January | What it Means to Be a Gilead Girl
If you’ve been around Mt. Gilead for any amount of time, you’ve probably noticed that there’s something different about the people here (we call ourselves Gilead Girls). A deep bond…
December | A Camper’s Perspective on Mt. Gilead
We know that camp is a time filled with exciting activities, silly adventures, and spiritual growth, but sometimes to get a better idea of how fantastic camp is, you just…
November | Balance and Progress
A CILT graduate and retired Air Force fighter pilot, Whippoor now serves camp as she is able while living in Japan (soon to be Wyoming) and leading online Bible studies….
Teen Campers & Parents | September | Breaking the Chains of Social Media – Part 1
It’s the voices you choose to listen to most often that you will believe most readily.
The Core of Mt. Gilead | An Interview With our Directors and Staff.
Did you know that 90% of parents choose Mt. Gilead for their daughter without ever scheduling a tour, calling the camp director, or coming to an event before-hand? It’s a…
PARENTS & ALUMNAE | Exchanging the Curse for a Blessing – Another Perspective on 2020
If you’ve been on social media at all in the last months, you’ve probably seen the “memes” that describe 2020 as the cursed year. Indeed, a lot of rather unsavory…
WEEK 2 – TUCKER’S DINNER PARTY
Tucker (the dog) invites four guests over to his home for a dinner party. The characters are played by the Mt. Gilead @ Home team. Alex is played by Addie,…
“Staying Inside” – All Staff Dance Video
All of the staff at Mt. Gilead Camp dance to a Coronavirus Themed Parody of the classic song “Staying Alive”.
I’m going to go out on a limb and say that you are tired of hearing and seeing the words COVID & Coronavirus? Me too. A global pandemic was the last thing I anticipated being my focus in 2020 for Mt. Gilead Camp. As you can imagine, 2020 was a discouraging ye
WEEK 6 – MINUTE-T0-WIN-IT
Rachael, Emma, Romi, and Katryn, compete in a Minute To Win It challenge- Blindfolded Coin Stack.
WEEK 6 – BIBLE STUDY- GRADES 8-12 (VIOLET)
Violet (a camp counselor) shares the week 6 Bible Study (i.e. Bible-X) for girls in grades 8-12.
WEEK 6 – BIBLE STUDY- GRADES 2-7 (KORI)
Kori (a camp counselor) shares the week 6 Bible Study (i.e. Bible-X) for girls in grades 2-7.
WEEK 6 – SOGGY CRACKER CHALLENGE – GET TO KNOW ZAZU
Zazu (camp’s activity coordinator) is interviewed by Mt. Gilead @ Home staff. She is challenged to eat soggy crackers or dump a glass of cold water over her head.
WEEK 6 – SCIENCE TUTORIAL – FAIL (Radley)
Radley (a camp counselor) demonstrates a funny science experiment!
WEEK 6 – COOKING TUTORIAL (MONKEY BREAD)
Kori shows campers how to make monkey bread at home!
WEEK 6 – DRAWING CHALLENGE
Kori and Peli compete in a drawing competition in which they try to draw each other within one minute!
WEEK 6 – ELEPHANT’S TOOTHPASTE TUTORIAL
Addie shows campers how to make elephant’s toothpaste- a science experiment!
WEEK 6 – AWARDS FOLDER TUTORIAL
Sage (a camp counselor) shows campers how to create an award’s folder for all the camp awards you receive at camp.
WEEK 6 – Kori’s Package
Kori Get A Package While Filming Mt. Gilead @Home This Summer.
WEEK 6 (Final Week) – INTRODUCTION!
WEEK 6 – SUNDAY – JULY 26TH! Join Us for Week 6 of Mt. Gilead @Home. Watch this video of what is available Week 6! Sign up for automatic email…
WEEK 6 – GILEAD NEWS
In our final news segment, Peli recaps Mt. Gilead @ Home, Kori is still facing some interesting natural phenomena, and we have a special singing sensation as a guest.
WEEK 6 – ALUMNI INTERVIEW (KEETER))
Keeter (a former camper and camp horse staff) is interviewed by the Mt. Gilead @ Home team.
