Oceanside Fellowship

At Star Union, our little community connects through music, stories, crafting together, and romping through the island’s wild landscape, all with the glorious backdrop of Gosport Harbor. This year’s programs include a watercolor class, a writing workshop, the shoals-famous Star Union Gospel Choir, a folk music jam, several opportunities to be led in a nature-based craft, and daily morning yoga.
The children’s program, led by a Montessori art teacher, will enjoy similar activities and themes.
In the afternoons, we’ll continue the historical Shoals tradition: a salon-style artist hang-out, enjoying conversation together while (if we wish) continuing to work on projects from the morning. We’ll also have our beloved fellowship hour, a few evening chapel services and lots of late-night music, games and fun.

Youth Programming

Led by a Montessori Art teacher and a team of artists and educators, young people from 6-16 will gather in a multi-age group twice a day. They’ll get to play games, express themselves through art, learn to to appreciate the island’s natural beauty and build their own caring community.

Workshop Leaders

Kemp Harris will be leading music and story telling.

Workshops in art, music, spiritual endeavors and the natural world will be lead by the talent within our community. 

Minister of the Week

Lisa Ward, First Parish Milton, UU, Milton, Massachusetts 

Program Fees

$165 per adult

$85 per youth (6-16)

$0 under 5 

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 

Boat Schedule

Departure from Portsmouth on June 23rd at 2:20 PM.

Departure from Star Island on June 30th at 8:50 AM.

Financial Aid

Find out more information from the Star Island Corporation Financial Grants page.