When I think back many years ago, to the winter before my first summer on the Camp Gray staff, I recall that there were several reasons I wanted to work at Camp Gray. I wanted to work at Camp Gray because I wanted to have the opportunity to positively impact the lives of children. I wanted to work at Camp Gray because I wanted an opportunity to learn about the faith, and to grow deeper in mine. And I wanted to work at Camp Gray because I wanted an opportunity be a kid again. However, maybe the biggest reason I wanted to work at Camp Gray was because I wanted to be surrounded by amazingly faith-filled young adults to laugh with, to play with, and to pray with. I, quite simply, wanted to put myself in a situation where I could make new friends.
It didn’t take long, after my arrival that first summer, to see that Camp Gray was indeed a place where close friendships are born and flourish (as well as a place where lives are changed, faith is grown, and loads of fun is had). When faith is the foundation of a friendship, it’s a friendship that is built to last.
Of course, the close bonds that are formed at Camp Gray aren’t unique to the staff. It’s incredible to witness, all year-long, the friendships that are born here at Camp Gray. Kids – who come to Camp Gray from many differing backgrounds – form bonds that, in some cases, will last a lifetime.
Making new friends is a big reasons why both campers and staff come to Camp Gray for the first time, and why both campers and staff want to return. We invite you to come join us at Camp Gray to grow in your faith, to have loads of fun, and to make new friends!
There is nothing on this earth to be prized more than true friendship. – St. Thomas Aquinas