North Star Camp for Boys

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Staff Spotlight - Arie Litherland

Arie Litherland makes the voyage all the way from Auckland, New Zealand to spend his summer at North Star. Arie works at the Auckland International Airport as an airport operations officer. He's also a volunteer fire fighter and first responded. he's been involved with scouting since he was 11 and now in an activity leader for the scouts. Arie helps plan trips and other fun activities in this role. You'll find Arie on the climbing wall this summer at North Star.

More about Arie

How did you learn about North Star and why did you apply?
- Camp America advertises in NZ and Australia and I thought combining my passion for scouting and to travel at the same time would be great. I love working with kids.

If you could be any animal, what would you be and why? I'm a 
- Kiwi by birth, but would love to be a Kea.
What is your favourite cartoon Character:
- Batman

What is your dream Job:
- Fire Fighter

If you had a super hero power, what would it be:
- Invincibility

What noteworthy/random/menial jobs have you held? 
- I worked part time for 18 months in a dive centre and dog walking on the tropical island of Rarotonga in 2009/10

What are your top three movies of all time:
- Deadpool, The Dark Knight and The Harry Potter Movies

What did you do last summer?
- Worked at The Auckland International Airport as  Landside Operations Officer.

What is a little Known fact about yourself:
- Spent 3 months in Starship Childrens Hospital.

What, if any previous camp/outdoor experiences have you had?
- I have been involved with Titirangi Air Scouts for about 9 years firstly as a scout  and am now currently waiting for my Scout Leader Warrant.