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Camp Starlight
summer camp
Type:  Overnight
Gender:  Co-Ed
Focus:  Traditional
Website:  campstarlight.com external link
Winter Phone:  877-875-3971
Profile updated: 3/12/06    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

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Rating: 3.9 out of 5 based on 39 reviews.

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 3/3/13   4     4     4     5     5   I love camp starlight! Every summer I go back there and have an amazing time! My first year I went knowing no one... Now the girls in my bunk are like my sisters! I can't imagine myself anywhere else. The counslers and directors always plan the greatest activities and evening activities. The camp is huge and so beautiful. The living conditions are good and open. You should DEFINETLY send your children to this camp! RID: 43867
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 1/13/13   1     1     1     1     1   The camp directors are in the wrong business. They are the coldest, meanest, nastiest, fakest people. They yell at the kids and are rude to the parents and staff. They put their money into their home in Palm Beach and their extravagant home at the camp. The bunks are gross and run down. The directors have their favorites, promote cliques and are nasty to the parents. PARENTS RUN, YOU CAN DO MUCH BETTER FOR YOUR KIDS. Keep looking this is not the place to send your little angels. RID: 43381
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 11/15/12   5     4     5     5     5   Camp starlight is the best investment you can make in yourself. whether you're a camper or a staff member, the summer you will spend at camp will change your life. As you can imagine, every camp has a different culture. This camps culture is based off of these 5 values: tradition, fun, adventure, family, and spirit. If you share these values, this is without a doubt the place for you. RID: 43035
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 10/28/12   1     1     1     1     1   I worked at this camp for a very short time, and it was honestly the worst experience of my life. The Millers are as fake as you can find or get. They talk about how much this camp means to them but just look at the at least million dollar house they built on camp property for them and their family.... THAT is where your money is going. They are rude to staff, and play favourites. Everything is fake. I would not recommend this camp for any child to go to, or any staff to work at. Save yourself the pain and frustration and find a camp that actually cares. RID: 42944
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 9/6/12   5     5     5     5     5   I Just wanted to say what an incredible experience my daughter had at Starlight this summer. The feeling, the spirit, the activities and the energy are beyond but what really makes starlight special are the people. I love that the staff are met personally and I love that there is such pride to be a Starlighter and just be part of this awesome community. My daughter made relationships with sweet, friendly, active children who she can't stop talking about. The values of this camp are a complete match with our family and I am thrilled that my daughter will grow up here. Although she is young, she feels such a connection to this camp. If you are looking for a traditional, down to earth, wholesome, campy camp, Starlight is right for your children and your whole family. RID: 42611
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 8/3/12   5     5     5     5     5   Starlight is the best camp ever! The Miller's have done an amazing job of keeping all the old traditions and making them new. The kids have the BEST time and are so well taken care of. The staff is amazing and hand picked. They truly care about the well being of the kids. Any child is lucky to spend the summer there! RID: 42214
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 7/19/12   1     1     1     1     1   What a waste of money. Staff is rude and the owner David will yes you to death. You get to spend 10K+ per kid for bad food, cramped conditions, and lousy athletics. However, if you like spending 10K+ so your kid can spend 7 weeks socialize with other privileged kids form the NY NJ area then look no further. RID: 41789
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 12/5/11   2     2     2     2     1   camp is highly over rated facilities are outdated and not kept up camp puts on appearnces and cleans up on visiting day-rest of the time it is dirty pictures to be viewed are not up to standard of other camps counselors not properly trained RID: 37427
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 9/12/11   5     5     5     5     5   Camp Starlight is an amazing place. After spending 6 summers there I am already looking forward to number 7. The campers and staff are all wonderful and become family. Starlight has pretty much anything I kid could want to do with the waterfront, sports, art, theater, web, even magic and adding more options every year. The campers and staff come back every summer because it is such a great place to be. The campus is absolutely beautiful and the camp is full of history and tradition. RID: 36921
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Click to report rating    4/15/11   2     4     4     4     2   I visited this camp and find the image they project as racially offensive. in the FAQ section of the website, its states kids come from "mostly jewish homes with high socio-econmic status" since when is camp about status? I found this offensive and a major turn off right off the bat. RID: 35654
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Click to report rating    9/30/10   1     1     1     1     1   Directors and tour staff Fake, Know how to suck people in and sell their product, they switch on and off like its a movie. Very rude people behind the scenes. Staff treated poorly, especially support staff. Camp is not real is all an act for the children and families. Very strict. Do not send your children to this camp. Spread the word that it is not even worth looking into this camp. If you do keep in mind that none of this is real. Speaking from experience! RID: 34165
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 6/12/09   2     4     2     1     1   Parents Beware! This camp appears great on the surface but like the other poster said... the directors make it look that way and panic to make things look super when a tour or new parents come up to look at the camp. Also as far as supervision goes - most counselors are allowed out at night to go to the local bar and get drunk. They come back to the cabins intoxicated and if a child wakes up in the middle of the night - they have to take care of them! Also, they are very strict with the campers. RID: 30024
