Mending Matters: The Art, Heart, and Healing of Forgiveness

September 2 or 3 to September 5

 

From self-care to Island care, from the microcosm to the macrocosm, come find your unique way of Mending what Matters to YOU in these current turbulent times. Whether it is through arts, crafts, play and games with old and new friends, work projects for the Island, solo or group walks on the rocks, playing with our precious “Pels In Training,” or an exploration of Desmond Tutu’s The Art of Forgiveness, we will offer opportunities to explore the endless ways we may mend what matters within ourselves and in our World.  After the isolation and disorientation of these past few years, what better time than now to reconnect in our love of Star Island and the bonds of committed work we have shared to help float this beacon of light and hope in the world. May we find one another and re-orient ourselves in our labor of love this Labor Day Weekend… and invite new friends and family to join us!!!

Ellen Clegg

Ellen Clegg

Conference Chair

R. Aura Kanegis

R. Aura Kanegis

Speaker

Our Speaker will be R. Aura Kanegis
Director of Public Policy and Advocacy for the American Friends Service Committee and Co-Chair of the Washington Interfaith Staff Community.  Photo: AFSC

Becky May

Becky May

Interfaith Chaplain

Interfaith Chaplain of the Weekend

Photo of Marine Lab Animal Release

In addition to the unique offerings this year, we will enjoy our Star Island Pel Reunion favorites: Inclusive Marshmallow Roast on the Pier, Marine Lab Animal Release, Lobster Night, Intergenerational Social Hour, Pel Show, Large Game Favorites on the lawn (Pictionary etc.), talent show, Candlelight Chapel services and more… Feel free to contact the Chair, an advocate of community and collective wisdom, with any additional requests. We co-create this labor of love together.

Photo of Marine Lab Animal Release

Youth Programming

“Pels In Training” is the name of our youth programming. We have a morning and afternoon session most days. Every year our youth participate in the Marine Animal Release the morning of the last day of the Conference. We usually have a young group and older group, 0-9, 10-13 but may vary depending on the youth who sign up. A teen group may be optional.

Program Fee

$40 adult / $20 child

Room & Board

PR Standard Shared Standard Single Motel Shared Motel Single
2-night $391 $518 $479 $680
3-night $509 $680 $625 $933

 

PR 0-5 Years Old 6-11 12-17
Youth 2-night Free $183 $266
Youth 3-night Free $240 $343

Questions?

Conference Chair: Ellen Clegg or Conference Registrar: Nancy Meyer