Victory Circle Blog

Victory Circle Blog

A "Knight’s" Tale – Camp Speaker Tim Counts

I am an “outsider” at Camp Gilead in that I am not here on Staff this entire summer; I am only here for this week (I am the speaker for Teen Camp #1).  But, I am an “insider” at Camp Gilead...

Family Camp … A Lasting Tradition – by Faith Bridges

Family Camp.   Those two words hold so many memories and feelings.  My parents brought me to camp as a tiny baby every year until I graduated from high school.  It was a priority to my parents and I am grateful. ...

The Lord’s Chosen Workers – Tyler Wells

My name is Tyler Wells, and this is my second summer as a counselor at Camp Gilead.  My first year was an amazing experience, and as soon as I drove away from the camp, I couldn’t wait to get to...

95 years old and still coming to camp! – Kimberly Mallory

I have been attending Family Camp at Camp Gilead since I was “in the womb.”  Seriously … my parents started coming to Family Camp in 1974, and they loved it so much that we have only missed one year since...

Strengths & Weaknesses – Craig Haskins

Camp has been a major part of my life.  This is my sixth summer here at Gilead.  Each one has been such a different experience and I can tell all ready that this summer will be following suit.  After my...

#everythingweownisdamp – by Hannah Knight

As a Native Southern Californian, I was introduced to the Washington definition of a thunder/rain storm this past week. On the Wednesday of staff training week, after dinner, the rain started to fall. Now rain is not a rare occurrence...

Camp Staff: One big, crazy family! – Katie Powell

The moment summer 2012 ended, I began thinking about summer 2013 – my first year on college staff. God has really been working on humbling me throughout this last year as I prepared to be a counselor. I have had...

Dependence – Jessica Cooper

Victory Circle Post for June 23, 2013   Hey ya’ll!  I was a counselor last year and have returned to be the high school staff leader! I am so excited to see what God has in store for this summer!...

Camp: On the Bucket List – Megan Haskins

We arrived on Tuesday; the fire inside of me had been ignited but was small, being kept alive with just a single flame. The past 6 months had been a crazy journey: getting the idea of working at camp, laughing...

How the First Century Church relates to Camp Gilead! – Ali Williams

This weekend at church, I was struck in a new way by what a special place Camp Gilead is. The pastor talked about the first-century church described in the book of Acts 2. The Bible describes the early believers as...