One of our most commonly-asked questions by parents/guardians during the enrollment process is, “Can I come to camp?” In 2024, parents, grandparents, siblings, and your camper have the ability to attend Camp Starfish together!
Family camp is a fall weekend designed to provide structured fun for all ages. Experience meals in the Starfish dining hall, campfires at Gathering, and other traditional camp activities! Family Camp participants are housed in our main camp cabins; your family will be housed together in one cabin. Bathhouses are communal (with private stalls) and are located adjacent to the cabins in the village. 4 participants are included in the cost of the program, though additional participants may be added for an extra cost if you inquire at the time of your application.
The schedule for family camp is much more loosely structured than a typical summer program at Camp Starfish. Our goal is that families are able to experience many of the activities campers have access to during the summer; because of this, a schedule will be provided for the weekend that includes a rotation of activities including some big-group activites (ex. a soccer game on the field or a scavenger hunt across the campsite) and some small-group activites (ex. half of the group is at the high-ropes course, while the other half is having a tie-dye extravaganza; the families switch when the block is done.)
Please note that, unlike our summer sessions, staff at family camp are there to lead program areas, ensure families have access to materials as needed, and act as guides as you explore the fun that is planned during your stay. Though there may be periods during the day when campers do activities independently from adults, families should not assume they will spend the majority of their weekend apart from Starfish campers and are ultimately responsible for all children in their party while in attendance.
The Family Camp Experience
“Going to camp is such a wonderful part of our year! We cannot thank you enough. It is such a confidence booster which is so important for a young adult who struggles socially! Camp is a place to recharge and have fund and build social confidence.”
– 2023 Parent