North Star Camp for Boys

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Staff Spotlight - Scott Plonsker

Hey everyone, my name is Scott Plonsker and this will be my ninth summer at North Star.  I come from Deerfield, Illinois and just finished my first year at the University of Illionis.  There, I am studying business and have been very involved with my fraternity, Alpha Epsilon Pi, and my business fraternity, Phi Gamma Nu.  

Last summer I spent three weeks in Israel for the Maccabiah Games.  The first week was spent training in the mornings and touring in the afternoons.  The second week was the week of the competition, and the last week was filled with events to bring together the entire US team along with other countries there.  It was a fantastic experience that I'll never forget, and it was a perfect way to end a twelve year karate career. This summer, I'll likely be teaching climbing, archery, and waterskiing.  

More about Scott

If you were stranded on a deserted island, what are three things you'd bring?
-Sufficient food, Superman, and Beyonce

Favorite special program at camp
-Glen's Game

Your favorite TV or movie character
-Easily Batman.  Easily.

Your best memory of camp.
-The entire Canadian trip was an absolutely fantastic experience

Favorite Sports Teams
-The Blackhawks and the Bulls

What would you choose for your last meal?
-A deep dish pepperoni pizza

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

Your two favorite books
-By the Rivers of Babylon and Charm School

A secret hobby or skill that you have?
-I've been doing karate since I was 5 and have a black belt

How has camp impacted you?
-Camp has impacted me in more ways than I could put into words, but the main reason that camp has had such an impact on me is that it has provided me with both a family and a home away from home.  I never want to miss a moment while I'm at camp, whether it's playing dodgeball, eating dinner, or a Friday night service.  I've made lifelong friends from my years at camp, and I can't wait to come back for another summer.