Director Series: Camp PALS Poconos

Chris Rahill: Hi everyone! My name is Chris Rahill, and I am the Logistics Director for Camp PALS Poconos this summer. This is my 5th year with PALS, and I’m so excited to be directing Poconos this year! I am currently a senior at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, where I am studying Finance and playing lacrosse. Besides lacrosse, some of my hobbies include going to the beach, playing the guitar, and watching HBO documentaries. Planning this week for all of you has gotten me so excited for everything we’re doing, but my favorite PALS activities are the trip we take to Promised Land State Park, Art Night, and the Camp PALS Olympics. I am counting down the days until July 16, and I can’t wait to see all of you again this summer!

Maggie Lesmes: Helloooo PALS Family! My name is Maggie Lesmes, and I’m the Camper Director for Camp PALS Poconos 2017! This will be my 4th year with PALS, but as a first-time director, I could not be more excited for this summer. While I’m currently down South studying Advertising at the University of Georgia, Maryland is where I call home. When I’m not studying, I’m either watching Criminal Minds, eating chips & guac, or FaceTiming the new puppy my family decided to get when I left for college. While the CP Poconos itinerary is full of things to do in Scranton area, I’m most excited for our first ever Camper fashion show, our trip to Montage Mountain Waterpark, and, of course, karaoke night. I can’t wait to see all of your beautiful faces in the Electric City in July!

Dominic Dipersia: What’s up everyone? My name is Dominic Dipersia, and I’m your 25-year-old Director of Volunteers at Camp PALS Poconos! This is my 5th summer at PALS. I hail from the great city of Worcester, MA and I’m wearing many different hats at a private school up here in Mass! When I’m not planning this amazing week of Camp and working hard, I like to throw a frisbee around with friends, go on road trips, eat AND make pizza, and work on my action-crime-romantic-comedy memoir (hitting book shelves Fall 2022). My favorite things at Camp are definitely Camper arrival and the RailRiders baseball game (even if they are affiliated with the Yankees…Go Red Sox!) So hyped to make this week the best week we’ve had at Poconos yet!

We can’t wait to see you in July!

PALS Love,

Chris, Maggie, & Dominic