About Guiding Star
Losing a child to a life threatening illness is a devastating outcome to families who were already experiencing tremendous emotional, financial and medical hardships. It quickly becomes a daily struggle just to hold everything that matters together. For families under such constant stress, Guiding Star is a very special retreat for these families. We offer a safe haven where a small number of families in the same circumstance are given the opportunity to talk with therapists and each other, and relax and rebuild the foundation of family support that we all need to carry on. Guiding Star is available to these families free of charge.
This recovery takes place at the Metropolis Resort, the home of Action City and Chaos Water Park, one of the leading entertainment centers in the Midwest, located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The Metropolis Resort was designed with families in mind where everyone will be treated to fun-filled activities, including both indoor and outdoor adventures.
During Camp, The HEALING PLACE of Sacred Heart Hospital, whose mission it is to help you deal with loss of a loved one, will hold discussion groups and activities with both parents and children, and, The TRINITY EQUESTRIAN CENTER, will offer our families some amazing therapy based sessions around interaction with horses.
All you have to do is complete our application process and upon approval, get here. After that, your rooms, your meals, your activities and your entertainment are all covered.
"PERHAPS THE STARS IN THE SKY
ARE LOVED ONES LETTING US KNOW
THEY ARE NEARBY
GUIDING US THROUGH THE NIGHT."
Joshua's Camp has become a member of the Children's Oncology Camping Association.