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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Staff Spotlight: Alyssa Smith

Alyssa Smith joins the staff Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. Alyssa just graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Madison with degrees in Zoology and Environmental Studies, and a Certificate of African Studies. After camp, she is looking to pursue a career in outdoor education. After hearing about camp from a mentor, Alyssa decided to apply to join the North Star family as a trip leader because it gives her the chance to further my knowledge in outdoor recreation, while at the same time working with kids, something that she loves!

More about Alyssa

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

I Can't Believe this Thing Got Published 

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

Wilbur and Orville Wright taking flight for the first time 

What is your dream vacation: Backpacking around in Nepal

Nepal is a beautiful place in general, but Red Pandas are my favorite animal and my dream is to see on in the wild!

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


What noteworthy/random/menial jobs have you held?

I spent a summer in college as a mini golf course attendant in Wisconsin Dells 

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

One Tree Hill

What did you do last summer?

I spent last summer living in Madison, working as a bartender part time, and as a Competitive Sports Lead, running summer intramurals, through the University's rec department. 

What is a little Known fact about yourself:

I can speak Swahili, the language from Lion King

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

I never attended summer camp as a kid, but my summers were spent playing softball, canoeing, kayaking and hiking around the Dells, and camping with my family. At UW-Madison, I worked as a mentor for middle schoolers in a Nature Club after school program.  I am also a trip leader through our Hoofers Outing Club, and have gone on both water and backpacking trips through them!