North Star Camp for Boys

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Closing Up Shop

Camp is a quiet place this time of year and it's always very sad when Sue and I begin packing for the trip home. We've truly enjoyed our paradise in the North Woods and have spent time biking, fishing, sailing and golfing for the past month and a half since camp ended.  We've also spent time gardening and I've reseeded the softball and parts of the athletic fields  hoping the fall rain and winter snow will create enough moisture to grow grass in the bare spots that were created as a result of the 7 year drought we've had. Speaking of the drought... it's over and the water levels in Spider Lake are almost back to normal. You frog hunters will be glad to know that there is water in Sue's slip and frog hunting should be awesome next year.
Tomorrow we head for Tucson by way of Mt. Rushmore and Yellowstone National Park.  We just hope we don't run into an early winter blizzard and we'll try to keep Phoebe from chasing Grizzly Bears and Elk.

We always hope it's raining and cold when we leave making it easier to say goodbye to camp.  But not this year, it's spectacular fall weather and the leaves are turning beautiful shades of red and yellow. I've taken some pictures to show you how beautiful camp is this time of year. We'll honk as we leave and be doing the same thing many of you do when you leave camp for the summer. We'll be counting down the days until we can return.

Carry On,

Monday, September 27, 2010

Help the Scholarship Fund

Camp for All Kids (CFAK) is applying to the 2011 Highland Park High School Charity Drive and needs your help. CFAK is the organization that is responsible for sending most of the North Star scholarship campers to camp.

No matter where you live, if you have brothers or sisters, relatives think cousins) or friends who attend Highland Park High School please talk to them about Camp for All Kids and why it's so important to you and how it has had a hugely positive impact on the North Star community

You also might want to tell them that:

• Camp for All Kids sends kids to camp who couldn't otherwise go to camp.

• Camp for All Kids provides renewable camperships so that kids can return to camp each summer.

• Camp for All Kids adds diversity to 5 camps - North Star, Birch Trail, Chippewa Ranch Camp, Kamaji and Timberlane - all of which have campers/staff members who attend Highland Park High School.

• Since 1992 Camp for All Kids has made camp possible for almost 1000 kids.

Obviously, if you attend Highland Park High School, we hope you'll talk up Camp for All Kids to everyone at HPHS!!

Later this school year all the Highland Park High School students will have a chance to vote for the 'cause' they think is most deserving. Choosing CFAK will provide the summer camp experience for campers who otherwise would not have the opportunity.

If you need more information, visit the Camp for All Kids website at

Thanks for your help in supporting Camp for All Kids by spreading the word to Highland Park High School students!!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Back to School Project

Even though he's now back at school in Tampa, FL, Spencer S. is still thinking about camp.  Check out his "1st week back at school" project.