Articles from Camp North Star Reach

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 […]

“Do you think I will be able to go to camp this year?”

Twelve-year-old Nora has attended North Star Reach for two summers, learning new skills, gaining confidence, and making friends with other kids who also have congenital heart disorders. “In just a short span of time,” she says, “I formed a lasting bond with all these kids who understand what I live with every day: they live […]

News Spotlight: Unique Camp Design & Benefits to Pediatric Patients

North Star Reach CEO Doug Armstrong was in Traverse City recently sharing the origins of North Star Reach and camp design with architects from around the state. He was joined by lead camp architect Jan Culberston, senior principal at Ann Arbor-based A3C Collaborative Architecture, at the American Institute of Architects Michigan (AIA MI) chapter’s Annual […]

Our Moose Herd is Growing, Thanks to You

Back in December, we asked our fans to “round up” the adorable stuffed moose on sale around town. We’re thrilled to announce that our huggable herd has grown to more than a dozen. Thank you, moose wranglers! Special thanks to one of our campers, Emily (pictured above with Patrick, our Camping Director), who recently delivered one […]

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New Summer Camp Serves Children with Epilepsy

We’re thrilled to announce that this summer we’ll add a sixth summer camp, hosting children with epilepsy and seizure disorders, thanks to a new partnership with the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan. Since 2004, the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan has hosted Camp Discovery, a medically-supported sleepaway summer camp for kids living with epilepsy. North Star Reach […]

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