Star Union 2023

Star Union 2023

Star Union: Inquire Within

What makes your spirit feel cared for? At Star Union, we will spend the week tending to a loving connection between hands, heart, and mind. Using the talents and camaraderie of our community, we will aim to provide the conference with new opportunities for that connection: through making art, music, writing, and exploring the natural beauty of the island. 

Each morning, there will be a short and fun community activity. That will be followed by an array of mini-workshops such as printing, stitching, writing, drumming, harmonizing, or foraging. The children’s program will enjoy similar activities and themes. 

In the afternoons, we’ll revive an 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, yoga, a few evening chapel services, and lots of late-night music and fun.

Youth Program

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 and drama, learn to appreciate the island’s bountiful natural resources and build their own caring community.

Dates and Fees

June 25 – July 2, 2023

room & board + $165 program fee
This helps to cover hospitality, insurance, and staff members.

Youth 6-16

room & board + $85 program fee
This covers supplies and helps to offset leader expenses.

Children under 6

no fees
Parents of children under 6 should contact coordinators to discuss arrangements for them.

Room and board rates:

Adults (18+): Standard Shared: $1,169, Standard Single: $1,590, Motel Shared: $1,439 | Motel Single: $2,112 

Youth: Under 6: Free, 6-11 years: $541, 12-17 years: $774 

Register here!

2023 visionary team

  • Chairperson: Stephanie Sersich
  • Workshop leaders: Rob Gimpel, Leslie Beattie, Margaret Blodgett, Hanne Winarsky, Kara Douglas
  • Resident artist & performer: Kemp Harris
  • Minister of the Week: Lisa Ward, First Parish Milton, UU, Milton, Massachusetts
  • Youth Program Leaders: Suzanne and Annabelle Cook
  • Registrar: Bill Tibbs
  • Treasurer: Tricia Coleman
  • Chair Emeritus/Founder/Muse: Tom Coleman

To request more information, use the form below.