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NSC New Year's Resolution
An excerpt from Angela Duckworth's "Grit" : According to Stanford developmental psychologist Bill Damon, such a beyond-the-self orientation can and should be deliberately cultivated. Now in the fifth decade of his distinguished career, Bill studies how adol...

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November News Update
On this Thanksgiving, I want to share with you our traditional grace, a poem by Edwin Markham: There is a destiny that makes us brothers, None goes his way alone, All that we give into the lives of others, Comes back into our own.   Come Thanksgiving each y...

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November News Update
There is a destiny that makes us brothers, None goes his way alone, All that we give into the lives of others, Comes back into our own.   Come Thanksgiving each year, I find myself feeling so thankful for the North Star family, but never have I felt as than...

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Settle Up Success!
Last month I wrote to you about the North Star Settle Up Challenge, a gift matching campaign that invited our camp alumni to match donations made by our current staff from their camp paychecks at the end of the summer for the benefit of Camp for All Kids.  ...

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Alumni: The Settle Up Challenge
Vickie and I hope you are enjoying your summer. Even though there is always “plenty of camping left,” it’s hard to believe there is only one more week left of second session. It’s been an amazing summer at camp with some big new additions. We built the bran...

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Second Session is Underway!
The second session of North Star’s 72nd summer is officially underway! When we got off the bus, the staff and the 8-week campers were cheering like crazy to welcome our new campers. It was a beautiful sunny day and it dried out the puddles from last week’s ...

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Revolutionary Spirit
One of our Intermediate campers summed it up this way. "Fourth of July is one of those days that makes you wish camp went on all year." When you walk into the dining hall, the guys are singing and dancing.  Born in the USA, Party in the USA, Proud to be an ...

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Those Camp Moments
At camp, not everything goes as planned. Tonight was supposed to be our opening Green-White Series, but the weather had other plans. Instead, we waited out the rain in the Lodge as only our guys can... Our first trips of the summer returned back to camp tod...

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The Summer of 2016 is Underway!
All, all, all of the campers have arrived safely and North Star’s 72nd summer is officially underway! The boys arrived to a perfect Northwoods day of 77 degrees and sunny and were welcomed by the most energetic staff you could imagine, jumping up and down t...
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