North Star Camp for Boys

Saturday, June 19, 2010

The Final Countdown!

With only two days until camp begins, you can feel the excitement building in the air around here. Some of our staff have been here for almost a month getting camp ready and getting trained in their various activity areas.  More importantly, our whole staff has been here the last week receiving the "North Star Doctorate in Child Development," as we prepare them to take outstanding care of our campers.
And most importantly, we have seen that the 2010 North Star Staff is incredible!
Pre-camp orientation is a jam-packed week that includes everything you can imagine.  We start with getting to know you games and tours of camp.  Everybody gets introduced to the North Star program, philosophy and they learn as much as they possibly can in preparation for the arrival of the campers.  There are a lot of preparations made for each program area and work details to be accomplished around camp.
And of course we have a little fun as well.  We had a great staff show on Thursday night that included talents of every variety, from musical to comical, and even some carnival acts.  We had our first gathering at the Council Ring on Friday night and a formal retreat preceding it.
We have had a great week and still have two days of preparation ahead of us to make things even better.  But if you were here, you would no doubt feel that this staff is primed and ready to make the Summer of 2010 unforgettable!