Star Gathering 2 Family Conference: Storytelling

August 8, 2021 to August 14, 2021

Everyone is a storyteller. Come explore storytelling as a spiritual discipline and healing art. We will be guided by Rev. AbbyLynn Haskell, a preacher, educator, storyteller and dedicated sailor. Her experiential workshops involve practicing the art of sacred storytelling through doodling, prayer walking, and hand dancing, as well as interactive small group discovery. Bring a favorite sacred story from the Bible or other faith traditions, or select from the ones available at the workshop. Practice the art of oral storytelling and gain insight into identifying, diagnosing, and prescribing healing stories. We are a fun-filled multi-generational conference with activities for all ages. Kids from ages 3 through high school enjoy games, crafts, and exploration of Star Island with their friends in teacher-led groups for 3 hours every morning. Fun activities for everyone are scheduled throughout the afternoon and evening — examples include yoga, tennis, softball, swimming, bonfires, music-making, and hours relaxing in a rocking-chair on the porch. The afternoon workshops on drumming, photography, acting, writing, watercolor art, and wine-tasting include something for everyone.

Theme Speaker

Rev. AbbyLynn Haskell, Acton Congregational Church and Broad Reach Ministries

Minister of the Week

Rev. Matilda Rose Cantwell, Director of Religious & Spiritual Life and College Chaplain, Smith College

Program Fee

$120/adult, $95/youth entering 8th grade and lower

Boat Times

Depart Portsmouth: August 8, 2:25 pm

Depart Star: August 14, 9:20 am

Room and Board

SG2 Standard Shared Standard Single Motel Shared Motel Single
Adult 18+ $1,041 $1,416 $1,282 $1,881


SG2 0-5 years old 6-11 12-17
Youth Rates Free $482 $689


For more information contact the Star Gathering 2 Registrar


Registrar: James Minikowski