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We were so blessed to have Abby Gross on the shores of Old Lake Kimball for many summers as a camper. Abby was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2010 and passed away on May 7, 2015 at the age of 15. We will always remember her joy, courage, passion, zest, and beautiful smile. One of Abby's favorite things to do was to ride horses and she spent several weeks at Camp Henry as a Frontier Camper.

We are thrilled to announce plans for the Abby Gross Frontier Village at Camp Henry. Abby inspired all those who knew her by living her life to the fullest. She taught us to Choose Joy, Take Luck, and to Be Brave.

During two upcoming weekends we will be building three new cabins - named Joy, Luck, and Brave.

The two work weekends are:

  • May 19-21 (Register here)
  • June 2-4 (Register here)

Cost: Free

Lodging and Meals Included:

First Meal – Friday Dinner at 6 pm
Last Meal – Sunday Lunch at 12:30 pm

Volunteers will be staying in cabins with other volunteers. If you are coming as a family or a couple, please let us know by emailing info@camphenry.org – and we will work with you to provide appropriate lodging accommodations.

What to Bring:

  • Bedding for a single bed
  • Work Gloves, Work Clothes, and Work Tools (saw, drill, etc..)
  • A good appetite, a smile and a great attitude :)

Weekend Schedule:


1 pm – 6 pm Build Session I
6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Build Session II
9:30 pm Campfire Connections and Stories


7:00 am Build Session III
8:30 am Breakfast
9:15 am Chapel
9:45 am Build Session IV
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Build Session V
5:00 pm Free Time
6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Build Session VI
9:30 pm Campfire Connections and Stories


7:00 am Build Session VII
8:30 am Breakfast
9:15 am Chapel
9:45 am Build Session VIII
12:30 pm Lunch
2:00 pm Optional Horseback Trail Ride

Our hope is that most volunteers will be able to be with us from Dinner on Friday through Lunch on Sunday. Yet, if you can arrive early on Friday to help us get a jump start on the project – that is great. Also, if you can only attend for a portion of the weekend – or you want to skip the early morning work sessions – that is no problem. We are excited about these projects and looking forward to hosting and working with volunteers for whatever time you are available.

Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Please click here to register for May 19-21. 

Please click here to register for June 2-4.

It will really help us to plan and prepare for the weekend if we know who to expect – so – having you register at the links above is really helpful.

Please consider helping us celebrate and remember Abby by clicking here to make a donation toward the materials to build Abby's Cabins.

 Abby Cabins Front BAbby Cabins Floor Plan B