Rule, Michael

At UW-Whitewater


Michael Rule is a retired executive director/camping professional with over 25 years of leadership experience with the YMCA.  During my career I've had the pleasure of directing four resident camps: Phantom Lake YMCA Camp (WI), Camp Bluff Lake YMCA (CA), YMCA Camp Benson (IL) and Camp Fire Camp Hitaga (IA).  I've served on many community-based committees and on the American Camping Association WI & IL sections' board of directors.  


  • M.A. Washington State University, Pullman, WA
  • B.S. Winona State University, Winona, MN

Professional Interests

  • Adventure education & pursuits
  • Environmental education
  • Outdoor recreation
  • Resident camping
  • Youth development

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