North Star Camp for Boys

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Staff Spotlight - Alec Kaplan

My name is Alec Kaplan and I'm excite do join the NSC Staff. I am finishing my sophomore year at the Lab School in Chicago, where I am taking all advanced classes. I am competitive in both tennis and archery. As of this week, I am a certified archery instructor. 

My biggest project this year has been the creation of the Lab School Finance Club, which focuses on investing education and portfolio management with money that the club has been raising. I am also a board member of the Junior Economic Club of Chicago, a  nonprofit run by high school students from around the city. Other extracurriculars include competitive Model UN and volunteer work at the University of Chicago Department of Surgery.

More about Alec

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

What is your favorite spot at camp?
- Archery Range

If you could have lunch with any two people, dead or alive, who would they be?
- Napoleon Bonaparte and Iggy Pop

What sports team(s) that you root for?
- Tottenham Hotspur (English soccer team)

What is your favorite special program at camp?
- All-camp capture-the-flag

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and what would you do there?
- I would travel to London to see Tottenham play.

What's your go-to pie at the Norske Nook?
- Raspberry-Peach Melba

Best holiday gift that you've ever gotten?
- A new bow and a dozen new arrows

How has camp impacted you?
- It has allowed me to experience the outdoors in incredible ways and has connected me with so many bright people from all around the world