North Star Camp for Boys

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Staff Spotlight - Sean Doyle

Sean Doyle joins the NSC staff for his 1st summer. Sean lives in Holland, Michigan, but he spends most of his time these days abroad. He and his wife teach English in other countries. Amongst the places he's taught are China, New Zealand and Brazil. After camp ends, he'll head to Japan to teach.

Sean was active in the outdoors in high school, but when he went to college, he didn't get to spend as much time camping. After college he took a NOLS course which reconnected him to the outdoors. Some of his favorite trips have been to Pictured Rocks in Michigan and the Boundary waters in Minnesota. Sean will be a great addition to the NSC trip staff.

More about Sean

How did you learn about North Star and why did you apply?
- I heard about it on the NOLS alumni email list. I really liked what I read about North Star.

What is your dream job
- To work in outdoor education.

If you could have lunch with any two people, dead or alive, who would they be?
- Muhammad Ali, and Mahatma Gandhi

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and what would you do there?
- I would hike Patagonia.

If you were stranded on a deserted island, what are three things you'd bring?
- Music, a fishing pole, and hot sauce

What sports team(s) that you root for?
- Anything from Detroit, and Michigan State.

What noteworthy/random/menial jobs have you held?
- I sprayed powder in Prairie Dog holes to rid them of flees.

What did you do last summer?
- I taught English in Brazil.

What, if any previous camp/outdoor experiences have you had?
- I have taken classes and worked multiple jobs in the outdoors. I went to camp when I was younger, and I worked a small camp last year in Brazil, which was a lot of fun. I think that camps are a great experience for everyone involved, and I can’t wait to work at North Star.