathering. And then pay as they are led by Spirit – either more or less than the actual cost. This first year of using this method, we had 10% more attenders, 51% more young adult friends and came within 4% of covering all of our costs. As we plan for next year, your feedback will be very helpful.

  • How did your monthly meeting experience pay as led?

In general, pay as led was a positive experience. Many said that they were appreciated that they didn’t have to ask for a scholarship. Others liked that they could come because of it, and still others were glad that more people could come to the annual gathering.  However, several commented that the registration process was confusing. Other were unclear if pay as led applied to campers and meals at the cafeteria. A few worried if pay as led is sustainable. Generally, Friends felt this was a reasonable first-year experiment. We should keep pay-as-led. And we should be clearer about deadlines and responsibilities for payment.

This year we created an equalization fund to cover our costs by asking monthly meetings to contribute the amount of money they normally spent to support those attending the annual gathering. Going forward, are there other ways your monthly meeting would like to pay for it?

  • Would your meeting rather add to your assessment payments than make a separate contribution to the equalization fund?
  • Would you like to encourage individuals in your meeting to support the annual gathering?
  • Do you have other ideas?

Most meetings commented that they were fine with the current system or really did not want to increase the assessment to support pay as led. There were a variety of reasons for this, including keeping the finances of the annual gathering separate from the yearly meeting, clearer bookkeeping for monthly meetings, not burdening monthly meetings that do not send anyone to the annual gathering.

Few were willing to encourage individuals to support pay as led instead asking them to contribute to their own monthly meeting for the purposes supporting attendance at the annual gathering. One idea for fundraising was to hold an auction of crafts and other stuff at the annual gathering to raise money for the equalization fund.

  • About relationship between IMYM and MM. 

Do you have any concerns about how your Monthly Meeting relates to the Yearly Meeting (not just the Annual Gathering) throughout the year? Are there programs or other things you wish the Yearly Meeting could offer or provide?

Have a visiting Friend travel to all the regional meetings with information about what meetings are doing in social justice.

Encourage intervisitation

Support Traveling Ministers to bring knowledge and a breath of fresh air to smaller meetings.

We need a way to record our Friends with gifts o ministry at the Yearly Meeting Level so that friends can call upon “subject area experts.”

We could have a a caravan of Friends to travel around and visit meetings to address a specific concern.

Welcome a way to have a coordinator to support and facilitate faith-based social action.

Offer a weekend clerk’s retreat for IMYM clerks.

Yearly Meeting Newsletter

Create an information packet for establish an identity as a conscientious objector.

The relationship between IMYM and MM is one way. MMs respond to IMYM with attendance

Bring in a Brinton Visitor, perhaps.

Use the model of Baltimore Yearly Meeting and get the youth together during the year. Maybe get a b us and gather them all up to attend a meeting.

Are meeting’s involvement with tmusic and dance at the annual gathering is important.

Clerks of committees might travel to monthly meetings and regional meetings helping to support efforts to revitalizine meetings at all levels.

We are grateful for the energy, efforts, skills and dedication that many Friends contribute to leadership and support of the yearly meeting’s activities.

Zip file of documents from all meetings who responded:  
Fall Queries 2018 – Responses + Summary (401 KB)

Individual meeting responses (clicking will download a document):

Albuquerque 
Boulder
Colorado Springs
Durango
El Paso + Las Cruces
Flagstaff 
Ft. Collins
Gila
Moab
Mountain View
Pima
Santa Fe
TMM

Fall 2018 Newsletter

Fall 2018 Newsletter of the Intermountain Yearly Meeting
of the Religious Society of Friends

October 18, 2018

Dear Friends,

Intermountain Yearly Meeting will hold its annual gathering at Ghost Ranch in the environs of Abiquiu, New Mexico for the last time this summer. We will gather from June 9 until June 16, 2019. After much footwork, many meetings, and careful discernment by the Representatives Committee, I can announce that we will move to Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado in 2020. In the next month or so, I will send you information about the program and speaker from the Program Working Group; our theme is “Faith, Fear and the Future.”

