North Star Camp for Boys

Monday, April 6, 2015

Staff Spotlight - Sam Bricker

Sam Bricker returns to North Star for summer #9. A senior at Deerfield High School, Sam is the President of the student council. He's also the captain of the DHS tennis team and he recently finished second at the State DECA competition. Sam has also been heavily involved in School Chest, a fundraiser at the HS where they've raised tens of thousands of dollars for charity.

Growing up, one of Sam's baby sitters was Andy Shlensky. The editor notes, however, that Sam can grow better facial hair than Andy at this point! At Camp Sam instructs tennis and disc golf.

More about Sam

If you were stranded on a deserted island, what are three things you'd bring?
- A knife, a frisbee, and a friend

What is your favorite spot at camp?
- The council ring is unbeatable, but the health center porch rocking chairs are a close second.

If you could have lunch with any two people, dead or alive, who would they be?
- My grandfather and Theo Epstein

What sports team(s) that you root for?
- Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bulls, Pittsburgh Steelers

What is your favorite special program at camp?
- Friday night service

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and what would you do there?
- Probably Paris. I'd go sightseeing, try new foods, and brush up on my french.

What's your go-to pie at the Norske Nook?
- Fresh Strawberry

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

How has camp impacted you?
- First and foremost camp has fostered the strongest of my friendships. It's been a place that provided familiarity and comfort, but so too has it pushed me to new heights. North Star provides an environment where counselors and campers alike can grow in ways they never could have imagined.

Sam getting ready for the innertube relay!