North Star Camp for Boys

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Staff Spotlight - Zack Shapiro

Hey all! My name is Zack Shapiro and I will be a junior counselor for the second session of camp! I am currently a junior at Francis W. Parker. Right now I am spending most of my time studying so that I can start applying for college next year. I am also preparing to take the ACTs again in Early June.

Outside of school, I am at school of rock. I will be playing guitar in a show through them in May, which will consist of all 70s and 80s soft rock (Hall and Oates, Steely Dan, Eagles, etc.). I hope this helps! This will be my 8th summer here at North Star and I am so excited to be working here. I generally teach riflery, rock climbing, guitar, and sometimes fishing.

More about Zach

If you were stranded on a deserted island, what are three things you'd bring?
- My Fishing Pole, My acoustic guitar, and a comfy chair

What is your favorite spot at camp?
- My favorite spot is definitely the council ring!

If you could have lunch with any two people, dead or alive, who would they be?
- John Frusciante of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Quentin Tarantino.

What sports team(s) that you root for?
- The Chicago Black Hawks!

What is your favorite special program at camp?
- Espionage!

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and what would you do there?
- I would love to go fishing in Australia!

What's your go-to pie at the Norske Nook?
- Always the Reeses Peanut Butter Cup pie!

Best holiday gift that you've ever gotten?
- My Taylor acoustic guitar for Chanukah.

How has camp impacted you?
- I feel as though camp has made me a much more patient person. I have also become a much more empathetic human being as I am able to understand what people are feeling. Finally, camp has given me the ability to sleep comfortably on any surface!