Camp Country Lad was founded in 1962 by Malcolm R. Williams Jr. For fifty-five years, “Mr. Malcolm,” as the boys called him, and his wife “Miss Patsy,” operated Camp Country Lad as a place where boys can live simply in the out-of-doors, growing in character and building friendships that last a lifetime. From planning the daily activities, to training the staff, to overseeing nightly devotionals, Mr. Malcolm and Miss Patsy were actively involved in every aspect of Camp life.

The Williams family continues to operate Camp today in the spirit of Mr. Malcolm’s founding. Mr. Malcolm and Miss Patsy’s daughter Marion now serves as executive director and, she and her husband Matthew work with Camp year round. Miss Patsy continues to be involved as a Director Emeritus. They are assisted in the operation of Camp each summer by a Program Director as well as Senior Staff, all of whom have been at Country Lad for many years. In addition to Camp Country Lad, the Williams family maintains and oversees the operations of Camp Monterey for girls.