The Suttle Lodge
Play with Starshine in the gorgeous outdoor setting at Suttle Lake!
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!
"We booked a half day with Jennie for our group of four and six year old kids at Suttle Lake. They all had a great time and we all got to do some adulting in the lake- the best part of the weekend! Thanks Jennie!"
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 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.
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).
"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."
How to Book
1. Pick a date/time for your program
2. Confirm availability by checking the calendar below
Your requested booking will remain pending for 24 hours after communication from Starshine confirming your requested program. To finalize 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.
4. Pick a program theme
You'll pay the remainder of the program cost after the completion of the program.
Bookings canceled more than 14 days in advance will receive full refund. Otherwise, deposit is non-refundable.
Request to Book
Learn About Your Instructor
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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
a snack and/or lunch
optional: a bathing suit and towel (we may play in the lake in water as deep as our knees, but no swimming)
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!