North Star Camp for Boys

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Staff Spotlight - Philip Rasansky

Howdy! My name is Philip Rasansky, and I’m from Dallas, TX. This will be my 10th summer at camp (IT’S THE BIG TEN!!), and I am really excited to get back to the Northwoods! just graduated from Greenhill School a couple days ago, and I’ll be heading up to Dartmouth College next fall. I spend most of my time spending time with friends/family, doing school work, and playing sports (I’m on the varsity basketball and baseball teams). I am (or was, now that I’m an alum) also active in my school’s business club and peer mentoring program.

At camp I'll be instructing basketball, waterskiing and other athletics. 

More about Philip

If you were stranded on a deserted island, what are three things you'd bring?
- Umbrella, Lawn chair, and a full Harry Potter book set

Favorite special program at camp
- United Nations Day, Friday Night Services

Your favorite TV or movie character
- Tickle from the Discovery show “Moonshiners"

Your best memory of camp.
- Most memorable: Getting lost on the Canadian trip because the tripper let a friend of mine lead us with the map. Best memory: Beating my twin brother in the Green-White marathon when we were both captains

Favorite Sports Teams
- Texas Rangers, Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Cowboys, and anything UT Longhorns

What would you choose for your last meal?
- Tie between steak and pizza

If you could be any animal, what would you be?
- A white bengal tiger

Your two favorite books
- A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah & Any of the Harry Potter books

A secret hobby or skill that you have?
- I can write in cursive backwards.

How has camp impacted you?
- This is a tough questions because I don’t think I can fit it all into a couple sentences. Overall, I think I am a more relaxed, confident person with a stronger sense of my values and morals because of all my years at North Star