North Star Camp for Boys

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from North Star!
I wanted to take a minute to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at North Star.  We are so thankful that you have chosen to be part of the North Star family, and so thankful that you have treated our family as part of yours. We are so grateful to be a part of this community of campers, staff, alumni and parents who are working together to not only create a safe place for your boys to grow and play each summer, but also ensure that each boy who comes to North Star leaves with the both the skill and the will to make a difference in the world.

I cannot thank you enough for your support of North Star, and more importantly, for trusting us with your boys. On a day of thanks, we are throwing in a Keylog for the entire North Star Family.

Thank you for all of the ways that you continue to support North Star - not just spending your summers at North Star, but by referring your friends and family as well. We are thankful for all of the summers you have spent with us, and for all of the summers you will continue to spend with us in the future. We know that the Summer of 2014 is going to be a great one!

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

Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 22, 2013

The November Siren is Online!

It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is right around the corner. As the leaves have turned, now so will the pages of the November Siren. Go ahead and check it out:!

Fall at North Star

Sunday, November 3, 2013

The Chicago Reunion is Next Sunday

North Star Chicago Reunion
Sunday, November 10th at 3:30pm
Pinstripes Bowling - 1150 Willow Rd
Northbrook, Illinois

We hope that you will be able to join us next Sunday for the North Star Reunion. It'll be great to catch up with friends, bowl and watch the Summer of 2013 video.  You can RSVP on Facebook or by emailing Andy ( The event is free and parents are welcome to join us too.

All, all, all are welcome to join us, whether current or former campers, staff or parents, or potential future campers. If you know of anybody in the area that might be interested in North Star for their son, please complete our short Refer-A-Friend Form and pass along the reunion information.

If you have any questions or need any more information, you can reach us at 847-943-9559. I look forward to seeing you soon!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Recycle your Halloween Costumes...Send them to Camp

At North Star, we make good use of costumes!
So Halloween is over, which probably means that you've made a dent in the top tier candy and are now ready to see Christmas displays on your next trip to Target. While we are doing our best to get the folks at Reese's to make a peanut butter cup equivalent with sun butter, we do have have a solution to one problem... what to do with those costumes. 

If by chance you're left with a costume that you don't want to throw away and won't fit by next Halloween, it doesn't have to go to waste. Recycle it and send it to camp! We like wearing costumes at camp. We wear costumes for our musical. We wear costumes for the Guten Gallop and our skits. Heck, we wear costumes for no reason at all. So if you want to add to our selection of costumes, we promise it won't go to waste.

If you've got a costume to recycle, hold onto it for now. Stash it in your son's duffle bag, which are probably tucked away in a closet somewhere. Before you know it, it'll be June, you'll dust off those duffles and lo and behold, you'll find that costume that you had forgotten about. Send it to the Northwoods and we'll make sure that it gets to the NSC props room. 

Just remind your son to give the costume to a counselor when he's unpacking...otherwise he may end up wearing that costume as part of his regular camp wardrobe... not that thats a problem.