North Star Camp for Boys

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Staff Spotlight - Ben Rubin

Hi my name is Ben Rubin, and I’m from Highland Park, IL. I just finished my freshman year at the University of Pennsylvania, where I am studying economics. As part of a club I am in, I just traveled to Indonesia, where I worked with local businesses to help them in sustainable poverty alleviation, which was a really awesome experience. This will be my ninth summer at camp (third on staff), where I teach windsurfing and sailing.

More about  Ben

If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?
- I would love to be a mantis shrimp - They can see 12 primary colors while we can only see three, so its interesting to think about what they can see and we can’t.

What is your favorite cartoon Character:
- Squidward

Where is your favorite spot at camp:
- Out on Spider Lake.

What is your dream Job:
- I have very little idea about what I want to do, but I think it would be interesting to work on the business side of tech.

If you had a super hero power, what would it be:
- Probably invisibility, but I would really just want an Iron Man suit.

What is your preferred chicken nugget dip:
- BBQ Sauce

What are your top three movies of all time:
- Pulp Fiction, Fight Club, The Prestige

What's your go-to pie at the Norske Nook?
- Butterfinger

What is a little Known fact about yourself:
- In my grade at my high school there were two other people also named Ben Rubin.

Share one notable camp memory:
- Sitting around at the council ring on the last night my Pine Manor year.