Director Series: Camp PALS New York


Hey PALS Families! It’s us…New York!

We are the amazingly, fun (totally unbiased) Directors for Camp PALS New York this year and so excited to help bring the PALS magic to Cornell!

Dan Rodini: Heyyyy you guys! I am Dan Rodini and I am the Volunteer Director for Camp PALS New York this year. My job is to make sure that all of our volunteers get what they need and are prepared for our week together at PALS! I’m the guy you e-mail when you have that random question about what to bring to camp, travel arrangements, or for whatever you need! When I am not spending my time on PALS, I am a 6th grade science teacher in West Philadelphia and a first year graduate student at Temple University studying Special Education. There is never a dull moment in my life and I wouldn’t have it any other way. This will be my second year as a Director for Camp PALS New York and I am super excited for our new location at Cornell University! PALS is my home away from home and I couldn’t imagine a summer without it!

Morgan: Hi PALS family! I am beyond excited to be joining my co-Directors, Dan and Dan, at a brand new PALS location this summer. My role is the Camper Director, meaning I get to communicate weekly with our special Camper families! This is my fifth year as a part of the PALS family and second year directing. A little bit about myself: This past May, I graduated from West Chester University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition. Since I love being a student sooo much, I’m currently a full-time graduate student studying Community Nutrition. Some of my favorite things include laying on the beach, traveling to new places, eating ice cream, and I guess running/exercising. I’m looking forward to sharing my PALS love with all of you! Welcome to New York, we’ve been waiting for you!

Dan Knott: What’s up PALS People?! My name is Dan Knott and I am the Logistics Director here at Camp PALS New York! It is my responsibility to make sure everyone at Camp has the best week of the year (all while staying under budget)! After spending weeks brainstorming and planning, I think I’ve come up with the perfect week that I’m sure you will enjoy. This is my fourth year being involved with Camp PALS and second year directing. I am a senior at Temple University and will be graduating this fall with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing. I am also a lifeguard at the Jersey Shore during the summer, which is where most of my favorite memories are from, besides Camp PALS of course! I also enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities, such as; skiing, running, hiking, water skiing, wakeboarding, surfing, fishing, and eating food. I can’t wait for this summer at Camp PALS New York! It’s going to be the best Camp out there!

See you in New York!