North Star Camp for Boys

Monday, March 31, 2014

Staff Spotlight - Dylan Jacobs

My name is Dylan Jacobs, and I am a Senior Interactive Media - Game and Application development major. Originally from Buffalo Grove, IL, I'm a student at Bradley University in Peoria.

Though I do love technology, it does not take away from my passion for the outdoors. My hobbies include playing games, writing and playing music, and swimming. This will be my 11th summer at North Star and I'm a cabin counselor instructing swimming and waterskiing.

More about DJ

If you were stranded on a deserted island, what are three things you'd bring?
- I would bring a telescope to enjoy the night sky, a fishing pole so I could catch my food (hopefully I'd get good at fishing), and a friend to enjoy the island with me.

Favorite special program at camp:
- Friday Night Campfires

Your favorite TV or movie character:
- Jake the dog - Adventure time

Your best memory of camp:
- Best memories are countless, but the firsts one that jumps to mind is the 2007 S2 toiletry fight

Favorite Sports Teams:
- Chicago Bears and Bulls

Would would you choose for your last meal:
- Sarkis

If you could be any animal, what would you be?
- A fox

Your two favorite books:
 - Adventure time comics Vol 1 & 2

A secret hobby or skill that I have:
- I am a ranked player of Super Smash Brothers and Pokemon at Bradley University under the alias Depento

How has camp impacted you:
- Camp has basically made me into the person that I am today. As a child who grew up timid and quiet, I have become an outgoing person who's not afraid to try new things, and instead is excited by them. It has made me a leader which has been reflected in my studies, taking leadership roles on various application development projects. Most importantly, the attitude around the camp community is one that I hope will reflect my own life, and I try to incorporate parts of it into my actions every day.

Staff Spotlight - Andy "Crazylegs" Rodheim

Back for summer #12, its Andy "Crazylegs" Rodheim. Hailing from Buffalo Grove, IL, Andy is graduating from Northwestern University this June. He loves his university so much that he's decided to put in three more years as he relocated to NU's Chicago campus. He'll begin law school in the fall.

On campus Andy has been involved with Greek Life and Hillel. He's a big sports fan, supporting his Cubs and always wearing NU purple on Friday's. At camp Andy is on our leadership team as one of our village directors. He also instructs waterskiing and tennis.  There are lots of rumors as to how he got his nickname "Crazylegs," but we'll save that for another time.

More About Andy

If you were stranded on a deserted island, what are three things you'd bring?
1) The Harry Potter books (A complete pack of all 7)
2) A Raspberry Sour Cream Norske Nook Pie 
3) Paper and Pen

Favorite special program at camp:
- This is a very hard choice, but Pow-Wow Day and UN Day are 2 of my favorites.

Your favorite TV or movie character
- Ted Mosby, from How I Met Your Mother.

Your best memory of camp
- Again, it is almost impossible to pick one memory of camp to be considered the "best." I have so many amazing memories of camp. But the first thing that jumps to my mind is returning from the Canadian trip during my Pine-Manor summer in 2008.

Favorite Sports Teams
-Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs, and Northwestern Wildcats Basketball and Football

What would you choose for your last meal?
- Lou Malnatis Deep Dish Pizza

If you could be any animal, what would you be?
- A Monkey

Your two favorite books
- 1984
- The Harry Potter books (too hard to pick one)

A secret hobby or skill that you have?
- I collect bobbleheads. I have over 200 and am always looking to add to the collection.

How has camp impacted you?
- Camp has impacted me in more ways than I can put on paper. Over the past 11 summers, I have learned and develop so many important skills that have helped me in every aspect of life. From not being afraid to try new things, to developing a sense of independence, to enhancing my leadership skills, camp has made me the person I am today. And of course, camp has been the most fun way I could have possibly spent the past 11 summers, and has provided me with memories that will last a lifetime. 

Saturday, March 29, 2014

70th Summer Alumni Reunion

70th Summer Alumni Reunion
August 15-17, 2014
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council_ringThe Summer of 2014 marks North Star's 70th summer. To celebrate 70 years of camp, we will be hosting an alumni reunion after camp to get together, relive the memories and make new ones. All alumni (21+) are invited to join us back at camp for the weekend of August 15 - 17, 2014, when you will be able to bunk with your old friends, participate in your favorite camp activities, and experience some of your favorite traditions. There will be a Green-White Marathon, a Request Program, Organized Free Periods, a Pizza Party, songs, stories, a Keylog Ceremony and more.
To Register:

1) Login to your CampInTouch page or click login in the upper right hand corner.
2) Update your contact information on your Alumni Profile
3) Click on the Forms and Documents tab and complete the 70th Year Alumni Reunion Registration.