Registration

Registration for all summer 2017 programs begins January 1, 2017!

Online Registration

Conference descriptions will be available January 1, 2017.

If you would like to peruse our 2016 programs, click here and read the various descriptions.

Paper Registration

Registering by mail is also an option. Click here to download and then print our paper registration form. Mailing instructions are on the form.

When you register you are required to submit a deposit which includes the entire program fee for your chosen program and a room and board deposit. The room and board deposit is $200 per person 6 years or older attending a program of 5 or more nights and $100 per person 6 years or older attending a program 4 or fewer nights. The remaining balance is paid on island by the end of your
stay.

Minor Medical Release Form

If youth under the age of eighteen are attending a program on Star Island without their parents or guardians, a minor medical release form is required. Click here to download a minor medical release form.

Questions?

If you have questions about registering, please email registrar@StarIsland.org for more information.

 

Pricing

About our Rates

Our rates cover some of our total operating costs, which include things like generating electricity, creating drinking water, treating wastewater, and properly maintaining our historic buidlings. The rest is covered by other sources such as charitable donations.

Attending a summer program is about more than keeping the solar array collecting – it’s about us helping one another to live our vision and create community.

Star Island 2016 Rates

Rates are found on each individual conference listing. Please click here for the conference list.

 

DISCOUNTS

Star Island is committed to making our unique summer experience affordable for all. We offer discounts which focus on our core groups and directly support our mission.

Many of this year’s discounts target congregations, art groups, historical societies, and former staff. For more information about these discounts and to see if you qualify please contact Mike Bray, Information Service Manager at mbray@starisland.org.

Congregation Discount

If you are new to Star Island and heard about us through your UU or UCC congregation we are offering a 30% room and board discount for selected conferences.

Selected conferences include: Yearly Adults Conference, Star Arts, Natural History Week, Institute on Religion in an Age of Science, ISHRA: Experience the Isles of Shoals in a Whole New Way, LRE: Sustainability & Faith: A New Way of Living, International Affairs, Star Gathering 1, Star Gathering 2, Youth Empowerment and Spirituality, Star Island Experience, New England Heritage, Meditation Week, Pelican Reunion, Laity Family Weekend, ISHRA: Readers and Booklovers Weekend, Midweek 1 Retreat and Midweek 2 Retreat.

Click here to apply for the Congregation Discount 

You Will Come Back Discount

We want you to come back to Star! We are offering a 30% room and board discount for selected conferences for people who have not attended a conference in the past three seasons (2013, 2014, or 2015).

Selected conferences include: Yearly Adults Conference, Star Arts, Natural History Week, Institute on Religion in an Age of Science, ISHRA: Experience the Isles of Shoals in a Whole New Way, LRE: Sustainability & Faith: A New Way of Living, International Affairs, Star Gathering 1, Star Gathering 2, Youth Empowerment and Spirituality, Star Island Experience, New England Heritage, Meditation Week, Pelican Reunion, Laity Family Weekend, ISHRA: Readers and Booklovers Weekend, Midweek 1 Retreat and Midweek 2 Retreat.

Apply for the You Will Come Back Discount

 

Multi Conference Discounts - Experience Week

Visit Star Island more than once this summer! Any 2016 conferee attending any conference can come back for an Experience Week conference August 27 - September 3 and receive 50% off room and board rates.

Choose any Experience Week Conference:
New England Heritage
Meditation Retreat
Star Island Experience

Apply for the Experience Week Discount

 

Multi Conference Discounts - IRAS, Star Gathering 1, Star Gathering 2

We are also offering a special multi-conference discount for IRAS, Star Gathering 1 and Star Gathering 2. Attend both Star Gathering conferences and receive 50% off your second room and board stay. Or attend IRAS and Star Gathering 2 and receive 50% off your second room and board stay!

Apply for Multi-Conference Discount: Attend IRAS & SG2

Apply for the Multi-Conference Discount: Attend SG1 & SG2

Former Pelican Discount

Star Island welcomes any former employee to come back and attend the full length of any conference. And we’ll provide 50% off your room and board.

When you come back with the Former Pelican Discount you have the option to attend any conference — from one like the weeklong International Affairs Family Conference which has a large number of former Pels already attending, to one like Pel Reunion over Labor Day weekend where you’ll definitely find Pels from many different generations.

Apply for the Former Pelican Discount

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Conference Specific Discounts

Additionally there are discounts that apply only to specific conferences. Please be sure to check the individual conference page of the program you are interested in here.

 

Financial Grants

If paying at the full rate would preclude you and your family from attending a program, please inform your registrar. Many programs have established scholarships to help in cases of hardship. For more information on these, including deadlines and instructions for applying, see program websites (links below).

Star Island Corporation also has a financial grant program to support this effort. The confidential program is available to individuals and families who are registered for a conference. Please note awards are always partial, and depend on the number of applications received. Although you may apply for both a conference scholarship and financial grant from Star Island Corporation, you may not accept both, and will have to choose between them. Individuals and families who are eligible for one of our discounts may also apply for financial grants.

Financial Grant Application

Apply for a Financial Grant using our online form. If you have trouble filling out this form, please send us an e-mail at SICFinAidFormHelp@gmail.com.

Please consider the following when applying for Star Island Financial Grants

  • Applicants are only elligible to accept aid from either their particular conference or Star Island. You are invited to apply to both conference scholarships and a Star Island financial grant, but are allowed to only pick one.
  • Applicants may receive both a Star Island financial grant and a Star Island discount.
  • Star Island financial grant awards will only cover part of room and board, not the full amount.
  • The total amounts given out in financial grants are dependent upon the number of approved applicants.
  • Financial grant applicants must already have registered for the conference he or she is seeking aid.

Conference Scholarships

To apply for a conference scholarship (separate from Star Island Corporation’s financial aid program), please select from the following links:

The Isles of Shoals Association, UU provides grants to conferences each summer. For more information about these conference grants, please email ISAUUAgrants@gmail.com.