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Outdoor Adventures
House on Metolius

Outdoor Adventures


Enjoy the gorgeous setting of House on Metolius with a local guide and educator

Starshine offers...

Mini Camps for kids, custom suited to your family and friends

Stargazing tours of the incredible Central Oregon night sky

Guided Nature Walks with a local guide on the pristine Metolius River

Mini Camps

Starshine offers private outdoor programs for kids, custom suited to your family and friends at House on Metolius, as well as, care for larger groups during weddings. Starshine mini camps blend nature, imagination, and performance in half day, evening, and/or custom programs by the hour.  Kids ages 0+ go on scavenger hunts, catch bugs, create their own nature-inspired performances, identify birds and their songs, build fairy houses, forts and more, while the adults get deep in vacation mode!

Rates :

Day Programs: 1-2 kids starts at $120. Add $20 per extra child or for children ages 3 and under. 

Evening Programs (after 5pm) : 1-2 kids starts at $140. Add $20 per extra child or for children ages 3 and under. 

Wedding childcare : More weddings details found at this webpage


"We booked a half day with Jennie for our group of four and six year old kids...They all had a great time and we all got to do some adulting...- the best part of the weekend! Thanks Jennie!"

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Adults and kids will enjoy the brilliance of Central Oregon's incredible night sky together with local naturalist and educator, Jennie Sharp. You'll listen to an ancient story about the stars, look at the moon through binoculars, find constellations, see planets, and learn amazing facts about our universe, all in the gorgeous setting at House on Metolius. Programs begin about a half hour after sunset and last approximately one hour. 

"It was fascinating looking at the stars and learning about them, the constellations, and planets. I liked having the sky chart and learning how to use it--very cool! Now I have developed a better informed appreciation for the dark night sky."

Guided Hike


Explore the incredible beauty and natural diversity of House on Metolius alongside local naturalist and educator, Jennie Sharp. You'll learn about local plants and animals, geography, geology, and human history in this gorgeous place. Programs last two hours and are custom fitted to your group. Kids and adults are welcome!


Cost: $100 per group of 1-4. Additional adults cost $20. Additional kids cost $15. 


"What a great experience. Jennie was super knowledgeable, flexible with our plans, and just really fun to be around. I would highly recommend her tours!"

How to Book

1. Confirm availability of date chosen by checking the calendar below

2. Use a Request to Book button below, call/text 541-645-0688, or email

For confirmed kids programs:

3. Fill out an online registration form for participants of kids programs. 

For ALL confirmed programs:

4. Fill out waiver for participants of ALL programs. 

Cancellation Policy

Bookings canceled more than 14 days in advance will receive full refund, otherwise a partial refund of 35% will be returned.

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Learn About Your Guide

Check out Starshine's About Page to learn about our guide

Day Pack List for Kids Programs

Please make sure your child has:

  • appropriate outdoor clothing

  • an extra warm layer (it can be chilly on the lake)

  • a water bottle

  • durable shoes

  • sunscreen applied

  • hat

  • a snack and/or lunch



During the school year (September - mid June), I am possibly available on certain weekends and holidays, as well as M-F 9-2. I do not regularly update the calendar below with all of the unavailable times. Please request your ideal time, and I hope to accommodate you, but know that I may not be available.

Thank you for your understanding!

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