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Ecology & Nature

Respect for the environment is a core value at North Star Camp for Boys. When campers come to spend their summer in the Northwoods, away from the city, it is essential to take advantage of this opportunity and connect with the land. From cabin camping trips on remote rivers and lakes, to conservation efforts that are put into practice on a daily basis, concern for the environment is something that we believe every camper leaves North Star Camp with.

North Star Camp is graced with a tremendous, diverse ecosystem. Our property has over 2.5 miles of shoreline, bogs, and glacial features. Our ecology program strives to teach campers more about this amazing place. Our instructors create fun, interactive activities that help our campers explore the animals and land at camp. This may include creating habitats for animals in our ecology area, exploring the shorelines and bogs, or finding lots of edible plants and berries around camp.

A camper wearing a lifejacket canoes through the river during a North Star Camp for Boys wilderness trip.
A boy makes a splash in Spider Lake by throwing a fishing line into the water at North Star Camp for Boys.
Two bald eagles are perched in a pine tree looking out into the distance at North Star Camp for Boys in Hayward, Wisconsin.
Image of Fun Bug boats sitting along the shores of Spider Lake, and sailboats in the distance in the lake at North Star Camp for Boys.
A young camper at North Star Camp for Boys smiles while petting a group of chickens.