North Star Camp for Boys

Monday, March 31, 2014

Staff Spotlight - Dylan Jacobs

My name is Dylan Jacobs, and I am a Senior Interactive Media - Game and Application development major. Originally from Buffalo Grove, IL, I'm a student at Bradley University in Peoria.

Though I do love technology, it does not take away from my passion for the outdoors. My hobbies include playing games, writing and playing music, and swimming. This will be my 11th summer at North Star and I'm a cabin counselor instructing swimming and waterskiing.

More about DJ

If you were stranded on a deserted island, what are three things you'd bring?
- I would bring a telescope to enjoy the night sky, a fishing pole so I could catch my food (hopefully I'd get good at fishing), and a friend to enjoy the island with me.

Favorite special program at camp:
- Friday Night Campfires

Your favorite TV or movie character:
- Jake the dog - Adventure time

Your best memory of camp:
- Best memories are countless, but the firsts one that jumps to mind is the 2007 S2 toiletry fight

Favorite Sports Teams:
- Chicago Bears and Bulls

Would would you choose for your last meal:
- Sarkis

If you could be any animal, what would you be?
- A fox

Your two favorite books:
 - Adventure time comics Vol 1 & 2

A secret hobby or skill that I have:
- I am a ranked player of Super Smash Brothers and Pokemon at Bradley University under the alias Depento

How has camp impacted you:
- Camp has basically made me into the person that I am today. As a child who grew up timid and quiet, I have become an outgoing person who's not afraid to try new things, and instead is excited by them. It has made me a leader which has been reflected in my studies, taking leadership roles on various application development projects. Most importantly, the attitude around the camp community is one that I hope will reflect my own life, and I try to incorporate parts of it into my actions every day.