How does it happen…EVERY SUMMER?

Time just seems to move slowly as we approach summer and then BAM… it’s High School Camp!

I KNOW that as soon as High School Camp is over … the summer is going to race at full speed until the end of summer. Ah…it’s good though.

This weekend our staff spent our precious few hours of rest and relaxation at the Old Spaghetti Factory in Seattle as well as at the Mariner’s game on Saturday night. It’s sort of a camp tradition that’s been going on for quite a few years. We even got up on the big screen!

As we look ahead towards the week to come – there are many staffers a bit nervous about what will take place in the upcoming several days of high school camp. Since many staffers are just freshly out of high school themselves, it is a chance for them to really show how they’ve grown in their time here at Gilead. For others, it’s an opportunity to share life experiences with campers that can have an in depth and meaningful conversation.

High school camp is unique. The days are long…the nights are short ( really short!!! ) but the energy and excitement is high. These campers bring many years of their own life experiences and come with the knowledge that these counselors and staff are here to invest in their lives.

As we prayed as a staff tonight, we prayed that God would give wisdom and discernment, clarity of mind and sound doctrine.

I’m sure there are a few antsy campers out there who can’t wait for Monday morning to come. I know that there are quite a few camp counselors that are “antsy” to meet their campers!

Kimberly Mallory
Camp Gilead Program Director
www.campgilead.org