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 6/4/09   5     5     5     5     5   BEST CAMP IN THE WORLD! not one thing that i can say that is bad about this camp. anyone who thinks this camp is bad doesnt know what camp is all about. take my hand hold on tight remember me through winter nights we dream of you throughout the year we close our eyes and we're still here. ten months of dreams filled with sunsets we think of you we wont forget and when we're gone look out at night the same stars shine at camp starlight. RID: 29957
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 4/20/09   5     5     5     5     5   Our kids have been going to Starlight for 8 years. They love the camp and would never consider anyplace else. Starlight truly captures the spirit of summer camp. The owners/directors began upgrading all the facilities immediately after they purchased the camp and are constantly improving it. The grounds are simply magnificent and offer our children everything they could ever imagine. Much of the staff are lifelong campers that grew up at the camp and are dedicated to keeping the spirit strong for years to come. Our kids love their counselors and group leaders as well as the many friends that have been together for years at camp. The owners and staff are truly passsionate about camp, they truly love what they do and it shows in the values they teach our kids. The friendships our kids have made over the years are still as strong as ever. RID: 29544
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 4/5/09   1     3     3     1     1   Camp has a too perfect image. My child was not happy there and will not be going back there this year. Staff did nothing to make this a better experience for my child. RID: 29441
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Click to report rating    12/5/08   1     1     1     1     1   What can I say about a crappy camp such as this? Well, for starters, the campers are obnoxious, the food sucks, and they don't care about individual campers at all. This camp has over 600 kids, and you don't even know all the kids in your division. It's overpopulated, that's why you should go to the sister camp, Camp Weequahic. They should get more staff to be able to cater to campers' needs, and more waterfront staff. I heard that Weequahic is truly amazing. While they don't have an excessive amount of campers, each and every one is cared for and knows each other. They are like a family, and that's what camp is about. RID: 27850
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Click to report rating    9/6/08   5     5     4     5     3   I can honestly say I made the right choice to work here. Compared to other camps I looked at, and some neighboring camps, Starlight definately provides a more 'well-rounded' camp. It is just as much focused on sports as it is on arts and theatre, providing a great experience for kids thats not dominated by just one area. Pros of working at starlight: Philosophy is pretty much 'if you don't feel like a dork doing it, then your not being a good counselor' this obviously provides halirious ways to have fun with campers and Staff. Kids look up to you. You make great friends with other counselors from around the world and country. Cons: Little to no privacy, curfews, kosher food 'trust me, you do notice', you are under CONSTANT supervision and your superiors usually look for what you are doing wrong, rather than right. But even with the cons, I had the best summer of my life working at this camp, and would recommend it to anyone who likes kids. I would send my kids here if I could. RID: 26374
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Click to report rating    8/26/08   5     5     5     5     5   A special place for campers and staff. A warm, family oriented atmosphere. Starlight is what camp should be. RID: 26114
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Click to report rating    8/21/08   5     5     5     5     5   I love this camp SO much. I've been going here for 3 years and can't wait to go and experience many more great summers. RID: 25926
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Click to report rating    6/3/08   4     5     5     4     5   there is no doubt about it, the camp is the drop dead gorgeous with a sunset that is uncomparable. the activitites are always run well with rarely any problems. there is deffinitly a publicity issue that is almost taking over the camp. the camp cares way to much about what one looks like, what they are doing at all times, if someone doesnt feel good you cant sit off on the side because if a tour comes around they might not want to come to camp anymore, and this is what EVERYTHING is based around. this ruins the "chill" atmosphere that most campers want and expect of a camp. the staff is enjoyable and fun as well as the campers. RID: 23557
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Click to report rating    6/3/08   5     5     5     5     5   this is my 10th year at starlight. it is a good all around camp. its one of the prettiest camps you will ever see. own private lake that is huge and gorgeous when the sun is setting. the activities are very organized and fun with top notch counselors and specialists. the bunks are great. the food has been getting better every year, i went from not really eating it to loving it. the directors are awsome, a little strict but then again, they are looking after hundreds of kids for two months, so they need to be. when you attend the camp, you are becoming part of the family. RID: 23553
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Click to report rating    5/10/08   5     5     5     5     5   OMFG!!! this camp is ahmazing!! You have 6 activities every day and an evening activity. Anyone who thinks this camp is bad is the stupidest person alive!!!! Camp starlight fair and true to our hearts we belong to u and we love all the old and new that we think of when we are gone...sunsets and starry nights are our cherished and fond delights and we linger by pale moonlight to awaken weaking dawwwwn... through the years our voices ring around you through the tears mermorioies sing and sorroun youuuuuuuu... let there be no goodbyes as the thought of you never dies.. we return to you bye and bye to STARLIGHT camp that we love....Tooo stttarrliiigghhht camp that we looooooovvvvveeee!!!! Blue and White forever!!! RID: 23059
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Click to report rating    4/5/08   5     5     5     5     5   Starlight is the most amazing experience I've ever had. the counselors and key staff are top notch. its like being part of a great family. its a fabulous environment for the campers as well as the counselors. For the blue and white! RID: 21984
