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Day 6 – Head Home & Thank You!

Day 6 – Head Home & Thank You!

The last day was a very busy one! We had our last breakfast of rice and beans and then loaded our luggage onto our bus, and off we went to…

Day 5 – Explore Nicaragua

Day 5 – Explore Nicaragua

The next day, started with a yummy breakfast of…you guessed it…rice and beans! After group devotionals and praying for the girls who came to camp. We were able to go…

Day 4 – Camp Wraps Up

Day 4 – Camp Wraps Up

The next day, we rotated with the same four activities: swimming, free time, and one last bible study. After a yummy lunch of fried chicken and gallo pinto, we had…

Day 3 – Campers Arrive

Day 3 – Campers Arrive

The girls arrived Thursday morning by pick-up truck. While we waited for everyone to arrive, we had fun playing tic-tac-toe and soccer and doing puzzles and jump ropes with the…

Day 2 – Preparation

Day 2 – Preparation

Everyone had brought down school supplies in their luggage to give away to the girls, along with what we needed to run camp. After sorting everything out, we broke up…

Day 1 – Travel and Arrival

Day 1 – Travel and Arrival

Tuesday was a long travel day to Nicaragua but full of anticipation! Due to availability, we had to split into two groups on two separate flights from JFK, New York,…

January | What it Means to Be a Gilead Girl

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

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…

Teen Campers & Parents | September | Breaking the Chains of Social Media – Part 1

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.

Winners Announced!

Winners Announced!

TALENT SHOW – 1st Place – Molly and Brooke Schmit

TALENT SHOW – 1st Place – Molly and Brooke Schmit

TALENT SHOW – 2nd Place – Naomi Cantilina

TALENT SHOW – 2nd Place – Naomi Cantilina

TALENT SHOW – 3rd Place – Olivia  Braddock

TALENT SHOW – 3rd Place – Olivia Braddock

Talent Show – Honorable Mention – Adelyn Feuerstein

Talent Show – Honorable Mention – Adelyn Feuerstein

Talent Show – Honorable Mention – Rachael Braddock

Talent Show – Honorable Mention – Rachael Braddock

WEEK 6 – MINUTE-T0-WIN-IT

WEEK 6 – MINUTE-T0-WIN-IT

Rachael, Emma, Romi, and Katryn, compete in a Minute To Win It challenge- Blindfolded Coin Stack.

WEEK 6 – CAMPFIRE MESSAGE – ALL AGES – (KAZOOIE)

WEEK 6 – CAMPFIRE MESSAGE – ALL AGES – (KAZOOIE)

Kazooie (our summer camp director) presents a fireside message for all ages.

WEEK 6 – BIBLE STUDY- GRADES 8-12 (VIOLET)

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)

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

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)

WEEK 6 – SCIENCE TUTORIAL – FAIL (Radley)

Radley (a camp counselor) demonstrates a funny science experiment!

WEEK 6 – COOKING TUTORIAL (MONKEY BREAD)

WEEK 6 – COOKING TUTORIAL (MONKEY BREAD)

Kori shows campers how to make monkey bread at home!

WEEK 6 – DRAWING CHALLENGE

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

WEEK 6 – ELEPHANT’S TOOTHPASTE TUTORIAL

Addie shows campers how to make elephant’s toothpaste- a science experiment!

WEEK 6 – AWARDS FOLDER TUTORIAL

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

WEEK 6 – Kori’s Package

Kori Get A Package While Filming Mt. Gilead @Home This Summer.

WEEK 6 (Final Week) – INTRODUCTION!

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

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.

The Core of Mt. Gilead | An Interview With our Directors and Staff.

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))

WEEK 6 – ALUMNI INTERVIEW (KEETER))

Keeter (a former camper and camp horse staff) is interviewed by the Mt. Gilead @ Home team.

WEEK 5 – SNOWMAN TUTORIAL

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”

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 – 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

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)

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)

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)

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)

WEEK 5 – COOKING TUTORIAL (S’MACOS)

Wren shows campers how to make s’macos – a campfire favorite!

WEEK 5- ALUMNAE INTERVIEW (Scuttle)

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

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 – “CHRISTMAS IN JULY” CAMPFIRE MESSAGE (Peli)

WEEK 5 – “CHRISTMAS IN JULY” CAMPFIRE MESSAGE (Peli)

Peli (a camp counselor) gives the “Christmas In July” campfire message for all ages!

WEEK 5- MINUTE-TO-WIN-IT

WEEK 5- MINUTE-TO-WIN-IT

Cece and Kaira compete in a Minute To Win It challenge- Empty Tissue Box.

PARENTS & ALUMNAE | Exchanging the Curse for a Blessing – Another Perspective on 2020

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…

How To Pack For Camp!

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

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.

WEEK 4 – INTRODUCTION!

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…

WEEK 4 – FRIENDSHIP BRACELET – TUTORIAL (ROO)

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

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!

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)

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)

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

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

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)

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

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)

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

WEEK 4 – PRINCESS PAT – SONG TUTORIAL

Addie, Kori, Peli, and Wren perform a silly song, “Princess Pat” for campers to learn!

WEEK 4 – TUTORIAL – DRAWING WITH KITTI

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

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

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

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

Week 3 – Inca’s Inquiries

Inca Answers Camper’s Questions (Submitted Online)

WEEK 3 – TIE DYE TUTORIAL

WEEK 3 – TIE DYE TUTORIAL

Piper (a previous camp counselor) shows campers how to do Tye Dye at home!

WEEK 3 – CAMPFIRE MESSAGE (Violet)

WEEK 3 – CAMPFIRE MESSAGE (Violet)

Violet (a camp counselor) presents a fireside message for all ages.

WEEK 3: SING OR WATER CHALLENGE – GET TO KNOW HAZEL

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)

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”

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)

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!

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)

WEEK 3 – COOKING TUTORIAL (MOUNTAIN PIES)

Kori shows campers how to make Mountain Pies at home!

WEEK 3 – PUDDING EATING CHALLENGE

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)

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.

SONGFEST – MAN OF GALILEE

SONGFEST – 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 – 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

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

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

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)

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)

WEEK 3: FUNNY MAKEUP TUTORIAL (Sage)

Sage (a camp counselor) completes a funny makeup tutorial.

WEEK 2 – Fireworks In A Jar

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 – 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 – TUCKER’S DINNER PARTY

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,…

WEEK 2 – GILEAD NEWS

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)

WEEK 2 – Special (Mara’s Package)

Addie, Peli & Kori Sing For A Package From Mara

WEEK 2- COOKING TUTORIAL (CHIP DIP)

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

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)

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

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

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

WEEK 1 – TUTORIAL – JUMP ROPE

Addie (a camp counselor) performs a jump-roping tutorial.

WEEK 2 – Songfest – Knowing You

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…

WEEK 2 – Campfire Message – Scuttle

WEEK 2 – Campfire Message – Scuttle

Scuttle (a former camper, counselor, and supervisor) delivers a weekly campfire message for girls of all ages.

WEEK 1 – Meanwhile …

WEEK 1 – Meanwhile …

Kori & Wren Did Not Know Camp Was Canceled

WEEK 2 – ALUMNAE INTERVIEW (WILLOW)

WEEK 2 – ALUMNAE INTERVIEW (WILLOW)

Willow, a previous counselor and division director, is interviewed by the Mt. Gilead at Home staff.

WEEK 1 – INTRODUCTION

WEEK 1 – INTRODUCTION

SUNDAY JUNE 21ST! Join Us for Week 1 of Mt. Gilead @Home. Watch this video of what will be available Week 1! Sign up for automatic email reminders on the…

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