About

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

Starshine is currently partnering with The Suttle Lodge 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. 

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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 and the 2019 performance, Oregon Winter in the Nugget here.

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