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.
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 26 – July 2, 2023
room & board + $165 program fee
This helps to cover hospitality, insurance, and staff members.
room & board + $85 program fee
This covers supplies and helps to offset leader expenses.
Children under 6
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
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.