Registration for the 2024 Great Mother and New Father Conference is now open.

Friday, May 17 – Friday, May 24, 2024
Camp Wavus – Jefferson, Maine

Click here to register


Full Pay:  $1035

Scholarship application:  $200 (refunded if scholarship is not awarded)

Work Study application: $200 (balance of $425 due if awarded)

Youth: $520 (per child)

Payment is due at time of registration and can be made by either check or credit card.



Every year, scholarship recipients enrich us with their curiosity and creativity. They also contribute to our community by helping us decorate for a celebratory banquet and by welcoming guests at the conference art gallery opening. There are a number of scholarships available, including the Harold Shapiro Memorial Geezer scholarship, which is available for applicants over the age of 50.

Work study recipients hold certain roles or tasks to deepen our time together and keep things running smoothly while participating in all the conference has to offer.

If you would like to contribute to the scholarship fund and help support folks who would otherwise be unable to attend, please click here.

Requests for refunds prior to April 15, 2024 will be honored in full, less $25 handling fee. No refunds will be issued after April 15, 2024.

Payment Plan:

If you would like to pay by payment plan, please register via full pay/general registration and select “payment by check” regardless of your ultimate payment method.

Then, contact in order to set up the plan.

The payment structure will require four total payments of $258.75, with $258.75 due upon registration.

You will not be considered registered until the first payment has been made and you have confirmed the plan with Jane.


If you require a shuttle to or from camp from the Portland International Jetport, please fill out the shuttle registration form. You must have your flights booked to request a shuttle.

Call for Artists:

If you are interested in showing your art at this year’s conference, please visit the artists page.

For Reference:

General Waiver & Release Agreement

Youth Waiver & Liability Form

Map – Wavus Campus

If you have any questions, contact us here and follow the Great Mother Conference Facebook Page for current updates.