Mt. 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.
Young Adventurers are entering grades 1 through 4 and have chosen our half week program (Sunday – Wednesday).
A regular 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.
A Typical Day in the Life of a Mt. Gilead Camper
7:30 Rise and Shine!
8:00 Morning Watch (personal devotions)
9:15 Flag raising
9:30 Group Devotions
10:30 1st Activity (e.g., riding)
11:30 2nd Activity (e.g., ceramics)
12:30 Cabin Capers (time to organize that cabin!)
2:00 Rest hour (take a nap, write home, read a book)
3:00 Free time (visit the pool, water trampoline, the camp store or just hang out with friends!)
4:00 3rd Activity (e.g., riflery)
5:00 Cabin Time (spend some quality time with your counselor and cabinmates)
7:30 Evening Activity (Play something fun with your division or the whole camp)
8:45 Guest Speaker, Songs and Campfire
9:30 Evening Discussion
9:45 Lights out!
On the first day of camp, campers choose three activities in which to participate every day (in addition to the other activities that are prepared for them). Any activities with additional fees attached (horsemanship, canoeing trips and biking trips) are selected ahead of time during online registration. 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: