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What Makes North Star Camp for Boys Special

Our Philosophy

Camp is fun. That’s the easy part. Independence, responsibility, and friendships are rooted in the camp experience. At North Star Camp, we believe that camp is an opportunity to endow future generations with the confidence, character, and life skills to go out and make a difference in the world.

There are no formulas when raising kids. Each child is unique. North Star Camp offers every boy the opportunity to feel safe exploring his own personality and interests, allowing him to become the best version of himself. Through our experiential outdoor education, we can push each camper outside of their comfort zone to promote their development while providing them with a community of support, warmth, and empathy.

Our Core Values

  • A simple motto that goes a long way; people have an innate sense of right and wrong. While not solving all of life’s most complicated problems, this moral compass promotes behaviors guided by kindness, empathy, respect and understanding.

Our Mission

North Star Camp for Boys exists to create and promote a safe, fun environment in which the community ensures the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual growth of its members.

Inclusion Statement

Our community members come from all over the country and world. We celebrate different cultures, beliefs and identities. Camp is a place where members can truly be themselves, explore their interests, and learn from others who are different from themselves. We believe in an equitable camp experience free from barriers rooted in race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or class.

A camper wearing a lifejacket canoes through the river during a North Star Camp for Boys wilderness trip.
A camper holds on to a rock while figuring out his footing during a rock wall climbing activity at North Star Camp for Boys.
A boy jumps off the water trampoline into Spider Lake at North Star Camp for Boys.
A group of campers work hard to pull the rope during an intense game of tug of war at North Star Camp for Boys.