Victory Circle Blog

Victory Circle Blog

The Impact of Camp – Jake Knight

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...

14 Things a Counselor Wants to Hear at Camp – Melissa Ruhlman

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...

I AM an Assistant Cook – Nicole Reams

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...

The Fire of the Victory Circle

  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...

Camp Kids – Katie Carlson

Year after year, people come to Camp Gilead to serve the Lord.  Maybe they come for a summer or two, building relationships with campers who remember them from the summer before.  Those that are with the ministry year round are...

Lessons from a Broken Laundry Basket – Sara Gardner

At camp, people often expect God to be working in our lives in those “spiritual moments” like chapel, cabin Bible times, devotions, or testimonies.  Those are the moments we worry about and feel so ill-prepared for and yet I’ve noticed...

The Simple Gospel – Craig Johnston

This last week ranks as one of the best weeks of camp that I have been part of.  It was amazing and refreshing to watch the Holy Spirit’s convicting power.  The gospel is both simple and powerful. In my life,...

From camper to staff – by Nicole Reams

Hello! My name is Princess Nicole Reams! I am an Assistant Cook this summer here at Camp Gilead. This is my first summer on staff after being a camper for the last seven summers. I am so excited to have...

The Sharpest Blade – by Megan Haskins

“The Word of God is the sharpest blade, better than what any man has ever made. When the battle rages I can overcome with the Word of God on the tip of my tongue.” This is the chorus that is...

The Sounds of Camp – Pastor Phil Perry

It has been my privilege this week to be included at camp as this week’s pastor.  My responsibilities are primarily in the evening; so there is lots of time to watch and listen this week to the sounds of camp. ...