Catskills @ Camp Blue Star
Wonder In The Mountains

Wonder Often. Wonder Fully. Wonder as a Family.

The summer of 2020…the summer that WE went to Blue Star

Join us for a new type of Blue Star experience – a Blue Star twist on a tradition that has been around for centuries…the all-inclusive, family resort vacation, Catskills-style! This summer, the entire family will get to share the Blue Star Magic! Explore the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, experience the joy and fun of camp life, unplug, reconnect and make memories that will last your family a lifetime.

Dates & Registration

August 7-11, 2020

August 14-18, 2020

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It’s a Wonder-full day at Blue Star

Each family will have a customized daily schedule based on your family’s preferences. You will travel through the daily schedule together as one family unit though there will likely also be times when multiple families attend the same activities at the same time. When in groups that extend beyond your immediate family, social distancing and mask wearing will be essential in keeping all family campers safe and healthy! 

Each day will provide opportunities for fun, excitement, exploration and R&R…Family time is quality time at Catskills @ Camp Blue Star!

SAMPLE OF THE DAILY SCHEDULE

7:30am Coffee & Espresso Bar is Open!
8:00am Wake Up
8:30am Breakfast
9:30am-12:00pm List of Morning Options
Swim @ the pool
Athletics & Field Sports
Fine Arts/Arts&Crafts – Open Studio
10:00am
11:00 AM
Yoga
Catskills Cross Fit
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Rest Hour
2:30-5:30pm List of Afternoon Options
Family Paint Tag/Slip & Slide
Swim @ the Lake
(Aqua Glide Park & Paddle Boards Open)!
3:00 – 4:00
4:00-5:00
Pilates
Run Club
5:30-6:30pm Shower Hour
6:30pm Dinner
7:30-8:30pm Evening Program
9:00pm Campfires & S’mores
10:00 Sweet dreams!

ACTIVITIES

  • Rock Climbing*
  • Ropes Course*
  • Lake* (Aqua Park, boating, canoeing, kayaking, fishing and paddle boarding)
  • Swim at the Pool*
  • Water Ski Cable Park*
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Kickball
  • Fitness, Zumba and Yoga*
  • Hiking* (on campus)
  • Art (Open Studio)
  • Tie-Dye
  • Archery*
  • Pottery*
  • Meditation & Mindfulness*
  • Pony Rides or Trail Rides*
  • Gaga
  • Ping Pong
  • Shabbat Services*
  • Special Events & Evening Programs*

All ACTIVITIES WITH AN * ARE SUPERVISED BY BLUE STAR STAFF

Information For Blue Star Family Campers

  • Spaces in Catskills @ Camp Blue Star will be limited to 40 families per session. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis however preference will be given to families originally enrolled for any 2020 camp session.
  • Tuition per family is $3250. Catskills @ Camp Blue Star is an “all inclusive” family vacation and base tuition covers all expenses for a family of four or less. For additional participants that are five years of age or older, there will be a $250 charge per participant.
  • Based on availability, confirmation of enrollment will occur after we have received your family’s completed application and payment.
  • Catskills @ Camp Blue Star will be operating in compliance with the health and safety guidelines provided to us by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services as they pertain to Covid-19. Should we not be able to operate due to changes from our local or state health departments, we will communicate with you in real time and full refunds will be issued.
  • More information will be provided upon registration (including packing lists, waivers, health history forms and more).
  • Families who are not connected to Blue Star are invited, too!

Check-in: We will kick-off your family adventure at 2 pm on the first day of your session.

Check-out: Be prepared to check out by 12 pm on your departure day.

What’s Included:

  • Meals, snacks and desserts
  • Daily morning coffee & espresso bar
  • One cabin per family
  • Linen and towel service
  • Parking
  • Exciting special events and programs
Accommodations
Each family will be assigned to their own bunk, each with a private bath. Each private accommodation will be cleaned and sanitized before your arrival. Linens, pillows and towels will also be provided though you are welcome to bring your own as well! Cleaning supplies, hand soap and hand sanitizer will be provided for use throughout your stay.
Meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks & desserts are all included and are sure to be delicious! Families will have the option of “eating in” one of two main dining halls or having meals “packed out.” Every family will have their own assigned table for meal times (spaced out to meet social distancing requirements). Dining halls will be cleaned appropriately in between every seating as well as every meal. We are able to accommodate special diets. Granny Sara’s Camp Store will be open in the evenings and will offer a variety of snacks and beverages for purchase. Feel free to bring your own snacks (must be nut free) or drinks. Alcoholic beverages are permitted but please note that Catskills @ Camp Blue Star is BYOB. If needed, Instacart now services the Hendersonville area and will deliver to camp! Please remember to pack any supplementary items you may need like a cooler, disposable cups, bottle opener, etc.
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi is available in several “public” areas on camp. You may want to bring a hot-spot for personal use as well.
Medical
Our Health Center will be stocked with basic first aid items and OTC medications that may be needed during your camp session. Please do remember to pack all personal daily (prescription or OTC) medications that are needed for any members of your family.
Health & Safety Considerations regarding COVID-19
PRE-CAMP

  • We strongly recommend that each participant takes a Covid-19 test for active infection within the week preceding the start of your session. Information about testing options will be communicated in a separate email with additional details about pre-camp preparations for Catskills @ Camp Blue Star.
  • In the two weeks prior to the start of your session, daily health screenings and temperature checks are required.
  • If anyone in your family is displaying symptoms of illness within the two weeks preceding the start of your session, it may be necessary for your family to refrain from attending your scheduled session.

AT CAMP

  • Please continue to do daily temperature checks as well as personal health screenings for each member of your family daily while at camp.
  • Hand washing, Hand Sanitizing and Mask Use will be utilized regularly throughout your scheduled session. Masks should be worn in indoor spaces and when in the company of other participants or Blue Star staff.
  • Social distancing practices will be determined by individual families and will be based on your own comfort levels. All special events and evening programs will allow for participants to attend at a safe social distance from others. When in bigger groups (extending beyond your individual family), wearing a mask will be required.
  • Every cabin will be cleaned and sanitized prior to your family’s arrival. Each cabin will be provided hand sanitizer, hand soap and cleaning supplies for use during your stay. Hand sanitizer will be provided at all locations across camp and public areas will be cleaned and sanitized daily. All shared equipment will be cleaned and sanitized in between use.
  • Family campers are not  permitted to “come and go” during their session in order to best ensure the health and  safety of our camp community. If you would like to more information on the town of Hendersonville or surrounding areas for before or after your session, please visit https://www.bluestarcamps.com/current-families/while-in-asheville/ for information on local attractions and dining.