North Star Camp for Boys

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Staff Spotlight - Thomas Prebble

My name is Thomas Prebble, I’m 23 and come from Nelson, New Zealand. I studied in Dunedin at Otago University for 4 years and am now a registered pharmacist. I have lived in Queenstown for the last 15 months but have just moved back to Nelson.

My favourite past times are sports and the outdoors, I play most sports and like learning new ones. Lately I have been doing lots of whitewater kayaking and paddled my first grade 4 last weekend.I am super excited about coming to North Star, and after camp I plan to travel around the States for a bit and then head up to Canada for the winter. This will be my first summer at camp and I'll be instructing wakeboarding and golf.

More About Thomas
Your three favorite movies of all time: I’m not much of a movie watcher, but probably; Anchorman, The Hangover, Superbad

What is your dream job: Being a travel guide!

Best place you’ve ever traveled to:
Chiang Mai in Thailand

Favorite cartoon character: Donkey off Shrek

If you could have lunch with any two people, dead or alive, who would they be?:
Charles Darwin and my Nana

How did you learn about North Star and why did you apply?:
I applied through CCUSA and was lucky enough to get selected by North Star to come for the summer!

What noteworthy/random/menial jobs have you held?:
Cleaner/maintenance at the biggest holiday park in the southern hemisphere. Landscape gardener. Pharmacist

What did you do last summer?: Had the best summer of my life! Lived for 2 months in Nelson and 2 months in Queenstown. Beaches, lakes, sunshine, kayaking, camping, barbeques and hanging out with mates. Went for my first skydive! Plus did a little bit of work as a pharmacist.

What, if any previous camp experiences have you had?:
I’ve never been to a big camp like North Star, but I go camping with friends and family every summer.