North Star Camp for Boys

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Staff Spotlight - Sam Friedland

Hi Everyone!  I'm Sam and I'm from Deerfield, Illinois.  I just finished up my freshman year at the University of Illinois and plan on majoring in Creative Writing and Food Science Nutrition.  I'll be returning for my 8th summer at North Star!

I can usually be found instructing sailing, fitness training and anything else pertaining to the waterfront.  I can't wait for this Summer!

Check out Sam's guitar/harmonica skills

More about Sam

If you were stranded on a deserted island, what are three things you'd bring?
- I'd bring flares, iodine tablets, and a kindle.

Favorite special program at camp
- Pow-Wow day

Your favorite TV or movie character
- The Joker

Your best memory of camp
- My cabin's Friday Night Service on our Lake Superior campsite on our hiking trip last summer.

Favorite Sports Teams
- Bulls, Bears, and the Fighting Illini

What would you choose for your last meal?
- Chicken Kiev, Chocolate milk, and dirt and worms for dessert!

If you could be any animal, what would you be?
- Buffalo (my spirit animal)

Your two favorite books
- Unbroken, Entire Game of Thrones series

A secret hobby or skill that you have?
- I love playing the harmonica and guitar even though I'm improving very slowly!

How has camp impacted you?
- North Star has not only taught me concrete skills such as camping, water sports, and riflery, but also provided me with invaluable friendships and memories from each summer.