Victory Circle Blog

Victory Circle Blog

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...

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...

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...

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...

From Carnation to Thailand – Anna Heins

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...

Cell Phones & The Power of Camp – Kimberly Mallory

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....

Annual Director’s Report – Jack Moyer

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...

A Speaker’s View of Camp Ministry – Joe Castaneda

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...

19 Things You Won’t Learn At Camp

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...

Family Camp … It’s a Given! – Tom Ruhlman

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,...