Included here you will find important dates, access to the proceedings of the 2017 annual gathering, and other information. Most importantly, you will find the Fall Queries for your consideration.  Representatives Committee asks Friends to provide them guidance as they consider the present and future of IMYM. If you don’t have a chance to be part of a monthly meeting’s discernment about these queries, please send your personal discernment to me by January 10, 2019, clerk@imym.org.

Peace and Joy,

Molly Wingate
Clerk of IMYM

Dates of Note:

Arrangements Committee (the folks who plan the annual gathering) will meet at Pima Meeting in Tucson January 18-20, 2019.

Representatives Committee (the folks who consider and season business for the annual gathering) will meet Denver at Mountain View Meeting House February 8-10, 2018.

New on imym.org:

The documents related to the 2018 Annual Gathering are available at http://imym.org/2018-annual-gathering/.

These include the business meetings minutes, epistles, committee reports, minutes of concern, state of the meeting reports, gathering evaluations and more. Please enjoy this rich resource to learn about our community or to pursue questions regarding the goings on at the Annual Gathering.

Please help us spread the news:

Share this newsletter with those in your monthly meeting who might be interested. Also send corrected addresses to: clerk@imym.org

Please send the names and contact information for your monthly and regional meetings’ Clerk and Representative to Representatives Committee to clerk@imym.org. Along with the web clerks and others, I continually update the mailing list.

And last but not least:

Fall Queries for Intermountain Yearly Meeting – 2018

After considering the annual gathering evaluations, the evaluation on the structure of IMYM, and the leadings of members, the Representatives Committee offers these queries for monthly meetings to consider. Responses to all the queries is ideal, but please feel free to use your resources as needed. Send responses to Molly Wingate at clerk@imym.org by January 10, 2019.  I will compile the responses and distribute them to representatives to consider as they prepare for Representatives Committee meeting on February 8th , 2019 in Denver.

1. About the schedule for our Annual Gathering

We envision the annual gathering as a time for worship and fellowship, when younger and older people exchange ideas of the ‘durable satisfactions’ of life and, under a sense of Divine Presence, explore ways to experience and share them – precious times of living and loving, praying and learning.”  (Paraphrasing Clarissa Cooper in her 1974 history of IMYM)

Some years ago, we expanded the annual gathering of Intermountain Meeting to be a full week by including “early days” into the schedule. Early days begin on Sunday afternoon run through Wednesday morning.  For three days, we offer multi-meeting workshops where we can dive deeply into topics. The early days also provide additional time for restorative hiking, bird watching, and socializing, and for our children to mingle in a Quaker community. But they add expense for those attending and taking a week away can be difficult.

“Regular days” begin with committee meetings on Wednesday afternoon and go through worship on Sunday morning. Regular days include plenary meetings for our welcome, our speaker(s), for the Senior Young Friends Listening Session, for meetings for worship for business and for meetings for worship. Worship sharing, interest groups, committee meetings, and evening activities fill our time together.

As we prepare to move to a new location and in response to concerns voiced in our evaluations, it is time to reevaluate the schedule of our annual gathering, particularly the Early Days.  Please tell us your thoughts about the role of Early Days in the yearly meeting. Possible questions to consider include the following, but please go wherever Spirit leads you. Please be sure to include all populations in your meeting, including Senior Young Friends.

a. Do we want to continue having the Early Days for four days?
b. Are we done with Early Days?
c. Would we like them to become part of the regular days of the annual gathering?2. About Pay as Led

We have discerned that we will continue using Pay as Led to finance our annual gathering for the foreseeable future. Using this method, Friends prayerfully consider how much they wish to pay for their room and board at the gathering. And then pay as they are led by Spirit – either more or less than the actual cost. This first year of using this method, we had 10% more attenders, 51% more young adult friends and came within 4% of covering all of our costs. As we plan for next year, your feedback will be very helpful.

a. How did your monthly meeting experience pay as led?

