North Star Camp for Boys

Monday, September 23, 2013

Always Improving

With school starting, you might think that camp has gone dormant. Instead, we are hard at work making improvements to the facilities! Here's are some quick updates of what's happening at camp:
The Lodge has received a facelift, both inside and out. It has been refinished, stained and painted to freshen up a building that is almost 100 years old!

The Archery Range has been widened and updated to accommodate more campers at the same time. We've also updated the shooting platform to a more comfortable shooting box.

With the addition of Stand-Up Paddleboarding and the increase in popularity of kayaking, we have been working hard to make sure we have everything we need to ensure that those programs can continue successfully. New racks at the Fun Bug area are just the start.

And don't forget the addition of our new tournament style waterski boat! This newest member of our fleet will give our skiers the opportunity to really perfect their slaloming skills on a boat meant to give the campers the speed they need with almost no wake!

We've also started updating our canoe fleet by adding 10 Old Town Penobscot 174 canoes. We have been doing work on several of the cabins including J2 and J7 and we are working on several other major projects. Keep your eyes on the blog for more info!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Alex celebrates El Grito

After his first summer at camp from Veracruz, Mexico, Alex Lara was back home celebrating El Grito, which marks Mexican Independence Day. As he was celebrating his heritage back home, he couldn't help but daydream about his new home in Hayward. He had this to say:
"I met amazing people that not only are my friends but also is my family, my north star family."
Alex wanted to share this bit of his culture. Today, September 16th is Mexican Independence Day. So to our campers, staff and alumni in Mexico, Feliz Día de la Independencia!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The September Siren is Online!

Check out all the latest news from camp in the September newsletter. Read all about what returning campers will be back at camp in 2014. Find out whats new at camp, including projects that are being worked on as well as additions to the NSC fleet of boats. You can also see what our staff have been up to since the end of camp. To access the newsletter, click the Siren image below or follow this link:

Camp parents, please make sure you share the newsletter with your son! You can always access our newsletters by going to, going to the "Current Families" section and then "Newsletters" link.

We do our best to stay in touch all off season long. 
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- We post pictures regularly on Instragram. Follow us at Northstarcamp

We always need news for upcoming newsletters, so please send any camper and staff news to

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Have you Checked out the Lost and Found

Our campers have been gone for over two weeks, but we still have a few items in the Lost & Found. Yes, campers lose things from time to time and we do our best to return them. Sometimes things don't find homes and we want to give it one last shot before the items in our Lost & Found get donated to a local charity.

So... for the 2nd year, we have our Virtual Lost & Found. We've taken pics of items left behind and when those items are claimed, we package them up and send them home. This year, we have several baseball gloves as well as some clothing items, and hiking boots. You can check out the Virtual Lost and Found here:

There is one item that we haven't posted a picture... You'll see on the Virtual Lost & Found a set of blue and black Soul headphones. They were found in a case with a few other items, including an iPod. We're not picturing the iPod, but if this is yours (or your son's), call us at 715-462-3254 or email or, tell us what type and color iPod it was and we'll send it home. 

Check out the Virtual Lost & Found. Items not claimed by the end of the week will be donated to a local charity.