Victory Circle Blog

Victory Circle Blog

hot summer days…

oh the days of summer camp… Today was an amazing Washington Summer Day at Camp Gilead! Early this morning I woke up to a clear blue sky – looking out at the pond as an Osprey sat perched in a...

an experience with our Creator…by Matt Larrabee, Program Staff

The crackle and pop of the camp fire fades away to the snap of twigs underfoot as we hike down a forest trail. Flashlight beams illuminate the path, while campers and counselors hold quiet conversations as they walk. But as...

that monday feeling…

Well – High School camp is upon us. Campers arrived pretty early yesterday and as they got out of their cars, there was a reserved excitement and anticipation as they began to check out the situation. The weather was a...

high school camp is on the horizon…

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...

my first three weeks…by Counselor Andrew Anderson

My first three weeks of Camp Gilead have gone extremely well. All of the guy counselors have been having great discussions with our campers on how godly men should act. As a group, the guy counselors have found a few...

inside the chapel walls…

Over the last century – God has used the concept of camp to draw thousands of young boys and girls to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Over Camp Gilead’s 61 year history, since 1948, countless numbers of boys and...

what makes a camp counselor happy?

from a conversation I heard this morning between a few staffers… You know what makes me happy at camp? Starbucks gift cardsCamp Gilead Breakfast BarsEarly bedtimesSunny daysDonuts at staff meetingHappy campers Just thought you’d enjoy knowing… Kimberly MalloryCamp Gilead Program...

from ashley cowan – counselor

Wow! This week has already been amazing! God has blessed me with a great cabin full of girls that are full of life and spunk and are constantly keeping me on my toes. While having multiple one on one’s I...

memories of last week’s family camp…from Tom Ruhlman

Another great Family Camp for the Ruhlman family! It was small, but that just made for shorter lines, more personal service, and quieter nights! It was fun having two of our children with us and interacting with them in the...

the morning of junior high camp…

I don’t know about you – but I can remember the morning of camp. It was almost enough to make you sick. I have experienced and witnessed many Camp Monday Mornings. First … you wake up and are instantly excited....