PARENTS: Daughters on the Straight and Narrow
One of my Bible-X lessons that I have rotated through my years of counseling is titled “Famous for Christ”. We study various women in the Bible and throughout history who…
Week 6 – Staff Devotion (Kazooie)
Kazooie, our summer camp director leads a devotion for our summer camp staff.
WEEK 5 – SNOWMAN TUTORIAL
Mara (a camp counselor) shows campers how to make a snowman out of a sock to celebrate Christmas in July.
WEEK 5 – XANTUS AND SCUTTLE SING A “SPECIAL”
Alumnae, Xantus and Scuttle (former campers, counselors & DD’s) sing a “Special” which is a song created off-the-cuff when requested by staff and campers. Usually, staff are spontaneously selected to…
WEEK 5 – INTRODUCTION!
WEEK 5 – SUNDAY – JULY 19TH! Join Us for Week 5 of Mt. Gilead @Home. Watch this video of what is available Week 5! Sign up for automatic email…
WEEK 5 – NOT MY HANDS BAKING CHALLENGE
Addie and Peli complete a “Not My Hands Baking Challenge” in which they make cupcakes while taking turns being each other’s hands.
WEEK 5 – GRADES 8-12 BIBLE STUDY (WILLOW)
Willow (a former counselor and division director) shares the week 5 Bible Study (i.e. Bible-X) for girls in grades 8-12.
WEEK 5- BIBLE STUDY GRADES 2-7 (SAGE)
Sage (a camp counselor) shares the week 5 Bible Study (i.e. Bible-X) for girls in grades 2-7.
WEEK 5 – WHISPER CHALLENGE (Peli & Addie)
Addie and Peli compete in a whisper challenge in which they try to guess phrases from camp songs while listening to music very loudly.
WEEK 5 – COOKING TUTORIAL (S’MACOS)
Wren shows campers how to make s’macos – a campfire favorite!
WEEK 5- ALUMNAE INTERVIEW (Scuttle)
Scuttle (a former camper and counselor) is interviewed by the Mt. Gilead @ Home team.
WEEK 5 – ROO’S FAKE DANCE TUTORIAL
Roo (a summer camp staff) shows campers how to perform a fake dance, taking 2 minutes of your life you will never get back 😉
WEEK 5- MINUTE-TO-WIN-IT
Cece and Kaira compete in a Minute To Win It challenge- Empty Tissue Box.
PARENTS: Cultivating Healthy Relationships with Your Kids
The stay-at-home environment is unique because, for most people, every routine, priority, and activity is done in the same place among the same people. And this environment can easily lead…
How To Pack For Camp!
Addie, Ashlyn and Sydnie show campers how to pack for summer camp in Summer 2021!
WEEK 4 – MT. GILEAD NEWS
ADDIE DELIVERS THE LATEST MT. GILEAD NEWS, KORI RUNS INTO SOME TROUBLE WITH THE WEATHER, AND WE HAVE A SPECIAL GUEST ALUMNAE.
PARENTS | 7 Tips to Stay Healthy While You’re Home in 2020 – Part 2 (For the Busy Parent)
Katie Corbett is a member of the Mt. Gilead board of directors, mom to 8, and CEO of Health, Wellness, and Chocolate where she helps moms lose weight for the…
PARENTS: Engaging Your Kids – Summer 2020
It’s the dog days of summer! Your kids have been out of school for a few weeks now, which means the panic might be settling in of how to keep…
WEEK 4 – INTRODUCTION!
WEEK 4 – SUNDAY – JULY 12TH! Join Us for Week 4 of Mt. Gilead @Home. Watch this video of what is available Week 4! Sign up for automatic email…
STAFF – WEEK 4 DEVOTIONAL – (Kite)
Kite, our Horsemanship Director, shares a message for our staff.
WEEK 4 – FRIENDSHIP BRACELET – TUTORIAL (ROO)
Roo, a horse staff member and now a counselor, teaches campers how to make friendship bracelets.
WEEK 4- LICKING TIRE CHALLENGE- GET TO KNOW RADLEY
Radley (a camp counselor) is interviewed by Mt. Gilead @Home staff. She is challenged to lick her truck’s tire or dump a glass of water on her head.
WEEK 4 – MINUTE-TO-WIN-IT CHALLENGE!
Abby, Sophie, and Faith compete in a Minute To Win It challenge- Cookie Face.
