Youth Program

IA will offer a modified youth program in 2021 as part of adjusting to covid.  Information below from 2019 is for reference.  We will update with 2021 information when plans are finalized.

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.
The Barners
In 2019 the youth were divided into seven groups:

  • Toddlers: 18–36 mos
  • Barners: PreK-K
  • Larries: K, 1st & 2nd grades
  • Brookies: 3rd, 4th & 5th grades
  • Newtons: 6th & 7th grades
  • Marshlandians: 7th – 9th grades
  • Parkers/Seniors: 9th-12th grades

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!