Thursday, May 7, 2009

Camp Gray Staff Spotlight III

By: Camp Gray

Thanks for tuning in to "Misplaced & Found"!

Our latest Camp Gray Staff Spotlight is Luke Meinholz! Luke was a camper at Camp Gray for many summers before joining staff last summer as our Operations Assistant. This summer, Luke will be back on staff as a counsleor for settlers and trailblazers! We're certainly excited to have Luke back this summer, and we're excited to hear how life has been for him since summer camp 2008. So, without any further delay... Luke Meinholz!

Camp Gray Blog: Well howdy, Luke, what have you been up to since summer 2008?
Luke Meinholz: Hi everyone! Since leaving Camp at the end of week 8 last summer, I have been busy with my studies at Oklahoma State University in environmental sciences, where I also run for the OSU Track team.

Camp Gray Blog: What is your favorite thing about Camp Gray?
Luke Meinholz: One of my favorite things about Camp Gray is the community that is formed by everyone who goes there. That’s what’s been bringing me back year after year since the mid to late 1990s. It’s probably my favorite place to be.

Camp Gray Blog: What was the best lesson you took from summer camp 2008?
Luke Meinholz: Hmmm… There were a few things. I learned quite a bit from Joe Van Tassel the week that I got to be his co-pilot. And throughout the summer I learned about having to deal with all sorts of different stuff (remember 7/9/08!!)

Camp Gray Blog:
What is your favorite book?
Luke Meinholz: I'm a huge fan of the Lord of the Rings, and since they all go together, we’ll count it all as one book.

Camp Gray Blog: You have a free ticket to go anywhere in the world. Where would you fly?
Luke Meinholz: I’d love to go to Germany someday and visit my ancestral homelands. See the castle that belongs to my family.
Meinholz Day is on a Saturday this year, so we may all have to help celebrate…

Camp Gray: Who is your favorite Saint?
Luke Meinholz: St. Michael and St. Luke. Michael because he rocks, and St. Luke because, well, we have similar writing styles. At least that’s what my senior English teacher said.

Camp Gray Blog: What are your top 3 favorite spots on camp? Why?
Luke Meinholz: La Hacienda, the Cassidy Athletic Field, and the Stables.
I spent a few summers as a Ranch Camper and really grew to love La Hacienda. Not too many people get to experience it, but I really like it. The Cassidy AF just because I love the Tuesday game of CTF and just running around in general. And as a Ranch Camper, I really liked going down to the stables and seeing what Jim Riggs was up to.

Camp Gray Blog: When you were of settler age, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Luke Meinholz: In all honesty, I wanted to be a camp counselor. Ask my Grandma.

Camp Gray Blog: Favorite Bible verse?
Luke Meinholz: "Do you not know that the runners in the stadium all run in the race, but only one wins the prize? Run so as to win. Every athlete exercises discipline in every way. They do it to win a perishable crown, but we an imperishable one. Thus I do not run aimlessly; I do not fight as if I were shadowboxing. No, I drive my body and train it, for fear that, after having preached to others, I myself should be disqualified"
- 1 Corinthians 9:24-27

Camp Gray Blog: Well thanks for your time Mr. Meinholz!
Luke Meinholz: My pleasure! I can’t wait to get back to Wisconsin and for the summer to start! Anyone who is free this Saturday, May 9th, should come on up to Camp Gray to participate in the 3rd Annual Happy Camper Fun Run!

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