Wow, Camp Gilgal… what a summer! This is not the sort of summer we ever hoped for, imagined, or planned on happening. But you know what’s awesome is that none of this surprised God. God wasn’t surprised that this would be a season of staying at home. He wasn’t surprised that camp would be online. I’m so grateful that we have a God who is in control and who knows what’s up all of the time.
Maybe this is a summer that you would rather forget. I would encourage you to remember and memorialize the things God has done in your midst in this season of COVID-19 and in this summer. Our camp theme verse, Joshua 1:9, is God telling Joshua to intentionally remember what He has done in his midst and commanded him, and that He can confidently move forward knowing God is with him. We have the same God that Joshua had, and it is so good for us to remember His faithfulness to us too.
At Camp-ish this summer, we got to hang out with parents & kids, which doesn’t normally happen! We got to be together multiple times a week in a Zoom room even though we were all scattered in different places. We even had our first ever virtual talent show. We had our first ever book club and our first virtual staff cabins. We got to have Skidoo, Schnitzel, Judah, Ruski, and Anonymous lead activities virtually. We started celebrating Shabbat & Havdalah every week together back in April and we are continuing that into the fall! And we got to invite new people into the Camp Gilgal family.
When we remember the good things God has blessed us with, we are led to give Him praise. As we look back on this strange and less than ideal summer, there are still so many reasons to praise God.
We love & miss you Camp family, and we can’t wait until we get to see you in 3D again!
The Camp-ish Gilgal 2020 Team: Sneezy, Hiccup, and Red Sox