North Star Camp for Boys

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Staff Spotlight: Dillon Price

Earlier we introduced you to Adam Pechmann, who returning counselor Jeremy Palgen referred to camp and convinced to spend his summer at North Star. We'll have to make sure that its a great summer, otherwise not only will Adam have words with Jeremy, but so will Dillon Price. Dillon is currently an undergraduate at the University of Illinois, where he is in the same fraternity as Jeremy. 

Dillon grew up in Central IL, in the town of Bement. He went to high school for a few years in nearby Champaign, IL and now goes to college there at the University of Illinois. His career aspirations include working for the State Department as a foreign policy analyst.

Last summer Dillon worked at a camp in Decatur, IL. He spends a lot of time in the outdoors. He and his brother take canoeing and hiking trips each summer to Kentucky. On those trips he often catches his own food by fishing... so we're sure that he's got the chops to be a fishing instructor. He'll also instruct some riflery as well.

More About Dillon:

Favorite TV show: The Simpsons

Best place you've ever traveled to: Hands down, it would have to be my grandfather's horse farm in Kentucky.

Sports team(s) that you root for: The St. Louis Cardinals and The Fighting Illini (Oskee Wow Wow!)

How did you learn about North Star and why did you apply: Jeremy Palgen told me that it would be a great way to spend a summer, so I applied!

What did you do last summer: I worked at a summer camp in Decatur, Illinois.

What noteworthy/menial/random job(s) have you previously held: I was an assistant manager at a Pizza Hut, and I also did internships at two different law firms.

What, if any previous camp experiences have you had: I went to a 4H camp for a weekend, but beyond that, not a lot!

If you had a super hero power, what would it be: Super intelligence, just so I can make the Iron Man suit!

Best Christmas present that you've ever gotten: As nerdy as this sounds, textbooks. Those things are expensive!

Preferred chicken nugget dip: Hot Sauce, with a cup of water close by to kill the fire.

There's a moose in this picture!