Staff Spotlight – Jonah Baim

Hey guys! My name is Jonah, I’m from Highland Park Illinois, and this will be my 4th summer on staff and my 10th overall at camp. I am currently a freshman at the University of Illinois studying computer engineering. On campus I play for the club volleyball team, where we just won the national championships. 

At camp I primarily teach climbing, sailing, and waterskiing, but you can also find me on the basketball court, volleyball court, or down at swim point. I can’t wait for camp to start!
More About Jonah
If you were stranded on a deserted island, what are three things you’d bring?
– I would bring a solar powered device that could play my music library, the pillow I made my J-2 year, and a deck of cards.

Favorite special program at camp
– North Star ball

Your favorite TV or movie character
– Abed from Community

Your best memory of camp.
– The Canadian trip during my Pine/Manor summer, where I got to really bond with everyone in my cabin as we braved the wilderness for over a week.

Favorite Sports Teams
– The Bulls, Bears, Blackhawks, and Cubs

What would you choose for your last meal?
– A porterhouse from Joe’s Stone Crab

If you could be any animal, what would you be?
-A platypus

Your two favorite books
– This is a Book by Dimitri Martin and Sacred Hoops by Phil Jackson

A secret hobby or skill that you have?
– I can solve a Rubik’s Cube.

How has camp impacted you?
– Camp has given me great friends I wouldn’t have meet anywhere else