North Star Camp for Boys

Saturday, May 19, 2018

2018 Staff Spotlight - Kyle Salz

Kyle Salz returns to North Star for summer number 3. He is an alum of Western Illinois University where he graduated with a degree in Recreation, Park & Tourism Administration. Since the end of last summer, he has been working at YMCA Camp Seymour outside of Gig Harbor, Washington as a Naturalist. There he has been teaching Outdoor Environmental Education to mainly 5th and 6th graders since September. Classes that he teaches there include Marine Investigation, Squid Dissection, Reptiles, Albatross, Sustainable Systems, Forest Investigation, Canoeing, and Archery. Kyle is planning on returning here after camp for a second season.

While in Washington Kyle has been able to travel to some cool places like Mount Rainier National Park, Olympic National Park, Oregon for a weekend, Vancouver to watch the Blackhawks, and a lot more other cool places.

More about Kyle

If you could be any animal (besides a human), what would you be and why?
- Bald Eagle so I can see everything from above and be able to fly anywhere I want.

Where is your favorite spot at camp:
- On top of the climbing wall

What is your dream Job:
- Being a director at a camp or recreation facility.

What are/were your favorite subjects in school:
- Outdoor Recreation classes

What are your top three movies of all time:
- Saving Private Ryan, Field of Dreams, and Sandlot

What's your go-to pie at the Norske Nook:
- Moose Tracks

What sports teams do you root for:
- Cubs, Blackhawks, Bears

Share a random or little-known fact about yourself:
- I like to go storm chasing while in the midwest.