Area children’s hospitals sharing our vision.
Our 12 partnering hospitals and medical centers throughout Michigan and the Chicago area share our belief that camp has the power to promote healing for children with serious health challenges. They are: Beaumont Children’s, Bronson Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Covenant HealthCare, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital of Spectrum Health, Henry Ford Health System, Hurley Children’s Hospital, Rush University Medical Center, Ascension – St. John Providence, Sparrow Health System, The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital and University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.
A Memorandum of Understanding with each institution outlines responsibilities toward ensuring North Star Reach’s success. Hospital partners are a primary referral source for campers and families as well as help provide access to the high-quality medical volunteers that generously give their time to help make camp happen. North Star Reach, as an independent organization and statewide resource, provides year-round, cost-free camp programming to children with serious health challenges and their families regardless of their hospital affiliation.
“Aside from my parents, camp is one of the most influential things in my life,” says North Star Reach Medical Director Dr. “Skip” Walton. “We are excited to work with all pediatric institutions across Michigan and the surrounding states to offer a transforming camp experience to children who typically cannot participate.” (Our Medical Advisory Board is listed on “Our People” page.)