North Star Camp for Boys

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Staff Spotlight - Brad Miller

Brad Miller joins us for his first summer at camp. A native of Verona, WI, Brad is a freshman at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. At school he's majoring in Elementary Education and minoring in Adaptive Education with the goal of becoming a teacher.  Brad has played lacrosse for the last seven years and as a senior in high school, his team was runner up in the state championship.

Brad has been active in Boy Scouts since he was in first grade and achieved Eagle Scout last summer. At North Star Brad will be instructing pathfinders and canoeing, where he'll put those Eagle Scout skills to good use!

More about Brad

What is your dream job
- Elementary School Teacher (5th grade)

A secret hobby or skill that you have?
- I guess you could say that I’m a pretty good ping pong player, otherwise I love to camp in general.
Your favorite TV character
- Sokka from Avatar the Last Airbender

If you were stranded on a deserted island, what are three things you'd bring?
- A compass, a water purifier, and a cat.

How did you learn about North Star and why did you apply?
- I was looking at summer camps to work at online and found this one, and really loved everything about it.

Favorite Sports Teams
- Packers, Badgers, Blackhawks, Duke Lacrosse

What noteworthy/random/menial jobs have you held?
- For the last three summers I have worked at a specialty foods store, and have cut up fruit and packaged vegetables all summer long.

What did you do last summer?
- Other than working, I graduated high school, finished my Eagle Scout, went backpacking for two weeks in New Mexico and got ready to go to college!

What, if any previous camp experiences have you had? 
- Not including last summer, I have gone to Ed Bryant Scout Reservation, in Mauston WI, as a camper for seven years, but have not worked at a summer camp yet.