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Mary Laurence Crook

Camp Seafarer Executive Director
What is your Camp history?

I started as a camper and CILT. Then I was on sailing staff and a cabin counselor in cabins 1 and 2, Assistant Head of Camp IV in cabin 42, a Sailing UA, Sailing Master and Motorboating Chief. 

Where were you born?

Raleigh, NC

Where did you go to school?

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

What are your favorite hobbies?

I enjoy spending time and making memories with friends and family. I like to watch and play sports. I play on a coed flag football team that started in college and we continue to compete at a State and National level. I’ll say yes to most any opportunity for competition, from cards to trivia nights to kickball leagues. Someday, I hope to play the guitar and sing like Captain Lynn.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

The first thing I remember wanting to be was a dog walker. It’s what Grover did on Sesame Street, and at that time we didn’t have a pet dog despite my strong desires.

If you could visit anywhere, where would you go?

Visiting new places is important to me. Europe, Southeast Asia and Australia are three major areas where I haven’t been that I’d like to explore. I’ve also never been to the Grand Canyon and am excited to travel there someday.

What is your favorite part of working at Camp?

Watching campers and counselors grow in skill, leadership and confidence is the best part of working at Camp. Being a part of that development and helping guide it is energizing and a lot of fun.