North Star Camp for Boys

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

2018 Staff Spotlight - Jacob Peterson

My name is Jacob, and I am returning to camp after taking a summer off to do an internship. I attend(ed) UW-Madison where I study economics with side focuses in German and Computer Science and am graduating in May. On campus, I’ve been involved in several publications as well as student radio, hosting a current events show every week for six semesters. I’ve also recently been active in the Madison cooperative community.

In my free time, I enjoy reading, writing and drawing. I’m also an avid runner; I completed my first marathon this past fall. In the winter, I cross country ski. In the summer, spring and fall, I go on backpacking trips. This past summer I spent three weeks backpacking through Yellowstone, Theodore Roosevelt and Grand Tetons, where I watched the eclipse. I went to Big Bend this past spring break and hiked the Chisos Mountains and the surrounding desert.

More about Jacob

What is your favorite camp meal?
- My favorite meal at camp is the omelette on lazy days.

If you could be any animal (besides a human), what would you be and why?
- Any fish in a school of fish because that would be very easy, low-stress lifestyle.

What is your guilty pleasure tv show(s):
- Arrested Development.

Where is your favorite spot at camp:
- I like the forest in the back of camp because of how open it is.

What is your dream Job:
- At the moment, it would be leading trips for ALPs.

If you could have dinner with any three people, dead or alive, who would they be and why?:
- My mother’s side of my family including my great grandfather, great grandmother and grandfather. I was never able to meet them at an age where I would remember them or have any meaningful interactions. 

What is the best Christmas/Hanukkah present that you've ever gotten:
- My first pair of traditional cross country skis.

What are/were your favorite subjects in school:
- I generally like literature classes and history. I’ve also been taking pilates classes this year which are very enjoyable.

What are your top three movies of all time:
- Paris, Texas, A Prairie Home Companion and Badlands

What's your go-to pie at the Norske Nook:
- I honestly am not much of a pie fan. My favorite backed good, however, is poppyseed bread.

What sports teams do you root for:
- I do not follow sports unfortunately.

Share a random or little known fact about yourself:
- My first job was operating a mechanical bull.