North Star Camp for Boys

Monday, April 8, 2013

Staff Spotlight - Riley Addington

Riley Addington will be spending his first summer at North Star. Originally from California, he’s moved around quite a bit. He spent his high school years in Colorado where he attendedthe Colorado Rocky Mountain School, where he was able to focus on wilderness education. He’s an avid outdoorsman with a passion for mountain biking. He just spend his spring break out in Colorado where he spent the week snowboarding with his family. Riley is also an avid photographer and long boarder.

Riley is currently a student at Western Illinois University studying political science and pre-law. At camp he'll be instructing biking and climbing.

More About Riley  

Your three favorite movies of all time: 1. Inception, 2. Life Cycles, 3. The Art of Flight

What is your dream job: My dream job is to become an Attorney or a Snowboarding/Mountain biking Instructor

Best place you’ve ever traveled to:
A seven day biking trip with my best friends from high school in Moab Colorado.

Favorite cartoon character: Avatar the Last Airbender

If you could have lunch with any two people, dead or alive, who would they be?:
Congressman Ron Paul and John Marshall

How did you learn about North Star and why did you apply?: 
I ran into Dan at the WIU Summer Camp Job fair, and I was instantly interested in North Star. The camp reminds me a lot of my old high school and how they focused on the outdoors. I applied primarily because of the environment and opportunities North Star Offers.

What noteworthy/random/menial jobs have you held?:
  My most noteworthy job I’ve held would be either working as a legal clerk or a wilderness backpacking student trip leader. My most random job would be two winters ago when I cleaned houses in Aspen for about a week.

What did you do last summer?: Last summer I spent most of my time at home in Chicago enjoying my break before starting college.

What, if any previous camp experiences have you had:
The last time I went to camp was back when I was in 5th grade and living in California. Other then that I haven’t attended any summer camps but I am very excited for this summer!