C. David Ready #14992 is Vice President of the Camp Dudley Association and he will become President in 2016.
Born and raised in Richmond, Va., David learned about Camp Dudley through a friend at church and — after being hypnotized by Willie’s slideshow — signed up for a full-season first summer as a Junior in 1989 in Union Cabin. Over the next 15 years, he only missed one summer (1994), rising through the ranks to become Senior Division Head in 1997 and 1998.
As editor of the Dudley Doings in 2000 and 2003 and as Last Whistle editor from 2000 to 2003, David helped implement the Arts Majors program, building camp publications into a thriving program area. “When I look back at all of the great DD issues from those summers, I am particularly proud of the fact that hundreds of campers had the opportunity to see their own writing in print,” he says. “In the DD Arts Major, they got to learn the fundamentals of writing a good news story — factual information notwithstanding!”
A proud graduate of the University of Virginia and Phillips Exeter Academy, David has applied his communications expertise in service of educational communities. After 10 years in Brooklyn — where he served as Director of Communications for the Packer Collegiate Institute (PreK-12), David returned home to Richmond in the summer of 2014 to oversee marketing and communications efforts for Trinity Episcopal School (8-12). Before entering school administration, he spent three years as a journalism teacher, dorm parent, and basketball/lacrosse coach at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H.
Wife Emmy, son Thomas (3), and infant son Curtis were all in attendance at the 2015 CDA Reunion in Westport. Niece Victoria earned her Kiwi Disc in 2015 after completing the Kiniya-NOLS program, and nephew Zack is counting the days when he can return to Dudley for his Plebe summer in 2016.
“Outside of my immediate family, Camp Dudley has been the single most important influence in my life — personally, professionally, spiritually,” says David. “I could not be more honored to serve my fellow Dudley alumni in this role.”