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Rainy Day at Camp Starlight

Rainy Day at Camp Starlight

A rainy day at camp is better than a sunny day stuck at home! Summer weather in the northeast can be unpredictable. Sometimes you have weeks of high temps and sunshine, other weeks you’ve got off-and-on rainstorms. Thankfully, Camp Starlight is here to provide an […]

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My Favorite Memories at Camp

My Favorite Memories at Camp

My favorite memory at camp is the first day. We all sat down at picnic table. We all said hi and played some games to get to know each other better. Camp is a place to make strangers into BFFs! I will never forget my […]

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Interpersonal Skills at Camp Starlight

Interpersonal Skills at Camp Starlight

In a world where third graders have cell phones and middle school students are striving to be “Insta-famous,” it’s no wonder teachers, and parents are noticing that students lack basic interpersonal skills needed to be successful in the real world. This is why more and […]

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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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