HOW TO REGISTER FOR LOAS
2017 REGISTRATION FORM (Only if online registration fails)
MEDICAL RELEASE FORM
BRINGING/BEING A CONFERENCE GUESTS
The following links access all forms and policy papers regarding our Child Protection Program, known as the "POLICY AND PROCEDURES ADDRESSING CHILD ABUSE 2017" (PPACA):
PPACA Policy 2017
LOAS PPACA Goals
LOAS SORI Policy
SORI Request Form
If you do not want to, or cannot register online, you may still register the old way. But it's important to note a change: the registration will be mailed to Star Island Corp, not the registrar. Click HERE for those instructions.
To Register Online for LOAS I click HERE
To Register Online for LOAS II click HERE
Island Room & Board Deposits:
Room and Board Rates:
The above rates
include room and board deposit, the Thomas Laighton Ferry charge and
fuel surcharges, but DOES not include LOAS conference fees.
If you are bringing a child under the age of 18 with you and you are not their parent, their parent will need to complete a minor medical release form to mail in along with your registration form. You can find a minor medical release form to print out and complete on the Star Island website.
Island registration policies are observed. Applicants must be self-sufficient and not in need of regular medical or psychiatric treatment.
In addition to existing Island rules about minors attending without parent or guardian (including, for example, proper medical treatment authorization forms), it is the policy of the LOAS Conferences that a person under the age of 18 may attend only as part of a family unit including said minorís parent, guardian, aunt, uncle or grandparent. If the minor is attending with a sibling as guardian, that sibling must be 21 years old or older.
If a family is aware that a family member requires special attention in order to function in the conference environment without unduly interfering with the ability of others to enjoy the conference, it is their responsibility to:
- inform the registrar and conference chairs of the situation
- make arrangements satisfactory to the conference chairs for special care and supervision
If the problem arises during the conference, then it is the responsibility of the family/guardian to make such arrangements for the special care as are satisfactory to the conference chairs.
Spaces are reserved for LOAS chairs (current chairs and chairs from the past two years), treasurer, and registrar. These people have the option of attending both LOAS weeks. The conference chairs are guaranteed in for two years following the year they were chairs.
The outgoing treasurer and registrar are guaranteed in for two years following the years they worked, provided they worked for at least three years as either treasurer or registrar beginning with people elected in the fall of 2003. For the treasurer and registrar elected before 2003, they are guaranteed into the conference for three years following the years they worked, provided they worked for at least three years as either treasurer or registrar.
If an application is postmarked by the opening day of registration (March 10th) and remains on the waiting list until the day before the conference begins without being accepted into the conference, the applicants are guaranteed space in either LOAS conference the following year if they re-apply by the March 10th deadline. An additional family member may be accepted at the discretion of the registrar.
Staff of LOAS I and II, and those automatically accepted as past chairs, treasurers, and registrars will use discretion in whom they include on their registration forms for automatic acceptance. Inclusion of adult children and their families is strongly discouraged and will be disallowed by the registrar if the conference is oversubscribed. Adult, dependent children living at home, widowed parents, a niece, nephew, or grandchildren are permissible if they could not stay at home on their own.
The immediate family of youth leaders under the age of 22 are guaranteed for the year or years that youth leader works. Only the youth leader receives the option of a guarantee for the second week or the following year. (See Staffing below)
These two paragraphs do not apply to families submitting registration forms for routine acceptance.
Chairpersons may bring a helper to baby-sit minor children.
The interpretation of the foregoing rules rest with the registrar.
Conferees who cancel six weeks before the conference begins will receive a registration refund.
Those who cancel during the three weeks preceding the conference will be placed at the bottom of the next yearís waiting list, should they apply.
Conferees who do not cancel and do not attend the conference will not be accepted the following year.
The registration fees, room and board, parking and boat fare will be paid by the conference for the theme speaker and the theme speakerís immediate family. The theme speaker is not guaranteed into the conference the following year.
Minister of the Week
Parking and boat fare will be paid by the conference for the Minister of the Week and spouse or partner. Star Island Corporation will pay the room & board for the Minister of the Week and their partner or spouse.
Full time Youth Leaders
Full time youth leaders and youth coordinator will have their registration fees and room and board (equal to a double room) paid by the conference. In addition, they will have the option of staying for a second week the same year or have guaranteed acceptance into one week of the conference the following year.
Workshop Leaders and part-time Youth Leaders
All workshop leaders and part-time youth leaders will have one half of their registration fees and room and board (equal to a double room) paid by the conference. They are only guaranteed in for the week they work.
There are two ways to come to Star Island for overnight stays apart from registering for a full conference.
Conference overnight guests register for a segment of a conference and have full access to all conference programming during their stay on Star (e.g. workshops, discussions, and childrenís programming).
Personal Retreats are less-structured vacations of one night to a week or more where guests set their own schedule of activities and generally do not attend conference sponsored events. These options offer people who are new to Star a way to spend a few nights on the island. For people who are already attending a conference, these options offer them opportunities to come back.
Be a Conference Guest
If you would like to have an overnight guest, please check with the Registrar for that week to make sure that space is available.
Check the THOMAS
Laighton (Portsmouth) Boat Schedule HERE.
Fees for a Conference Guest (per person):
Currently, Room and board rates for 2019 start at $197 per night, double occupancy . They will be posted here when made available.
Guest Day Visitors
Upon arrival, conference guests must check in at the front desk. Please note that for shorter stays, our conference overnight guest rate appears to be higher than our personal retreat rate Ė this is not the case, as our conference overnight guest rate includes round-trip boat fare on the Thomas Laighton (personal retreat rates do not include boat fare). Guests choosing to come to Star via another mode of travel are responsible for paying whatever additional fares they incur.