A Day At Camp

Most staff have dual roles – cabin counselor and program staff. Being a cabin counselor means that you are assigned to live in a cabin with one or two other counselors. The co-counselors work together to supervise the campers living in that cabin. There are 8 - 10 campers who are the same school grade living in the cabin. The cabin counselors become the parental figures for their campers by supervising them, looking after their social and emotional needs, helping them foster healthy relationships, and being positive role models for them.

Campers are grouped according to gender and age. We have three age divisions of campers :

Juniors (7 - 10 year olds)
Middies (11 - 13 year olds)
Seniors (14 - 17 olds)

Each division lives in their own area with boys and girls separated. There are 8-10 campers in each cabin. North Star’s campers come from across the U.S. and around the world. Typically there are 1 - 2 international campers in each cabin.

Monday through Friday for 5 periods a day the role changes to program staff. Each staff member is hired to teach/instruct/coach in one or two program areas. For campers, there are 6 activity periods per day. Each staff member has 1 period off and 5 scheduled activity periods per day. The program areas are arts, athletics, outdoors, and waterfront. Each program area has its own director to train and supervise the staff.

Evenings and weekends are for special events and programs with your cabin. This schedule is planned and organized by directors. The activities will include carnivals, dances, campfires, casino night, lip sync contests, beach parties, and more.


Sample Schedule



7:30 Wake Up

8:00 Breakfast

8:45 Cabin Clean-up

9:45 1st Activity

10:50 2nd Activity

12:00 Lunch

12:45 Rest Time

1:30 3rd Activity