Articles from Camp North Star Reach

From Camp Stage to Life Stage

Join us for an evening of storytelling Tuesday, August 27, from 7-8 p.m., at Ann Arbor’s Literati Bookstore as 2019 teen campers share stories about the impact camp has had on their lives. The event is open to the public, and we hope our program and medical volunteers, camper families and North Star Reach supporters […]

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Bank of Ann Arbor Officer Joins North Star Reach Board

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – (June 25, 2019) – North Star Reach, a medically-supported camp for kids with serious illnesses and their family members, is proud to announce the appointment of Bill McCurdy to its Board of Directors. Mr. McCurdy assumed the role of Board Treasurer and serves on the Finance and Development Committees. Mr. McCurdy […]

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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