Star Women 2023

September 13 or 15 - September 17

Star Women is a relaxing retreat with a body/mind/spirit focus. This year we are focusing on how we look at and “see” the world around us. The beauty of the island and warmth of community can change our perspectives. We encourage spontaneity and creativity. We, and the island, offer opportunities for laughter and conversation while respecting solitude and silence. We hope everyone gains some new insight through singing, painting, poetry, photography, crafts, rowing to Smuttynose, polar bear dips or just rocking on the porch. Our flexible schedule creates an environment that encourages both togetherness and personal time. Strong bonds are developed through conference events and traditions like the opening and closing circles, chapel, social hour and the poetry weave. There is plenty of time to unwind and enjoy the island and its rejuvenating energy. Register early, as the conference size is limited to ensure a sense of community and intimacy. Star Women is an adult-only conference. Attendees must be 21+.

Program Fee

$65 per person

Room & Board

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

4-night Option

Standard Shared: $665 | Standard Single: $886

Motel Shared: $806 | Motel Single: $1,165 

2-night Option

Standard Shared: $390 | Standard Single: $519

Motel Shared: $475  | Motel Single: $672 

Boat Schedule

4-night Option

September 13: Depart Portsmouth at 12:20 PM, arrive to Star Island at 1:30 PM

September 17: Depart Star Island at 2:55 PM, arrive in Portsmouth at 4:15 PM

2-night Option

September 15: Depart Portsmouth at 2:25 PM, arrive to Star Island at 3:25 PM

September 17: Depart Star Island at 2:55 PM, arrive in Portsmouth at 4:15 PM


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