Custom Fun
The Suttle Lodge

Custom Programs


Play with Starshine in the gorgeous outdoor setting at Suttle Lake!

Program Basics

Starshine offers private outdoor programs for kids, custom suited to your family and friends at The Suttle Lodge. 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 parents get deep in vacation mode! Stargazing programs for the whole family also available. Request to book anytime!



Lodge Life

Kids will get wild with the Suttle Lake's wildlife as they learn about and perform as animals. They'll 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, and tracking. 

Deschutes & Dragons

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

Suttle Circus

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

Reflections on the Lake

Kids will attune to the calming waters of Suttle Lake as they learn, listen to, reflect, and revel in the environment's science, beauty, and history.  They will learn about the unique science and natural history of Suttle Lake.  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. 

Suttle Under the Stars

Kids will experience Suttle Lake 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. 

*Family Stargazing*

Kids and families will enjoy the brilliance of Suttle Lake'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). 

Request to Book

1. Choose a theme.

2. Pick a date/time for your program.

3. Confirm availability by checking the calendar below.

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


Please Finalize Booking within 24 hours of Booking Confirmation

Your requested booking will remain pending for 24 hours after communication from Starshine confirming requested availability. To finalize your booking: 

1. Pay with Venmo (@starshine-theater) or payment button below 

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

3. Complete liability waivers and email to:

*Bookings canceled more than 48 hours in advance will receive full refund, otherwise a partial refund of 50% will be returned.*

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

    Starting at $100
  • 6 Hour Starshine Program for 1-3 kids. Add $40 per extra child.

    Starting at $220
  • 3 hrs for 1-3 kids between 6pm-10pm. Add $20 per extra child.

    Starting at $120
  • Custom duration for 1-3 kids at $40/hr. Add $5/hr per extra child.

    Starting at $40/hour
  • 1 hr stargazing for the whole family. Starts half hour after sunset.

    Starting at $100

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

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

  • optional: a bathing suit and towel (we will play in the lake in water as deep as our knees, but no swimming)

Response to COVID-19

Starshine, LLC. will adhere to all current Oregon state guidelines. At this time masks are not required for participants. 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!