An Authentic Community of Support

Families who care for children with complex medical needs are especially vulnerable during these uncertain times. To help ease the sense of isolation and stress camper parents and caregivers are facing, we’re offering ongoing special content and supportive resources.

Delivered in new ways, these initiatives are intended to offer hope, improved well-being and meaningful connections with other parents and caregivers on a similar journey.

Creating Generous Spaces for Connection

“Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.” – Researcher & author, Brené Brown

Despite the transition from offering traditional on-site programs to alternative programming during the Covid-19 pandemic, our goals—supporting our camper families with high-quality, cost-free, inclusive programs—are as vital as ever. Whether in person or online, our experienced team offers children with serious illnesses and their siblings, parents and caregivers the chance to connect in respectful and caring spaces.

Parent & Caregiver Support Groups

Led by a trained facilitator, these support groups meet every other week. Open to parents and caregivers of children with serious illnesses. Register today.

Virtual Camper Meetups

An extension of our camp programming, these virtual meetups give North Star Reach campers and their siblings, who are between the ages of 7 and 17, a chance to connect with peers in small online gathering spaces. Register today.

Fall Campily Weekend Retreat 

Newly designed “Campily Retreat” programs will adapt traditional Family Camp Weekend programming to ensure COVID-19 precautions while giving families a chance to enjoy a camp getaway experience. (Applications now closed.) See 2022 Campily Retreat Schedule.

Young Adult Meetups

These virtual meetups are an opportunity for North Star Reach camper alumni, ages 18-24, to connect with peers in small online gathering spaces. Register today.

A Healing Place

Whether through in-person camp or virtual experiences, North Star Reach family programs give families a chance to enjoy time together while also building community and connection with other families on a similar journey. Below you can listen to parents share their experiences during a traditional onsite family camp weekend.

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North Star Reach Camp

1200 University Camp Drive
Pinckney, MI 48169

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North Star Reach is an independent nonprofit medical speciality camp based in Pinckney, Michigan. We provide life-changing camp experiences for children living with serious illnesses and their families, at no charge to them. You can support us today by making a donation.

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North Star Reach Camp

1200 University Camp Drive
Pinckney, MI 48169

Stay Connected

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

North Star Reach is an independent nonprofit medical speciality camp based in Pinckney, Michigan. We provide life-changing camp experiences for children living with serious illnesses and their families, at no charge to them. You can support us today by making a donation.

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