Young Adults Conference: Power and Presence

June 13 or June 16 to June 20

The Young Adults Conference is an intentional community of creative and dynamic people in our first decades of adult independence, committed to learning, growing, and celebrating together. We invite you to join us this year as we explore Power & Presence. We’ll recharge our emotional and spiritual batteries and learn ways to take better care of ourselves (and each other) through self-care workshops, games, discussion, music, crafts, meditation, yoga, and chapel services. Taking care of ourselves and each other also helps sustain the strength we need to fight larger battles. How can we speak truth to power and use privilege to fight systemic inequalities such as racism, misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, classism, and ableism? How can we keep hope and courage alive at a time when it would be easy to feel powerless? We’ll also explore the power of community and how to address obstacles that might make it hard to connect at times. Many of us are busy in our mainland lives, juggling work and family and other commitments, and we come to Star Island as a place to make new friends and reconnect with old friends. How can we be more present, mindful, and show up for each other in an authentic way? We can’t promise to have all the answers, but we’re dedicated to building a welcoming community that supports each other, has a lot of fun, and helps us grow and reflect together. We hope you’ll join us!

Minister of the Week

Rev. Dr. Leon Dunkley, North Chapel, Woodstock, VT

Program Fee

$125 per person for 7-night stay; $100 per person for 4-night stay; $25 per person per night for any other duration

Room & Board Rates

These rates include lodging, meals, and ferry transportation.
7-Night: $952
4-Night: $592



Questions can be sent to Mary Pietrusko and Amy Meek are the Co-Chairs for YAC 2020.

Returning Shoaler Discount!

If you are returning to Star Island this summer and bring a new Shoaler you will receive either a $50 or $125 room and board credit depending how many people you refer.

1-3 referrals – $50 credit
4+ referrals – $125 credit

New Shoalers receives 25% off room & board of one of the select conferences when referred by a returning Shoaler.

The returning Shoaler must fill out the discount application. The application asks for the name of the person who referred the new Shoaler – SIC staff will credit the returning Shoaler’s room and board bill when a name is submitted on the application.

Discount Deadline: Two weeks prior to the conference you plan to attend.