Christine Koutrakos is our Associate Development Director and our spectacular planner for Under the Tent. She has worked tirelessly, and I'm sure you've heard from her during the preparation. Please allow us the opportunity to let you know a little more about her and her ties to Gravatt, and by all means, join us for the beautiful event, May 4, 2019!
What drew you to Gravatt originally, and what's kept you here since then?
I originally came to Gravatt as a young camper. I have several vivid memories from that session - the strongest was, I wanted to stay. My roles have changed over the years, but I stayed! The reason to stay has always been the sense of community. Gravatt taught me to seek out real community in my life - people always matter.
What are 3 words you would use to describe Gravatt?
If you had to eat one Gravatt meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
If we are talking a "traditional camp meal" I would probably say baked ziti. The Gravatt ziti was always wonderful and for years we had it on the last night so there are lots of fun memories around it. Now if we are talking current meals just pick anything Pat and Ruth and their staff create! It is all wonderful! Ask our guests!
If you were a Gravatt animal, what would you be and why?
A fish of course! Anyone who comes to Gravatt knows those summer days are hot - you have to get in the lake!
What is your proudest moment at Gravatt?
I remember everything about the day I was hired as a counselor. I was so excited and relieved - it meant I really got to "stay" at Gravatt. I am still most proud of being named Female Staffer of the Year. This honor is decided by the summer staff who you work with day and night all summer long. We were a very close, hard working staff and all were deserving. It was one of the great honors of my life.