Around the Campfire 2012

As summer turns into fall, we have a great opportunity to rekindle the North Star spirit in Chicagoland and to support the camp scholarship organization Camp for All Kids at the same time. On September 22nd, there will be the 2nd annual “Around the Campfire” event, hosted by Camp For All Kids.

Last year, Around the Campfire hosted more than 400 campers, family members and alumni from all five participating camps (North Star, Birch Trail, Chippewa, Kamaji and Timberlane) and raised more than $125,000 to support Camp for All Kids.

This year we’re throwing another reunion on Saturday, September 22 from 2-6pm on the grounds of Banner Day Camp in Lake Forest, IL. This is going to be a great family-oriented event highlighted by mini reunions for each camp, an all-new live auction for all ages, BBQ dinner and s’mores around the campfire.

Afterward, join us for Alumni After Dark, an adult reunion for alumni and their guests. There will be complimentary hors d’oeurves and a cash bar. The fun starts at 7 pm at DC Sarnies in Deerfield, IL.

It’ll be an afternoon and evening that combine the spirit of camp with a collective effort to send deserving kids to camp.

Camp for All Kids facilitates racial diversity by providing scholarships to kids from under-served communities so they can attend North Star or one of the other four partner camps.

We’ve simplified the fundraising this year. Join the North Star team and create a personal fundraising page so your family and friends can donate to this life-changing organization. You’ll earn points for each dollar raised that can be used in the auction on September 22nd.  Auction items will include camp-specific experiences and prizes…it will be fun and rewarding for all ages!

And while we hope you’ll start your own fundraising page, you also have the option to simply purchase tickets for the daytime event, evening reunion or both.

Visit the Around the Campfire website to join our team, donate, or purchase tickets.

Come to Banner Day Camp and Sarnies, see your buddies and have a great time. Please save the date and give generously. We hope to see you on 9/22/12.


Chairs Up,

Andy, Vickie, Leb, Sue & Dan