North Star Camp for Boys

Friday, May 3, 2013

Staff Spotlight - Oliver Baylis

I was born in Surrey England 31st July 1994 I moved about quite a bit when I was younger, but have done the majority of my schooling in suffolk, in a small town called Beccles. I studied two years of outdoor adventure in college and then went on to do a qualification in sports massage (which I'm now coming to an end of). 

I have loved outdoor sports all my life and regularly climb, kayak, canoe and sail. I am a qualified instructor in kayaking, canoeing, sailing, mountain biking and Taekwon-do. I am currently in the process of applying to the Royal Navy as a medical assistant and hope to get in within a year or so. I have not yet been to the USA and am very much looking forward to joining the team at North Star. This summer. At camp I'll be instructing canoeing and sailing.

More About Ollie

Your three favorite movies of all time: Watchmen, Silver linings playbook, & Million dollar baby

What is your dream job: To work as a military medic and psychologist, then bar/pub owner when I retire.

Best place you’ve ever traveled to: Perth, Australia

Favorite cartoon character: Any from the dil, 'Emperors new groove'

If you could have lunch with any two people, dead or alive, who would they be?: Newton Faulkner and Jennifer Lawrence.

How did you learn about North Star and why did you apply?
: I signed up at Camp Leaders (international staffing agency) and was put on to North Star through them.

What noteworthy/random/menial jobs have you held?
: I worked as a waiter and barrister in a coffee shop called 'Truly Scrumptious' I have also worked as a sailing, kayaking and canoeing instructor for a water sports centre. This job gave me some of the best memories I have.

What did you do last summer?: I worked as a sailing, kayaking and canoeing instructor for a water sports centre.

What, if any previous camp experiences have you had?: Unfortunately I have none. 

Don't mess with Ollie (R)