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!

The First 100

Eliana W., Age 11, Tribe of Ephraim (Junior Camp)

On my way to lunch at Junior Camp 2015 I was thinking about what we would do for cabin inspection. We have cabin inspection because we if we didn’t our cabins would look like we were swimming in clothes. After we finished lunch we waited In breathless anticipation as the cabin inspectors (Ruski and Scooter) walked to the front of the dining hall. They started with the boy’s tribe then the girls and finally us, the Tribe of Ephraim. They opened their mouths and the words we have been waiting for came out, “you did pretty well however there were NO INFRACTIONS!” and we all yelled and cheered and we had a great rest of the day. Last time we got an 85 but this time we got an 100 because we worked together and made sure everything was perfect. I can’t wait to earn another perfect score at Camp Gilgal.

Too Much Spinning on the Merry-Go-Round

Daniel C., Age 10, Tribe of Benjamin (Junior Camp)

Camp Gilgal ended field sports then RedSox said it’s tribe time and then me Gavyn, Ephraim, and AJ said let’s go to the playground. I picked the playground because of the merry-go-round and I like spinning like crazy and feeling gravity pull me. Then we went down to the playground and I went on the merry-go-round and then Pamplemousse spun me really hard. The tribe of Ephraim was there too and some of them came and went on the merry-go-round, but before that I went on the merry-go-round 10 times. Then the tribe of Ephraim hopped on and then Elie and her friend said to me, “your face is white but a little blue” and it was those colors because it was going so fast. That’s because Pamplemousse and Gavyn and Squid and more people were spinning me and Elie and her friend and when I got off the merry-go-round I kept almost throwing up and then I got in the cabin and I was perfectly fine. I love that feeling it is like a roller coaster and a great adventure.

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