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Laurie Palagyi

Executive Director

Laurie joined WEHGC in April 2013. As a former experiential educator, Laurie earned a Master’s Degree in Experiential Education from Wheaton College, and later turned her focus to mental health earning a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Kentucky. 

Laurie came to WEHGC with an extensive background in outdoor education and camp leadership. Laurie’s profession has included adventure challenge facilitation, wilderness leadership guiding, year-around retreat programming, summer camp facilitation and management, and curriculum development and implementation. 

Further, Laurie holds certificates in Camp Administration and Leadership from Wheaton College, American Archery Association Level II Coach, Wing Speed Challenge Course Facilitator, Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguard, and Solo Wilderness First Responder.

Camp Staff

The strength and excellence of the West End House Girls Camp lie in the staff - dedicated individuals who devote eight plus weeks each summer to ensuring the safety and happiness of the campers under their care. We view our counselors as Youth Development Professionals. During the off season the administration is in frequent contact with the staff, and during the summer months staff meetings ensure the constant exchange of thoughts and ideas vital to the success of each season.

Medical STAFF

The Health Center, located in the main part of camp, is supervised by a licensed nurse who is available 24 hours a day. The infirmary contains an examine room, a secure place for medical records, all medicines, and a private area for campers who may need special medical attention. We are always accepting applications for summer staff position.

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