Cathy Palmer

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Director of Outdoor Programs & Student Life

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B.S. in Biology and Outdoor Education, Northland College

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Cathy has a passion for the outdoors and wilderness experiences and a keen desire to ignite this passion in others. A camp director for over 25 years, Cathy worked as Environmental Education Director and Camp Director for Milwaukee-area residential YMCA camps prior to joining Conserve School. Cathy has served in leadership capacities in the American Camp Association on both the state and national level and has been honored by this organization with several awards for outstanding leadership and service. She is frequently called upon by the ACA to evaluate programs around the Midwest. Her interests include wilderness canoeing, cross country skiing, and hiking with her dogs Isabelle and Lucy. Cathy also creates jewelry and textile art and enjoys sharing these talents with students.