A Reflection on Camp


Home, as defined by Merriam-Webster’s dictionary,​ is​ “the social unit formed by a family living together.” Here at Gravatt, you will find your family, and you will find your home. I have never experienced a setting with more love, encouragement, and support than I have at this place.

Camp Gravatt has brought people of different backgrounds, ages, and cultures to create bonds with one another in a truly remarkable way. I am a firm believer in the statement that no other place on earth can have a power like a summer camp has. No other location on earth can have such an intense radiation of pureness, happiness, and love. No other place can be Gravatt.

This camp has it all​: goats, a blob, but most importantly, the people. The people at Gravatt are the people who make Gravatt what it is today. Dating back to the beginning of the camp, to the very second you are reading this, people have always cared and loved this place with their entire being. Whether it be through energetic campers or dedicated staffers, we are what makes this place our place.

Earlier in the summer, Fletcher Spigner, previous camp director and current board member, talked to the camp staff about the importance of Gravatt, from the beginning of camp to now. He compared this place under the pines to an autonomous community in northern Spain, known as the Basque Country. In this region, they have the saying: “we are because we were.” This is mirrored in our community here at Gravatt. The reason we are known as the best summer camp is because we have always been the best summer camp. We have always had the best people working with our campers. We have always shown kindness and compassion to anyone who enters on that old dirt road. We are because we were.

Every day, I get to witness strangers become friends, and friends become family. This camp has become a home for so many, and I am so lucky to know that I have the privilege to be a part of the best home in the world.
                                                                                      -Jordan Postal, Counselor

 
 
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Calling all teachers!

Take a break from the ordinary and go outside with your students for a unique learning experience with Gravatt's Environmental Education Program (GEEP). Gravatt has many amenities available and an experienced, certified staff who can customize your day(s) around your specific goals based on our set activities and curriculum that meets SC Standards. Click the button to learn more about GEEP.
 
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Total Eclipse of the Pines

Join us on Monday, August 21, 2017 for a day of fun and solar eclipse watching! Overnight accommadations are still available! Don't forget to purchase your car pass! 
 
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Meet Kara!
Hello Gravatt Family!
Please allow me to introduce myself: my name is Kara Dye, and I’m thrilled to begin my service to Gravatt this month as Director of Marketing and Development! I grew up in the CSRA area, and my husband, Parker, and I are delighted to return and join this incredible community. As a former camp counselor myself, outdoor ministry holds a special place in my heart. God certainly made use of His canvas at Gravatt, and I’m honored to begin sharing the stories of all those who enter this “place in the woods.” I look forward to meeting each and every one of you!
Peace in Christ,
Kara Dye
 
 
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We're Hiring!

Gravatt is still hiring interns for the Fall 2017-Spring 2018 season. To view descriptions and information on how to submit resumes, click below. 

 
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Save the Date!

On Sunday, November 19, Gravatt is hosting a clay shoot at the Palmetto Shooting Complex in Edgefield, SC. More details to follow soon! 

 
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2018 Summer Camp Dates
Camp Kid Again May 25 – May 27
Staff Training May 27 – June 7
Family Camp June 1 – June 3
Junior High 1 June 8 – June 17
Elementary 1 June 19 – June 25
Elementary 2 June 27 – July 3
LIT 1 June 19 – July 3
Reach Out Camp July 5 – July 8
Junior High 2 July 10 – July 19
Elementary 3 July 21 – July 27
Elementary 4 July 29 – August 4
LIT 2 July 21 – August 4
All Ages August 6 – August 12
 
 
 
 
 
1006 Camp Gravatt Road, Aiken, SC 29805
803.648.1817 | F 803.648.7453 | E office@campgravatt.org
 
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