Victory Circle Blog

Victory Circle Blog

What God Can Do When You Let Him…by Aimee Parkinson

Amazing and stretching! Those two words pretty much sum up the summer. Looking back I had always said that I would never work at camp as a counselor, but God had TOTALLY different plans in mind. He knew that I...

Coming Full Circle Part 2 … by Craig Haskins

The song God of Wonders has had a different meaning to me this summer. When I sing this song I think about how big God is. I think about the stars, the moon, and the sky. I am always in...

I’m glad I was a counselor…by Adam Smith * Counselor 1998

For those don’t know me, I’m a former counselor from 1998 (Summer Safari!) and now teach music at Seattle Christian and privately. Being a counselor started off being tough for me but by the end I didn’t want to leave;...

For His Name Sake…by Megan Franklin Girls HS Staff Leader

I remember when I was a camper I always wanted to sit in the front row of the victory circle steps. It was the warmest, naturally closest to the fire, closest to Jack and Kimberly with their guitars, least distracting,...

I like knowing God the best…by Jared Hageman

Touchdown Beavers! Hawks win! Goodbye baseball! These phrases make me think of my favorite sports teams and some of the great moments I’ve had following them. These teams might provide entertainment sometimes, but I like knowing God the best! This...

do work! – Jason Quey

As the summer comes to a close, I’m amazed at the work God has done through the staff at Gilead. One thing that I knew coming into this summer that would be different than the previous summers I’ve worked at...

megan’s girls…

This has been a summer of friendships, leadership, laughter, trials, tears, hugs, challenges, sleep deprivation… The list could go on but I will spare you all! I was placed as girl’s head counselor this summer and couldn’t have asked for...

around the campfire

Last night as we sat around the Victory Circle one last time we were totally blessed by the campers sharing their decisions to walk closer with Jesus, to read their Bible more, to listen and obey their parents, to stop...

numb thumbs…from Day Camp Director Erika Heins

I’ve found that, as program staff, my job involves more behind-the-scenes work than actual one-on-one interaction with campers. I’ll admit that sometimes I’m glad to be sorting T-shirts and putting together power points while the counselors run all over camp...

from aimee parkinson – counselor

This week has been so much COOLER so far, compared to last week! It’s the last week of resident campers for the summer. God has been working in amazing ways all summer. Last night Pastor Troy Harvey gave the message...