North Star Camp for Boys

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Staff Spotlight - Nick Meyer

I'm Nick Meyer and I'm excited about returning to North Star for my second summer. I'm currently a student at Winona State University in Minnesota. I'm a native of Hamburg, Germany, and recently picked up a second major (Political Science) in addition to my previous major Recreation & Tourism. At camp I'll be instructing climbing and soccer.

I have been actively volunteering with a group called “Project Get Outdoors”, a group that organizes trips and activities for camp-aged children into nature and its mission is to educate kids about the environment they live in and teach them important wilderness skills (navigation, fire safety etc.). I am also currently planning a 3-week trip across Germany and other European countries with two of my best college friends for May.

More About Nick

Favorite Tombstone pizza type: I have no idea what or where Tombstone is, but anything with lots of meat will do!

Favorite project at camp (that you don’t necessarily instruct): I have never been good at it, but log-rolling is a ton of fun!

Your three favorite movies of all time: I love the Matrix triology. Even though I don’t like scary movies, the Paranormal Activity series has captured me.

Preferred wanegan offering:
I am probably the only North Star family member that has never had a wanegan, as I don’t eat sweets or candy. But I think I would love a Kit Kat.

Best evening program at camp: The Friday Night services are the absolute highlight for me. Nothing says North Star family like Friday nights at the counsel ring.

Favorite cartoon character:
Alfred Jodokus Kwak. A cute duck that was my hero back in Germany.

Favorite camp (card) game: BS, even though we of course didn’t call it that In I-1 ;)

If you could have lunch with any two people, dead or alive, who would they be?: Tom Izzo, Michigan State basketball coach, my idol. And of course a one-on-one candle light dinner with Sue would be fantastic :)

What is your dream job: Working for the German embassy on Washington D.C.
A little known fact about yourself
: I only brag about it on certain occasions, but I am the first student in history to be admitted to Winona State University with a perfect TOEFL score (test for English as a second language).