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Snail Mail – Sending and receiving handwritten letters is much more personal

Snail Mail – Sending and receiving handwritten letters is much more personal

When was the last time you wrote a handwritten letter? When was the last time you went out to the mailbox to find a handwritten letter addressed to you? If you are like most people, receiving a letter in the mailbox instead of an inbox […]

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Camp Starlight Appreciation

Camp Starlight Appreciation

Written by Hayden (Lakehouse B) Appreciation is often missed in our daily lives. We always are onto the next, never really stopping to appreciate what we’re doing. To me, appreciation can take many, many forms. It can be returning a favor, doing something kind for […]

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Saying Goodbye is harder than Saying Hello

Saying Goodbye is harder than Saying Hello

The campers who arrive at camp are not the same campers who go home at the end of the summer. After weeks playing, exploring, dancing, connecting, singing, running and trying new things, they leave camp better than they arrive. There is so much change and […]

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10 Ways to Connect with Campers: Camp Starlight Counselors

10 Ways to Connect with Campers: Camp Starlight Counselors

To have a summer of fun and happiness as a counselor, you need to ensure that your campers are having just as much fun and are just as happy. The best way to make sure both you and your campers are having an amazing summer […]

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Things I Wish I Knew Before My First Summer

Things I Wish I Knew Before My First Summer

Everyone remembers his or her first summer at camp. They remember the countdown until the big day, the careful packing and the butterflies as they arrive at camp. When you arrive at camp for the first time, you have many questions and uncertainties. You’re curious […]

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Coming Full Circle at Camp Starlight

Coming Full Circle at Camp Starlight

A significant number of our counselors are campers who just can’t get enough of Camp Starlight. Some of our veteran camp counselors and staff members started out as wide-eyed, excited, first-time campers who fell in love with sleepaway camp. The camp experience is ingrained so […]

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Why Campers are Thankful for Thanksgiving

Why Campers are Thankful for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect and think about all the amazing opportunities and qualities in your life you are grateful for and appreciate. A time spent with family, Thanksgiving reminds everyone to say what they are thankful for and to thank others for positively […]

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Camp Starlight Appreciation

Camp Starlight Appreciation

Written by Peyton (Lakehouse C) 7 years ago, I started attending Camp Starlight. Coming from Florida, I didn’t know anyone here, and I was definitely scared and nervous about making friends. I remember my first day so vividly. I was on the last bus to […]

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Camp Now More Than Ever

Camp Now More Than Ever

There is something about spending the summer at a sleepaway camp that allows kids and teens to connect in a way they just can’t at school. Maybe it’s the extended time they spend together or the fact that selfies and Instagram and the social media […]

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Happy Halloween from Camp Starlight

Happy Halloween from Camp Starlight

When you go to camp it’s basically Halloween all the time! At Camp Starlight, there are so many opportunities where campers can express themselves by wearing a costume! We encourage our campers to be silly, the sillier the costume the better! Whether it’s wearing a […]

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