When people talk about Star Island, they talk about it as both a “place to unplug” and a “place where something is always going on.” As hard as it is to believe, both are completely true.
One of the beautiful things about coming to Star Island is the choices. Lifespan Religious Education week offers a full docket of programs and activities that all conference participants are welcome to attend. From the “Polar Bear Swim” (jumping off the dock into the chilly New England ocean) at 7 am to the twice-daily chapels, educational programming, trips to other local island, evening dances and talent shows, a person can stay busy from the crack of dawn to late in the evening.
Or they can not.
They can sit on the porch and read a book. They can sleep until noon and then mosey over to the tennis court for a light game to wake them up. They can get a massage, learn about oceanic fish, or find a quiet bench and watch the g
ulls. It usually only takes a day or two for families to find the “sweet spot” for themselves on Star Island. What activities the kids are loving, and how late the adults want to stay up drinking lime rickies (a signature drink of the island) on the porch with old and new friends. Families find what works for them on the island and in the conference, and with that, they create a vacation that stays with them all year long.