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Summer Camp

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Summer Camps

Play in the gorgeous setting of Suttle Lake!

Starshine Summer Camps blend nature and imagination activities for kids ages 5-12. Kids play, splash, imagine, explore, build forts, go on quests, and get silly together, all in the beautiful setting of Suttle Lake. 

2024
Camp Basics

Starshine Wild Warriors Camp 

July 29 - August 2 | 9 AM - 2 PM  |  Ages 5 - 11 Waitlist Only

NEW!!! August 26 - 30  |  9 AM - 2 PM  |  Ages 8 - 12 NEW!!!  

Starshine Imagineers Camp

June 17 - 21  |  9 AM - 2 PM  |  Ages 5 - 11  Waitlist Only

July 15 - 19 | 9 AM - 2 PM  |  Ages 5 - 11  Waitlist Only

Starshine Circus Camp

July 22 - 26  |  9 AM - 2 PM | Ages 5 -11 Waitlist Only

All camps take place at The Suttle Lodge

Cost: $295*  

(Payment plans available on request. Scholarship information here. )

*Returning Starshine Campers receive 10% off with the promo code: RETURN24**

Please email jennie@starshine-theater.com to get on a waitlist.

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"My son had the absolute best week! 100% will be doing again!" ~ Taylor 2023

"What an incredible experience! My daughter was so excited to arrive every morning to play, pretend, and explore. They learned magic tricks, circus acts, joke telling, acting, and put on an adorable circus show at the end of the 5 days. Thank you to Jennie for providing a space to build creativity, imagination, self-expression, and confidence! We will definitely be back next year!" ~ Amanda 2022

Benefits of Imagination and Performance 

Increased emotional regulation, sensory awareness, enhanced focused and concentration skills, improved oral communication skills, self-confidence, leadership, trust, teamwork are just some of the benefits to imagination play and performace. Starshine programs are perfect for eccentric and outgoing kids, as well as introverted and shy kids, since they provide an inclusive learning environment for all! 

Starshine Wild Warriors Camp

Wild Warriors are kids who are connected to themselves, their communities, and their environment. They are leaders who strive for balance in their natural and human communities. They are masters of their habitat. In this camp, kids will train, and ultimately accomplish a quest to become a Starshine Wild Warrior.  With inspiration from animal adaptations, they will tap into positive Wild Warrior character traits, like courage, teamwork, mindfulness, stealth, and strength, while exploring and having fun in the gorgeous setting of Suttle Lake.
 
Each camp day kids will learn a different skill and perform a challenge to earn an honor on their way to becoming a Starshine Wild Warrior, including archery! To accomplish their quest, kids will trek
 to Suttle Lake Camp's low ropes course where they will perform an individual and team challenge.  They'll also have "lake time" where they'll splash in the lake (only up to their knees, no swimming). 

Day One: Wild Warriors are TEAM PLAYERS!    Skills : Teamwork, Trust, Confidence

Day Two: Wild Warriors are STEALTHY!   Skills : Stealth, Observation, Sensory Awareness

Day Three: Wild Warriors are TREACHEROUS!   Skills : Strength, Speed, Protection, Archery

Day Four:  Wild Warriors are MINDFUL!  Skills : Mindfulness, Compassion, Awareness

Day Five: WE are WILD WARRIORS Challenge Quest, Low Ropes Course, and Honoring Ceremony

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Click to learn about Guide, Liz Flage who will lead Juy 29-Aug 2nd camp; Owner & Director, Jennie Sharp will lead Aug 26-30 camp.

"Starshine was my kids’ sixth camp of the summer and they said it was their favorite one! What a perfect spot for kids to play and Jennie does such a great job with all the kid-energy!" ~ Emily 2022

Starshine Imagineers Camp

Starshine Imagineers Camp combines nature, imagination, and play! Kids will dive deep into their imaginations as they "become" wild animals, fairies, wizards, pirates, and more. They'll go on treasure hunts, catch bugs, build forts, perform magic tricks, and more! Each day kids will have "lake time" where they'll splash in the lake (only up to their knees, no swimming). 

Day One: Team Building    We'll get to know each other by solving challenges and playing games.

