North Star Camp for Boys

Friday, February 28, 2014

Private Tennis Sign-ups for 2014

Parents that are interested in signing up their son for private tennis lessons for the upcoming summer, please be aware that signups will begin on Monday March 3rd at noon (CST). Dan will send out an email with instructions on how to sign up for the lessons at that time, but we wanted to make sure that everyone is aware as to when the lessons will be open for sign-up. We will be taking sign-ups on a first come/first serve basis. Last year lessons filled up the day that sign-ups were opened.

When lesson sign-ups begin, you'll find a tennis lesson sign-up form on your Campintouch account Forms Page. The tennis form is completed and submitted online. If you are planning on signing up for the lessons you may want to log into Campintouch and make sure that you have the correct password. You can access your Campintouch page by going to and clicking the "log-in" button in the upper right hand corner of the page.

If you are not familiar with our private tennis lessons, please read on to find out more about the lessons. Long time North Star tennis pro Mike Storms will be providing the private tennis lessons. The lessons, which will cost $175 per four week session entitles a camper to six lessons, that last approximately 35-40 minutes each. Please note that even if your son does not sign up for the lessons, he will still be available to enroll in our main tennis program. Mike oversees the main tennis program and we have many quality tennis instructors.

Email if you have any questions about the tennis lessons.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Why I Work Here - #1

As we search far and wide to put together the world's greatest staff, I thought it would be nice to share the thoughts of some of the people who have worked for us before. We started by asking some of our 2013 staff to just tell us about their experiences on staff. We'll start her with Danny Verb who is going to become a 10-year man in 2014! Anybody that's ever worked at North Star is welcome to contribute! Just email your story to if you'd like to share.
Hey there! My name is Danny Verb from Riverwoods, Illinois and the summer of 2014 will be my tenth year at North Star.  Working at camp has been such a treat and I look forward to going back year round.  There are so many great things that highlight why I love working at camp but the one that means the most to me is being able to help campers overcome challenges.  Whether I was just there to watch a camper get a new archery award or I coached him on how to get up the rock wall, seeing how happy they are brings an indescribable, addicting feeling.  As a camper I made strong relationships with the counselors at camp that still last to this day and as a counselor I’ve appreciated being able to be a role model who kids look up to.  I’m happiest during the summer months and it is because of how rewarding and enjoyable the experience of being a counselor is.

Apply Now to Work at North Star this summer!