What to Expect on Your First Day
first afternoon and evening on Star island focuses on reviewing life on
the island and orienting you to what is being offered during the week:
Shoaler orientation - meet at the east end of the porch under the
"Island Tour" sign.
orientation (Elliot Hall) - led by the Island Manager. This is the
only meeting of the week that is mandatory for all Shoalers - old
Orientation (Elliot Hall) - led by the Youth program coordinator,
immediately after the Island Orientation. All families with children
through 12th grade must attend this short orientation to meet the
youth leaders and get some essential information about
responsibilities involving your children.
Hour - Adult social hour includes snacks as well as alcoholic and
non-alcoholic beverages. Adult Social hours are held on the
Lindquist deck or on the Stone Village Lawn in good weather and
inside Newtown in bad weather. Friends of Bill meet in the Pink
Parlor. Young adult social hour (grades 9 and above) is on the west
end of the hotel porch. Youth social hour (grades 2 to 8) is held on
the east end of the hotel porch and on the front lawn. There is
child care for infants through 1st grade in Louise's Barn. All
children need to be picked up no later the 6:15. Social
hour begins at 5:30 for both LOAS I & II.
(Dining Room) - the start of this first meal is a bit different than
all of the other meals. Old Shoalers have been matched up with New
Shoalers for this first dinner. At the first bell (6:25 pm
for both LOAS I & II), the New Shoalers and their
host will enter the dining room to be seated. At the second bell (a
few minutes later), (6:30 pm for both LOAS I & II)
everyone else will enter the dining room.
Orientation (Elliot Hall) - the chairs of the week will introduce
the Theme Speaker, Minister of the week, workshop leaders and
activity leaders. You will be able to hear more about what has been
planned for the week.
Chapel - assemble on the east end of the porch for our silent,
candlelit walk to our first evening chapel.
sure to check the chalkboard in the hotel lobby for each day's events,
times and locations. All times and places are subject to change!
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