Checking in with Sitruce

Hello Camp Gilgal!

This is Sitruce with an update on Camp Gilgal preparation for this summer! There are about 4 weeks left till junior camp begins (Wahoo!) and all our preparation is starting to come together. Strings and I have been spending the last couple of days working on junior & teen camp scheduling as well as thinking of super fun activities to do for both teen and junior camp. I have also been focusing on trying to put all the field trip information together for both camps, the trips sound pretty awesome so far.

Last week RedSox and I went on a 3 day scouting trip of the Delaware River which we will be canoeing this year at adventure camp! The river was beautiful and peaceful and we saw lots of cool things along the way. We saw a lot of ducks some usual and some very unusual. We saw lots of fish and 2 bald eagles. I remember doing the canoe trip as a camper and I loved it.

For my Canoe trip as an Adventure Camper, we went down the Allegheny River. That time, the trip to the river took 9 hours! The good thing about this trip is that the canoe place is only an hour and a half away! My canoe trip was also a little different because for mine the campsites we stayed at weren’t actual campsites they were just pieces of open land on islands. This year the river has marked campsites along the way which makes it a little easier for us.

The biggest and most important difference between these two trips was that this year some of the campsites have bathrooms! This will be my first time as staff for adventure camp and I’m very excited to see how different is to be staff rather than camper.  I’m also really excited to spend time with the campers in this different and beautiful environment and experience God’s creation all around us. Some important things to keep in mind about the area; the ground around the campsites can become very muddy and swampy so water shoes are a must if you don’t want to lose your shoe! Also, don’t forget sunscreen and a hat– it’s going to be nice and hot! There are still some spots open for adventure camp, register soon!

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