Star Gathering UCC 1 Youth Conference – Blessed Are…

July 29, 2017 to August 5, 2017

Do you like to try new things? Do you want to meet amazing, loving and welcoming people? Are you a high school aged youth? This may be the conference for you! Star Gathering 1 Youth will spend time building community this year by looking at the Beatitudes and imagining who in our world is “blessed.” (Everyone!) We’ll have sacred conversations about those who are marginalized and ways we can effect change in our world. We’ll do this in addition to sharing in abundant love and laughter as we play wild games, try new things and step outside of our comfort zones! Be ready for softball games, movie nights, dance parties and more! Our morning sessions will be full of coffee, laughter, conversation and fun! There will be afternoon rounds of card games, ultimate frisbee, painting and crafts, jam sessions and more. Hope to see you on Star this summer!

Star Gathering 1 provides programming for rising 9th grade youth to graduated high school seniors. Youth have a morning session each day, share their meals together, engage in “pop up” afternoon activities and worship together at evening chapel. Each year the youth spend time together watching the sunsets at night. On the last night of the week there is an all-night event where youth stay up all night and put on a coffeehouse-style performance. In the morning everyone gathers on East Rock to watch the sunrise before getting on the boat to go home.

Program Leader

Jenn Murray

Program Fee

$115 per person


Star Gathering 1 Youth does offer scholarships. Please contact Jennifer Murray and she will help you get the information you need!

Room & Board

Youth rates are determined by age on the first day of the program, regardless of room type.

UCC 1 Youth Under 6 6-11 Yrs 12-17 Yrs
Youths Free $439 $627

Ferry Schedule

Saturday, July 29
Departure: Portsmouth 2:25 p.m.
Arrival: Star Island 3:25 p.m
Saturday, August 5
Departure: Star Island 8:20 a.m.
Arrival: Portsmouth 9:45 a.m.


Jennifer Murray