Articles from Camp North Star Reach

Home Away from Home: Family Weekend Camps

North Star Reach family camp weekend programs are designed to build community and connection: between family members and with other families on a similar journey. Even though it’s a short stay (from Friday evening until Sunday midday), close friendships are formed, and everyone grows and learns from one another. We call it Family Camp because […]

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Friends Gift Shop of the University of Michigan Health System

Transformational Donor Profile CAMP IMPACT Since 1959, Friends Gift Shop of the University of Michigan Health System have dedicated hospital Gift Shop proceeds to support patient programs. The organization also targets support for the health, welfare and education of their community. They have given generously to North Star Reach to build the lobby of The Observatory, […]

We Are SeriousFun – Changing the World, One Camp Story at a Time

Share Your Story and Make a Difference (In Less Than 3 Minutes!) In honor of what would’ve been SeriousFun founder Paul Newman’s 94th birthday on Saturday, January 26, we’re inviting camper alumni, family members, volunteers, donors and our extended camp family to share a story about the power of camp. It takes only minutes and […]

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Thank You, GivingMooseDay Supporters

We’re beyond grateful to everyone who helped us raise $18,000+ during GivingMooseDay yesterday. On average, it costs $2,500 for one child to experience a week of transformative fun at our medically-supported camp. Together, in a single day of giving, we raised enough to send seven kids to camp next summer. Thank you to everyone who participated […]

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Celebrating Our Donors

Our journey to positively impact the lives of children with serious health challenges would not be possible without all of the passionate donors who have given generously to support our mission. During our “Under the Harvest Moon” gala event on September 14, 2018, we paid special tribute to our transformational donors with recognition banners. The […]

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We Are Family! Courtney’s Story

Courtney Atwell, mother of Kelsey, shares her experiences at Palliative Care Family Camp in May and tells us about a very special thank you gift she created for the camp staff. What moment of family camp stands out for you? You know, from the minute we parked the car, I felt the energy, the help— […]

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Stories from North Star Reach

Join us for an evening of storytelling Tuesday, August 21, from 7-8 p.m., at Ann Arbor’s Literati Bookstore as 2018 teen campers share stories about the impact camp has had on their lives. Camp Director Patrick Smith will also join the reading.  The event is open to the public, and we hope our program and […]

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North Star Reach Camper Shines at SFCN NYC Gala

Last night, the SeriousFun Children’s Network Gala in New York City welcomed hundreds of guests to the historic Ziegfeld Ballroom for a night of fundraising, storytelling, song and dance. Some of the biggest stars in music and entertainment—including Kevin Bacon, Liam Neeson, and Jackson Browne—were joined on the stage by SeriousFun campers. Jonathan, a North […]

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