Twas the night before campers, and all through the camp
Many staffers were stirring, even though it was damp.

The name tags were hung by each bed with care
Knowing that campers soon would be there.

Tomorrows campers were nestled, all snug in their beds
While visions of Gilead, danced in their heads.

And Jack with his golf cart, and Josh with his too
Had just settled down for a cup of coffee or two.

The air was exciting, the energy high
Knowing what tomorrow would bring, practically lit up the sky.

When staff meeting was over, the counselors all fled
Off to their cabins, but not quite to bed.

In the Beginning, the theme is this year.
Dinos and Creation is what we shall hear.

God’s Word is our Guide, His Spirit will lead.
For His voice we will listen, as the campers we will lead.

Please pray for us often, lift us up before Him.
We will work best in his power, even if things look dim.

Kimberly Mallory
Camp Gilead Program Director
http://www.campgilead.org