North Star Quest Camp is Splitting the Difference Between Online and In Person
If you have a daughter and live in Humboldt County, chances are you’ve heard of North Star Quest Camp. Their all female sleep away camp for middle school girls is known for empowering tweens with more self confidence, reducing bullying in schools, and helping improve social and educational outcomes.
In 2020, like many youth programs, NSQ was unable to do its usual thing, but they were hoping to get back to normal by this summer. Unfortunately with their mostly under 12 year old crowd still not able to get vaccinated, and living quarters at camp so close, an in person camp is still out of the question according to camp staff. Instead the weekend of July 17th and 18th they will do a “hybrid camp” that is half in person, and half online.
“We’ve come up with a plan that lets us all get together in person safely, but still includes some of the more contemplative moments of the curriculum which are so important to self driven personal growth.” says Camp Director Kati Texas. “We want to see each other, and run around having fun, so we will spend Saturday in the park. We also need to have some more in depth conversations that don’t seem right coming through a bullhorn, so we’re spending Sunday online.”
North Star Campers can expect a variety of workshops on topics specific to the experience of growing up as a girl, plus games, arts and crafts, and a crash course in media literacy. The two day camp experience also comes with a camp “Treasure Chest” full of activities, art projects, and surprises.
North Star Quest will welcome any girl going into 6th through 8th grade next year regardless of their ability to pay. Activities will be Saturday July 17th in person, and Sunday July 18th online. You can apply for registration at northstarquest.org. North Star Quest is a DreamMaker Project of the Ink People.