Our Family Camp programs are entirely free of charge and open to families with a child who has a diagnosis within the areas associated with one of our family camp sessions (see our 2018 schedule below). In addition, the child who has a serious health challenge must be 17 years old or younger (yes, infants are welcome!) and has not previously attended a North Star Reach summer camp. After a family’s first Family Camp experience, with a camper younger than age 7, they are eligible to apply to Family Camp until their camper turns 7 and can then apply for a summer camp session. We ask that families only attend one Family Camp per year.
During our Family Camps, we offer many activities similar to our summer camp programs, such as boating, arts and crafts, archery, evening campfires, morning hikes, and more. We purposefully plan these activities so that families can spend time together.
North Star Reach Family Camps begin Friday evening (welcome and check-in starts at 6 p.m.) and will run until 12 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Since there are a limited number of spots available, families must commit to being at camp Friday to Sunday. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate Saturday arrivals.
Dance Marathon Family Camp is for families who are a Dance Marathon family OR families with a camper diagnosed with a physical or developmental challenge.