In 2020, we took down the cabin sign, leaving the cabin nameless for the winter. The Camp Wright Committee called a Racial Justice Committee to help us address diversity, inclusion, and racial justice specifically as it relates to our community. One action item set before the committee was finding a new name for this old cabin. As the 2021 camping season approached, the cabin stood bare, with no name at all.
This spring, a member of the Camp Wright Community and our Racial Justice Committee stepped forward with a gift, and with a vision. John H Bratton was a support staff member and camp counselor at Camp Wright in the 1980s. John's camp experience was a defining change in his life, one that set him onto a path of positivity and success. He believes many more minorities will have similar inspiring and affirming experiences if only given the opportunity. On May 16th, we celebrated the renaming and blessing of JH Bratton Cabin and the official launch of the Bratton Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fund for Camp Wright.