Life on a Star 1 2024

August 11 - August 18


Join us at Star Island for our family conference, themed ‘Multitudes.’ Inspired by Walt Whitman’s call to celebrate the infinite variety of the human experience, this event promises enlightening discussions, engaging workshops, and plenty of time to decompress and renew. Our theme speaker, Nora Lawrence, curator of Storm King Art Center, will offer unique insights into art, accessibility, and nature.

Theme Speaker

Nora Lawrence, Artistic Director and Chief Curator of Storm King Art Center

Minister of the Week

Rev. Darcy Roake, PhD Candidate at Tulane and Community Minister in New Orleans, LA, focusing on Reproductive Autonomy

Youth Programming

Children’s programing is available for children of all ages. Youth groups meet in the morning and afternoon and are filled with exploring, creating, performing, playing, learning about the island, and building life-long relationships. Many intergenerational activities take place throughout each day and night.

Program Fees

$177 per adult

$90 per youth

Room & Board

The rates below are per person for the full length of the conference.

Adults (18+) 

Standard Shared: $1,222 | Standard Single: $1,662

Motel Shared: $1,504 | Motel Single: $2,207 


Under 6: Free | 6-11 years: $565 | 12-17 years: $809 

Financial Aid

Financial assistance is available through the Lee Reid Scholarship. More information can be found on the LOAS conference webpage.

Boat Schedule

Departure from Portsmouth August 11th 2:20 PM  

Departure from Star Island August 18th 8:50 AM


If you have questions, please reach out to the conference chairs, Dan Check and Jessica Check.