Youth Empowerment and Spirituality: Guiding Lights

August 5, 2017 to August 12, 2017

The Youth Empowerment and Spirituality Conference is open to anyone ages 16-22.

At YES, we come together to create a welcoming and supportive community, sharing profound experiences that promote and affirm our personal and spiritual growth. During our week on Star, YES conferees can organize and participate in exciting workshops, join together in nightly worships, and explore the natural beauty and inspiration that the island provides. Some of our common workshops include Art Barn, Softball, Social Justice Discussions, and Music Sharing. Our evenings are filled with beloved traditions including Improv Night, our “Coffee House” talent show, Ghost Tours, and meaningful conversations under the stars.

Minister of the Week

Rev. Dave Scheuneman, Studio Zero, Las Vegas, NV

Program Fee

$85 per person

Room & Board Rates

These rates include lodging, meals, and ferry transportation.

YES Standard Shared Standard Single Motel Shared Motel Single
Adult 18+ $939 $1,264 $1,156 $1,608


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

15-17 yrs $627


Ferry Schedule

Saturday, August 5
Departure: Portsmouth 2:25 p.m.
Arrival: Star Island 3:25 p.m
Saturday, August 12
Departure: Star Island 8:20 a.m.
Arrival: Portsmouth 9:45 a.m.

Financial Aid

Contact for more information


Contact Co-Chairs, Bryar Loftfield and Michael Costello at