Each session, about 215 boys aged 8-15 call North Star Camp home. Our size allows us to offer an extensive program to meet the diverse interests of our campers, while maintaining a tight knit community. We strive to be a diverse and inclusive community, working to help our campers grow in a world with a wide variety of backgrounds and views. There is significant interaction between age groups and our programming brings the entire camp together in a meaningful way. Our senior campers take an active role with our younger campers by way of our Senior Leadership Program, assisting in younger cabins and with instruction in activities which they have become proficient in.
Our campers come from suburbs and cities across the United States, as well as many campers from other countries. When we have visitors at camp, we often hear comments regarding how polite and helpful our campers are. We are proud of the respect and kindness our boys display throughout the summer.
Most will come for one of our 4-week sessions, however nearly half of our campers will stay for the entire 8-week summer. North Star Camp boasts a high return rate as many of our campers return from one summer to the next. It is not uncommon for our oldest campers to be spending their sixth or even seventh summers at North Star. We welcome many new campers in almost every age group each year. We are confident that a new camper, whether 9-years-old or 14-years-old, will be welcomed into his cabin group.
“This is an amazing camp. My son is on his 5th summer and he loves it. Everyone knows everyone. I am so grateful to have such an amazing, experienced and loving team. They are family and treat all the campers as such. North Star will always and forever hold a special place in my heart. Words cannot express my gratitude and love I have for these individuals.”
“Amazing staff, great location, awesome trip program. Overall, a great place to send your children to get them out of the city to learn what it’s like to be a kid.”
“Great experience here as a camper… Learned archery, how to climb, how to waterski, how to shoot a rifle, put a tent together, build a fire, how to canoe, how to sail, etc. Lots of great activities, sports, and unique traditions. Wonderful memories of summers growing up. I went to another overnight camp too, but North Star Camp was the definitive camp experience for me. Would definitely recommend.”
“I spent 13 of the best summers of my life at North Star. Being at North Star taught me lessons that I still use today. The staff is always fantastic and Dan and Andy do a great job carrying on the traditions and values that make camp special.”
International campers and staff have been a part of the North Star Camp community for many years. We find that they bring a great diversity to our community and they have felt welcome and comfortable. If you are considering sending your son to camp from an international destination, we are able to provide him a wonderful camping experience and a total immersion into the English language. It is required that any camper have a basic understanding of English so that they can understand safety directions. It’s also important that all of our campers are able to communicate with each other in order to get the most out of their camp experience. We know they will learn a tremendous amount after spending four weeks with us.
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