North Star Camp for Boys

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Staff Spotlight - Brenden Knecht

Brenden Knecht joins the North Star staff for his first summer. He just completed his sophomore year at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh. At RMU he's majoring in mechanical engineering. He's also the president of the musician's association and is involved in the leadership of his fraternity. Brenden has been a life guard and swim instructor and has also taught/coached at AYSO soccer summer camps. At camp Brenden will be a soccer and athletics instructor.

More about Brenden

How did you learn about North Star and why did you apply?
- I was forwarded an email about camp from one of my friend's, Scott. He encouraged me to look into the position. After looking into North Star Camp, I applied immediately. I think my skills as a swim lesson instructor, soccer coach, and youth group leader will help me be a leader and role model to the campers this summer. I am very excited to be joining the North Star Team.

If you could be any animal (besides a human), what would you be and why?
- I would be a wolf. I am a team player looking out for my family as a whole. Not only that, but I'm loud like a wolf's howl.

What is your favorite cartoon Character:
- Ash Ketchum

What is your dream Job:
- Robotic Engineer

If you had a super hero power, what would it be:
- Teleportation! It would make keeping in touch with long distance friends a lot easier!

What noteworthy/random/menial jobs have you held?
- Campus Ministry Association Student Programming Assistant, Civil Engineering Intern and Lifeguard

What are your top three movies of all time:
- Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Grand Budapest Hotel & The Lion King

What did you do last summer?
- Interned at The EADS Group Civil Engineering Consultant

What is a little Known fact about yourself:
- I've gone Zorbing. If you don't know what it is, look it up!!

What, if any previous camp/outdoor experiences have you had?
- I've been an avid outdoorsman since I was young. I spend a lot of time fishing, hiking, and hammocking. I don't have any experience at a summer camp, but I feel as though a lot of my outdoor hobbies directly correlate to camp activities.