10 Questions With New Junior Camp Program Director, Sam Stern
Nabby is proud to announce its newest Junior Camp Program Director, Sam Stern! Sam has been a head counselor with the Tufts group for the past 4 years and we are thrilled to have him join our leadership team. To keep up with tradition we gave Sam a Q&A to get to know him better.
1. I hear you are a big Yankees fan, do you like the addition of all the new players and what is your prediction for them this year?
I like the additions that they made. They added speed, power, and some key arms on the mound. If they can stay healthy, I think they can make a run. I predict 92 wins and a playoff spot (if healthy).
2. What is your go-to karaoke song?
Hmmm…I love to sing. Many a show tune are faves in my repertoire, or some of the classics by the Chairman of the Board, Frank Sinatra.
3. Got any big plans for the Junior Camp this summer?
Junior Camp is great! The program is a really solid one, but I do have a few ideas for how to grow some added interest among junior campers in red/white color war.
4. What are your hobbies?
As I said, I love to sing, and I fiddle around on the guitar and piano a bit. Used to play golf a lot, but don’t have the free time anymore.
5. Are you married? Kids? pets?
I’ll be celebrating my 8th anniversary at the end of May to my lovely wife, Dana. I have 2 boys, matthew who will be in Princeton or Stanford this year, and Ryan will be a cub. We also have “semi-inherited” my mother-in-law’s crazy toy poodle.
6. What’s one thing you love about working at Camp Nabby?
ONE thing!?! That’s hard…There are so many! The people, being outside and active all summer, Gemma’s chili…I could go on and on. If you are going to tie me down to just 1, then I guess I’ll have to go with the amazing people that make Nabby the awesome place that it is every summer.
7. Who is your favorite superhero? Why?
I was always drawn to Batman. He was a regular guy. He wasn’t from another planet, didn’t have some accident that gave him superpowers, he just worked really hard…and had the best collection of toys (who wouldn’t want a batarang to take down bad guys?), and don’t even get me started on how cool the Batmobile is
8. Did you have a favorite middle school teacher? If so, who?
My middle schools had great teachers, but I’d have to say that I always loved P.E. in middle school. Mrs. Parsons, Mr. Greaney, and some guy named Bertino! He was also a tough HS golf coach…try getting a golf ball to stop on a gym floor. =)
9. Pirates or ninjas? Why?
Pirates…better catch phrases…Aaarrrrrrgh!
10. I understand the kids call you “The Riddler”, where did that nickname come from? Do you have a riddle for us?
Opening doors at the front gate we used to share riddles in the morning. Debbie would often be puzzled by them and asked me to start sharing them as part of morning announcements. It just kinda grew from there I guess. Hmm….one for now….You draw a line. Without touching it, how do you make the line longer?