Upcoming Events

Parent – Daughter Weekends

We all want to spend more time with our children, and more importantly, we all need to. Day in and day out, there is an ever-growing list of things that interfere with the valuable quality time that we know we need to be investing in our kids. Between a child’s weekly extracurricular activities and a parent’s busy work and home life, finding time to get away with our children is more crucial now than ever before. Our focus at Mt. Gilead is to help strengthen the core values that girls need to develop as they grow up in today’s society, there is nothing more crucial to a young women’s growth than spending one-on-one time with their greatest mentors, their Mom and their Dad. 

We all want to spend more time with our children, and more importantly, we all need to. Day in and day out, there is an ever-growing list of things that interfere with the valuable quality time that we know we need to be investing in our kids. Between a child’s weekly extracurricular activities and a parent’s busy work and home life, finding time to get away with our children is more crucial now than ever before. Our focus at Mt. Gilead is to help strengthen the core values that girls need to develop as they grow up in today’s society, there is nothing more crucial to a young women’s growth than spending one-on-one time with their greatest mentors, their Mom and their Dad. 

Typical Weekend Schedule & Packing List

Friday Night

7:00 – 7:45 pm: Check in & Settle in

8:00 pm: Games & Session 1 (in Rec Hall)

(Campfire s’more’s following Session 1)

Bedtime at parent’s discretion!

Saturday

8:30: Breakfast

9-9:30: Devotions

9:30: Optional Low Ropes Course (meet at the Pavilion)

11:00: Optional Gaga Court/Craft

12:30: Lunch

1:00: Parent’s Time/Daughter’s Time

2:30 – 4:30: Archery/Riflery

4:30-5:30: Free Time

5:30: Supper

6:00: Session 2 (Singer Hall)

6:30- 8:30: Party! (Acken Hall)

Sunday

8:30: Breakfast

9:00: Devotions

9:30: Worship & Session 3

10:00: Pack lunches (in Dining Hall)

11:00: Leave for Hike

12:00: Lunch at the waterfall

Thanks for coming and see you next year!!

What To Pack

  • Sleeping Bag and pillow (sheets if desired).
  • Bible, notebook, pen.
  • Bath towel and wash cloth.
  • Flashlight.
  • General toiletries (soap, toothpaste, shampoo, etc.).
  • Comfortable shoes (always be prepared with a second pair of shoes!)
  • Poncho or other light rain gear.
  • Sweaters or coat for cooler spring or fall weather.
  • Spending Money.

Upcoming Dates:

Mom / Daughter Weekend – May 18 – 20, 2018

Dad / Daughter Weekend – Sept 14 – 16, 2018

Alumni Retreat (June 8 – 10, 2018)

It only takes a spark. Anyone who has spent time at Mt. Gilead (Camp Cherith) in the last 65 years knows there is more than one kind of spark to a fire: there’s the spark of the match, the spark on that first tiny twig as it sputters to life; there’s the spark that flies into the night sky, sometimes falling back down on the grass to disappear.  My favorite, though, is the glowing spark. It’s the red-hot pile of light after all the flames are extinguished. We turn off our flashlights to watch it pulse and throb with life. We warm up to its glowing, and we take its smoky scent with us when we go.

Mt. Gilead Alumnae—those who have loved camp as girls, ministered there as young women—each contain something like that ember in our hearts.  What would happen if we piled the embers together, blew on them with songs and games and memories, and added the fuel of God’s unchanging Word? – Emily Cantilina (Speeza)

Join us for this Spring’s Alumni Weekend. It’s time to start counting the days again!

Winter Weekend (February 15 – 17, 2019) 

Winter Weekend is open to 7th – 12th Grade Campers & their Friends!

What do Cinnamon Rolls, Waffle Bars, Hot Chocolate, Snowy Fireside Smore’s, Snow Tubing and your Favorite Counselors have in common? Winter Weekend!

For this weekend please pack warm clothes, mittens, snow pants, boots, hats, etc. If you want to bring a sled or other outdoor play items feel free. This is a super fun weekend. Can’t wait to see you there!!

Winter Weekend Registration Opens in August!