Monday, June 22, 2009

...first day of summer camp... of the best things about coming to the victory circle is the chance to SIT!

Our day started out a bit cold and wet...and early! Day campers arrived at Gilead around 7:30 AM and were welcomed by a very energized staff. Each car that drove onto the camp was greeted with cheers and a "tunnel" of staffers! The little day campers (Kindergarteners - 3rd graders) were probably a little bit nervous as to what this experience would entail. But it didn't take long before they were busy playing and doing activities!

Resident campers began to arrive around 10:30 and camp had officially BEGUN! The energy was high and the excitement was very contagious. Campers spent the day working hard at play...swimming, playing, doing crafts, slingshots, dirtboards and enjoying the life of being children. The classic camp game Tug of War tonight ignited team spirit and the cheering erupted!

Quite possibly the "heart" of Camp Gilead is our chapels. It is there where we sing, laugh, talk and learn. There's just something amazing about singing at camp! Our speaker this week is Jim Saunders from Connell WA. He challenged the campers tonight to think about who they were and what they were! From Genesis 1 we learn that God made us - and that he said that His creation was VERY GOOD.

TAPS just sounded - campers are sleeping (maybe?) we look forward to another good day tomorrow!

Kimberly Mallory
Camp Gilead Program Director

1 comment:

  1. So fun to read this blog. Camp was in my prayers off and on all day yesterday. Looking forward to what God plans to do this summer!