Worship

From the vault, here’s some vintage Gazette! In this article, 11 year old camper Anonymous writes about how much she loves worship. This year she was able to lead the worship team at camp and did a fantastic job!

Worship

By 11-year-old-camper Anonymous (aaaawwww) (2008)

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Tribe of Levi, led by Streetlight and Chickpea, with campers Bologna, Anonymous, Nemo and Violetta. 2008.

This year, the thing that really touched me was the “worship group” even with Streetlight’s sore throat and a new violinist (AKA Chickpea). Sometimes I was in a sour mood, but when I heard the worship team, it made me feel better. It usually made me feel closer to God. Tabernacle is comprised of a few songs and a message. Even though the message is always good, I really connect and enjoy the music most. The worship team consists of Reptar, Streetlight, Chickpea, and Tauros. I love the worship team!

Strings

From the vault, here’s some vintage Gazette! This interview was written by camper Captain (long time camper and ATL in 2008) in Strings’ first year as staff, circa 2003.

Strings

By camper Captain (aaaawwww), 11, Simeon Junior East

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Tribe of Simeon, 2003. Can you spot Strings, Captain, Jellybean, and Heinz?

Strings is my tribe leader. She got her name because she plays the violin. She’s been playing the violin since she was 9 and has been playing for seven years. She accepted Jesus when she was at VBS (Vacation Bible School). She wanted to become a tribe leader last year, when Speedy asked her, but she had other plans. This year, when Twister asked her, she said “yes.”

She has never been to Israel because she never had the chance to go. Her favorite color is burgundy.  Her favorite animal is a dugong which is like a manatee except it lives in the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean.  She was on the swim team from ages 8 to 12, but she likes to watch baseball even though she doesn’t really like sports. She went to Junior Camp twice, Teen Camp twice, and Adventure Camp once. Her favorite kind of music is classical and she has about 10 Veggie Tale movies.

The reason I like Strings is because she’s kind, encouraging and holds our tribe together.

Why I Hate FOB!

From the vault, here’s some vintage Gazette! Here’s an article written circa 2006 by camp Bologna about why she hates FOB. I don’t think she hates FOB anymore?

Why I Hate FOB!

By 10-year-old-camper Bologna (aaaaaawwww) Judah

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Bologna, circa 2006, on crazy hair night

FOB is boring because you lay there for an hour. The counselors don’t even need it. I’ve seen them without it! But the worst thing about FOB is most of the counselors snore! It’s also annoying because the girls in Zebulun scream the whole time. I think that the ATL’s sleep while the tribe leaders stay with the kids, and then they switch.

An Interview With Shades

From the vault, here’s some vintage Gazette!  Here’s an interview with Shades his first year as an ATL by his camper, Josiah.

An Interview With Shades

By Josiah Parkas, 9, Dan Junior East (2003)

Shades
Luft, Shades, camper Madam, and Spike in 2003

Shades is my assistant tribe leader, and I thought I would ask him fun questions about camp. So first, I asked him what his favorite food. He thought for a minute and said, “pizza.” Then I said, “Fine, what is your favorite dessert?” He answered, “strawberry cheesecake.” “That’s disgusting,” I yelled. “But it’s my favorite,” Shades replied.

I then asked him what his favorite cereal was, and he said, “Honey Nut Cheerios.” Well, those are good – at least they are better than strawberry cheesecake!

I asked Shades what he liked to do and he said that he liked to hang out with his friends. His favorite sport is basketball, and his favorite board game is chess. Then I thought I would ask him something about the Bible. He was that his favorite book of the Bible is Revelations.

I liked having Shades as an assistant tribe leader – maybe I will have him next year

The Loch Ness Monster On the Bottom of Pinnacle Lake

From the vault, here’s some vintage Gazette!  Here’s an article written by camper Chickpea about an adventure she and Strings had while boating one day.

The Loch Ness Monster On the Bottom of Pinnacle Lake
By 11 year-old-camper Chickpea (aaaaaawwwww), Naphtali, Junior East

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Chickpea and Strings playing Captain, Sailor, Gunner before their great adventure. Circa 2003.

As Strings and I crossed Pinnacle Lake in a boat one Thursday afternoon, Strings saw a long neck pop out of the water and dive back in! We both tried to find the owner of the head, but had to come back to shore. We also were not able to locate the water toys that Twister threw into the water for us to find. I personally think that the Loch Ness Monster ate them…

We also saw two schools of fish swimming past us looking positively terrified. Someone fishing caught a terrified sun fish and kissed it! The sun fish was terrified and leaped back into the water! I am not sure if it was dying or hated being kissed or if he had seen the Loch Ness Monster.

For all of you campers next year, a word of caution: Beware – you may just spot the Loch Ness Monster!

Miss Liz

From the vault, here’s some vintage Gazette!  Here’s an interview with Twister back when she was still Miss Liz, way back in the Valley. This article is from the 1999 edition of the Gilgal Gazette.

Miss Liz
By Roseanna A., 11, East

Twister circa 99
Twister circa 99

Miss Liz was born in Manhattan, New York, in ????. She lives in Canada, comes to Camp Gilgal as a counselor.

Miss Liz is not too tall and has short, blonde hair, green eyes, and looks very friendly. And she is! She is also very nice. She doesn’t give you a hard time. If something is not perfect, she does not tell you it has to be perfect. If something is boring, she makes it fun. She’s not bossy at all. Everyone likes her. She’s also sharing and gives everyone chances. If you have Miss Liz, you’ll have a lot of fun.

Since Miss Liz is good in rock climbing and swimming, they are her favorite sports. In her spare time, she likes to go rock climbing or swimming and has a lot of fun. She always goes with her friends. Miss Liz’ favorite food is Chinese from a special restaurant in Manhattan. Since Miss Liz will be an adult soon, she says “I don’t want to be an adult. I want to be a kid forever.” She says this with a very sad voice with a sad, puppy face.

Miss Liz is Jewish but believes in Jesus. She started to do whatever her mom told her to do, such as going to church and believing in Jesus – at the age of four, but she didn’t take it seriously. When she was 13, Miss Liz rededicated her life to God and took it very seriously.