North Star Camp for Boys

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

NSC 2018 March Madness

Once again its time for all North Star people, past, present and future to join the NSC March Madness Challenge. There is no cost to participate and winner gets a wanegan of his or her choice, to be redeemed at camp, during the summer of 2018.

Here are the links and log-in information:

Direct Link to group -
Group: The Council Ring
Password: keylog

One entry per person, please. We have changed the group limit size to one, so if you have multiple family members, you're going to have to make additional accounts. Last year we allowed multiple entries per account to account for this and several people made more than one entry despite our request for one entry per person.

Please extend an invite any and all North Star people. We want to make sure that as many North Star people as possible are included. We know that a lot of our current campers and staff will enjoy seeing as lots of alumni participate. Don't worry about sending this to someone who may have gotten it already.

If you choose to join in, please put your name and perhaps even the years you attended North Star within your bracket name or entry info. Feel free to be creative, but it will be nice for people to see some names and know who all is involved.

You are able to sign-up now. You can fill out your brackets any time before tip-off on March 15th (you do not need to fill out brackets before the play-in games).

There is also a second March Madness that we want everyone to know about. The Camp For All Kids Foundation is having their annual March Madness competition. Camp for All Kids helps send kids in need to camp and is the organization that is responsible for bringing scholarship kids to camp. There Camp for All Kids March Madness is a great fundraiser aimed at making camp possible for more kids. Find that fundraiser here:

As always a big quick keylog to Doug Willson who opened up his Crunch Island Challenge to North Star guys many Marchs ago.

Keep those fires burning!

Past Winners:
2017: Zach Garfinkel
2016: Noah Glick
2015: Ezra Kornberg
2014: David Shakno
2013: Jonah Baim
2012: Charles Eisner
2011 - Zach Garfinkel
2010 - Alex Sharrin
2009 - Peter Tauber
2008 - Eli Fried
2007 - Kenny Grider
2006 - Jeff Schrager
2005 - Alexander W Heldman

Monday, March 5, 2018

Support Cradles to Crayons at the Northwestern University Dance Marathon Kids Fair!

We are proud to be the sponsors of the Kids Fair at Northwestern University's Dance Marathon benefitting Cradles to Crayons. If you can make it on Saturday, you can contribute by donating from the list below, or you can contribute online at Thanks for supporting this great cause!

Protect the Boundary Waters

For those of you who have gone on the Canadian trip, or paddled the Boundary Waters, you know firsthand the natural beauty of this area. This is a call to action to help protect those waters.

From Stephanie Hanson at Camp Nebagamon:
The BWCAW is being threatened by two mining operations, the Polymet mine and the Twin Metals mine, which would be located within 20 miles of each other on the border of the Boundary Waters.  Both are sulfide mining operations.  Sulfide mines are notorious for toxic water pollution; in fact there is not a single case of a sulfide mine that has not resulted in polluted drainage from its operations. Placing a sulfide mine on the edge of a watery ecosystem is a recipe for disaster. The Polymet mine is close to becoming reality. We have an opportunity to submit comments to the Minnesota DNR about whether Polymet should be granted permits to mine; the comment period closes Tuesday.  Please go to this link and make your voice heard. 
 Please join us in helping to preserve these beautiful waters for generations to come!