Camp Gray's summer program consists of 9 one-week sessions with campers ranging in age from 6-18. Activities include typical camp activities such as Archery, arts and crafts and fishing. In addition to a summer camp, Camp Gray also serves as a retreat center.
In the early days, Camp Gray was a boys' youth summer camp, owned by St. Joseph Parish and directed by the parish priest. Summer camp started in 1958 under Fr. Francis Schmidt's direction. Four weeks of summer camp for boys were offered, and the counselors were diocesan seminarians.
In 1968 the Catholic Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin, incorporated the camp. In 1980, Fr. Larry Bakke's second summer as director, the first summer session for girls was held. In 1984 Camp Gray held its first co-ed session, and soon after became entirely co-ed. In 1994, Camp Gray hired its first lay director, Phil DeLong. At the start of 2008, Jeff and Rebecca Hoeben, as co-directors, replaced Delong.
CAMP COUNSELOR WITH SWINE FLU PARENTS PICKED UP THEIR KIDS, AND CAMP GRAY AT LAKE DELTON WON'T RESUME UNTIL JULY 5.(LOCAL)
Jun 24, 2009; Byline: JANIE BOSCHMA firstname.lastname@example.org 608-332-1086 Parents picked up 130 children from a summer camp on Tuesday after one of...