Life on a Star 2 2024

August 18 - August 25

The Philosophy of Water: Learning to be adaptable and resilient in the face of life’s challenges

In Buddhism, life is compared to a river, a series of moments that join together to create the impression of a continuous flow. Everything is subject to change and alteration; life is a continuous becoming; explore how our rivers shape who we are, where we are going, and who we are becoming.

Youth Programming

Our Star Island family is how our children refer to the intergenerational friendships they build on island. Children 0-17 are invited to youth programming in both the moring and afternoon so parents can enjoy the theme speaker and workshops. The Duct Tape Regatta, bottle rockets, and “The Great People Hunt” are a few of the activities that the youth can participate in.

Theme Speaker

To be announced.

Minister of the Week

Rev. Heather Rion Starr, Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware, Lewes, DE

Program Fees

$177 for adults

$90 for children

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

Visit the Life on a Star website to learn more about the conference’s financial aid offerings.

Boat Schedule

Departure from Portsmouth August 18th 2:20 PM  

Departure from Star Island August 25th 8:50 AM


Email the conference chairs, Susan & Justin Haase, at