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Gretchen Hyde

Director of Development
Sea Gull Seafarer
What is your Camp history?

I have been going to Sea Gull and Seafarer with my family for as long as I can remember!  We attended Family Camp week and found every opportunity to get to Camp for special weekends.  My first summer as a overnight camper was when I was 12 years old. 

I attended Seafarer as a camper, CILT, Senior Counselor, Assistant Head, Camper Services, Land Director, and Head Counselor.  I clearly couldn’t get enough, so after teaching elementary school for two years, I joined the full time Director staff as the Assistant Personnel Director for Seafarer.

Where were you born?

Raleigh, N.C.

Where did you go to school?

Wake Forest University

What are your favorite hobbies?

I enjoy reading, playing tennis, traveling, photography, Bible journaling, organizing and spending time at the beach.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

In preschool, I wanted to be a cheerleader for University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill when I grew up.  Once I realized that is not a profession, I daydreamed about being a teacher and weatherwoman!

If you could visit anywhere, where would you go?

While there are so many new places that I want to explore, I would also love to return to Italy, where I lived for a few months during a semester off from college.  I would love to go back and relive those memories in Florence, Cinque Terre, and other amazing areas in that county.

What is your favorite part of working at Camp?

Being a part of a community where everyone wants each other to be their best selves is invaluable.  It is powerful travelling around and getting to hear the deep impact that Sea Gull and Seafarer have had and continue to have on so many people.  Hearing those stories and getting to be a small part of that is a blessing.