As I write this post, I am currently sitting outside surrounded by palm trees and banana plants with the sun already starting to warm the world. Thankfully the evenings and mornings are still cool enough to enjoy a nice cup...
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On average, kids spend 3.5 minutes in meaningful conversation with their parents each week. (www.csun.edu/science/health/docs/tv&health.html) Kids age 8-18 spend an average of 7.5 hours a day using entertainment media. (www.cdc.gov/obesity/childhood/problem.html) Children play outside an average of four minutes a day....
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It is a pleasure to report to you again the great things that our Lord is doing at Camp Gilead.   He continues to use the camp environment to minister in the lives of many youth and adults. We are excited...
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I’ve had the privilege of speaking at summer camps for each of the past 17 years. During that time I’ve spoken in camps all over the country in camps that varied in style, size and purpose. I’ve spoken to places...
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If you come to a week or spend a summer on staff at Camp Gilead, you’ll learn a lot of things.  But here are some things you WON’T learn at camp… How to watch TV all day How to go...
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In our family, there are a number of “givens.”  Do you know the term?  They are things that we just DO!  The dictionary calls them “assumptions taken for granted, habitually inclined.”  Things like going on vacation each year, attending church,...
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There is something magical about being 1,500 miles away from home for two months spending every minute with people you have never met before.   When you first arrive, you are outside of your comfort zone. The only thing you initially...
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Hello! My name is Melissa Ruhlman, and this past summer I was the counselor of Cabin 7, (affectionately known as Castle 7 – home of the princess warriors)! I had one of the best summers of my entire life, and...
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Each summer for the past seven years, I have attended a Bible camp called Camp Gilead in Carnation, WA. This camp is very special to me. It has transformed my life and has strengthened my relationship with God in so...
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  What is the Victory Circle? What is it about fire?  The flickering flames, the dancing shadows, the perceived anonymity , the penetrating heat and the constant change compels children, moms, dads and humans all over the world to dig...
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