March, 2016

Happy (almost) Spring!  We hope this edition of the Starfish Spotlight finds you well and enjoying the warmer weather. Even though it's still technically winter here in Boston, and we might get snow this weekend, we know summer is right around the corner! It's always summer here at Starfish. :)

Enclosed in this newsletter is a brief update about happenings at Starfish! We're hiring this summer's staff team (do you know someone looking for a job?), enrolling campers (camp info is here), getting ready for a great Comedy Night fundraiser (do you like to laugh?) and so much more! Now's a great time to get involved with Starfish, and we hope you will! Please reach out to us online or by phone (978-637-2617)...we'd love to say "hi!"


Smiles from the Campfire,
Emily, Doug, Deana, Jamie & the whole Starfish team
Refer the Next Summer Staff Team Supersta r

Staff hiring is in full swing for this summer!  If you are interested in joining the  team for 2016 (or you know someone who is!), contact Doug  or  click here  to learn more! We know that often the strongest new staf f that we get are those who have been referred by friends of the organization like you.
What are we looking for in summer staff? Nothing less than  outstanding people who have the ability and desire to work with children safely, actively, and with enthusiasm! Time and again, we hear from counselors that they "...have never worked as hard at any other job...nor gained so much compensation for effort."  What does that mean? It means if you have that special mix of trustworthy, responsible, dependable, talented, and unique and are ready to bring something special to the camp community, we want you to please contact us! 

Check out this great Huffington Post article, "Why I Chose Summer Camp" which was written by Caroline Catlin, a member of the 2013 & 2015 Starfish summer teams. 
Please join us!

We are excited to be the recipients of proceeds from a wonderful fundraiser being held in Winchester, MA on April 28th. From 6:30 - 9 PM, enjoy dinner and an amazing comedy show featuring Paul D'Angelo & Joey Voices!! See what you can win in the amazing raffle and silent auction, too! We hope you can join us! 100% of the proceeds fund Camp Starfish services...enjoy a night of laughs while sending kids to camp! 

Program Spotlight
Camp Enrollment is Happening Now!
Don't miss out on Summer 2016 at Starfish! Enrollment for all camper and teen programs is underway, with some sessions starting to fill. There's something for everyone - Day camp, Overnight Camp...even Beachcombers, an amazing 14-day adventure-based hiking, camping and wilderness tripping program. If you know a child with emotional, behavioral, social or learning challenges who could benefit from structured, safe, nurturing program with an unique 1:1 staff-to-camper ratio, encourage them to learn more about opportunities for a life-changing summer! (

We're Booking Retreats for Fall 2016 & Winter/Spring 2017!

Did you know that Camp Starfish is not only an amazing safe haven for children during the summer but also a versatile and unique location to hold group events? Youth groups, college associations, family retreats, nonprofits, religious groups, and more all love the rustic, peaceful environment that our Conference and Retreat Center offers, while also appreciating the professional event planning and support services that we provide. Find out why Fitchburg State University, MCPHS, Easter Seals MA, Applewild School, and so many more guests think Starfish is the place for them! Interested in conducting your next staff retreat, leadership event or celebration at Camp Starfish? Contact us today or check out options online
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