Director Series: Camp PALS Chicago



My name is Kayla and I am so excited to serve as the Camper Director in Chicago this summer. This is my third summer with PALS and my third time at Camp in Chicago. I cannot wait to see so many returning Campers and welcome our new Campers into the PALS family. I have been lucky enough to have attended the Chicago and San Francisco Camps in addition to the Wisconsin Dells Adventure. My favorite PALS activity is karaoke night! I am from a suburb of Chicago and love being in the city. I am currently a senior special education major at Clemson University and am completing my student teaching experience.


My name is Riannon and this is my third summer with PALS! I began my journey in Chicago in 2015, and then directed the Wisconsin Dells Adventure in 2016. Last summer, I had the pleasure of exploring the West Coast in San Francisco and will be heading there for the Monterey Bay Adventure! I’m finishing up my senior year at the University of Illinois studying special education and am currently completing my student teaching. I am beyond excited to be the Volunteer Director this summer and can’t wait to spend a week in the windy city!


My name is Devin and I am ecstatic for my first year at Camp PALS Chicago as a Director! This will be my second year volunteering with PALS Programs. My first experience with PALS was at the 2015 Indy Adventure. Within my first year I have been able to attend a Camp in San Francisco as well as the DC Adventure. I am in my senior year at Grand Valley State University, studying Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies. I am from Grand Rapids, Michigan, located about 45 minutes from Lake Michigan. I can’t wait to meet everyone and have the best week of our summer!

We are all so excited to meet you this summer during our favorite week of the year at Camp PALS Chicago! We just hope you’re as excited as we are! Take a look at this video to get ready for camper arrival in Chicago in just 145 Days!