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Eclipse Your Doubt, Let Your Light Shine Out Spring 2024

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It is with great pleasure and excitement that we announce our 2024 annual overnight conference for 3rd to 5th-grade girls of the North Country! In conjunction with the upcoming solar eclipse, this year's theme is Eclipse Your Doubt, Let Your Light Shine Out, and will be held March 2-3, 2024 at SUNY Plattsburgh’s Memorial Hall.


You will receive a phone call about the conference on Sunday, February 18th around noon, so please be on the lookout for a phone number you do not recognize.


This year's theme is focused on teaching girls how to “eclipse their doubt.” We never want girls to allow anyone else to darken their confidence, and to not allow insecurity to prevent them from reaching their goals. 


A series of eight interactive workshops will be offered that encompass our three main themes: media and marketing literacy, character strengths, and upstander communication skills (please see our workshop highlights below). 


Girls will be led through the conference by trained SUNY Plattsburgh college mentors. 


All cell phones and electronics are strictly prohibited, so please make sure your daughter doesn’t have any tucked away because they will be taken away from them and locked up until they are picked up. The phone number of the Shine On! coordinators will be provided to you in the event of an emergency and you will receive a phone call from your daughter’s mentor soon after she is registered. 

Check-in Process:

In order to have a smooth check-in process, we will be doing a staggered check-in. We ask that you adhere to these check-in times as they will reduce the amount of time you have to wait upon arrival at SUNY Plattsburgh Memorial Hall. These times are based upon the school your daughter attends. Drop off will be on Saturday, March 2.

Check-in Times: 

9:00-9:10 a.m. - Peru, Cumberland Head 

9:10-9:20 a.m. - Ausable Forks, Beekmantown  

9:20-9:30 a.m. - Chazy, Keeseville, Bloomingdale

9:30-9:40 a.m. - Momot, Mooers, Moorisonville, Brushton-Moira 

9:40-9:50 a.m. - Northern Adirondack, Rouses Point, Elizabethtown-Lewis

9:50-10:00 a.m. - Oak Street, Saranac, Seton Catholic, Chateaugay

Pick Up Process:

The pickup times will work similarly to the check-in times. We will work in a staggered manner and ask that you adhere to these times as well to reduce traffic and waiting time. Pick up will be on Sunday, March 3.

Your daughter will only be picked up by someone who is on her list and the pickup person MUST HAVE A DRIVER'S LICENSE OR PHOTO IDENTIFICATION TO BE RELEASED.

Pick-Up Times: 

9:30-9:40 a.m. - Peru, Cumberland Head 

9:40-9:50 a.m. - Ausable Forks, Beekmantown  

9:50-10:00 a.m. - Chazy, Keeseville, Bloomingdale

10:00-10:10 a.m. - Momot, Mooers, Moorisonville, Brushton-Moira 

10:10-10:20 a.m. - Northern Adirondack, Rouses Point, Elizabethtown-Lewis

10:20-10:30 a.m. - Oak Street, Saranac, Seton Catholic, Chateaugay

Packing List for Parents:



  • Sneakers

  • Comfortable attire 

  • Sweatshirt 

  • Pajamas 

  • Rain coat / winter jacket

  • Boots / sneakers / slippers

  • T-shirt

  • Long sleeve


  • Toothpaste / Toothbrush / floss

  • Hand Towel

  • Hairbrush 

  • Glasses/contacts 

  • Hair ties


  • Any medications needed (medications will be given to nurses; make sure they are labeled and in the original container)

  • Sleeping bag or warm blanket 

  • Pillow

  • Comfort stuffed animal

  • Water bottle


  • Any electronics 

  • Alarm clock

  • Food or candy 

  • Blow-up mattress

  • Hairdryers


Scaling Solar Summits - Rock Climbing

Climb to new heights and learn to eclipse negativity with our empowering workshop! We’ll teach your child how to scale both rocks and personal obstacles with unwavering optimism on the new Memorial Hall rock climbing wall.

CharACTer Constellations- Improv

Is your daughter ready to shine like an eclipse on the stage of life? Watch her embody various character strengths through zest, confidence, and the power of improvisation. It's an unforgettable journey of self-discovery and creativity!

Cosmic Cash: Guiding Your Financial Stars

Want to prepare your daughter for smart financial decisions? This Money Management Workshop will guide her through budgeting, learning secrets to self-control, and navigating toward more resilient spending choices. 

Guardians of the Galaxy- Self-Defense

Time to equip your daughter with the strength and determination to eclipse her fears. This Self-Defense workshop, taught by Villari’s Studio will fill your girl with grit as she prepares to face life’s challenges head on.

Creating a Brave Space - Art Therapy

Unlock your child’s imagination in a journey with us as your child explores their inner sanctuaries. They will craft bold new worlds through the captivating art of collage in our art therapy workshop.

Cosmic Clicks- Social Media & Gaming

Explore the social space of media and gaming in an interactive workshop led by Professor Bridget Haina. Find the social media imposter Among Us and learn to spot photo fakes within the social media galaxy.

Full STEM Ahead- Let the light shine bright

Foster your daughter's curiosity as she dives into the world of STEM with Beekmantown Master Teacher Diana Danville.  Your daughter will unleash her inner scientist while she explores the wonders of the sun and fuels her inquisitive spirit in this workshop.

Dreams Aligned - Creating Dream Diaries

Unlock the door to your child's imagination with the Dream Aligned workshop! This workshop encourages creativity, storytelling, and self-expression while cultivating a sense of gratitude for the wonders of the dream world.

Evening Activities

Working in collaboration with SUNY Plattsburgh’s Physics department and Planetarium Club during the evening portion of our conference, your daughter will learn about the upcoming eclipse at a Planetarium show, build a passaviewer, utilize her math skills to predict an eclipse and star gaze through telescopes around Hawkins Pond!

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