North Star Camp for Boys

Monday, May 6, 2013

Staff Spotlight - Caitlin Palgen

Caitlin Palgen joins us for her first summer. A native of Manhattan, IL, she's currently a student at the University of Illinois - Chicago studying pediatric nursing. She'll be joining our health staff, working along side our nurse to make sure that all of our campers stay healthy this summer.

Caitlin recently ran the Shamrock Shuffle in Chicago. She's also been spending some time at UIC's recreation center to go rock climbing as well as  helping a family friend, who is a third grade teacher, design lesson plans for her class. Of almost equal importance, Caitlin is an experienced softball player, having played in a fast pitch league for several years. The staff table and the "Overs' softball team are both looking forward to adding her skill and experience!

More About Caitlin

Your three favorite movies of all time: Remember the Titans, The Little Rascals, & all of the Harry Potter movies

What is your dream job: Pediatric Nurse

Best place you’ve ever traveled to: The Cayman Islands

Favorite cartoon character: Squirt from Finding Nemo

If you could have lunch with any two people, dead or alive, who would they be: Jenny Finch (the softball player) & Emma Watson

How did you learn about North Star and why did you apply: My older brother, Jeremy, works at North Star as a camp counselor and told me about the job. I want to become a pediatric nurse and love playing sports and being outside, so I figured this would be the perfect job for me over the summer!

What noteworthy/random/menial jobs have you held: Babysitter & Nanny

What did you do last summer: Played on a travel softball team and had a job as a nanny

What, if any previous camp experiences have you had: I attended last summer’s post camp & had a ton of fun!

A canoe full of Palgens