Youth Program

Children and teens at IA are enthusiastically welcomed into the Youth Program by friendly faces and engaging children’s staff that help to fill each day with fun and new experiences. The program is filled with cool, age-appropriate activities and interesting topics related to the conference theme.

 In 2022, there were six children’s groups, each with experienced staff:

The Barners

● Toddlers: 18–36 mos
● Barners: PreK-2nd grade
● Brookies: 3rd – 4th grades
● Marshlandians: 5th-7th
● Parkers: 8th – 10th grades
● Seniors: 11th-12th+ grades

Information on the 2023 Youth Program will be forthcoming. 

Note that groups won’t be finalized until close to the conference to accommodate shifts in registration. Groups are developed based on the number of children registered overall and in any given age group, with an eye toward keeping groups a fun, manageable size while meeting the needs of the youth in age-appropriate ways.

Katie Bender

Katie Bender, Youth Program Coordinator

Questions? Concerns? Suggestions? Please don’t hesitate to contact me: And of course, feel free to talk to me while on Island. See you soon on Star!