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…
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.
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 – DRAWING CHALLENGE
Kori and Peli compete in a drawing competition in which they try to draw each other within one minute!
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.
Week 6 – Staff Devotion (Kazooie)
Kazooie, our summer camp director leads a devotion for our summer camp staff.
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 – 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 – 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 😉
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!
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…
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 – 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 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 – Inca’s Inquiries
Inca Answers Camper’s Questions (Submitted Online)
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: 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 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 – 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: Staff Devotional
Dove, our summer camp cook, shares a devotional for the Mt. Gilead Camp Staff.
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 – 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
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 – 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…
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 – 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 – MUSTARD CHALLENGE – GET TO KNOW SCARLET
Scarlet (a summer counselor) is interviewed by Mt. Gilead @Home staff. She is challenged to eat a spoon of mustard or dump a glass of water over her head.
WEEK 1 – INCA’S INQUIRIES
Inca Answers Camper’s Questions (Submitted Online)
WEEK 1 – PASS THE BALLON COMPILATION (Staff)
Staff From Mt. Gilead Camp Throw A Water Ballon On And Off-Screen To Each Other.
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.
CILT Trip – Nicaragua Vlog #3
DAY 4 (Final Day) Hola Amigos! Our last day started off early with breakfast at 7am, since our bags would be with us all day on the bus (final destination…
CILT Trip – Nicaragua Vlog #2
DAY 2 & 3 Hello From Nicaragua!Today was another beautiful day in Nicaragua! We had about a 20 mile an hour wind off of the lake keeping everyone cool and…
CILT Trip – Nicaragua Vlog #1
DAY 1 Hello Everyone, Day 1 in Nicaragua is officially winding down.Yesterday’s travel day was a long one, but everything went well. No lost bags, no lost passports, and no lost…
ALUMNAE – WEEK 1 – XANTUS INTERVIEW
Xantus (alumnae and now a “weekend wacko”) is interviewed.
Staff – Week 1 Devotional – Grammy Todd
Grammy Todd, a volunteer at Mt. Gilead Camp leads a devotional for Summer Camp Staff