This year we created an equalization fund to cover our costs by asking monthly meetings to contribute the amount of money they normally spent to support those attending the annual gathering. Going forward, are there other ways your monthly meeting would like to pay for it?

b. Would your meeting rather add to your assessment payments than make a separate contribution to the equalization fund?
c. Would you like to encourage individuals in your meeting to support the annual gathering?
d. Do you have other ideas? 3. About relationship between IMYM and MM.  

Do you have any concerns about how your Monthly Meeting relates to the Yearly Meeting (not just the Annual Gathering) throughout the year? Are there programs or other things you wish the Yearly Meeting could offer or provide?

 

Documents in Advance for the 2018 IMYM Gathering

Please review these documents before attending the 2018 IMYM Gathering. These files will be referred to during Meetings for Business. Each link is a PDF file containing all of the reports for that section in a single document.

Part I: Committee Reports – IMYM 2018

Part II: State of the Meeting Reports – IMYM 2018

Part III: Reports from Quaker Organizations – IMYM 2018

Part IV: Epistles from Yearly Meetings – IMYM 2018

Part V: Memorial Minutes – IMYM 2018

Additional Reports  (Added June 3. Anything submitted after above documents were posted.)

Revised Nominating Committee Report (June 7, 2018)

 

2018 Arts Schedule of Presentations

SUNDAY EVENING June 17  – after supper- Art Building Studio

GATHERING OF THE ARTS TEAM
[no art experience required] On this ‘arrival night’, we will  get acquainted, plan a schedule of studio shifts,  unpack and organize art supplies and prepare for the Mural and Mask workshops Monday morning.  During the week we will steward the studio, its supplies and welcome workshops participants. This open, informal group may become a think/feel-tank about how the arts program can best serve our conference this year and in future.      

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MONDAY 9- 11:45am    Art Building – Big Room

SACRED IMAGERY IN PROSE & POETRY
Presenter: Mary Klein, editor, Western Friend.  Explore timeless images from the Hebrew Bible, Christian Gospels, the Koran, the Bhagavad Gita, the Tao Teh Ching, Fox, Pennington, Joni Mitchell and more.  We’ll create and share our own sacred images as deep expressions of faith. Bring your favorite tools for writing.  

MONDAY 9- 11:45am    Art Building – Studio

MURAL AND/OR MASK MAKING
Presenter: Caroline Rackley, artist/designer, Santa Fe Meeting.  

MURALS:     This is Group Art in which we create together large, portable images on fabric and transport our masterpieces to other Ghost Ranch locations including Talent Night and re-visit them in years to come.  Everyone welcome , drop-ins ok.

MASK MAKING:    Applying color, texture, cut images and found materials onto simple mask templates,  we can play…. letting our faces become extraordinary canvases for expression and contemplation. Bring collage materials if you like, some will be available.   Everyone welcome, drop-ins ok.

MONDAY EVENING 7pm  – Art Building Studio

MURAL/MASK MAKING………… continued

MONDAY EVENING 7pm – Art Building Big Room

OUR PEACE-STORY THEATRE:
Presenter: Caroline Rackley, drama coach.  In this “theatre of service” self-concepts  expand in play to portray roles in one another’s stories. [Didn’t we do this as kids?]  After a quick acting class, we will  improvise our own personal experiences of peace and peace making, or even where peace is still to come.   

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TUESDAY 9-11:45am    Art Building Big Room

CONTACT IMPROVISATION: A QUAKERLY DANCE FORM USING TOUCH
Presenter: Sue Lauther, Colorado Springs Meeting.  We will transform from quietude, curiosity, joy and a desire to expand awareness and ease through trying something new in a safe environment. Contact Improvisation emphasizes physical and emotional safety, developing and expanding boundaries with respect for everyone.  We become amazed at the unique nature of each dance.  Everyone  welcome.

