Please note: registration for 2021 conferences will open in early March

Paper Registration

Registering by mail is also an option. Click here to download and then print our paper registration form. Mailing instructions are on the form.

When you register you are required to submit a deposit which includes the entire program fee for your chosen program and a room and board deposit. The room and board deposit is $200 per person 6 years or older attending a program of 5 or more nights and $100 per person 6 years or older attending a program 4 or fewer nights. The remaining balance is paid on island by the end of your

Minor Medical Release Form

If youth under the age of eighteen are attending a program on Star Island without their parents or guardians, a minor medical release form is required. Click here to download a minor medical release form.


If you have questions about registering, please email for more information.



Rates are also found on each individual conference listing. Please click here for the conference list. Room & board rates do not include conference program fees.

Standard rooms are in the Oceanic Hotel, Gosport Building, or Cottages with shared half-bathroom. Motel units are rooms in Founders, Sprague, YPRU or Baker with en-suite half-bathroom.

About our Rates

Room and Board covers a portion of our total annual operating costs, such as creating drinking water, generating electricity, properly maintaining our grounds, historic buildings and facilities, and treating and managing wastewater. Star Island Corporation is a 501(c)3 organization, and in addition to room and board, we rely on tax deductible charitable donations.



In an effort to make Star Island accessible and affordable for everyone, we offer a variety of discounts. Please visit our discount page for more information.


Financial Grants

Information on Financial Grants for the 2021 conference season will be available soon.

If paying at the full rate would preclude you and your family from attending a program, please review this information or contact the island registrar.

Many conferences/programs have established scholarships to support the community. Star Island Corporation has a financial grant program to support this effort as well. The confidential programs are available to individuals and families who are registered for a conference.

How To:

Simply, fill out the one application located on this page and your application will be reviewed for the best grant available from the multiple sources.

New this year, we are offering a shared application for guests that can go to both the Star Island Corporation and participating conference. We are all excited to collaborate to make the process easier for our guests. Conferences and programs participating in the shared application are:

  • Young Adults Conference - (Application Deadline: May 1)
  • Arts Conference - (Application Deadline: May 1)
  • Natural History Week - (Application Deadline: April 1)
  • IRAS Conference - (Application Deadline: May 1)
  • All Star 2 - (Application Deadline: April 1)
  • Faith Development Week - Application Deadline: June 1)
  • International Affairs Conference - (Application Deadline: April 1)
  • Star Gathering 1 - (Application Deadline: June 1)
  • Star Gathering 2 - (Application Deadline: June 1)
  • LOAS 1 - (Application Deadline: June 1)
  • LOAS 2 - (Application Deadline: June 1)
  • Pel Reunion - (Application Deadline: July 1)
  • Star Gathering Family Weekend - (Application Deadline: July 1)
  • Star Women - (Application Deadline: July 1)

If your conference is not on the list, you can still fill out the grant application and be considered for an award from Star Island Corporation only.  You can check directly with your conference to see if they also offer a grant program.

Deadlines for conferences not listed above are as follow:

Conference Start Date Application Due Decisions Emailed By
Before June 13 April 1 April 15
June 13-July 18 May 1 May 15
July 18-August 22 June 1 June 15
After August 22 July 1 July 15


Information you provide is held in the strictest confidence and is only viewed by our Financial Grant Committee, a conference committee if you indicated on the application , and the Island Registrar.

Financial Grant Application

The application is not yet available for 2021.  Please check back at a later date.

If you have trouble filling out the form, please send us an e-mail at


Please consider the following when applying for Star Island Financial Grants

  • Applicants may receive both a Star Island financial grant and a Star Island discount (if applicable).
  • Financial grant awards typically will only cover part of room and board, not the full amount.  Also, they do not cover any programming fees required by the conference.
  • Individuals and families who are eligible for one of our discounts may also apply for financial grants.
  • The total amounts given out in financial grants are dependent upon the number of approved applicants.
  • Financial grant applicants must already have registered for the conference.  If paying the registration fees and deposit upfront presents a hardship, exceptions can be made.  Please contact the Island Registrar,

Information about Conference Scholarships Programs

Information about the individual conference scholarship programs can be found here.  The majority of these use the shared application found above.