About Our Team
Summer Programs at Cary Academy
Summer Programs at Cary Academy are coordinated by the Auxiliary Programs department at Cary Academy. The Auxiliary Programs department provides innovative programs for people of all ages throughout the Triangle area. We strive to engage the local community through quality programming that fosters learning and development. With each new adventurous program, we encourage self-discovery in a safe environment.
Auxiliary Programs Director
Sheila Hall has a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies with an option in Therapeutic Recreation from East Carolina University. Her love of adventure and being outdoors, on land or on water, sparked her career choice of being in the camp world. She is delighted to play a valuable role in introducing innovative camp concepts that will shape the next generation of young minds. Joining Summer Programs at Cary Academy for a 10th summer season is exciting, it is like the first day of school every single week of summer. Outside of the camp day, Sheila spends most of her time outdoors with her family, paddle boarding and creating gourmet smores are her favorites. When indoors, she loves cooking and baking from scratch, knitting and crafting cards for deployed troops with The Operation Card Drop Project.
Assistant Director of Summer Programs
Palmer Seeley holds a Master’s of Arts in English from Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English and a Bachelor’s of Arts in English with honors from Davidson College. During the school year, “Mr. Seeley” teaches Upper School English and serves as Senior Grade Level Leader at Cary Academy where he has been on faculty since 2004. Not a single summer since early childhood has passed that Palmer has not either been a camper, student, instructor, or staff member in a camp or summer school; this summer marks Palmer’s 7th round in CA’s Summer Programs office. The growth that occurs in each child during the summer months excites and energizes Palmer–both to witness the moments of insight in camp and to meet his former students’ wiser, more mature selves in August. Palmer is a yoga teacher, whitewater canoeing/kayaking and climbing instructor, and swimming coach–lifelong passions his childhood summers instilled in him. When not on campus, he enjoys renovating his 100-year-old bungalow, woodworking, and digging in the dirt.