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…
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
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….
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 – COOKING TUTORIAL (MONKEY BREAD)
Kori shows campers how to make monkey bread at home!
WEEK 6 – Kori’s Package
Kori Get A Package While Filming Mt. Gilead @Home This Summer.
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…
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 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 – 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 – 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.
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…
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…
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…
STAFF – WEEK 4 DEVOTIONAL – (Kite)
Kite, our Horsemanship Director, shares a message for our staff.
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 – 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 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 – TIE DYE TUTORIAL
Piper (a previous camp counselor) shows campers how to do Tye Dye at home!
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 – PUDDING EATING CHALLENGE
Zora (one of our division directors) and her husband, Ben, compete in a classic
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…
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,…
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…
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 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 – 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!
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…
STAFF | 8 Camp Habits to Practice While You’re at Home in 2020 (A Letter To Our Staff)
Dear Mt. Gilead Staff, You are greatly missed. At this point in the summer you would have already been here for a few weeks and just getting used to the…
WEEK 2 – ALUMNAE INTERVIEW (WILLOW)
Willow, a previous counselor and division director, is interviewed by the Mt. Gilead at Home staff.
WEEK 1 – Violet & Sage Sing a “Special”
Sage and Violet (Camp Counselors) sing a “Special” – a song that is created off-the-cuff when requested by staff and campers. Usually, staff are spontaneously selected to sing specials after…
WEEK 1 – CAMP SONG KARAOKE
How Many Camp Songs Do You Recognize? Summer Camp Staff Sing Classic “Camp Songs” (Karaoke Style) While Riding In A 15 Passenger Van
Parents: Addressing Coronavirus with Your Family
While our states, counties, and towns slowly open, there still remains a lot of questions surrounding the virus itself, government regulations, medical treatment, vaccines, the economy, and God’s plan in…
“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”.
Meet The @Home Mt. Gilead Staff! A “Full House Themed” Parody Of Life At Mt. Gilead Camp During COVID-19.
ALUMNAE – WEEK 1 – XANTUS INTERVIEW
Xantus (alumnae and now a “weekend wacko”) is interviewed.