North Star Camp for Boys

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Staff Spotlight: Michael Berger

Michael Berger is returning for his thirteenth summer at North Star and first as a Village Director. Right before camp, he graduated from American University in Washington, DC, with a degree in journalism and political science. Michael is originally from Chicago, and will be spending most of his time at camp at the riflery range or arts and crafts.

More about Michael

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

Berger: Medium Rare

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

The 1998 classic, The Parent Trap

Where is your favorite spot at camp?

The Council Ring at sunset on a Friday night 

What is your dream vacation?

I would love to backpack around Europe for a few months 

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

The ability to transport anywhere instantly  

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

The inaugural Lumberjack World Championship in 1960

What is your favorite quote from a movie?

A flute with no holes, is not a flute. A donut with no hole, is a Danish.

What's your favorite restaurant in the Hayward area?

Angler’s Haven

What is your hidden talent?

I’m double jointed in both hands

What advice would you give to someone coming to North Star for the first time?

Be open to new experiences and get out of your comfort zone.  You never know what you’ll like until you try it.

Share one notable camp memory:

Going down Cedar Rapids on the Lower Flambeau River.  It’s always a highlight of the summer, and its usually where campers learn that rapids can be fun.