TUESDAY 9-11:45am    Art Building  Studio  
MURALS/MASKS ….. continued

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WEDNESDAY 9-11:45am     Art Building  Big Room
LISTEN! CLASSICAL MUSIC!
Presenter, Barbara Kelly, Boulder Meeting.     Quakers value silence greatly and breaking it demands something worthy of the interruption.  So, what about music?  Isn’t music an accompaniment to silence that doesn’t break but rather adds to it?  If you agree, bring a CD of the music that transports you to sacredness.  Come share your favorite with others who cherish music.  We will listen, reflect and discern.  Everyone is welcome.

WEDNESDAY 9-11:45am     Art Building  Studio (shared)
MURALS/MASKS …….. continued

WEDNESDAY 9-11:45am     Art Building  Studio (shared)
PEACES OF PEACE:  STITCHING AND SHARING TOGETHER– presenter, Beverley Weiler, Santa Fe Meeting.   A machine and/or hand sewing experience for all ages.  Join Beverley and Heather to make Bookmarks, Beanbags, Baskets and more!  Everyone welcome.  


WEDNESDAY EVENING  7pm  Art Building – Studio

MURALS/MASKS ……continued

WEDNESDAY EVENING  7pm Art Building
[Big Room open, no formal session]

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THURSDAY EVENING  7pm Art Building
[Big Room open, no formal session]

THURSDAY EVENING 7pm  Art Building Studio (shared)
MURALS/MASKS …continued

PEACES OF PEACE:  STITCHING AND SHARING TOGETHER … continued

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FRIDAY EVENING  7pm Art Building
[Big Room open, no formal session]

FRIDAY EVENING  7pm Art Building Studio
MURALS/MASKS …. continued… finishing up mural and mask work

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SATURDAY  9-11:45am     Art Building  Studio

MURALS/MASKS …. continued… finishing up mural and mask work, packing up supplies for storage.


submitted by Arts Coordinator Caroline Rackley

505-217-6169, <designultd@newmexico.com>

2018 Early Days and Interest Groups Schedule

SEMINARS
Monday –  Wednesday Morning (3 day) Seminars

Writing A Way Open – The Poetic Explorations of William Stafford
led by Peter Anderson (Durango MM)  A three day seminar
One of the most prolific poets of the 20th Century, William Stafford began his writing practice while working at a service camp for conscientious objectors during World War II.  His approach to writing, much like the Quaker orientation in worship and worship sharing, was one of opening and listening.  In our time together, we will learn about his life as a poet and an occasional Quaker and discuss his approach to writing, poetry and teaching.  We will also read some of his poems, write together, and consider ways that his writing process might inform and perhaps enhance our own poetic and spiritual lives.

Individual Spiritual Discernment:  Receiving, Testing and Implements Guidance from a Higher Power
led by Jerry Knutson. A three day seminar.
This will be an expansion of material presented at AZ HYM September 2017.
The workshop will be based on Jerry Knutson’s Pendle Hill Pamphlet #443 of the same title.  Participants are requested to read it in advance and to bring a question, issue or situation they would like to discern.  While covering the whole pamphlet, the primary focus of this workshop will be practicing methods of discernment, testing, implementing, spiritual disciplines and forgiveness.

Tuesday and Wednesday Morning (2 day) Seminar
The #MeToo! Movement:  An Exploratory Workshop for Quaker Men
led by Allen Winchester (Santa Fe MM) and Steve Finger (Flagstaff MM)
The #MeToo! movement has shaken up traditional relationships between men and women.  This workshop will use queries, discussion, worship sharing and our Quaker tradition to help men explore and better understand their experiences, roles and responses to this changing social and sexual landscape.  How can we as men emotionally support survivors of abuse and sexual exploitation?
This is a two-day closed group for men.  Participants must commit to both days. 
Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday (1 day) Morning Seminars
Friends in the Arts 
will have a variety of activities including the Mural Project popular last year.  This is dependent on Friends volunteering to share their talents in any of the arts.  Contact Caroline Rackley at designultd@nemexico.com by May 1 if you are willing to share.
Monday Evening
  • Family Friendly Movie – We will be showing a family-friendly movie at 7 pm. The movie and location will be on the bulletin board Monday.
Tuesday Evening
  • Welcoming Meetings Workshop – Our keynote speaker, Eileen Flanagan, will present a workshop on “Making Meetings Welcoming: Implicit Bias and Creating a Welcoming Meeting.”

