Articles from Camp North Star Reach

Thank you MASCO!

We just finished up our final family camp weekend for the spring and now we’re looking forward to the summer! Of course, this past weekend would not have been possible without Masco Corporation’s sponsorship. Because of their generous support, 13 families were able to experience the healing power and magic of camp. These families were […]

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Power of Volunteering

Program volunteers at North Star Reach get the unique opportunity to create unforgettable, life-changing experiences for children living with serious illnesses, such as sickle cell anemia, epilepsy, congenital heart disorders and organ transplants.  These experiences help campers—many of whom have never had the chance to go to camp—build confidence, stretch beyond boundaries, and create lasting […]

North Star Reach Featured in PBS Documentary

We’re honored to be one of three SeriousFun Children’s Network camps featured in the half-hour documentary, “A World of Possibilities: SeriousFun Children’s Network,” originally produced by Connecticut Public Television. The half-hour documentary will be broadcast locally for the first time on WTVS Detroit Public Television at 6:30 pm on Sunday, April 7, 2019. Tune in […]

Epic Races and North Star Reach

Since opening in 2016, North Star Reach has served 1,944 children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses including sickle cell disease, congenital heart disease, blood disorders, and epilepsy, as well as those who have had a solid organ transplant, neuro-oncology diagnosis, or are receiving palliative care support. “Hospitals are amazing at providing cures,” explains North Star […]

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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