top of page

Custom Experiences
House on Metolius

Custom Programs


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

Starshine offers...

⭐️ Programs 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

Custom Outdoor Kids Programs

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 activities blend nature, imagination, and performance in half day, full 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!


Day Programs: 1-2 kids starts at $100. 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 : custom pricing fit to the wedding; but generally run $100/child for 2-3 hours


"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!"

IMG_1144 2.JPG


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 a half hour after sunset and last approximately one hour. 

Cost: 1-4 people $125; additional adults $20, kids $15

"Jennie was awesome and stargazing was a highlight of our vacation. She tailored the experience and kept my 3 and 5 year olds engaged. They sat still for 1 hour (!) learning about the stars. Now they repeat facts about black holes, the Milky Way and red giants. My husband and I loved it too."

Guided Nature Walk

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.

  • 3 Hour Starshine Program for 1-2 kids. Add $20 per extra child.

    Starting at $100
  • 3 hrs for 1-2 kids between 6pm-10pm. Add $20 per extra child.

    Starts at $140
  • 1 hr stargazing for the adults and kids. Starts half hour after sunset...

    Starting at $125
  • Enjoy a private guided experience of the incredible natural beauty of ...

    Starting at $100

Request to Book

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

Response to COVID-19

Starshine, LLC. will adhere to all current Oregon state guidelines. All programs take place outdoors except in the case of inclement weather.  The instructor has been vaccinated and boosted



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!

bottom of page