INTEREST GROUPS
Thursday Afternoon Interest Groups  
  • Sanctuary
  • Homelessness
  • White Privilege and Racism
  • Sexual/Gender Identity
  • Nurturing Friends’ Actions/Clearness and Care Committees
  • Nurturing Aging Friends
Thursday Evening
  • New IMYM website – Familiarization and Q&A
    7-9 PM Lobby of Ranch Administration Building just behind the Ghost Ranch office — The IMYM Web Team will offer a session/drop-in for committee clerks and anyone else interested in learning about finding, editing and adding information to the new website that was instituted just after last  year’s gathering.
Saturday Afternoon Interest Groups  
  • Intergenerational Cooperative Games
  • Immigration and Border Concerns
  • Climate Change/Environment/Food Production
  • Prison Visitation/Alternatives to Violence
  • Nurturing Our Children
  • Making Our Meetings More Welcoming
  • Peace and Militarism

Getting to Ghost Ranch

Ghost Ranch is located 65 miles northwest of Santa Fe on U.S. 84.  The Ghost Ranch office phone is (505) 685-4333 (that is also the number by which you can be contacted in an emergency).

Arriving by air

The nearest major airport is in Albuquerque, 125 miles south of Ghost Ranch. Several rental car agencies are located at the airport. Plan to arrive early in the day, by 2 or 3 pm, in order to arrive at Ghost Ranch in time for supper, and plan to depart between 3 and 6 pm to allow time to get from Ghost Ranch to the airport.

If you need transportation to/from the airport, be sure to fill out the relevant information in the registration form (flight info, arrival/departure times). You will then be contacted by a travel coordinator.

Driving Directions

From the south:  Santa Fe can be bypassed by taking the Santa Fe Relief Route, NM 599.  The exit for 599 off I-25 occurs immediately after the turnoff to Madrid and NM 41. After bypassing Santa Fe, 599 joins US 84 and US 285, with signs to Espanola and the Santa Fe Opera. Take US 84 North all the way to Ghost Ranch. Follow the signs to Espanola, but just before getting to the center of Espanola, you must TURN LEFT to stay on US 84, which goes around downtown Espanola. (Do not go toward Taos!) Look for the signs to Chama. US 84 will take you past Abiquiu.

Fourteen miles past Abiquiu, look for the Ghost Ranch sign on the entrance gate on your right between mileposts 224 and 225. It is a well-marked dirt road. Drive slowly to minimize dust.

Another way of bypassing Santa Fe and Espanola is through the “back route” from Bernalillo, 16 miles north of Albuquerque. Take US 550 to Cuba. About 4 to 7 miles past Cuba turn right on NM 96 northward to La Jara, Regina, Gallina, Coyote, Youngsville, and the Abiquiu Dam. US 84 is across the Dam and up the hill. Turn left on US 84 and proceed 3 miles to the Ghost Ranch entrance.

From Colorado: We suggest that the quickest route for those driving from the Front Range area of Colorado, is south on Interstate 25 to Walsenburg, west on US 160 over La Veta Pass to Alamosa, south on SR 17 / US 185 to Antonito, then southwest to Chama on SR 17.  From Chama continue south on US 84.  The Ghost Ranch entrance is on your left between mileposts 224 and 225, 36 miles south of Chama.

Upon Arrival at Ghost Ranch

Follow the signs that point to IMYM and park in front of the Ghost Ranch office building.  Walk up the road to Ghost House, where you will pick up your room assignment and welcome materials. Early Days check-in begins Sunday June 10, at 1 PM.

Meal service is not available at Ghost Ranch after 6:15 pm. If you are staying in Ghost Ranch housing, dinner is included on the day of your indicated arrival. Plan to arrive in time to check in at the Registrar’s office, find your room, and arrive at the dining hall for dinner no later than 6 pm.