Common Parent Questions
Top Four Parent Questions
1. What time
Full Week & Half Week registration/check-in is from 3 –
Regular Week pick-up time is at
2. Can my camper request to stay in a cabin with her friends?
Yes! Every camper can request up to two cabinmates while registering online, assuming that your camper’s friend(s) are in the same age/grade range and also request your camper as well during their own registration process.
Cabin/counselor assignments are revealed on the first evening of camp (not before).
3. What is your refund policy for cancellations?
There is a $35 processing & admin fee reserved
4. When does my camper choose her activities?
There are two categories of activities at camp. Activities with fees attached (horsemanship & canoe trips) and activities without any additional fees (all other activities). Only the activities with fees (horsemanship & canoe trips) are required to be selected during registration because space is limited and these activities must be paid by credit card. Any other activities at camp (archery, high ropes, riflery, crafts … etc. etc.) are selected by the camper on her first night at camp. Every camper chooses 3 activities at camp, if one of these was a pre-paid activity like horsemanship or a canoe trip, then the camper will choose only 2 more on the first night at camp
Other Popular Questions:
What kind of bathing suit can my daughter wear to camp?
Out of respect for the different ages and backgrounds of our campers, Mt. Gilead is a bikini free zone! We ask parents to send their daughters to camp with a one-piece bathing suit or tankini.
Bullying at school, bed-wetting, recent divorce or loss of a loved one.
We understand that there can be concerns from parents regarding recent emotional stress at home, or fears of embarrassing situations at camp. For this reason we have online forms available to parents during the registration process. This gives you the option to prepare our staff and potentially your child’s counselor (with parent permission) for your camper’s week here at camp. Our staff are trained to not only let your child have a great week, but to protect and encourage your child in areas where it’s most needed. This is a benefit of having a highly selected staff combined with a smaller to medium sized camp. We will work with you on setting up the right situation for your camper in regards to potentially embarrassing situations. No one is bullied at Mt. Gilead, we strive to encourage every camper to be herself, and with highly organized daily activities and a ratio of 1 staff member to every 4 campers, our camp structure leaves no room for cliques or bullying.
It’s best for your camper not to call home during their time at camp, especially when they are homesick. However, we would never keep your camper from calling home in a stressful situation at camp if we felt it was important (unless a parent requests otherwise during registration). Parents are always contacted in medical situations.
Do boys work at camp?
No. The exception would be part-time maintenance help for cutting the grass, etc.. (typically on weekends when camp is out of session) and the Executive Director for the ministry. Neither of these individuals are directly involved with camper supervision or programming.
Does the ministry have a Statement Of Faith?
Yes, we do! Our Statement of Faith can be found here: https://www.mtgileadcamp.org/statement-of-faith/
Who’s in charge of the Camp? Who owns it?
What makes Mt. Gilead unique is that it is not owned by anyone or any family. Mt. Gilead is not a business, it’s a mission-focused ministry with an ultimate goal of encouraging girls in their walk through life and in Christ. Mt. Gilead Camp is a 501C3 registered non-profit, resulting in it being governed by a Board of Directors. The BOD meets several times a year to monitor the progress and direction of the ministry which is handled on a daily basis by the Executive Director. All board positions are on a volunteer basis only, so no board member receives compensation for their time. Mt. Gilead has approximately 40 female staff and volunteers each year. The Executive Director runs the day to day operations for the ministry. In the case of our Summer Camp Program, the Executive Director supervises the Summer Camp Director, who in turn runs the day to day operations for our Summer Camp Program.
Our Summer Camp Director is Mary Ellen Borrell
Our Executive Director is Adam Todd
You may contact both by submitting a contact form through this website.