Registration Information – Updated for the 2024 Conference

Registration for this summer conference will open January 15, 2024. Applications are processed on-line through the Star Island Corporations website: This system will take a credit card for your deposit. A $200 room and board deposit per person for everyone six and over is required at the time of registration. (Children five and under are free.) All Star I also charges a program fee (see below) which is due at the time of registration. Paper registrations can be mailed along with a deposit check to the Star Island Corporation as indicated on the paper form.

All applications received by March 10 will be treated equally in the applicant pool and in accordance with our Admissions Policy. Your credit card deposit does not guarantee acceptance to the conference. You will be notified soon after March 10 if you are fully accepted in the conference or placed on the waitlist. For those on the waitlist we will work with you to decide if you want to remain on it or try another conference. If you have any questions about this please contact registrar Susan O’Loughlin or

Your credit card will be charged when you register. If you are waitlisted, you can get a refund immediately if you wish, or the Star Island Office can hold on to the money and send you a check if you do not move from the waitlist.

If you are on Children’s Staff, please select Conference Staff Registration when using the online registration system to avoid being charged a registration fee.

Financial assistance is available for those who may need it. Please see the Financial Assistance page on this website.

Room and Board: Rates are set by the Star Island Corporation and are paid on Island minus the R&B deposit fee of $200 per person. Current rates are listed on the Star Island website. The accommodations are charming, but rustic. You’ll be housed in the hotel built in the 1870s or one of the cottages or motel units. Families are grouped by the ages of their children. Older couples tend to stay in buildings without children. The view out your window will be beautiful, but in most cases you will have a shared bathroom. Showers are available three times a week.

Please note the following information from the Star Island Corporation regarding the availability of accessible rooms on the Island:

While Star Island does not guarantee availability of any specific rooms or room types, priority is given to those with self-identified accessibility or medical needs. The assignment of accessibility rooms, first-floor rooms and motel units will be prioritized based on a variety of factors including but not limited to, communication of need, availability of accommodations, and registration date.

Program Fee: $130/adult (18+) and $105/child. The family maximum program fee is calculated so that no family, including those with single parents, will pay the conference fee for more than two children. The family maximum program fee for a single parent with more than two children is $340, and for two parents with more than two children is $470. The program fee covers conference activities including children’s program, conference speaker, and other activities. Program fees are fully refundable if you cancel 4 weeks prior to the start of the conference.

In addition, a $200 room and board deposit per person for everyone six and over is required at time of registration. (Children five and under are free.) Conference Overnight Guests: Please email the conference registrar ( if you would like to register for less than the full week. There is a separate registration link that will be sent to you upon request.

Registrar: Susan O’Loughlin


US mail: 123 Briarcliff Rd. Durham, NC 27707

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