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Staffers of the Year
Mason Kapp and Graham Knowles 

At the close of every summer at Camp Gravatt, the Frederick C. Byrd Most Outstanding Staff Award is presented to one male and one female staff member. This honor is decided upon by their fellow counselors, and it is always a very special presentation. Recipients of the award from years passed are invited to attend to congratulate the honorees and share in their joy.

Summer 2019 was special for many reasons: it was the biggest summer in Gravatt history (with 1,105 campers), it was the inaugural summer of “The Water Moccasin,” the waterslide funded by the 2018-2019 Shalom Circle, and it was arguably staffed by the most talented young adults in the book – most notably Mason Kapp and Graham Knowles.

“He brings magic to Camp Gravatt.” “She makes every day the BEST day at camp.” These are just two of the awe-inspiringly beautiful sentiments shared of Mason and Graham and their love for their campers and for Gravatt by their fellow staff members. With tearful hugs and a shower of applause, the entire dining hall was on their feet to congratulate the new recipients on their hard work paid off.

This particular presentation was made even more special by the presentation of a second award: the Pop Lawhon Lifetime Achievement Award, created to acknowledge a friend of Gravatt whose support and dedication can no longer go unnoticed. 2019’s recipient has served Gravatt in just about every capacity imaginable during his lifetime: camper, counselor, volunteer, advocate, board member, board chair, and most importantly, friend. Father Scotty Brock has always been and will always remain a genuine friend and valued asset to the Gravatt Family, and it was only fitting recognize his dedication in this way.

Gravatt isn’t Gravatt without the people: the people who camp there, the people who work there, the people who seek refuge there, the people who worship there. We are endlessly grateful for these three Gravatt family members who seek to complete our Mission, day in and day out.
 
 
 
 
 
Shalom Beth
We Love You!

To the Gravatt Family,

I have been a part of Gravatt for my entire life; I started coming as a camper 19 years ago and started on staff 7 years ago, and I am so thankful for all of the love and support this community has given me over the years. I am planning on starting a Masters of Nonprofit Management at the University of Georgia in the spring, but I have so many incredible memories from camp that I will take with me.

For all 7 years, my favorite thing was to sit on the Holly Hut porch at night and listen to all the craziness coming from tents as the kids were getting ready for bed, and talking to the girls' staff as they came up from devotion telling all of their wild stories from the day.

I am excited for the future of Gravatt, and I hope it continues to be a place where children can test their limits, be independent, learn about love, and grow into the good humans that God put them on this planet to be. My dream for camp is that the next wave of campers and staff appreciate the value of Gravatt and the relationships that are made and grow in such a special place. 

Shalom,
    Beth Jones
 
 
 
 
 
The Gravatt Cup
A Charity Polo Event

Join us for an afternoon at the Aiken Polo Club for an action-packed afternoon, enjoying the “sport of kings,” food provided by Juniper of Ridge Spring, full bar, games, prizes, and time spent with friends…all to benefit the Mac Westmoreland Scholarship Program! There will be fun and food for the whole family, so grab your friends and come out for a day of fun, spectating a beloved Aiken past time while supporting your favorite organization!

$50 - 21 and up
$25 - ages 8-20
FREE - ages 0-7

We're still looking for sponsors for the event, so if you or your business are interested in supporting a great cause, please contact Kara Dye at kara@campgravatt.org!
 
 
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Deeds and Needs
A place to show gratitude to faithful supporters and acknowledge current need.

DEEDS: We are so appreciative of the businesses and community partners that have already agreed to sponsor the first-ever Gravatt Cup on, Saturday, October 19. Because of the generosity of our Gravatt family, Gravatt is able to offer new programming each year in our search to growing and developing this ministry. Thanks to Crescent Automotive, St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church, Kitfox Pediatric Dentistry, and others for your incredibly support. 

NEEDS: We are STILL looking for sponsors for The Gravatt Cup! If you or your business is interested in supporting a really cool event, all while helping children go to summer camp, please contact Kara Dye at kara@campgravatt.org!


 
 
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Be surprised and entertained by Brandon Velie's skills and wit once again!
 
 
 
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