Upcoming Events

August 18, 2019

Swim to the Moon

Keep Calm and Swim On...and help raise money for North Star Reach! Help us celebrate 10 years of this extraordinary open-water swimming adventure through the picturesque Hiland Chain of Lakes near Hell, Michigan by signing up today. Choose your distance — .5 mile, 1.2 miles, 5K, or 10K — and enjoy the beautiful scenery with plenty of safety and nutritional support along the way, all the while showing support for our camp.

August 27, 2019

Stories from North Star Reach

An evening of storytelling by teen campers at Ann Arbor's Literati Bookstore. 7-8 p.m. (free and open to the public)

September 06, 2019

A&F Challenge

Join us at the 18th annual A&F Challenge, where we’ll once again raise money to support SeriousFun Children’s Network camps and programs, including North Star Reach. Event is jam-packed with live music, fresh eats, family-friendly games & more. Follow link to our team page.

September 13, 2019

Under the North Star

Join us for “Under the North Star,” our annual signature fundraising event in support of sending children with serious illnesses to camp. Hosted at the beautiful historic Detroit Athletic Club in the heart of downtown Detroit, the exclusive evening will feature a night of inspiration, entertainment and great food.

October 20, 2019

Fall Family Fest

Our 2nd Annual Fall Family Fest will feature trick or treating, live entertainment, and a chance to enjoy a terrific afternoon at camp with family and friends (at the peak of fall color!). Proceeds support our mission of providing life-changing camp experiences to kids with serious health challenges and their families.

Recent News

August 14, 2019

2019 Trail Mix Newsletter

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

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.

November 22, 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 17, 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 31, 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.

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