Nantucket S.T.A.R. would like to thank the Pickle Ball Club of Nantucket and their recent donation from their August Pickle Ball Tournament. Loads of fun was had by all and we are thankful for their generosity and support.  Thank you for Joining Hands To Make A Difference!

We are gearing up for all our summer programing and are excited to be back in the pool and out on the water! All of our summer programs are full and our summer staff and volunteers are completing our annual training. Nantucket STAR is so thankful for our community partners that collaborate with us to make our summer programing possible. Thank you to Nantucket Community Sailing, Nantucket Community Pool, Nantucket Boys and Girls Club. Marthas Vineyard Family Services and Summer Street Church. We also are thankful to our grant providers, The Nantucket Fund and the Nantucket Golf Club for helping to make these programs possible. What a wonderful community we live!

Thank you to our wonderful community, families and friends who helped to make this year’s Gala a success. It was the largest crowd to date and we were so happy to see all of you! Please check out our video highlighting our programming- this is always one of my favorite parts of the evening when we look back and appreciate all the amazing things our students have accomplished.




 Please join us for our annual Nantucket S.T.A.R. Gala!  “May the 4th Be With You”

We will be at The Chicken Box -Saturday, May4th from 7-10pm. Dalton and The Sheriffs will be playing and we will be hosting a silent and chance auction. Play our raffle to win a new gas grill and  R2D2 will be hosting a cadre of scratch tickets. Lots of yummy food and our specialty cocktail. We will be celebrating all things “STAR Wars” in honor of May the 4th. Tickets may be purchased via our website for $25 or $30 at the door the night of the event.

Dear Families and Friends,

We are excited to share that Dune Restaurant is partnering with us for a benefit dinner for S.T.A.R.’s summer camp. Thank you to Michael Getter, chef and owner of Dune, and his staff for making this happen. Michael has been a volunteer for S.T.A.R. and a huge supporter of our programming! We are looking forward to a wonderful evening with friends and fantastic food all to benefit S.T.A.R. Troopers.

Dune Restaurant, Sunday March 31st @6pm. For reservations call 508-228-5550



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With only a few days left of February break the S.T.A.R. office has been busy putting the finishing touches on our spring and summer programming. We still have several weeks of Cross Fit and Saturday Morning Playgroup before we jump back into the pool with swim lessons. A few dates to put on your calendars:

Sunday, March 31st @6pm Dune Restaurant will be hosting a fundraising dinner for STAR. This will be a set 4 course tasting menu (beverages and tip not included) for $75 per person to benefit Nantucket S.T.A.R’s summer adventure camp, S.T.A.R. Troopers. Call to make your reservation at 508-228-5550

Saturday, May 4th @7pm The Chicken Box with Dalton and The Sheriffs for our annual fundraiser. This is always a fun night to help support S.T.A.R.! This year’s theme is “May The 4th be With You”-  so grab your STAR War costumes and join us for a fun evening!

One of our veteran  S.T.A.R. skaters Dine helping the next generation of STAR skaters! 

Winter is off to a fantastic start here at Nantucket STAR! We are in full swing for all our winter programming and we are having a terrific time. We had a lovely family game /pizza night  in partnership with Kathi Hackett and MVFC . It was a great way to wind down after a long week and catch up with old and new friends.

A special thank you to the Nantucket Culinary Center and Chef Greg! They continue to be a bright STAR in our lives and help to make our cooking class not only fun, but we learned  lots of new skills in the kitchen! Thank you to the ReMain Fund who underwrites this program through a generous grant!


Happy New Year! Our Winter Programming 2019 has gone live so be sure to check out our website to sign up. If you are not receiving our emails/newsletters please join our email list via our website

We are looking forward to getting back to programming after the holiday break and spending time with our S.T.A.R. students! The Nantucket S.T.A.R. board has just finished planning our 2019 programming along with our hopes and dreams for 2019! We will continue to plan and meet the needs of our older students while focusing on attracting the next wave of younger kiddos! As our programming continues to expand both in offerings and participants, we are planning to expand our yearly sponsorship program. Our sponsors are vital to S.T.A.R’s success! If you are interested in this vital community sponsorship, please contact Tina at and she would be happy to talk with you.


Wishing you all a very Happy Holidays!

Dear Family and Friends of S.T.A.R.,

What a wonderful fall it has been at Nantucket S.T.A.R. and we have so much to be thankful for. Here is my “Top 10” list for 2018!

  1. An amazing week of S.T.A.R. Troopers Camp in August, a dream come true for all of us!
  2. Fun in the sun paddle boarding, kayaking and the infamous outrigger canoe
  3. Fun on the ice, in the gym, in the pool, in the kitchen, in the art studio and at the beach
  4. New friendships
  5. Laughter
  6. Our supporters
  7. Our sponsors
  8. Our amazing team of staff and volunteers
  9. Our Board of Directors
  10. Most of all, the AMAZING children we serve and their families