There's Something for Everyone
So you’re thinking about joining us for the 5th Building Bridges Retreat on Star Island, but not sure what there will be for your kids and teens to do!!! Well, look no further. I am so excited to let everyone know, that I am serving as the Youth Program Director again this year and have some amazing things planned.
The main focus of our Youth Program is for kids and youth having to have the opportunity to create new friendships and strengthen past ones. I hope you will all join us for what is sure to be an amazing week!
Please don’t hesitate to reach out with questions.
~ April Rosario - Youth Program Director ~
Here is a bit more information on what Star has for kids and youth.
The Youth Program has something for everyone, with programming in the morning and childcare (for kids 0-5 in the afternoon) to give parents and caregivers time to enjoy their own programing or just take a break.
Nursery and Pre-K (birth - 3 years old)
Our Nursery and Pre-K group meets each morning Monday - Friday and is staffed by two-three wonderful volunteers who have lots of experience working with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Their main focus is providing a safe, caring, and friendly environment full of fun! Group Leaders make sure that days are filled with lots of games and laughter, as kids play with toys, take nature walks and island field trips, enjoy story and snack time, play on the playgrounds and so much more!
Lower Elementary Group (4-7 years old )
The Lower Elementary group meets each morning Monday - Friday and is led by two wonderful volunteers, who will create the perfect environment to have fun and make new friends in! Days are spent enjoying nature, taking island field trips to the the Beach, The Art Barn, Music Barn and Marine Lab, while also having lot of time for arts and crafts, storytelling, singing, laughing and so much more!. Each day kids in this group will spend time making the “famous” bottle rockets that will be launched on the front lawn later in the week.
Upper Elementary (8-10 year olds)
The Upper Elementary group meets each morning Monday - Friday and is led by two amazing volunteers who spend their time helping kids bond as they do all kinds of island exploration, create and leave out kindness rocks, visit the marine lab and art barn, go swimming, and so much more! Days are filled will be filled with lots of laughs and time spent creating the “famous” duck boats for the duck tape regatta!
Jr. Youth (11-13 year olds)
The Middle School Youth group meets each morning Monday - Friday with two amazing youth group leaders. Days are spent making new friends, enjoying group games, crafts, taking hikes and exploring nature, rowing to nearby islands, and island field trips and creating a photo scavenger hunt that the whole island gets to take part in on Saturday!
Sr. Youth (14 - 17 year olds)
The High School Youth Group spends their mornings with two amazing youth advisors doing tons of community-building activities such as games, rowing to neighboring islands to go swimming and cliff jumping, and exploring the many treasures the island has to offer. Youth will work together to plan and lead an evening worship service and those who are interested can take part in the annual softball game!
Once youth turn 18 the move into our band new Young Adult Program. This group is for folks ages 18-25