North Star Camp for Boys

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Cruiser Day Shenanigans

It’s Tuesday, so you already know what that means...Cruiser Day! The I-Village was gone at Hayward Beach for half the day, so every cabin who had an in-camp Cruiser Day got their top picks for activities. With a few extra donuts leftover from this morning’s breakfast, we decided to add an activity to today’s agenda that we knew the boys would love. We attached string to glazed donuts, and while a counselor held the string to the dangling donut, the camper had to eat it without using his hands. We made sure to time the boys as they took turns eating the donuts - the camper record was 2 minutes and 15 seconds, and the counselor record was 55 seconds. It’s much harder than it looks!  

Another unique activity offered today was making Oreo balls. The cabins were provided with the ingredients to make the balls, and a staff member put them in the freezer to harden. Just in case that wasn’t enough sugar for them, cabins participated in Musky Fun, where they walked to the Kim McCormick Discovery Center and had to complete a task before receiving candy and soda as a reward. The Senior boys had to make a 21-person pyramid! Even with damp wood from the rain this morning, the boys were able to get their fires roaring for their dinner campfire cookout. 

Lately, we have had a lot of parents wondering if they can send gifts or snacks to our staff as a token of appreciation for their hard work this summer. Although we are so flattered that you want to go above and beyond for our staff, we cannot accept food shipped to camp for Covid-related reasons. We plan to put together a special gift for every staff member to give to them at the end of the summer, so if you are looking for a way to thank our staff, we will accept up to $50 per family to contribute to the end-of-summer gift. If you would like to donate, you can do so through any format that we accept your normal camp payments. 

If you are feeling particularly generous and would like to make a contribution over $50, we ask that any extra money is donated to The Camp For All Kids Foundation at  Hit the “Donate” button in the top right corner and click “Donate Now,” where you can specify that you would like your contribution to be made towards “Camp North Star Fund.” This money will help future campers who face financial hardships make it to North Star next summer.