North Star Camp for Boys

Thursday, May 3, 2018

2018 Staff Spotlight - Jacob Hruska

Jacob Hruska grew up in Mora, MN which is actually less than two hours west of North Star. He grew up hunting and fishing, so it makes sense that he's going to be one of our trip leaders this summer.

Jacob is at Minnesota State University in Mankato, where he's majoring in Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies. He's a big climber and works at the campus climbing wall where he's the head route setter. He's worked at other camps as well as the local rec center. He's an experienced outdoorsman, having taken plenty of trips on the North Shore of MN as well as climbing trips all over the place. 

More about Jacob

How did you learn about North Star and why did you apply?
- I learned about North Star Through a Recreation Career fair on campus at MSU Mankato.

If you could be any animal (besides a human), what would you be and why?
- I would want to be a wolf, because they are strong, majestic, and wise.

What is your guilty pleasure tv show(s):
- My guilty pleasure tv show is The Big Bang Theory.

What is your dream Job:
- My dream job is to be a professional rock climber.

If you could have dinner with any three people, dead or alive, who would they be and why?:
- I would have dinner with my great grandma so that I could listen to the some stories about growing up in the 1920’s and 30’s. Next would be president John F. Kennedy because he seems like he was a wise and smart leader of our country that would be amazing to talk to. The third person would be Sheldon cooper from big bang theory because he would be funny to talk to.

What is the best Christmas/Hanukkah/holiday present that you've ever gotten:
- Rock climbing gear.

What are/were your favorite subjects in school:
- Outdoor recreation and PE

What are your top three movies of all time:
- Avengers, goonies, grown ups

What sports teams do you root for:
- I don’t follow any sports teams but if I was to watch football or hockey I would say the Wild and the Vikings.

What noteworthy/random/menial jobs have you held?
- I worked at a camp ground in Mora, Minnesota as a cook and at ITS at MSU Mankato.

What did you do last summer?
- Last summer I worked as a lead facilitator on a high ropes course.