Youth Empowerment and Spirituality 2024

August 4 - August 11

Having been around in many forms for many years, YES (Youth Empowerment and Spirituality) is a youth and young-adult conference for ages 16-22. Our goal is to: help our conferees empower themselves, grow together, make lasting connections within the community, and explore spirituality in our own ways. Through a week of activities, theme dinners, late night talks, and good vibes, the YES conference wants to allow young people to find their own feet, all while having a good time in the sun.

Minister of the Week

Rev. Dave Scheuneman 

Program Fee

$85 per person

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 

Financial Aid

We have multiple financial aid options for our conferees. The YES Conference has an application that we share with the Star Island Corporation, so that conferees may receive aid from either the SIC or YES! We also have a separate, dedicated fund for POC shoalers as well. For financial aid questions please email the registrar at

Boat Schedule

Departure from Portsmouth August 4th 2:20 PM  

Departure from Star Island August 11th 8:50 AM


To contact the conference chairs, email For registration and financial aid questions please email the registrar at