North Star Camp for Boys

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Houston Reunion Announced

Join us in Houston as we get together to watch Joe Riccitelli's world famous Reunion video!

Saturday, December 4th
3:30pm at the home of the Schneider's
116 Whipple Drive in Bellaire, TX

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Send us your "North Star" Pictures

No...not your camp, pics... but your "North Star" pics. It seems like there are lots of businesses with "North Star" in the title, or other things with "North Star" in their name, and who can blame them. So we're trying to collect as many "North Star" pictures as possible. If you're somewhere and see "North Star" on a store sign, on a billboard, on the side of a van, snap a pic and email it to We'll add the pic to our photo album, too. Send us a description of where you took the picture, too, so we can add that as well.

Here is the North Star Coffee Bar, located near Cass Lake. Leb, Sue, Dan and Andy were on their way to visit our friends at Camp Kamaji when we drove by. We decided to take the picture and see how many "North Star" pics we could collect. Don't take pics if you're driving... we don't want anyone to get hurt. But lets see how many places we can find North Star.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


This last weekend Leb and Andy headed down to St. Louis for a full weekend slate.  First was the Camp for All Kids benefit dinner honoring Mike and Kathy Jay of Camp Kamaji. Proudly we can say that both Mike and Kathy are North Star alumni as both worked at camp and Mike "Moose" Jay was a camper at North Star as well.  Even their son Aaron worked at camp a few summers back.  The two of them have done so much for the organization over the past 19 years, and the recognition was well deserved. The event took place at Hendri's and the entertainment even featured Hayward, the bluegrass band of NSC alumni.  In St. Louis, the band was represented by Jon Sherman, Mike Simons and his fiancĂ© Heather.  North Star is represented on the board of Camp for All Kids by Rob Porter, Paul Nathanson, Joe Mendes and Mark Holz, who all flew in for the event.  Other NSC alumni in attendance included Tom Adler and Mike Cohen, as well as Julie and Marty Schack - parents of 2010 CITs Jordan and Jonathan.

On Saturday we kicked off the Reunion tour with our St. Louis reunion at the Weiser's. This was the worldwide premier of Joe Riccitelli's 2010 Reunion Video, and it was clear that it is going to be a hit.  Jordan Santo joined us and even gave us his commitment that he'll be returning this summer!
The Weiser's put together a great afternoon for us.

Look for us coming to a city near you!

Fall Begins for NSC

Though 70 degree temperatures are still showing up in parts of the Midwest, Fall has fallen on the Northwoods. The leaves are off the trees and covering the ground, and camp looks great.  Leb and Andy spent a couple days at camp closing up the office before heading down to St. Louis.

As Leb and Andy were getting ready to leave for St. Louis, Andy noticed that the rock that has been used as the doorstop in the office for the last three decades had some interesting writing on it.  It said "Howi Weiser 7-17-73." Howi, a North Star alumnus, was hosting the St. Louis reunion last weekend.  Andy wanted to bring the rock with, but Leb thought the picture would suffice!

Monday, October 11, 2010

NSC Reunion Dates

St. Louis - October 16th
1pm at the home of the Weiser family
748 Kraffel Ln in Town and Country, MO

Omaha - November 4th
6:30pm at the home of the Goldberg family
1314 Ridgewood Ave in Omaha, NE

Cleveland - November 6th
3pm at the home of the Porter family
21476 Claythorne Road in Shaker Heights, OH

Chicago - November 7th
3:30pm at the Takiff Center
999 Green Bay Road, Glencoe, IL

Detroit - November 8th
6:30pm at the home of the Mendel family
440 Madison in Birmingham, MI

Nashville - November 9th
6:30pm at the home of the Yalowitz family
1700 Stokes Lane in Nashville, TN

Dates and times to be announced shortly for reunions in Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Milwaukee and other locations.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Hoover Dam

After one last stop at the Hoover Dam, the travelling trio of Leb, Sue and Phoebe are back home in Tuscon.  It was an action-packed road trip.  Look for more in the next Siren!

This means that the summer office is officially closed.  If you are looking to get in touch with Leb and Sue, you can do so at 520-577-7925. Thanks again for a great summer!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

On the Road with Leb and Sue

So Leb and Sue left camp early Friday morning. Their trip home would consist of a nice road trip through some of the Western United States finest sights... as well as some of other kitschy tourist attractions. They have been sending along pictures from their road trip for everyone's enjoyment.