Unschooling Gathering

September 10 to September 12 or 13, 2017

Unschooling is a lifestyle choice that is built first and foremost on connection and trust.  It is about putting our relationship with our child(ren) before anything else and knowing that learning will happen as a result of simply living in a peaceful, connected environment.  Join us for a two or three day gathering of unschooling families; some who are experienced unschoolers and others who have just begun the journey.  Specific topics will depend on what people want to learn more about, but likely getting started, deschooling, teen unschooling, and radical unschooling will all be discussed.  This is a very informal gathering that will allow us to come together a community of like-minded families and talk about the things that are meaningful to us. Star Island is such a magical space and unschooling is such a magical lifestyle, that surely the two belong together!

Families with young children please note: there will be no formal childcare arrangements made.  While some of the activities will be very family friendly, if you are going to want to take part in the discussions, please bring quiet toys your child loves or another adult/teen who can take your child on some of the many adventures the island offers.

Program Fee


Gathering Facilitator

Aimée is on a lifelong journey to spread joy and connection to families looking for another path or a different approach.  Besides her family role, Aimée has been a La Leche League Leader for over 10 years, and is a member of the Area Council and has also served as the ME/NH Conference Coordinator.  Aimée is a Share Infant and Pregnancy Loss Certified Peer Companion, the co-founder of the Bangor, ME Empty Arms support group and works with local families needing support through the loss of a child.  Finally, Aimée leads weekly breastfeeding and natural parenting support groups, with lots of focus on connection and peaceful parenting solutions.

Room & Board Rates

These rates include lodging, meals, and ferry transportation.

Unschooling Standard Shared Standard Single Motel Shared Motel Single
2-Night, Adult $313 $412 $382 $536
3-Night, Adult $424 $556 $517 $734

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

Unschooling Under 6 6-11 Yrs 12-17 Yrs
2-Night, Youth Free $150 $216
3-Night, Youth Free $200 $289

Ferry Schedule

Sunday, September 10
Departure: Portsmouth 12:25 p.m.
Tuesday, September 12
Departure: TBD
Wednesday, September 13
Departure: Star Island 1:30 PM


Contact Aimee Gerbi at aimee.gerbi@gmail.com