Our Founders

Friends with Servant Hearts

Kelsey Sawyer Carter and Margaret Deans Fawcett Grantz share a passion for serving others. Their long-time friendship took root many years ago following the shared experience of losing someone they loved to cancer. Kelsey lost her brother Cole. Margaret Deans lost a childhood friend. As the dream to build Camp Cole began to take shape, their special friendship developed greater meaning. 

Together, the hard-working duo established what is now South Carolina’s newest accessible camp and retreat facility dedicated to bringing together children, adults, and families who need it most. Their backgrounds in education, marketing, and fundraising, along with a caring and dedicated board of directors, have inspired them to navigate this amazing journey. 

Their servant hearts continue to guide Camp Cole forward, ensuring that as the campus grows, so will the organization’s commitment to playing a larger role in transforming the lives of every camper they meet through advocacy, programming, and collaborations with healthcare providers.

We serve so others can shine!
Kelsey & Margaret Deans
Founders Kelsey Sawyer Carter & Margaret Deans Fawcett Grantz at Camp Cole Groundbreaking