Conference Side Cottages Get a Facelift!

Many have probably heard that in fall of 2017, Gravatt took on the large task of renovating the conference side cottages. Associate Development Director, Christine Koutrakos, has worked incredibly hard contacting long-time friends of Gravatt to raise support for the project. Over the Christmas holiday, the cottages received new carpet, paint, beds, and furnishings, and Gravatt has recently started the process of renovating the exterior of the buildings with new roofs and soon to be screened in porches.

Last weekend, Brian and Ginger Phillips, along with their friend Bridgman, with the help of Program Director Thomas Coleman and interns Parker Lucas and Andy Price, were able to reroof Cottages 1-4, and the result is a true sight to behold. We are incredibly thankful for their hard work, not to mention their continuous support of Gravatt over the years. Without the friends and supporters that consistently surround this place, this cottage renovation truly would not be possible.

The conference side cottages were built to further Gravatt’s mission of being a sanctuary for all who enter, and they were the original housing for our very first campers in the 50s before summer camp was moved to the other side of the property! Needless to say, the cottages have been well-loved over the years, and this facelift is long-deserved.

We are still seeking support for the cottage renovation project, and we’d love to tell you more about it! If you or your church or business are interested in supporting the project, please contact Christine at!