Victory Circle Blog

Victory Circle Blog

"Life"guarding – Nathan Fitzmaurice

I have learned so much this summer…even though some of it hasn’t been easy! My name is Nathan and I’m the lifeguard at the Camp Gilead pool.  This summer I have learned that I need to enforce the rules carefully...

Pure Joy – by Jessica Cooper

I have never experienced a greater joy than to be overtaken by the power and love of the Lord. There is truly nothing like it. Here at Camp Gilead, these moments of splendor happen on a regular basis, at least...

First Week Perfections – by Joey Parkinson

Howdy!  My name is Joey Parkinson and I am the counselor of cabin 16. To start I just want to say that this week has been amazing in every way. At the beginning of this year I had no idea that...

Reflections on Family Camp – by Tom Ruhlman

It was great to be back at Family Camp last week at Gilead!  I missed last year because of a missions trip to South Africa. Family Camp has been a major part of my life and the life of my...

waiting for it – by Kimberly Mallory

Have you ever had to wait for something?  Of course you have.  We wait in line, we wait for lunch, we wait for Christmas to come.  But remember the feeling of waiting to go somewhere so exciting … like camp? ...

HELLO … DAY CAMPERS! – Chantel Jones

HELLO DAY CAMPERS!!! This will be my 2nd year of having the privilege of working with Day Campers at Camp Gilead. I absolutely love working with young kids and working in Camping Ministry. I love the way young kids have...

differences … are good! – by Josh Pagel

What an opportunity I have been given this summer! This is my second summer here at Camp Gilead and I am so blessed to be serving as program staff, and taking on a more significant leadership role for this summer....

the Gilead community…by Aimee Parkinson

Another summer filled with campers coming to Christ, an amazing staff, lack of sleep and immense spiritual growth. I’m so excited that the Lord opened up yet another summer that I get to spend at Camp Gilead. I had no...

Homecoming

Many times and in many places, change comes slowly. It seeps through the cracks of programs and steadily rises in relationships like the tide. Warning, I’m about to go super geek here for a second. High School science textbooks teach...

…and I’m back again!

It’s funny how God can make things work that you thought never could, and how He orchestrates things to work out exactly as they should. This is my third year on program staff at Gilead, and each time, the group...