Thank you for visiting my North Star Reach Camp-A-Thon Team page!
North Star Reach has been a place to call home and a tight-knit community for myself, along with hundreds of campers, families, and other volunteers since Summer 2016. It was a summer that changed my life as I discovered the Mooseness and experienced camp magic for the very first time.
North Star Reach provides camp experiences to children with serious health challenges and their families, free of charge.
At North Star Reach, campers are able to attend a camp where they can just be kids for a week and raise a little hell, all while being monitored and supported by trained nurses and doctors. Weeks at camp are filled with joy, creativity, exploration, challenges, "bursts of firsts", and a whole lot of love. There are countless opportunities for campers to gain independence, build friendships, and try new things. Campers and volunteers alike experience undeniable growth, and year after year, we return to camp to reunite and continue building the community and memories that get us through until we can be together again.
This year, camp looks a little different. We won't be gathering around an opening campfire, congregating for No Hands Spaghetti Dinner in the dining hall, or partying it up at the Carnivartyartyance. Although we all wish to be together, the NSR team has been working to put together a summer of virtual programming and support services for campers and families during the coming months.
With high hopes that campfires may still be lit and camp magic continues to be spread, I am asking you to consider donating. Any amount will be greatly welcomed and appreciated. Thank you for joining me in support of North Star Reach's mission to provide life-changing camp experiences to children with serious health challenges and their families.
Stay safe. Stay well. Stay connected.