North Star Camp for Boys

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Staff Spotlight: Hanna Swenson

To add to the confusion of names at camp (we have a Matt Nixon and a Matt Rixon, lots of Andys), we have two Swenson's, our Arts and Crafts Director Allison Swenson and now kitchen staffer Hanna Swenson. We haven't actually determined whether or not Hanna and Allison are related in any way.

Hanna joins us for her first summer. A native of Stoughton, WI, Hanna is a student at Edgewood College in Madison, WI. Hanna is majoring in art therapy with a minor in phychology and would like to some day become an art therapist. The outdoors have been a part of Hanna's life since she was a young child and her parents took Hanna and her sister camping, hiking, kayaking and canoeing.

Hanna ran cross country in high school and has volunteered at a pre-school working on art projects. In November of 2010, she spent two weeks in Haiti working with kids there. She's got lots of experience working with kids and we're thrilled to have Hanna on our staff.

More About Hanna:

Favorite TV show: Long Island Medium

Best place you've ever traveled to: Haiti

Sports team that you root for: Packers

How did you learn about North Star and why did you apply: UW job website

What did you do last summer: Nanny for kids in Madison, and go to Isle of palms SC for vacation

What noteworthy/menial/random job(s) have you previously held: Working in a mail room

What, if any previous camp experiences have you had: A horseback riding camp in 5th grade

If you had a super hero power, what would it be: Flying

Best Christmas present that you've ever gotten: A light yellow cruiser bike or cross country skis 

Preferred chicken nugget dip: I'm a vegetarian but on veggie chicken nuggets I prefer ranch