Asa Gaskins was a resident of Carteret County in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Gaskins held a variety of jobs, including carpenter, fisheries worker, foreman, and school board member. Throughout these various careers, Gaskins continued to build houses for family and neighbors and aided in constructing the first Camp Glenn School in 1913 for children living in Camp Glenn. Gaskins’ children attended the school. Following the death of Asa Gaskins, the property remained in the family until the 1980s. Today, the school is the home of the Carteret County Historical Society.