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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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What’s Your Favorite Part of Camp?

What’s Your Favorite Part of Camp?

When asked the question, “What’s your favorite part of camp,” I am sure many campers would say everything. Personally when I get asked the same question my response is everything as well. But what does everything really mean? Is it the sunsets on the lake […]

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How Camp Fosters Independence for Parents and Children

How Camp Fosters Independence for Parents and Children

Spending a summer at a sleepaway camp is a fun way for campers to gain a new sense of responsibility and independence. For many campers, their first summer camp experience is their first experience away from home. As they learn to navigate a new place, […]

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The Big Picture at Camp Starlight

The Big Picture at Camp Starlight

It’s easy for children to think of their entire lives in the context of their “nucleus,”’ their home, their community, their school, their family, their friends. They typically have no need to seek beyond their immediate surroundings, and their perspective of the world is seen […]

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Sports at Camp Starlight

Sports at Camp Starlight

\Sports play a significant role in the lives of boys and girls across the country. Many children are encouraged by parents and teachers to try a sport, make the team, and be the best. Although the intentions are good, many children and teenagers get burnt […]

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Being a Counselor Assistant at Camp Starlight

Being a Counselor Assistant at Camp Starlight

Sixteen is not an age you would associate with a summer camp. When you think of a sixteen year old, words like “rock n roll,” “rebellion,” and “sleep in extremely late” flash like snapshots of your own teen years into your head. Teenagers typically want […]

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Why Campers Return as Camp Starlight Counselors

Why Campers Return as Camp Starlight Counselors

For many campers, Camp Starlight becomes a second home, a special place that welcomes you back every summer like family and supports you to be the best person you can be. Camp Starlight becomes a staple in many campers lives’ and for a few of […]

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Sleeping in Bunks Transforms Friendships

Sleeping in Bunks Transforms Friendships

An iconic element of summer camp is the experience of sleeping in a bunk every night of the summer. Cozy wooden cabins house the campers for the entire summer and these bunks often times host the best memories a camper makes. What makes sleeping in […]

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