North Star Camp for Boys

Saturday, August 18, 2012

The Off-Season Begins

2012 Registration is Now Open
Guaranteed Spots Only Until September 1st
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Today was the first day of the “off-season.” Camp is quiet and the deer have moved back in to graze on the athletic fields. Aside from the surprise of Mack and Murphy chasing them away, they also found a field in the process of being totally renovated. Yesterday we began a major project to grade and irrigate the athletic fields. It started with a local farmer tilling up all of our current turf. Then today, Dan and I went through and picked out the rocks. Tomorrow, they will begin the process of installing a sprinkler system that pulls the water from the lake and keeps the grass lush and green. Finally, the head greenskeeper from one of our local golf courses will be overseeing the planting of the perfect grass blend for our athletic fields.

Post Camp just drew to a close yesterday. We had a great week with families who joined us from around the country, many for the first time and some who have been coming for over 50 years. John Sheehan, Andy Rodheim, Scott Goldberg, Ben Mizel, Olly Cayless, Lewis Mulvee, Jeremy Palgen, Matt Rixon and Ben Lamont stayed on to lead post camp and help clean up camp, and we heard story after story of what a fun and meaningful summer it was for all involved. We have been hearing from campers and parents alike who are saying the same thing.

That sentiment is being reflected in the enrollment for 2013. We have more than twice as many registrations today as we did at this point last year, and we already have many people on a waiting list for second session. We want to reiterate that WE CAN ONLY GUARANTEE PLACEMENT FOR RETURNING CAMPERS IF YOU ENROLL BY SEPTEMBER 1st. Please don't wait! This is our way of protecting our returning campers. After September 1st may be too late in many age groups. If you have a younger son that is interested in coming to camp next summer, please enroll him before September 1st as well. And if you have any friends or family that may be interested, please let them know that they should be in touch quickly. You can also fill out our Refer-A-Friend Form online.

You can Register Online at If you have any questions, please give us a call up at camp at 715-462-3254.

We are looking forward to a fantastic Summer of 2013, our 69th camping season at North Star, and we hope that you will again join us.

Most of all, we want to thank you for trusting us with your sons. We often boast that we have the nicest campers in the world, and we mean it. So thank you for making the decision to have them spend the summer with us. We look forward to many more.