Happy New Year !

Happy Thanksgiving! It’s that time of year when I reflect on all that we have to be thankful for at Nantucket S.T.A.R.. So here is the Top 10!

  1.  Our Students and their Families- they make our lives that much fuller!
  2. Our Staff- who never cease to amaze me!
  3. Our Volunteers- who never cease to amaze me!
  4. Our Board of Director- who do an excellent job at “keeping the main thing the main thing”!
  5. Our Community Partners- who partner with us and enable STAR to offer some amazing programs!
  6. Our Sponsors-  they keep us going !
  7. Our Grant Donors- they keep us going!
  8. Our Donors- they keep us going!
  9. Our Nantucket Community- for all the love and support we feel from you!
  10. Nantucket STAR- the last 10 years have been some of the most rewarding and wonderful years! I am forever grateful!

     “Our camp site is Trotter’s Lane , where we go to avoid the rain. We are the mighty STAR Troopers, not big fat party poopers. We like to have lots of fun while we play out in the sun. We swim and play every single day, and we feed the Lamas hay. We are the amazing Jedi, don’t be afraid to ask us why. We love our STAR friends, and we don’t want camp to end.”       STAR Troopers Jedi 2019

This is the poem our older group , The Jedi, wrote the last day of camp in August. What an amazing week was had by all as we traipsed all over our beautiful island making memories! This would not be possible if not for the grant support of The Nantucket Fund, The Nantucket Golf Club Foundation and Dune Restaurant. Thank you to our amazing and talented staff (see pictures below). Many of these women and lone man, worked other jobs during the week only to turn around the Monday after camp to start back at school. They are the dream team! Lastly, thank you to our families for trusting us with your children. They bring us incredible joy and our lives are the better for having them as part of our STAR community!

Happy Fall!!!!

PS: It was virtually impossible to get all campers and staff to  be looking at the camera at the same time. With that said ,the camper photo captures the heart of STAR perfectly…..

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



STAR dinner flyer_2019

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!