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About

Starshine is dedicated to empowering kids to shine their inner selves.

Starshine is currently partnering with local resorts to offer outdoor programs for kids, custom suited to your family + small group of family friends. Starshine activities blend nature, imagination, and performance in half day, full day, evening, and/or custom programs by the hour. Kids can go on scavenger hunts, create their own nature-inspired performances, learn to identify birds and their songs, build fairy houses, and more. 

Benefits to performance

There are so many positive benefits to performance- and imagination-based activities from increased emotional regulation, sensory awareness, enhanced focus and concentration skills, as well as improved oral communication skills, and self-confidence. Theater-based programs can be a perfect place for eccentric and outgoing kids, as well as shy kids, since they provide a fun, inclusive learning environment for all. 

Read a Nugget News article about Starshine Summer Camps here.    

Read a Nugget News article about Starshine Talent Shows here.

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About Owner & Director
Jennie Sharp

Jennie Sharp has been performing since she can remember. She has had countless parts in plays, dance and piano recitals, choir performances, home-made shows, and more recently producing shows with Starshine, at the Black Butte School in Camp Sherman. She also taught Intro to Drama at Sisters Middle School in 2020. 

 

After receiving her teaching license in 2007, Jennie, has had a variety of teaching roles, from teaching field science in Yosemite, to teaching core subjects like language arts and social studies in Oregon schools. She is now dedicated to giving kids opportunities to perform and grow on stage and out in nature.

 

Since 2015, Jennie has directed the Black Butte School's annual winter performance, creating memorable and timeless experiences for the performers and their adoring audiences. You can read more about Black Butte School's 2018 performance, American Winter, in a Nugget News article here, the 2019 performance, Oregon Winter in the Nugget here, and the 2021 Winter Parade here

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About Instructor
Delaney Sharp

Delaney Sharp is a local teacher and naturalist. Delaney has been teaching outdoors and in the classroom for over twenty years; seven locally in the Metolius Basin. He is also a local angler with experience teaching young children and adults how to fly fish. 

Delaney has a Bachelor's in History from Oregon State University and a Masters of Teaching from Lewis and Clark. He has taught in Oregon public schools since 2013, and currently as Head Teacher at Black Butte School in Camp Sherman. He also has experience teaching outdoor school programs for OMSI (Oregon Museum of Sience and Industry) on the Oregon Coast and in the Cascades, Nature Bridge in Yosemite, and for Cascade Mountain School at Mt. Adams in Washington.