Director Series: Camp PALS Cleveland


Hello! My name is Gage Woolley and I am so pumped for Camp PALS Cleveland! While this is my third year with PALS, this will be our second year at Cleveland. Last year was such a huge success, and I have no doubt this year will be even better. I was born in Sidney, Ohio, right outside of Dayton and currently live in Cincinnati. I graduated from University of Cincinnati with a degree in Social Work and I’m currently in graduate school online at University of Central Florida studying Non-Profit Management. In my spare time I love to watch Netflix, Chelsea Football (soccer team), and hang with my little puppy, Diesel. I’m really looking forward to our day at Kalahari Water Park! Water is my favorite thing in the world I’m so excited for the summer at John Carroll University and Camp PALS CLE!

Hi! My name is Lisa Lapina and I am so excited for Camp PALS 2017! This will be my 7th summer with PALS Programs. Prior to directing, I participated as a counselor at Camp PALS Philadelphia and Camp PALS Georgetown. I grew up outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I graduated from Bloomsburg University in 2011 with my B.S. in Elementary Education. After my time at BU, I went on to complete my M.S.Ed. in Reading/Writing/Literacy from UPenn. I graduated in 2013 and moved to Baltimore, Maryland for my teaching job. This is my fourth year teaching 1st grade and I absolutely love it! The Camp PALS Cleveland Director Team is hard at work. We can’t wait for another unforgettable summer! I am most excited about exploring downtown Cleveland with PALS. This summer is going to be the best summer yet for PALS Programs and we can’t wait to see you!

Hi! I am Erin O'Neil and I am super excited for Camp PALS Cleveland 2017. I am originally from the Akron/Cleveland area. I graduated from Miami University in 2013 and now I currently live in Cincinnati where I am a 3rd grade Special Education teacher. I am in my 4th year of teaching and I’ve loved every second of it! I’ve been a part of  the PALS family for 5 years now and this is my first year as a Director. My favorite part of PALS is singing Karaoke or the numerous dance parties! This year I am most excited about going to Edgewater Beach! I loved relaxing on the beach and playing volleyball in the sand. I also thoroughly enjoyed being able to choose from all the various food trucks. I cannot wait to see all the returners and meet all the new campers!!


Much PALS Love, 

Gage, Lisa, and Erin

Camp PALS Cleveland Director Team