Youth Program

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

 In 2023, there were six children’s groups, each with experienced staff:

The Barners

● Toddlers ~ ages 18mos – 3 years

● Barners ~ Pre K – rising 1st graders

● Brookies ~ rising 2nd – 4th graders

● Newtons ~ rising 5th – 6th graders

● Marshlandians ~ rising 7th – 9th graders

● Seniors ~ rising 10th – 12th graders

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!