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Click to report rating    3/21/08   5     5     5     5     5   Anyone who judges this camp based on one day is ridiculous; you're judging a book by its cover and that is a horrible way to go about things. Starlight is an amazing place for campers, counselors, support staff, and key staff. Blue and White! RID: 21531
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Click to report rating    3/16/08   5     5     5     5     5   i come all the way from la every summer to go to starlight. the friends here ive made amazing and you cant beat an experience like this one. the counselors are so involved and come from all over the world. there are also so many campers that come back to be counselors which says so much about how magical of a place camp starlight is. see you in june! RID: 21318
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Click to report rating    1/17/08   5     5     5     5     5   This coming summer will be my seventh summer as a camper at at Starlight. The past seven summers where the best of my life!! The directors actually do care and they got involved with the camp and have fun with the campers not only when tours are there. I had a friend in my bunk one summer who went to every activity thinking that it would turn out terrible, she didn't even attempt to have fun. That is the only way that a summer as a camper at Starlight could go bad. If you are looking for a camp that is more outdoorsy (a lot of hiking and camping) this is not necessarily the right camp... we are mostly long island and westchesterians. There is a TV and refregerator in the bunk for the oldest age group... but overall it is an amazing place to spend summers and it is my second home!!! the friends and memories i made there will literally last a lifetime!! RID: 19093
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Click to report rating    1/8/08   5     5     5     5     5   Starlight is my summer home. Everything is AHMAZING and i love it beyond. All the counselors are sooo nice. OMG. RID: 18757
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Click to report rating    11/18/07   5     5     5     5     5   We have been going to camp here for 4 years, and absolutly love it. The sports, the shows, the evening activities are all ah-mazing, and we can't wait to be back next summer. Everyone there is so nice, and we have so many memories and friends that will last a lifetime. RID: 17190
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Click to report rating    10/24/07   5     5     5     5     5   The experience my children have at this camp reminds me of the way I felt about my own camp and my summers growing up....to be able to give your child this gift is priceless. I am so thankful to Starlight for that. RID: 16452
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Click to report rating    10/23/07   2     4     3     1     2   it was an alright camp i guess but when i left to go to a differnt camp i noticed that Camp Starlight wasnt all that great. Camp is supposed to be about the experience and i just didnt have the experience that i was looking for RID: 16438
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Click to report rating    10/16/07   5     5     5     5     5   Camp Starlight provides a warm, safe enviornment in which my children have flourished for the past four years. With wonderful facilities, great staff and excellent leadership, Starlight is the place to be for great summers. RID: 16258
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Click to report rating    9/27/07   1     1     1     1     1   I hate this camp. Only two people there were nice to me and they were my only friends. I was only there for one day but I absoloutely hated this camp. I will never go back ther. Not even for any kind of team sport or anything!!! RID: 15643
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Click to report rating    3/26/07   4     5     5     4     4   oh. my god. i am in my last eyar as a camper this summer, and i am freaking out! i am gonna miss this place so much. th best 6 summers of my life took place here!the facilities, activities... all the frinds i made!!! this is a perfect model of what a summer camp should be........ except the rules!!! way too harsh! they wanna ban gameboys (and other portable gaming devices) and even iPods with video capabilities!!! im just lucky seniors get more breaks on these thigs! :) just pissed cuz the directors are a little too harsh with the rules. otherwise an amazing summer experiance! my kids r so goin there! RID: 8983
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Click to report rating    1/10/07   5     5     3     3     3   This camp was okay. The directors seemed really fake and would try to "get involved" only when tours were watching. The kids are great and so are the counselors, but the counselors do not get treated well. The staff lounge is DISGUSTING and so is the food. If a camper or counselor makes one mistake, everyone working there is told in a matter of minutes. If you are a counselor and you want to get out on your nights off, plan on having a car because they directors don't really care if you need time to relax. There is barely any down time with the kids and sitting OD means sitting out side for 3 hours freezing cold! RID: 6632
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Click to report rating    9/15/06   5     5     5     5     5   My boys absolutly love this camp! They can't wait to go back right after summer ends. The facilities are amazing and the camp is beautiful. The owners/directors are always available and amazing. RID: 3183
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Click to report rating    8/3/06   5     5     5     5     5   My daughter is in her 3rd year and my son in his first. They are having an amazing time. It is well run and I feel very safe and secure. The programs are top notch and the director is always putting $ back into the camp to improve it RID: 1788
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Click to report rating    6/13/06   5     5     5     5     5   This is my favorite camp in the world! i love all of the friends i make and all of the memories i make there too! CAMP STARLIGHT '06 RID: 844
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Click to report rating    6/12/06   5     5     5     5     5   I was a camper at starlight for 8 summers and hope I can afford to send my kids there- it is the best camp in the entire world- my fondest memories took place there- i miss it very much! RID: 821
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Click to report rating    3/18/06   4     5     4     3     5   I think the camp is one of the prettiest camps in the area.The camp is very secure,There is a private road leading to the camp.Every year there have been big improvements from new bunks to a new skating rink a nd facility RID: 24
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