Upcoming Events

January 12, 2022

Parent/Caregiver Support Groups

These free, ongoing, bi-weekly support groups cover a variety of topics including Hope & Healing, Self-Care, and an Open Discussion. Open to any parent or guardian caring for a child with a serious medical diagnosis. Click headline to register today.

January 18, 2022

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. Click headline to register today.

January 28, 2022

Family Game Night

A family-friendly evening of spirited games and community connection, hosted on Zoom from 7-8 PM (EST). Registration and details coming soon.

Recent News

January 07, 2022

2022 Program Announcement

Announcement about plans to begin safely welcoming North Star Reach campers back to camp onsite for the 2022 family and summer camp season.

December 01, 2021

2020 Annual Report

During a year of unprecedented challenges, see the positive impact our donors, volunteers, and staff made for hundreds of children living with serious illnesses and their families.

August 18, 2021

Sun Times News

A look at why North Star Reach is a place like no other for kids living with serious illnesses and their family members.

July 28, 2021

Concentrate Media

Funding supports year-round remote programming for teens with serious illnesses

June 28, 2021


$380K grant supports ideas for teen after-school programs in Washtenaw, Livingston counties

April 20, 2021


News about our 2021 camp-at-home summer prograrms.

March 03, 2021

The Sun Times News

Conference dedicated to helping parents and caregivers grieve the loss of a loved one, diagnosis of a child or family member with a chronic illness, or other life-changing events.

October 20, 2020

WDIV/Local 4

Experience drive-thru Halloween light show near Ann Arbor

June 06, 2020

WDIV/Local 4

WDIV/Local 4 series on North Star Reach's virtual summer camp programming.

August 04, 2019

Livingston County's North Star Reach Camp

It's a childhood staple: summer camp! But for children with grave diseases or conditions, 24-hour care makes this tradition nearly impossible. One Michigan camp decided to make it possible.

March 06, 2019

The Fresh Air Camp

From the 1920s through the ’70s, the University of Michigan offered a green sanctuary northwest of Ann Arbor as a retreat for kids in need of special attention. It was called The Fresh Air Camp. Today, the site is called North Star Reach. Read about the rich history that belongs to the place we now call home.

December 06, 2018

North Star Reach offers seriously ill kids camp fun

In just three summers since its opening, Camp North Star Reach, on 105 acres in Pinckney, Mich., has given 1,944 children with serious illnesses a weeklong summer camp experience free from barriers. And free of cost.

August 01, 2018

2018 Summer Newsletter

Our printed newsletter with features and news about our summer season. Click to view the PDF.

Archived News

November 11, 2016

Celebrating Our First Fall Family Camp Weekend Season

We just wrapped up an incredible first-ever Fall Family Camp season. During our four weekend sessions, held from late September through early November, we hosted 48 fantastic families, which included 180 campers of all ages. Many thanks to our all-star team of dedicated volunteers: We couldn’t have done it without you!

September 9, 2016

A Groundbreaking First Summer

To each and every individual who joined us for an unforgettably inspiring first summer season—including our remarkable campers and their families, dedicated volunteers, and generous donors—we extend our deepest gratitude. We couldn’t have created life-changing camp experiences for more than 200 children without you.

July 7, 2016

30 Chicago-Area Children Coming to North Star Reach

With the help of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of Illinois (SCDAI), 30 Chicago-area children living daily with this genetic and chronic disease will arrive at North Star Reach today and spend a week at camp.