About Dick Gavone
Dick Gavone was a loving husband and father of two girls, but his family was much larger than that. To many Crossroads Alumni, Dick was a mentor, counselor, and sometimes a father. His talent as a camp director came from the gifts he would give. Dick knew how to teach, and when we would finish a project with him, he would give us the gift of pride in ourselves. He would praise what we did right, and in his very strong but gentle voice he would tactfully suggest how we could improve. Dick was a role model for thousands of inner-city children and adults. Because of his leadership, a lot of us grew up to be fine citizens and good parents.
Bill Keniston is a former camper from the Charlestown Boys Club, staff member and college professor in Minnesota and most importantly Bill and his wife Mary are the parents of 3rd year Stockade counselor, Liz Keniston.
Meet our past honorees
2011 Richard E. Gavone Alumni Award Recipient- Steve Goveia
Steve and Rita Goveia, and their children Lisa, Laurie, and Stephen came to Camp Wing in 1972. Steve ran the boating program, while Rita was the Camp Nurse for over 350 campers. During the next 16 summers, Steve held various positions at Camp Wing, ultimately becoming the Camp Director.
Steve epitomizes many qualities of Dick Gavone and continues to be an active contributor to Crossroads for Kids. Please join us as we honor Steve Goveia on July 30th.