Day Two: We Are Animals   We'll learn about the local wildlife, catch bugs, and play fun animal games.

Day Three: Pirates   We'll become pirates as we search for clues to the "treasure," tie knots, and sing shanties.

Day Four:  Witches & Wizards  We'll cast spells, make wands and potions, and learn a bit of magic.

Day Five: Forest Fantasy  We'll commune with magic woodland creatures, like fairies and gnomes.

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Click here to learn more about Instructor, Jennie Sharp.

"My kids loved this camp! They spent time in nature playing games and learning how to perform." ~ Marianela 2022

Starshine Circus Camp

Starshine Circus Camp activities blend nature, imagination, and performance. Kids will go on scavenger hunts, catch bugs, create fun characters, build fairy houses, listen to and tell stories, play games and more! Campers will create a "Suttle Circus," learning different circus acts during the week, like joke-telling, juggling, magic tricks, clowning, hoola-hooping, and imaginary menagerie! Each day kids will have "lake time" where they'll splash in the lake (only up to their knees, no swimming). At the end of each camp day (except day one) parents are invited to watch mini circus performances as the kids practice their new skills. On the last day of camp, kids will put on their very own Starshine Circus! 

Day One: Team Building    We'll get to know each other by solving challenges and playing games.

Day Two: Comedy   We'll laugh together as we tell jokes and clown around.

Day Three: We Are Animals   We'll catch bugs, play fun animal games, and create an imaginary menagerie.

Day Four: Mountain Magic   We'll commune with magic forest creatures and learn magic tricks.

Day Five: Starshine Circus  Kids will learn circus tricks like juggling and hoola hoops and perform their own circus!

Click here or scroll down for more important details.

Click here to learn more about Instructor, Jennie Sharp

Click here to read a Nugget News article about Starshine Circus Camp

"My son and nephew loved this camp! It was just the right combination of open-ended imaginative free play and structured activities. The kids build confidence throughout the week as they explore performing arts in a safe environment. With magic, jokes, and music, they get silly on stage and have so much fun. Jennie is great to work with and makes all the kids feel comfortable. The outdoor setting at Suttle Lake is the cherry on top!

Highly recommend. !" ~ Molly 2022

More Camp Details

Day Pack List

Please make sure your child comes to camp with:

  • backpack

  • appropriate outdoor clothing according to the weather

  • an extra warm layer (some mornings can be chilly on the lake!)

  • a water bottle

  • a snack and lunch (kids are not allowed to purchase food at Suttle Lodge during camp hours)

  • durable shoes (Sneekers or hard-soled sandals, like Chacos or Keens, no flip flops)

  • sunscreen already applied and/or hat (most sunscreens are not safe for us in natural bodies of water, consider finding a natural sunscreen that is safe for Suttle Lake)

  • a bathing suit and towel (have kids wear their suit under their clothing, and if desired dry clothes to change into after water time)

  • bandana (We'll use it to make sure that we don't spill any snack or lunch crumbs, as well as for games)

Local Scholarship Opportunity

The Roundhouse Foundation offers scholarships to Sisters School District students in grades 5+, who are eligible for up to $500 for "enrichment experiences". 

Cancelation Policy

  • Cancellation prior to April 1st 65% of tuition is refundable

  • Cancellation on or after April 1st 35% of tuition is refundable

  • Cancellation after May 1st no tuition is refundable

  • If Starshine cancels before the start of a program session due to weather, AQI, health orders, or civic mandates, you'll receive a 100% credit for another Starshine program in the next 12 months, or a 35% refund. 

  • If Starshine cancels before the start of program for any other reason, you receive a 100% refund paid to the original payment method, or credit for another Starshine program in the next 12 months. 

  • If Starshine cancels after the start of a program for any reason NOT due to weather, AQI, health orders, or civic mandates, you'll receive a pro-rated 100% refund

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"My son loved Starshine camp! I felt 100% comfortable having him attend Starshine as his first ever camp experience. His imagination play has flourished after a week of camp and he loved the little treasures he got to take home. Ms Jennie and Ms April were so sweet and caring and the daily themes were so fun and captivating." ~ Angie 2023

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