Star Gathering Weekend UCC Family Conference: Storytelling

September 3 or September 4 to September 6

Join us for a fun and relaxing Labor Day weekend on our beautiful island home! Our award-winning speaker, Valerie Tutson, will share her experience in African storytelling traditions. Join friends, new and old, as we learn how storytelling can build community and inspire action.  What’s your story?

Teacher-led programming is provided for children through Middle School age and is scheduled at the same time as the adult program led by Valerie Tutson. In addition, fun activities for all ages are scheduled throughout the afternoon and evening — examples include field games, softball, swimming, crafts, board games, trivia, and much more!

Program Speaker

Valerie Tutson, Professional Storyteller

Program Fee

$45/adult $25/youth

Boat Schedule


Depart Portsmouth: September 3, 12:55 pm

Depart Star: September 6, 2:15 pm


Depart Portsmouth: September 4, 10:25 am

Depart Star: September 6, 2:15 pm

Room and Board

SGFW Standard Shared Standard Single Motel Shared Motel Single
2-night $380 $503 $465 $660
3-night $494 $660 $607 $906


SGFW 0-5 Years Old 6-11 12-17
Youth 2-night Free $178 $258
Youth 3-night Free $233 $333


Conference Chair: Tina Morris

Registrar: Lee McTighe