North Star Camp for Boys

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A Booming Thanksgiving Tradition!

Eight years ago, a few North Star buddies decided that rather than undertake in the traditional "Turkey Bowl" football game, that they would tailor it to camp and play a speedball game instead. Eight years ago, there were about 14 or 15 people gathered to play in the snow.

Fast forward to present day, where on Friday we had over 60 current staff and alumni gather for the 8th Annual Wanegan Bowl speedball game. The morning after Thanksgiving, stuffed to the brim with Turkey and sweet potato casserole, we had a four-team tournament of epic proportions at Brickyard Park in Deerfield. The participants went back over 25 years at North Star, and all ages.

It is very cool to see many generations of North Star guys get together for this still growing tradition. It speaks to the power of that camp bond that many of these guys have never met one another, but the common thread of being a "North Star guy" brings them together the day after Thanksgiving for a great sporting event. And in true North Star fashion, the most important part of the event...lunch at Michael's afterwards!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving from North Star!

We wanted to take a minute to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at North Star. We also wanted to take the occasion to tell you that we are so thankful that you have chosen to be part of our North Star family and to have your son spend his summers with us. We cannot thank you enough for your support of North Star, and more importantly, for trusting us with your son.

Thank you for all of the ways that you continue to support North Star - not just by sending your son over the summer, but by referring your friends and family as well. We are thankful for all of the summers that your son has spent with us, and for all of the summers he will continue to spend with us in the future. We know that the Summer of 2012 is going to be a great one! If you haven't yet reserved you spot, you can do so by completing the Online Registration.

The November Siren is now online!

While you are recovering from your turkey coma, we hope that you will take a minute to Read the November Siren. In there details all of the excitement from November, including a whirlwind reunion tour around the country and news of the newest Lebby. There you can also read a ton of camper and staff news, and see all of the great campers who will be there for the Summer of 2012!

We hope that you have a fantastic Thanksgiving. Thanks again for choosing to be part of the North Star family!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Presenting the Newest Lebby: Chase!

From everyone in the North Star family, we want to extend a warm welcome to the newest member:

Chase Edward Lebby!

Chase was born last night (11/9/11) to Garrett and Rose. He is a beautiful healthy boy. He was born 8 pounds 13 ounces and 20 inches long.

We are all so happy for Garrett and Rose and both of their families. Leb and Sue have been dreaming of this day and are so excited to be grandparents. Leb now affectionately refers to himself and Sue as "Grandpa and Glam-ma."

We may have to change the cheer from "Old Man Lebby" to "Grandpa Lebby" for this summer. So as you start your day today, make sure to give Garrett and Rose, Leb and Sue, and aunt Kacy a big 1...2...3... How!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Summer of 2011 Reunion Movie Debuts in St. Louis

Julian's Summer of 2011 reunion movie had it's blockbuster premier on Tuesday night in St. Louis at the home of the Weiser's, and it was a hit. We had a great time telling stories from this summer and catching up. We're so proud of our St. Louis campers!

The Summer of 2011 Reunion Movie is coming soon to a North Star Reunion Near You!
November 3rd: Omaha, NE at the home of the Goldberg Family - 6:30pm
November 6th: Chicago, IL  at the Highland Park Community House - 3:30pm (note the location change)
November 7th: Detroit, MI at the home of the Mendel family - 7pm
November 10th: Cleveland, OH at the home of the Porter family -  6pm 
November 13th: Nashville, TN at the home of the Yalowitz family -  5pm 
November 17th: Houston, TX at the home of the Plantowsky family - 7pm