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In our teen camp programs for campers ages 14+, our goal is to provide teens with an engaging, fun, safe, and independence-building program that sets them up for success during their difficult teen years. Unique to Camp Starfish is our 1:1 staff ratio, which is maintained at all times across teen programs just as it is during our main camp programs for younger campers.

Teen programs are based out of the Crescent side of campus, and all teens are part of a cabin group of 4-7 campers and at least that many staff members. Cabin groups spend time together each day at meals, rest hour, evening program, and during a nightly cabin meeting just before bed. The Starfish staff are mature, exceptional young adults who are extensively trained to help teens build social competency, interact appropriately with others, and develop their individual skills and goals while at camp. Our program integrates the Starfish Tools (coping skills) and Keys (social skills) into everything we do, and at the teen level, begins to incorporate (as appropriate), a focus on independence within safe boundaries. 

Surrounded by the support of our staff and the increased confidence which comes from positive interactions with their peers, teens participate in "traditional" camp activities, such as arts-n-crafts, swim instruction, boating, nature exploration, sports, drama, music, athletics, and more. They also have additional teen-only activities that appeal to their growing desire to be independent, try new things, and take (safe) risks. Our camp days are structured, with plenty of forecasting and an emphasis on safe fun. And special events, such as Peace Games or Jamboree, fill each session with special memories. 

Learn more about our Teen Camp programs by clicking on any of these programs:


OCP - the Older Camper Program (1:1)
This 14- or 19-day overnight program offers teens the opportunity to participate in a "kicked up" version of the Navigators program, while experiencing greater choice, more privileges, and a more relaxed structure in their daily program. 


L.e.a.d.e.r.s. (1:1)
This 14- or 19-day overnight program offers teens an entry-level leadership development program with a chance to build self-and peer-leadership skills, focusing on teambuilding, group dynamics, community service and role-modeling for younger campers. 

200pixpic061 Beachcombers (1:1)
This 14-day outdoor adventure overnight camping program is an exciting opportunity for teens to stretch their horizons in the great outdoors. Tent living, outdoor cooking, hiking, rafting, canoeing, kayaking, and multiple-day/night off-site adventure trips are the hallmarks of this awesome experience.
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