Parent Testimony

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“The real life skills the girls learned here are so valuable and no other place can provide the same experience.” – Camper Parent (Google Reviews)

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DSC_1680Mt. Gilead offers an atmosphere of relaxed fun and fellowship with the opportunity to experience God right in the middle of his creation without the distractions of technology and everyday life.
Campers are grouped in divisions according to their completed grade. Girls spend time interacting with their cabin group, divisional group, and the entire camp population at different times throughout the week.

Adventurers are entering grades 2 through 5.

Searchers are entering grades 6 and 7.

Observers are entering grades 8 and 9

Conquerors are entering grades 10 through 12.

A week at Mt. Gilead starts on Sunday and ends on Saturday, for campers staying more than 1 week, we offer the option of a stay over program. This program allows campers to stay at camp over the weekend where they will be cared for by our weekend staff. Parents are welcome to visit during this time and can take their camper out of camp for several hours (to eat, do laundry, etc.).

A Typical Day in the Life of a Mt. Gilead Camper

7:30 Rise and Shine!
8:00 Morning Watch (personal devotions)
8:30 Breakfast
9:15 Flag raising
9:30 1st Activity (e.g., archery)
10:30 2nd Activity (e.g., riding)
11:30 3rd Activity (e.g., crafts)
12:30 Cabin Capers (time to organize that cabin!)
1:00 Lunch
2:00 Rest hour (take a nap, write home, read a book)
3:00 Free time (go swimming, canoeing, visit the Tuck Shop or hang out!)
4:00 4th Activity (e.g., riflery)
5:00 Cabin Time (spend some quality time with your counselor and cabinmates)
6:00 Dinner
7:30 Evening Activity (Play something fun with your division or the whole camp)
8:45 Songfest and campfire
9:30 Devotions
9:45 Lights out!

Daily Activities

While at Mt. Gilead, campers choose three activities in which to participate every day (in addition to the other activities that are prepared for them). Campers enrolled in a specialty week or our CILT program will not select daily activities. A typical week’s choices include, but are not limited to, the following:

ARCHERY

ARCHERY

Aim at the target, pull back the string of the bow, and let your arrow make its mark! Then work on your technique and you’ll be a pro in no time. Learn More

HIGH & LOW ROPES

HIGH & LOW ROPES

Class begins with safety rules and learning how to team belay. Before you know it, you are 30 feet in the air challenging yourself like never before. Learn More

RIFLERY

RIFLERY

Earn NRA rank awards on our .22 caliber target rifle range. Learn More

CANOEING

CANOEING

Gunnels? Feathering? Learn about it all in canoeing class. Then put your skills to the test Friday with a day trip down the Delaware River! (Grades 6 and up) Learn More

ARTS & CRAFTS

ARTS & CRAFTS

Make one for yourself and one for a friend! Learn More

HORSEMANSHIP

HORSEMANSHIP

Walking, trotting and cantering – we’ll show you everything in the safety of our horse corral. You will be trail riding in no time. Learn More

SWIMMING

SWIMMING

Beginner to Advanced there is a swim class just for you! Learn More

NATURE & HIKING

NATURE & HIKING

Trees, birds, bugs, flowers…so much to see and learn about!