Pali’s Leadership Team

Caring and hardworking, our leadership team combines many years of camp experience to lay a solid foundation for our program. Our directors are extremely dedicated, spending the whole year planning an awesome summer, then working incredibly long hours during the summer season to take care of all the daily details of camp. They are also very accessible – waiting just on the other end of the phone and happy to talk to you at length regarding your child or any questions you may have about camp.

Scott “Doc” Hicok

Summer Camp Director


Scott or “Doc”  joined the Pali Adventures team in February, 2023. His responsibilities include developing, marketing, and running all of Pali Adventure’s summer camp and youth development programs. Scott has over 18 years experience in the camp industry and has created and managed several successful camp programs including Camp Ocean Pines in California, and was the founding Camp Director for Camp SouthernGround in Georgia.

He has given presentations and led workshops for the American Camp Association and the Western Association of Independent Camps on the topics of youth development, staff communication, and developing inclusive programs. Scott has a passion for creating programs that go beyond recreation and that truly help young minds to learn and grow.

Nicole “Coral” Carnevale

Assistant Director

Nicole or “Coral” was born and raised in California and first attended Pali Adventures as a camper back in 2009. She spent five summers of her childhood as a camper at Pali and grew to love it so much, that she decided to return for five more seasons as a counselor, working her way up through various positions from general counselor, to Girl Power Director and Group Lead, to Action Director.

Due to her years spent here, Nicole has strong knowledge and enthusiasm for Pali’s unique programming. After aging out as a camper, Nicole  also went on to complete a Masters in Psychology. As the Assistant Director, her responsibilities include recruiting a fantastic team and planning for future summers in the off season, and in the summer, overseeing general camp life and ensuring campers and staff are having the best summer yet! Nicole is passionate about helping campers create core memories, foster personal growth, and make lasting friendships and connections that will impact them for life, just as Pali was able to do for her.