Star Gathering 2 Family 2024

August 4 - August 11

Imagination is Evidence of the Divine: An exploration of art and creativity in spiritual practice.

We are a joyful intergenerational conference that emphasizes community while celebrating all the things that make us unique. Reverends John Dorhauer and Olivia Robinson will lead our adult morning program, inviting us to examine art and creativity in our spiritual practice. Together, we will explore how our imagination and creative drive is evidence of the divine spark within us all. In addition to the weeklong morning program, conferees share their own gifts, talents and interests via specific activities scheduled throughout the week. In the past, these have included wine tasting, tai chi, drumming workshops and cooking demonstrations, to name just a few. We also offer separate morning children’s programs with age-specific activities, plus separate evening offerings for high school students. Music performances, art classes, boating, swimming, softball, frisbee golf competitions and many other offerings the whole family can enjoy take place throughout the day and into the evening.

Partial Week Option:

Are you new to Star and want a taste of what SG2 is all about, but hesitant to spend a full week offshore? Juggling multiple time commitments? Just looking for a shorter getaway? Join us for a partial week! Arrive with the conference on Sunday afternoon, enjoy 3.5 days of the Star Gathering experience and depart Wednesday afternoon. Just click the “Register” button and select the Sunday – Wednesday option.

Theme Speaker

Rev. Olivia Robinson, Interim Pastor, First Baptist Church, Essex, CT

Minister of the Week

Rev. John Dorhauer, First Congregational UCC, DeKalb, IL.

Program Fees

Full Week: $160 per adult (age 12+); $100 per child (age 0-11)

Partial Week:  $80 per adult; $50 per child (11 and under)

Room & Board

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

Full Week:

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 


Partial Week Sunday- Wednesday:

Adults (18+) 

Standard Shared: $580 | Standard Single: $774

Motel Shared: $712 | Motel Single: $1,063


Under 6: Free | 6-11 years: $274 | 12-17 years: $391 


Boat Schedule

Departure from Portsmouth August 4th 2:20 PM  

Departure from Star Island August 8th 2:15 PM OR August 11th 8:50 AM


Email the conference chairs, Cary Cuiccio and Andrew Main, at