North Star Camp for Boys

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Staff Spotlight: Jake Kraemer

Jake Kraemer returns to North Star for his 9th summer after finishing up his junior year at Deerfield High School (hence, he lives in Deerfield, Illinois). While he is pretty done with school and ecstatic to be back for my ninth summer, he enjoyed a good school year, especially enjoying Computer Science and US History. At camp, Jake can be found at swim point instructing log rolling and in the Arm and Hammer doing arts and crafts. I hope to lead a great group of guys in Hayward's log rolling tournaments this summer!

More About Jake
If you wrote an autobiography, what would the title be?

The Makings of a Future President: The Childhood of Jake Kraemer

What TV show or movie are you ashamed to admit that you love?

I'm not at all ashamed, but most people question my taste in movies when I tell them that Paul Blart: Mall Cop and its sequel are excellent films. The same applies for the National Treasure and its sequel.

Where is your favorite spot at camp?

The swinging bench in the Fun-Bug are

What is your dream vacation?

I would love to go to Dubai and see the crazy buildings and cars

If you had a super hero power, what would it be?
The ability to help someone who is unnecessarily stressed out relax and enjoy themselves    

If you could witness any historical event, what would you want to see?

I would want to live in Boston around the time of the American Revolution

What is your favorite quote from a movie?

"As you know, madness is like gravity... all it takes is a little push" -The Joker (The Dark Night)

What's your favorite restaurant in the Hayward area?
Fireside is the nicest meal in town, but you cannot go wrong with Anger's Haven
What is your hidden talent?

A lot of other guys at camp can do it faster than I can, but I'm still proud that I can solve a Rubik's cube
What advice would you give to someone coming to North Star for the first time?

You can never have too many towels and try many new activities (especially log rolling)
Share one notable camp memory:

The entire Canadian Trip of my last summer as a camper was incredible.