2009 All Star I Family Conference

Saturday, June 27 to Saturday, July 4

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Gather up the young 'uns, hitch up your wagon and join us as we gather for a great week on Star Island! For those who enjoy a structured experience, we'll have the usual cornucopia of activities. For those seeking a more inward focus there will be ample time for relaxation, spiritual renewal, & just plain loafing about. Our children's staff will provide fun for the kids and relief for the parents. Hear our speaker each morning, then indulge in yoga, swimming, writing, painting, taking the occasional sojourn to Tucke, playing tennis, & spending time with friends. Evenings feature entertainment provided by our talented conferees & Pelicans. Capping off each day is a candlelight chapel service, followed by ever-popular late night music.

Theme: Grave Matters

Benjamin Franklin famously said, "In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes." We felt that given the current economic climate, taxes would be too depressing. Therefore, our weekly theme centers around death. Actually, far from being a grim recitation of death-related issues, this theme will be a lively exploration of the ways in which we can better care for ourselves, our loved ones and our planet by understanding our choices around burial and other disposition options. Among the many issues to be explored will be sustainable, green burial options. Our speaker, Mark Harris, is a former environmental columnist with the Los Angeles Times Syndicate and the author of Grave Matters: A Journey Through the Modern Funeral Industry to a Natural Way of Burial (Scribner, 2007). His website is www.gravematters.us.

Minister: The Rev. Forrest Gilmore, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton

Chairs: Laurie Powsner & Jon Krejci, (609) 921-3032, lrpjak@verizon.net

Registration: A registration fee of $85/adults (18+) and $65/child (up to $365/family) is due with registration. In addition, a room & board deposit of $150/person is required. Please mail the completed registration form and ONE CHECK payable to "All Star I Conference" to: Annie and Scott Stewart, All Star I Registrars, 8400 Blakiston Lane, Alexandria, VA 22308; (703) 780-8775 / awstewart1@verizon.net. Registrations should be postmarked by March 10. Registrations received before then will be treated as if postmarked on March 10. Registrations postmarked after March 10 will be accepted, space available, according to postmark date. The room & board deposit and registration fee are refundable until May 15, 2009.

Scholarships: All Star I offers financial assistance to those who may not otherwise be able to attend. The application can be found on the AS1 website and should be submitted with your registration. Applying for assistance will not affect your chances of being admitted to the conference. Contact the registrars for further information.

Admissions: Contact the Registrar for a copy of our Admissions policy. Families are no longer asked to take one in five years off. However, if oversubscribed, priority will be given to old shoalers who have attended AS1 the least number of times since last taking a year off.

Adult Rates (18+)






7-Night Conferences






Questions about rates? Contact the conference registrar.

Youth Rates

Under 6

6-11 Yrs

12-17 Yrs

7-Night Youth




Questions about rates? Contact the conference registrar.

Boat Schedule: Depart Rye Saturday, June 27, 2:00 and 3:45 p.m. Depart Star Saturday, July 4, 8:15 and 10:15 am.