Staff Spotlight: Olly Cayless

Olly is a man of many talents!

Our International staff members bring so much to camp. We work hand in hand with a few different agencies who recruit, interview and place staff at camps across the country. NSC alum Brad Holland worked for many years with a company in his native Australia and about a year ago he move on from that. After leaving, however, he did some consulting work with the placement agencies and in this role, he sent us one last profile for a prospective counselor named Oliver Cayless. Brad hit the nail on the head on that one!

Olly returns to North Star for summer #2. Traveling all the way from the UK, Olly hails from Brecon in Wales. Back home, Olly is a student where he studies sports and exercise science. At camp, we put his talents to good use as he spends much of his time as a climbing wall and windsurfing instructor. On top of that, he is a certified canoeing and kayaking instructor. We’re lucky to have Olly back!
More about Olly

Favorite tv show: Top Gear (British version) or Scrubs

Best place you’ve ever traveled to
: New Zealand

Sports team(s) that you root for: WELSH RUGBY TEAM!!!!! (he seemed pretty emphatic about that one)

Favorite camp meal: Beef with the fried potato ball things (I am guessing he means latkes) taco salad, anything by the squirty chicken kievs.

Favorite spot at camp:
The Council Ring

Favorite all camp/special program to do at camp:
Glen’s Game or Espionage

Earliest camp memory: Driver Greg stopping at Dairy Queen on the way back from the airport just after stopping at Jimmy Johns and him being surprised that we weren’t hungry. Notable camp memory: My first Friday night service with full camp

If you had a super hero power, what would it be: To be able to fly

Best Christmas present that you’ve ever gotten
:  Socks

Preferred chicken nugget dip: BBQ Sauce

Olly Cayless, lumberjack in training