The whole Gilgal Gazette (East, Midwest, and West) will be live online later this fall, but we’ll be sharing pieces from the Camp Gilgal East Gazette here each week. The Gilgal Gazette is a newspaper written by Camp Gilgal campers, for Camp Gilgal campers. We hope that you enjoy it!
Archery: A very fun yet challenging activity
Dinah G., Age 11, Tribe of Ephraim (Junior Camp)
Having control over the arrows can be very challenging, so many people lose arrows. Finding the arrows can be very hard, so we don’t always find them. Hitting the target can also take a lot of skill and aim. Nobody in my archery class actually hit a bullseye, but many people did get quite close to hitting the target. It was exciting and a great challenge. Some of the bows were harder to use than others, so some of the campers were very picky when selecting their bows. There were times when people lost so many arrows that they had to use the bad arrows instead of the good arrows and they were harder to aim.
Archery was a fun experience for me and everyone else. I really liked it and hope to get better at it next year.
Isaiah H., Age 13, Tribe of Simeon (Teen Camp)
For an all camp activity we play an amazing game called Screamo. Screamo is a game where you roll a dice and flip the tile of that specific number and once all of your tiles are flipped then you win. In this game you have to choose a partner. My partner was Elliot, also, he’s my fake twin brother. During the game me and Elliot were winning every game until… The twins (These twins are my counselor’s sisters). They were the first people we lost to. Me and Elliot were sad because we lost. While we were competing against them them everyone was yelling because the game is so so so so intense, sweat was dripping down our faces as we were flipping over the pieces and rolling the dice and then all of a sudden the twins yelled “SCREAMO!!!” Once they yelled that, me and Elliot were so upset but they didn’t see their other card and me and Elliot won and were so happy. We can’t wait to play this amazing game again next year.