Meet Our Team
Owner & Executive Director
Clay has directed Colvig Silver Camps since 1998. He grew up at CSC as a camper, and later as a Counselor and Administrator. Free time was spent studying at Colorado College, the University of Colorado and traveling in Europe. After a few enjoyable years in the architecture industry, he chose to return to Durango to lead the family vision into the next millennium. When not in the office, Clay enjoys playing guitar, building things with his son, Conor, (Legos are still a favorite), and riding, skiing, and hiking the trails of CSC.
Tyler joined the CSC family in the summer of 2008, working as a Head Counselor in both Outpost and Spruce, and returning the summer of 2009 as Pathfinding Instructor. He is currently serving as Camp Director at CSC. Tyler graduated from the University of Missouri in 2009 with a degree in Business Administration. He brings with him both business expertise and experience working with children in wilderness settings. Tyler enjoys spending time with family, playing or listening to music, and rooting for his hometown team, the St. Louis Cardinals.
Meredith grew up as a camper at CSC. She started in Homestead in 1982 continued on to Saddle, Outpost and Pathfinding. She graduated from TCU with a B.A. in History and went on to work for the Consulate General of Israel and then traveled extensively as a Buyer for Pier 1 Imports. After having children, she took a break from the corporate world to focus on her family and give back to her community. She has spent the last few years involved in volunteer work focused on multiculturalism and bringing people together. Never having lost her love for the outdoors, she introduced CSC to her own kids and started spending more and more time in Durango. She and her husband John moved their four kids to Durango full time in May 2020. When Meredith isn’t working at her “favorite place on earth” she loves to hike and spend time with family and friends.
Truman joined the CSC community in 2018 as a Head Counselor for Silver Spruce and returned in 2019 as Outpost Coordinator. He made the move to the Red Creek Valley in the fall of 2021 to take up the mantle of Program Director. Truman grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and graduated with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and a minor in Outdoor Education from Earlham College. As Program Director, Truman is focused on creating impactful and positive summers for CSC’s staff and campers. He is always looking for new ways to evolve our programs and trainings to be sure that our campers are set to have a summer of significance. In his off-time, Truman enjoys backpacking alpine High Routes, running ultramarathons, cooking, eating pizza and going to the desert with his partner Izzy and their dogs Pudda and Moki.
Gretchen came to camp as a homesteader in 1990. After 10 years as a camper, she joined seasonal staff. From 2001 - 2005, she worked as prep cook, AC, counselor and coordinator. During her years away, she was Program Director at Durango Nature Studies and later attended culinary school in Denver. She returned to the RCV in 2018 as camp chef. Gretchen, Tyler, and their family currently reside at camp. When she’s not baking Nancy Bread, she enjoys gardening, hiking, and spoiling the camp animals with homemade treats.
Experience a Summer of Significance
"Now I see the secret of making the best persons.
It is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth."
~ Walt Whitman ~