Gilgal Gazette Weekly Edition

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!

Counselor Hunt

Ephraim L., Age 11, Tribe of Benjamin (Junior Camp)

Rules. The rules of Counselor Hunt are listed below:

  • You must be with a buddy at all times
  • You must stay on the trails
  • If you get lost stay where you are
  • You must find a way to move the counselors

What happened this year was that on the way to getting Beardo, Rachel got stung by a wasp twice then Daniel got stung too so I told the other girls to run but it was too late, the wasp got Sydney. So me and Ezra ran to campfire. Then we went in a different direction and tackled Pamplemousse (the T-Rex ) and held Horizon hostage. Even though people got a little hurt, it was really fun. It is my favorite game next to Mission Impossible and I can’t wait to play again next year!

Field Trip

Simona B., Age 13, Tribe of Judah (Teen Camp)

Every year at Teen Camp we go on a camping trip followed by white water rafting. After lunch, all of us 16 campers jumped in the car to make our journey to the campsite. After a very long hour and a half drive, we arrived at the site. While the staff cooked us dinner, the campers played nukem, swam, played on the playground and more. We had a very tasty dinner after activities followed by a campfire talk and s’mores. When we were all tired, we went in our tents and fell fast asleep. Early the next morning we were woken up for the main activity of the trip – white water rafting! We went over so many rapids but all managed to stay safe. The guides were so skilled and funny. After a long day in the sun and on the water we were served a yummy dinner. Then we went to the gift shop and people bought souvenirs. Sadly, it was time to go home. It was the best field trip ever, and it lasted two days! My personal favourite part was the fastest rapid. There was a huge rock that we went down and I almost fell out! Our guide told us exactly what to do so we were safe. The fast rapids were definitely the most fun. I’m looking forward to next year already!

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