Staff Spotlight – Caitlin Palgen
Hi everyone! My name is Caitlin Palgen and this will be my second summer back at camp. I am finishing up my junior year of nursing school at the University of Illinois. I plan on becoming a pediatric nurse once I graduate. In my free time, I love to play sports! My favorites are volleyball, rock climbing, and softball but I love playing basically every other sport as well. When I am not in the health center at camp, I can usually be found instructing at the climbing wall or at the sand volleyball court.
More about Caitlin
If you were stranded on a deserted island, what are three things you’d bring?
-A hammock, a solar powered ipod, and a volleyball
Favorite special program at camp
Your favorite TV or movie character
-Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory
Your best memory of camp.
Favorite Sports Teams
-Chicago Cubs, Chicago Blackhawks, & Chicago Bulls
What would you choose for your last meal?
– It’s a tie between my mom’s chicken parmesan or Chicago-style deep-dish pizza
A secret hobby or skill that you have?
-I am doublejointed in 7 of my fingers
How has camp impacted you?
-Working at North Star has been such a great experience for me! I gained a lot of leadership skills and responsibility. I also learned to be completely, 100% myself. I gained a ton of lifelong friendships, too! Also, I want to become a pediatric nurse, so working as a health counselor at NSC this past summer gave me a tremendous amount of experience. It helped give me a perspective of what my career will be like working with kids for the rest of my life- and I loved every second of it!