Conference Updates

A Look at the First Half of 2013

Star Island Softball 2013

Summer on Star Island is about half way over, and we have had a blast so far. Program guests and overnight retreaters have enjoyed their time on Star Island with a great variety of activities, workshops and other bouts of merriment. Starting with the Yearly Adults Conference hosting workshops on making bitters, bread, and fermentation to this week’s All Star 2 Family Conference focusing on the theme of human connections and the World Wide Web, Star Island is bustling with activity.

Other highlights of the summer include:
Star Island Eric Masterson 2013

  • Birding expert Eric Masterson visited the Natural History Conference to talk about his new book and the importance of islands, including Star Island, for migratory birds.
  • Fourth of July celebrations during the All Star 1 Family Conference.
  • A host of experts presented on writing, photography, theater, music, dance, and visual art at the Star Arts Conference.
  • The Paranormal Experience provided a glimpse into the spookier side of Star Island for the second year.
  • Numerous row boat rides for youth and adults — heading over to Smuttynose or just around Gosport Harbor.
  • Engaging with one’s creative side in the newly renovated Art Barn.
  • Clams and Muscles night has been a delight each week.
  • Lobsters — delicious.
  • Pel Shows — the staff talent show — providing a great bit of humor and music each week.
  • Amazing volunteers representing Star Island at the Unitarian Universalist General Assembly in Louisville, KY.
  • Softball games and practices to your heart’s content.
  • And we thank everyone who has provided comments and questions on evaluations at the close of each week. We’re still trying to work on the weather this year.