The Team That Wins … – Erin Frye

My name is Erin Frye, and I am the counselor of cabin three! This is my first year on staff, but, unlike most of the other staff members, I did not grow up attending camp. I had heard of Camp […]

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What my campers are teaching me about God – Melissa Ruhlman

Hello! My name is Melissa and I am the counselor of Cabin 7 for the second year in a row! This summer has been awesome so far and I have been making some fantastic memories with my fellow staff and […]

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Things I’ve Learned at Staff Training Week 2014 – College Staff & CIT Staff 2014

We have almost completed our week of staff training!  It’s been a week of work projects, training session, teaching sessions, webinars, back pocket games, night activities, how to deal with specific camper scenarios, policies & procedures, surprise trips, meals together and tons […]

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Stu Loved Camp Gilead – Pastor Tom Ruhlman

Stu Loved Camp Gilead By now, most of you have heard that Stu Aldrich, long-time member of Tab went to Glory this past Monday, June 23rd. He was my friend and we spent a lot of time together in board […]

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How to Win Every Week of Camp – True Confessions of a Camp Nerd – Jason Quey

Every returning Gilead camper knows the mantra: “The team that wins is the team that says the most verses.” I never realized how true this was until my 13th year as a camper (4th if only counting kids’ camp). You […]

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I Just Can’t Stay Away – Tim Counts

Why I Love Camp Ministry Last summer I spoke at Camp Gilead for Middle School Camp and then 2 weeks later I was in a van with our high schoolers on a 3,000 mile journey to attend another camp.  This […]

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5 Things I Learned While Serving on High School Staff – Katherine Muegge

My name is Katherine Muegge.  I was on high school staff as an LIT (leader in training) at Camp Gilead in the summer of 2013. It was the best summer I’ve had so far. The summer before working I was […]

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Poems About Gilead I Wrote in 7th & 10th Grade – Elita Tippett

Elita Tippett – 7th grade Staying up late Swimming all day Camp Gilead Battles at the end of each day Those hot summer days That made my ice cream melt away Camp Gilead Shooting bb guns Or arrows, Canoeing Or dirt […]

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The Camp Dining Hall * The Story Behind the Building

The Story of the Dining Hall Adapted from a letter to Tabernacle Baptist,  from Pastor Forrest Johnson, Christmas 1958   The dining hall was one of the first buildings constructed when Forrest Johnson and his crew arrived at the Snoqualmie […]

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Donkeys & Goats & Reindeer & Peacocks…OH MY! – Marilyn (Mehelich) Peck

Memories of Camp Gilead 1967-1972 Marilyn (Mehelich) Peck “What I remember …”  An excerpt from the Camp Gilead 60th Anniversary Cookbook A myriad of animals were loose inside the camp gates, so you had to be sure to keep the […]

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