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Lake Creek Lodge

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Custom Kids Programs

Play with Starshine at Lake Creek Lodge!

Program Basics

Starshine offers private programs for kids, custom suited to your family and friends at Lake Creek Lodge. Starshine activities blend nature, imagination, and performance in half day, evening, and/or 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 parents get deep in vacation mode! Stargazing programs for the whole family also available. Request to book anytime!

Day Programs

 Evening Programs

Otter Playtime

Kids will get wild with wildlife at Lake Creek as they learn about and perform as animals. They'll search for sign of the resident otters, go on a wildlife scavenger hunt, catch bugs, learn animal language, identify birds and bird calls, and listen to animal stories. They'll also explore camouflage, stalking, tracking, and shelter building. 

Imagine on the Metolius

Kids will go on a whimsical quest with the spirit of fantasy, dreams, and fairy tales. They'll build a fort, fairy castles and gnome homes, imagine and perform as characters from nature, and more!

Lake Creek Circus

Kids will get silly as they clown around at Lake Creek. They'll tell jokes, juggle, hoola hoop, and learn about to miming and clowning. They might even create and perform their own circus act!

Creativity on the Creek

Kids will attune to the calming waters of Lake Creek as they learn, listen to, reflect, and revel in our environment's science, beauty, and history.  They will learn about the unique science and natural history of Lake Creek.  Then they'll artistically express the ecology and beauty of this unique waterway.  Choose an artistic medium to explore with ahead of time: photography, sketching, journaling, music, poetry, or short stories. 

Play ball!

Kids will play some of the fun games that Lake Creek Lodge has to offer: tennis, ping pong, soccer, football, lawn games. 

Family Stargazing

Kids and families will enjoy the brilliance of Central Oregon's incredible night sky. They'll listen to an ancient story about the stars, look at the moon through binoculars, find constellations, and look at planets through a 70mm beginners telescope (100 x's the human eye). 

Night Hike

Kids will experience Lake Creek in a different light as they adventure outside at dusk to explore, sing silly songs, play ridiculous games. They might go on a no-light night hike, play nocturnal animal games, enjoy a campfire (regulations permitting), and stargaze.


How to Book

1. Pick a date/time for your program

2. Confirm availability by checking the calendar below

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

Your requested booking will remain pending for 24 hours after communication from Starshine confirming your requested program.


To confirm your booking: 

1. Pay deposit (half of total cost) with Venmo (@starshine-theater) or use credit card with payment button 

2. Fill out an online registration form for each participant.

3. Complete liability waivers and email to:

4. Pick a program theme. 

You'll pay the remainder of the program cost after the completion of the program.


Cancelation Policy

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


Learn About Your Instructor

Check out Starshine's About Page to learn about our instructors. 

Day Pack List

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

  • snacks 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.  Instructors have 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!

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