Hi Camp Gilgal! This is Sitruce! Strings and I just got to Camp two days ago and it’s been great! When we got here, we had time to unload the van before going to dinner. After dinner, we unpacked, set up our bunks and settled in. We realized that we had forgotten to bring some things.
We don’t want that to happen to you, so here are some things you should remember to bring: flashlight, socks, an extra sweater/hoodie, Chapstick, raincoat, and your watch. Go through all your stuff a second time and make sure you didn’t forgot anything!
I was able to take morning jog yesterday morning which was beautiful. Camp Gilgal is high up on a mountain and when you get to the look-out points (like Sunset and the Lean-to) you can see lots of towns and big white clouds underneath you.
A view from my run!
We set up the Staff Cabin (no campers allowed!) yesterday and then I went exploring. Cautionary tale, I started going down a path into the woods. After some time I realized that there wasn’t a path anymore and I was just wandering around in the forest, I was lost! Good thing I have a good sense of direction and I was able to get out of there. (Strings insert: Don’t wander down paths in the forest by yourself!) Then I went down to check out the canoes, I took a nice walk around the lake and even saw a turtle along the way! I forgot my bug spray (is bug spray on your list?) so it was pretty buggy, don’t forget your bug spray!
The weather has been really nice so far, very sunny and warm. But it did get pretty cold last night, so I’m glad I brought my sleeping sweater with me.
Strings brought a friend with her to camp, his name is Clarence and he is a cactus. We have been taking pictures with him on camp to show campers and parents some important parts of camp! The rest of the staff will be coming today before dinner, I can’t wait to see everyone! Before then we have some more set up to do and some last minute details to finish.