WEEK 4 – BIBLE STUDY GRADES 2-7 (ZORA)
Zora (one of our division directors) shares the week 4 Bible Study (i.e. Bible-X) for girls in grades 2-7.
WEEK 4 – PRISCILLA BAKING (FAKE TUTORIAL)
Priscilla, the character from Tucker’s Dinner party, returns and bakes cookies for Karen.
WEEK 4 – ALUMNAE INTERVIEW – ZELLA
Zella (a former counselor and division director) was interviewed by the Mt. Gilead @ Home team.
WEEK 4 – ALUMNAE INTERVIEW – CHRYSA
Chrysa (an alumni, board member and “Weekend Wacko” ) was interviewed by the Mt. Gilead @ Home Team.
WEEK 4 – COOKING TUTORIAL (TIN FOIL DINNER)
The Mt. Gilead @ Home team shows campers how they can make one of everyone’s favorite camp meals- the tin foil dinner- at home!
WEEK 4 – SAY ANYTHING CHALLENGE
Kori and Peli compete in the Say Anything challenge in which they have to say random words without repeating or hesitating or else they put a piece of tape on…
WEEK 4 – BIBLE STUDY GRADES 8-12 (RADLEY)
Radley (a camp counselor) shares the week 4 Bible Study (i.e. Bible-X) for girls in grades 8-12.
WEEK 4 – PRINCESS PAT – SONG TUTORIAL
Addie, Kori, Peli, and Wren perform a silly song, “Princess Pat” for campers to learn!
WEEK 4 – CAMPFIRE MESSAGE AND SONGFEST- SPEEZA
Speeza (a former counselor and a mom of one of our campers) presents a fireside message for all ages and sings “I Will Follow”. Lyrics: Where You go, I’ll goWhere…
WEEK 4 – TUTORIAL – DRAWING WITH KITTI
Kitti, a counselor at Mt. Gilead Camp, shows campers how to do a basic drawing of our pond.
WEEK 3 – MINUTE-TO-WIN-IT CHALLENGE
Naomi, Emily, Brooke, and Abigael, compete in a Minute To Win It game- Defying Gravity.
WEEK 3: CILT GRADUATION
A milestone in Mt. Gilead leadership culture, CILT graduation happens every summer when CILT 2 campers finally complete the two-year discipleship program and will no qualify to serve as counselors.
WEEK 3: GILEAD NEWS
PELI DELIVERS THE LATEST MT. GILEAD NEWS, KORI RUNS INTO SOME TROUBLE WITH THE WEATHER, AND WE HAVE A SPECIAL GUEST WHO WORKS WITH ADAM THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.
Week 3 – Inca’s Inquiries
Inca Answers Camper’s Questions (Submitted Online)
WEEK 3 – TIE DYE TUTORIAL
Piper (a previous camp counselor) shows campers how to do Tye Dye at home!
WEEK 3: SING OR WATER CHALLENGE – GET TO KNOW HAZEL
Hazel (a camp counselor) is interviewed by Mt. Gilead @ Home staff. She is challenged to sing a silly song in a funny accent or dump a glass of water…
WEEK 3: “Table-Talk” with Zora (Tutorial)
Zora shows campers how to do the “Table-Talk” Song With Hand Motions
WEEK 3: KITTI & PENNY SING A “SPECIAL”
Kitti and Penny (camp counselors) sing a “Special” which is a song created off-the-cuff when requested by staff and campers. Usually, staff are spontaneously selected to sing specials after mealtimes…
WEEK 3 – GRADES 8-12 – BIBLE STUDY (KITTI)
Kitti (a camp counselor) shares the week 3 Bible study (i.e. Bible-X) for grades 8-12.
WEEK 3 – EAT IT OR WEAR IT CHALLENGE!
Peli and Wren from the Mt. Gilead @ Home team get tested on how well they know their Mt. Gilead trivia while having to either eat or wear gross foods,…
WEEK 3 – COOKING TUTORIAL (MOUNTAIN PIES)
Kori shows campers how to make Mountain Pies at home!
WEEK 3 – PUDDING EATING CHALLENGE
Zora (one of our division directors) and her husband, Ben, compete in a classic
WEEK 3: GRADES 2-7 – BIBLE STUDY (SCUTTLE)
Scuttle (a previous camper and counselor) shares the week 3 Bible study (i.e. Bible-X) for grades 2-7.
