SUPERB SOFTBALL CAMP HELD IN LEB TWP – the girls had a blast

The Voorhees Stars held its 2017 Softball Training Camp from June 23-25 at Crossroads Retreat and Camp in Lebanon Township. The Stars are a Hunterdon County-based girls’ travel softball program whose players are primarily from the North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School sending district towns.  

25 young ladies attended the area’s only overnight softball camp over three days, where the players also enjoyed swimming, boating, rock wall climbing, volleyball, basketball, bonfires and other outdoor activities. The camp instructors were former Stars players: Coach Christina Sykora, The New Jersey Herald 2016 Coach of the Year for Hackettstown High School, Voorhees High School standout and recent University of Kentucky player Stephanie Martino, and current University of Massachusetts player, Colleen Frank.

Clinton Township Police Officer Rafaella Vastola graciously donated her time to visit the campers, and speak about community outreach programs and opportunities for women in law enforcement. A slide show on astronomy and the impeding August 21, 2017 solar eclipse was presented by Ranger Bob Reichman and Bob Starcher of the New Jersey Astronomical Association, based out of the Voorhees State Park Observatory. The local black bear also paid the campers a visit. The players honed their softball skills while developing team building and leadership skills. 


The Stars’ softball program accepts 9 through 17 year olds and is open to players throughout Hunterdon, Warren and Morris Counties. The Stars offers competition in the summer and fall seasons, plus winter work-outs at Lebanon Township’s Woodglen School. Try-outs for the Fall 12U travel team can be scheduled now by contacting the Program Director, Mario Colitti,