The CEO of a local camp for children with health challenges has been honored for his entrepreneurship by a global organization.

Doug Armstrong, CEO of the North Star Reach camp in Unadilla Township, was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by multinational professional services firm EY, formerly known as Ernst & Young. Armstrong was among 14 individuals from the Michigan and Northwest Ohio region to receive the award.

North Star Reach welcomes campers ages 7-15 with chronic and life-threatening health challenges with the goal of giving them the full camp experience free of charge. Founded by Armstrong in 2007, the non-profit camp serves 1,500 children and their families annually. The camp opened last summer and operates year-round.

Armstrong is a former nurse and clinical research director at the University of Michigan Transplant Center. (DK)

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