North Star Camp for Boys

Friday, August 19, 2011

Honor Leb's 40th with Camp for All Kids

Help Us Carry On a Lasting Legacy
to a New Generation of Campers

Support the Camp For All Kids Event on September 10th

We have a special request for you in honor of Leb’s 40th year at North Star.

Do you remember Request Night, the last night of camp at North Star? This annual gathering at Mike Hall sums up the experiences of the summer and helps everyone reflect on the true meaning of camp. Campers realize and appreciate how camp has impacted them through friendships and teamwork, skill development and personal achievement.

Regardless of where campers come from, North Star works hard to teach these positive and lasting qualities. As you know, Lou and Renee started this important tradition. Leb and Sue continued it. And now you may have heard that Andy and Vickie Shlensky will ultimately become the new directors of North Star and protectors of these life-changing values and traditions.

For a certain group of campers, camp means hope for a brighter future. Leb and Sue have been tremendous supporters of the Camp For All Kids program, allowing boys from diverse backgrounds to come to North Star and experience something special that is missing from their lives. For many, they gain abilities that they could take home with them and apply as future leaders of their generation.

When camp is diverse, everyone benefits.

In today’s world, the camp experience shouldn’t be limited to a select group of affluent children. We have the ability to create a positive influence for kids of diverse backgrounds through Camp For All Kids.

As long as the Camp For All Kids program is funded, selected campers can choose to return to camp year after year, just like their other friends.

In honor of Leb and Sue, we are asking your help to raise money so that we can assure the future of this high-impact program.

We want your immediate help to start your personal fundraising page and help us raise money for the Camp For All Kids benefit in Lake Forest, Illinois on Saturday, September 10th. The event will feature a concert by Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary.

Here’s what we are asking you to do:

1. Visit the North Star Camp team page at

2. Click the blue "Join this Team" button (below the list of team members), complete the registration form and customize your fundraising page.

3. Make a contribution of $50.00 or more to YOUR fundraising page.

4. Send your fundraising page link to your family and friends. By setting up your personal fundraising page and emailing the link to your family and friends, you will help raise a significant amount of money for the Camp for All Kids.

5. By creating your fundraising page, you can attend "Around the Campfire" on September 10, 2011 for FREE!

It’s really easy. In just 15 minutes, your effort can bring a powerful camp experience to kids from under-served communities.

As the torch gets passed at North Star, nothing would make Leb and Sue happier than to help provide these deserving kids the same camp experience we all shared. With your generous contribution, Camp For All Kids allows a brighter future to happen.

On Behalf of the North Star Alumni,

NSC Camp for All Kids Board Members:
Brad Dreyfus
Mark Holz
Joe Mendes
Paul Nathanson
Rob Porter
Ben Sher
Mike Simons

P.S. The event is right around the corner. We hope to see you at Banner Day Camp on September 10!