Our 2015 camp season has come to an end and what a wild ride it was! This year we hosted over 500 campers and counselors at eight beautiful college campuses. From Columbus to Chicago, we watched with amazement as our our wonderful community grew and the joy of PALS was spread across the country. We are so thankful for every member of our big PALS family!
In the coming weeks, we will be featuring reflections from campers and counselors at each camp. Make sure to follow us here on the blog, as well as on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Although the camp season is over, there are PALS opportunities year-round, and you definitely don’t want to miss out!
We can’t believe we’re over half way through with our first camp of the season! Campers and counselors have been having a blast both on and off campus. They took a visit to COSI, went canoeing at Hocking Hills, and competed for their teams at the PALS Olympics. Stay tuned for even more fun!
Introducing, our Princeton Directors- Steven, Whitney, and David.
Steven: Hi everyone! I’m Steven, a 2nd year director with Camp PALS Princeton. I currently live in Philadelphia, but I’m constantly traveling for my work as a consultant. I’m a 2013 Princeton grad and a lifelong PALS enthusiast, so I cannot wait until this summer for, once again, the perfect combination of both. I’m most looking forward to a week completely dedicated to fun, new friendships and growth…and, of course, a bit of karaoke. Whitney, David and I are pumped to meet and reconnect with you all. See you soon!
Whitney: Hey PALS peeps! My name is Whitney Flora and this will be my 7th summer with PALS. This will be my 3rd summer as a director at Camp PALS Princeton and I cannot put into words how excited I am. PALS has given me so much in the last 7 years. The people I have met here have taught me that I can do anything I put my mind to, that singing karaoke will fix any problem, and to approach every situation with compassion and kindness. My life has been shaped by the influence of this incredible organization and the inspiring people I’ve met along the way. I can’t wait to see what Princeton holds for us this summer. I can already tell it’s going to be the best year yet!
David: “Hey everybody! I’m David Sabia and this summer will mark six years since my brother Steve, a 8th-year camper, introduced me into the PALS family! I’m ecstatic that I have the opportunity to spend my second year as a director with my amazing co-directors at PALS Princeton. I currently live in Olney, Maryland, where I work as a 4th grade teacher in the Montgomery County Public School system. The thing I’m most excited about this summer is continuing to step outside my comfort zone…whether that is meeting a new friend, judging the most hotly contested edition of Top Chef yet, or adding that one extra topping at Fruity Yogurt. Can’t wait to meet all the counselors and campers for what will surely be one of the best weeks of the year!”
2015 is already full of excitement around here. We’ve been busy with the launch of brand new spring Adventures, a month of Restaurant Fundraisers, and now, a search to expand the PALS Staff team. That’s right, PALS is hiring!
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