North Star Camp for Boys

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Staff Spotlight - Jack Walker

Hi, my name is Jack. I'm just finishing up my sophomore year at the University of Southern California, where I'm majoring in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. I grew in Wilmette, Illinois with my parents and three younger brothers. At USC I'm involved with the Performing Arts Committee, KXSC, our local radio station, the Daily Trojan, where I am a news writer, as well as a member of the Trojan Knights.

This is my second summer at North Star and I'm really excited to be back! During the summer you can find me instructing courses in rock climbing, guitar, and rocketry, as well as life guarding. 

More about Jack

If you were stranded on a deserted island, what are three things you'd bring?
- A guitar, my climbing shoes, and some sunscreen (I burn quickly)

What is your favorite spot at camp?
- Not an especially original answer, but I think the council ring is amazing.

If you could have lunch with any two people, dead or alive, who would they be?
- Jack White and Ernest Hemingway

What sports team(s) that you root for? 
- Chicago Bulls, Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox Chicago Bears, Illinois Fighting Illini, and the USC Trojans.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and what would you do there?
- I would love to travel to Italy and see Venice, Rome, and Pompei

What is your favorite special program at camp?
- Espionage

What's your go-to pie at the Norske Nook? 
- Chocolate Peanut Butter for sure!

Best holiday gift that you've ever gotten?
- My acoustic guitar

How has camp impacted you?
- Camp has been a very spiritual place that I feel gives me the chance to reflect on my life and all of the things that I have, and I come away from it appreciating all of things even more