Week 3: Staff Devotional
Dove, our summer camp cook, shares a devotional for the Mt. Gilead Camp Staff.
SONGEST – MAN OF GALILEE
The Mt. Gilead @Home team sings “Man of Galilee”. Lyrics: Verse 1: They say I am a dreamer, blind and cannot see That life consist of living, only to earn…
WEEK 3 – INTRODUCTION!
WEEK 3 – SUNDAY – JULY 5TH! Join Us for Week 3 of Mt. Gilead @Home. Watch this video of what is available Week 3! Sign up for automatic email…
WEEK 3: Lame Lime Challenge
Addie & Kori Try The “Lime Challenge” And Are Underwhelmed
Parents | 7 Tips to Stay Healthy While You’re Home in 2020 – Part 1
Katie Corbett is a member of the Mt. Gilead Board Of Directors, mom to 8 children, and CEO of Health, Wellness, and Chocolate where she helps moms lose weight for…
PARENTS: Navigating Media and Entertainment
Growing up, my parents limited and monitored the entertainment that I was exposed to; being cautiously aware that what kids watch and hear in movies, shows, and music influences behavior,…
WEEK 3 – ALUMNAE INTERVIEW (Speeza)
Speeza, a previous camper & counselor, is interviewed by the Mt. Gilead @Home staff and shares some of her favorite camp memories.
WEEK 3: FUNNY MAKEUP TUTORIAL (Sage)
Sage (a camp counselor) completes a funny makeup tutorial.
WEEK 2 – Fireworks In A Jar
For the 4th of July, Addie and Winnifred Make Fireworks In A Jar (food coloring style).
WEEK 2 – INTRODUCTION!
WEEK 2 – SUNDAY – JUNE 28TH! Join Us for Week 2 of Mt. Gilead @Home. Watch this video of what is available Week 2! Sign up for automatic email…
WEEK 2 – GILEAD NEWS
Peli delivers the latest Mt. Gilead News, Kori runs into some trouble with the weather, and we have a special guest who is living at camp and doesn’t believe in…
WEEK 2 – Special (Mara’s Package)
Addie, Peli & Kori Sing For A Package From Mara
WEEK 2- COOKING TUTORIAL (CHIP DIP)
Addie shows campers how to make a campfire favorite chip dip at home!
WEEK 2 – Fruit By The Foot Challenge
Roo, Kori, Peli & Addie all race to eat a Fruit-By-The-Foot before each other.
WEEK 2- OREO CHALLENGE (PELI, ADDIE, KORI)
Kori hosts and oreo tasting competition between Addie and Peli from the Mt. Gilead at Home team. Using 5 flavors of Oreos, Addie and Peli blindly taste them and try…
WEEK 2- MINUTE-TO-WIN-IT CHALLENGE
Jury, Olivia, Brooke, and Olivia face off in a “Minute To Win It” game- Cup Stacking
2020 CILT 1 (Special)
CILTs sing a special after returning from their canoe trip down the Deleware River.
WEEK 2 | GRADES 8-12 |BIBLE STUDY (ZELLA)
Zella (a previous counselor and division director) shares the Week 2 Bible study (I.E. Bible-X) for girls in grades 8-12.
Week 2 | Grades 2 – 7 | Bible Study (Mara)
Mara (a former camper and current counselor) is interviewed at her home in Philadelphia!
WEEK 2- Hair Braiding (Fake Tutorial)
One of the CILT 1’s (Jess), completes a funny hair braiding tutorial.
Week 2 – Hand Stand Challenge – Get to Know Sage
Sage (a summer counselor and former camper) is interviewed at home and challenged to walk on her hands or dump a glass of water on her head!
WEEK 1 – TUTORIAL – JUMP ROPE
Addie (a camp counselor) performs a jump-roping tutorial.
PARENTS: Raising Your Daughter(s)
Last spring I was talking with a friend and her mother about the American culture towards women and girls, mostly surrounding the sexualized and attention-seeking mindsets. While the details of…
WEEK 2 – Songfest – Knowing You
Lyrics: Verse 1: All I once held dear, built my life upon All this world reveres, and wars to own All I once thought gain I have counted loss Spent…