All Star 2
All Star 2 Family Conference: Sunday, July 9 - Sunday, July 16, 2023
All Star II is a family-friendly, creative, and diverse week that can be as active or relaxing as you’d like it to be. Opportunities abound for both adults and children to make or enjoy music and art; dive into a game of softball, volleyball, or tennis; explore the harbor by rowboat; investigate the island’s history or marine and bird life; play games; join together in chapel services; take a morning polar bear dip or a yoga break; watch the sunset at a marshmallow roast; engage in the morning lecture series or afternoon talks on the rocks; partake in the many All Star II traditions; or just settle into a porch rocker to talk with friends new and old or read a good book. There are few demands but many temptations, and even more opportunities to create the kind of lasting friendships that continually delight new Shoalers and keep old Shoalers coming back for years.
Theme of the Week
From the Political to the Personal: Stories from the Conflict in Ukraine
About the Speakers:
Amy and Mike Forster Rothbart
Mike has worked as a journalist and documentary photographer since 1999. He received a Fulbright Fellowship and lived for a year near Chornobyl, photographing and interviewing. His 2013 book, Would You Stay? published by TED Books, (bit.ly/TED-Would-You-Stay-Amazon), his TEDx talk (bit.ly/TED-MFR), and traveling photo exhibit (afterchernobyl.com) grew out of this project. He has also worked on projects in Central Asia, India, Japan, and the U.S. He is now the staff photographer and videographer at SUNY Cortland.
Amy is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Hartwick College. She has served as chair of the political science and sociology departments and is now coordinating the First-Year Experience program. She runs the college’s Model United Nations program and has led study abroad programs in Western and Eastern Europe as well as service learning programs in the Dominican Republic and Nepal.
Minister of the Week:
Reverend Eric M, Cherry
The Ginny Levine Shoalership Fund -- financial aid for conference attendees
Past Conferences -- list of chairs and speakers from previous years
Job descriptions -- Editable descriptions of all conference volunteer jobs
Children's Program -- An experience your kids will never forget
Conference Fees: Adults- $125/ Children- $110 Conference fees are paid at the time of registration.
Room and Board Rates- The rates below are per person for the full length of the conference.
Financial aid: Financial aid assistance is available to individuals with need through the The Ginny Levine Shoalership Fund.
All inquiries and awards are kept confidential.
Information for shoalers (conference attendees)
Notifications: All letters, (acceptance, wait list, volunteer job, boat letter, etc), will be sent via email, so don't forget to include your email address in your registration information.