North Star Camp for Boys

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Staff Spotlight: Jeremy Palgen

Jeremy in Quetico on the 2011 Canadian
Every year Andy and I do a staffing trip down to the University of Illinois. There are several current NSC staff and alumni that go to school down there, so its great to see them. We also take any camp folks and prospective counselors out for dinner, the real reason behind the trip. Its become a bit of a tradition that we go out to Papa Del's. Their deep dish pizza is well known amongst the U of I crowd and its a really good excuse for Andy and I to grab a meal there.

Somehow, we've managed to pick up several solid staff members there. Like clockwork, we always leave Urbana, IL having made great connections and ultimately we hire at least one, if not more really solid staff members. The latest to join the group is Jeremy Palgen.  A native of Manhattan, IL, at the U of I he’s majoring in biology and is also President of the Sigma Nu fraternity. At camp, Jeremy is one of our climbing and fishing instructors. This will be his second summer at North Star.

More about Jeremy

Favorite tv show: Big Bang Theory

Best place you've ever traveled to: India

sports team(s) that you root for: Univ. of Illinois, Chicago Cubs/Bears/Bulls/Blackhawks

Favorite camp meal:

Favorite spot at camp: Top of the wall

Favorite all camp/special program to do at camp: North Star Ball (we'll remember this next year when we're looking for a ball runner

Earliest camp memory or notable camp memory: Sleeping bag fights

If you had a super hero power, what would it be: Rapid Healing (Wolverine Style)

Preferred chicken nugget dip: Honey Mustard

Jeremy is training to challenge Kobayashi at the Nathan's hot dog-eating contest