How many summers did you spend in the Canyon?

I spent 3 years as a camper, one year on work crew (I was lucky enough to stay all summer) and two years as a counselor.

What are you up to these days? 

I have a wife (Kimberly) and three kids Jack (17), Matt (12), Catherine (4). We live in Corpus Christi.  I work mainly as a ranch manager for family ranches but I also do work with stocks and bonds & oil and gas. 


Do you have a favorite camp memory? 

Gosh there are so many of them.  My overall camp experience is my best memory.  All of it put together.  When I contemplate that time I get a happy, warm feeling inside.  I would not be a Christian today had it not been for camp, specifically the cabin times in Cabin . Some great individual memories are: the relationships with the different people, my whole work crew summer, fights between cabin 4 and the work crew down at the water front, putting daddy longlegs and armadillos in the girls cabins, listening to stories about camp shenanigans from Doug Cooper and all of the great Christ-centered times that happened so frequently. 

What do you miss most about your summers at camp? 

The carefree, Christ-centered “play” that we called work and getting to hang out with and minister to the campers. 

How does LLYC still impact your life today? 

As mentioned before, I wouldn’t be a Christian if it were not for LLYC.  Everything I do as a Christian is due to that impact, so LLYC has an effect on me every day.  My family goes to LLFC and some of the former staff and campers during my tenure at LLYC are now getting together to hunt, fish and hang out.  We are all a lot older, but pretty much still the same ‘ole guys.

Wade Grassedonio Family

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