North Star Camp for Boys

Friday, May 26, 2017

Staff Spotlight: Kia Beickert

Kia Beickert joins the North Star staff this summer as a Child Therapist. During the offseason, Kia works as a Child Life Specialist and Grief Counselor in Chicago. Kia has two sons, Diego (3) and Marco (1) who will be joining us at camp this summer as well.

More about Kia

How did you learn about North Star and why did you apply?

I learned about North Star through camp mom (and colleague) Stephanie Ross and helped support the Shlensky family this past year.

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

Are you gonna eat that?

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

Aug 28, 1963: Martin Luther King's speech at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

What is your dream vacation:

Hard to say one! To travel all over Europe with no agenda...

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

Invisibility, hands down.

What noteworthy/random/menial jobs have you held?

A barista at a coffee shop on college campus, but then I realized I was way too clumsy (ouch)
What TV show or movie are you ashamed to admit that you love?

I still LOVE cartoons

What did you do last summer?

Spent time with my two boys and enjoyed local adventures and fun events in Chicago

What is a little Known fact about yourself:

I have 42 first cousins and 16 aunts and uncles!

What, if any previous camp/outdoor experiences have you had?

Lots of weekend family camping around the Midwest!