North Star Camp for Boys

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Staff Spotlight - Michael Berger

Hi, my name is Michael Berger. I am a freshman at American University In Washington DC and am double majoring in Journalism and Political Science. I am originally from the great city of Chicago, Illinois.

While in DC, I am interning at the Democratic National Committee. I am very involved in my campus’ chapter of Students Helping Honduras, and am a writer for the campus newspaper. This is gong to be my eleventh summer at North Star where I will be a cabin counselor, and will instruct Riflery, Arts and Crafts, and Theatre!

More about Michael

If you were stranded on a deserted island, what are three things you'd bring?
-I’d bring a fishing pole, a device that can stream Netflix, and a volleyball named Wilson

Favorite special program at camp
-Friday Night Services! Looking at the sunset over clear lake makes my week

Your favorite TV or movie character
-Princess Anna from Frozen

Your best memory of camp
-My favorite camp memory was my Canadian trip during my Pine Manor summer.  During this trip, I was able to get to know my cabin on a deeper level, and was able to work together with a group to overcome the adversity that comes with the trip. 

Favorite Sports Teams
-The Stanley Cup Champion Blackhawks! Also the Bears, Cubs, and Bulls

What would you choose for your last meal?
-A piece of carrot cake.

If you could be any animal, what would you be?
-A Three-Toed Sloth

Your two favorite books
-Harry Potter and Fahrenheit 451

A secret hobby or skill that you have?
-I can tell time using both a digital and analog clock

How has camp impacted you?
-It is almost impossible to list everything that camp has done for me and how it is impacted me.  As a shy nine-year-old kid, camp gave me the confidence and social skills to be able to build relationships that I still value to this day.  As I grew up, I learned about keeping these relationships and becoming a responsible member of a group society.  Camp also taught me how to overcome diversity and how to live with others.