Annual Fund

At this very moment, hundreds of kids like Nora with serious illnesses are dreaming of camp adventures. Your gift to our Summer Dreamin’ campaign makes their dreams possible.

Twelve-year-old Nora has attended North Star Reach for two summers, learning new skills, gaining confidence, and making friends with other kids who also have congenital heart disorders. “In just a short span of time,” she says, “I formed a lasting bond with all these kids who understand what I live with every day: they live with it too.” Following a surgery on her spine in June, we’re thrilled to report that Nora was able to join her friends at Cardiology Camp in July.

Though our camp feels like a traditional camp, behind the scenes is a state-of-the-art health center staffed by world-class doctors and nurses. North Star Reach also offers a Sibling Camp, for brothers and sisters of campers with a medical condition. Nora’s sister, Haddie, and brother, Fletcher, joined us last summer. The video below shows how camp has made a difference to their whole family.

With your help, we can make sure that kids like Nora and her siblings enjoy a summer adventure.  Please make an online donation below to help support a cost-free camp experience for children with life-changing health challenges and their family members. Every gift counts and no gift is too small.