North Star Camp for Boys

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Staff Spotlight: Chad Prater

Chad Prater is yet another of our crew that attends Winona State University. Winona was one of our stops during our February staffing road trip and while previous stops in LaCrosse and Stevens Point, WI weren't very fruitful, Winona was great as we ended up hiring Chad and two other Warriors (thats the Winona mascot...). Chad is studying elementary education with a minor in math, so needless to say, working at camp is a pretty good fit for him. 

He loves playing sports, namely tennis and basketball, and he attended a Bo Ryan's basketball camp. There's no word on whether or not Bo tried to block Chad from going to college at Winona (just a bit of Badger joke from a UW alum). I initially started discussing our tennis instructor position when I learned that Chad is also an experienced life guard and certified water safety instructor, so he'll come in useful both on the tennis courts and down at swim point. A first year staff member, Chad hails from Edgerton, WI.

More About Chad:

Favorite TV show: Entourage

Best place you've ever traveled to: Kenya

Sports team(s) that you root for: Packers, Bucks, Brewers

How did you learn about North Star and why did you apply: I learned about North Star camp at our schools camp/internship/volunteer fair and applied because it looked like a lot of fun.

What did you do last summer: Worked as a lifeguard/swim instructor in WInona, MN

What, if any previous camp experiences have you had: I've been to a couple sport camps but never any summer camps

If you had a super hero power, what would it be: The power to fly

Best Christmas present that you've ever gotten: Tennis Racquet

Preferred chicken nugget dip: Honey