Category: Gilgal Gazette 2011
He is Faithful to All Generations
Tribe of Naphtali: Madison H., Monique L., Sarai M., Elizabeth N., Mekerah P., Emmalee S., Hershey, Squirt, Hoops
Tribe of Asher: Mia C., LaTanya H., Abbey M., Dinah N., Haneen R., Waffles, Smalls
Tribe of Manasseh: Destiny A., Lindsay M., Olivia P., Amanda R., Skye R., Judi W., TuTu, Bologna
Tribe of Simeon: Leia B., Louisa G., Julia K., Sarah K., Kezia M., Vika S., Bazooka, Sparkler
Tribe of Benjamin: Nathan B., Sam F., Danny G., Michael K., Isaiah L., Elijah Y., Simba, Java
Tribe of Judah: Eric E., Isaac H., Isaac J., Josh L., Nathan P., Corey W., Professor, Techno
Tribe of Zebulun: Matt L., Emeth P., Benjamin R., David S., Evan S., Malachai W., Isaac Y., Diesel, Garfield
Out-of-Cabin Staff: Esquire, Ewok, Freckles, Moose, Poppins, Snapple, Streetlight
Guests: Amp, Bandit, Big Tuna, Cookie, Cricket, Cucamonga, Eyegore, KoKo, Rabbster, Sonic, Swedey
Louisa G., Age 12
Tribe of Simeon
I interviewed Bazooka. Bazooka is a tribe leader. She is the tribe leader of Simeon. She is my tribe leader. I have also had her my first year of camp. My name is Louisa and I’m also in the tribe of Simeon. Bazooka is awesome!
The first question that I asked Bazooka was, “Why is your name Bazooka?” She answered, “I like corny jokes.” The second question I asked her was, “How many years have you been attending camp?” Her response was, “I have been going to Camp Gilgal since I was eight. I have been a camper for 11 years, and this is my fifth year on staff.” Third question is, “What is your favorite color?” She said, “Red is my favorite color right now, but it changes often.” Fourth is, “Do you like camp?” Answer is “Definitely!” My fifth question was, “Do you love camp?” and she said, “Of course!” The sixth question was, “What is your favorite food?” She said, “My favorite foods are frozen yogurt, fruit, and Nutella.” Seventh question is, “What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?” and she said, “I like Nutella gelato.” I also asked, “Do you like lightning?” and she said, “I don’t know if I like lightning more than Louisa’s reaction to lightning.” I then asked, “What is your favorite theme night?” and she said, “I liked the new theme night which was Once Upon a Time Night.” I finally asked, “What’s your favorite night game?” and Bazooka said, “I love Wells Fargo.”
My name is Kezia and I am in the tribe of Simeon. One of my tribe leaders is Sparkler. She has been going to camp for 10 years. Sparkler chose her name because her birthday is on the Fourth of July. Her favorite ice cream flavor is cookie dough and vanilla; her favorite camp food is omelets. Her favorite part of the Bible is Revelation, and her favorite fruit of the spirit is love. Sparkler is a very nice tribe leader because she is always ready to help. (Often in the evening when I walk into the cabin I see her saving our lives by killing all the bugs.) Her favorite activities are Tabernacle and Wells Fargo. I am very glad I had Sparkler as my tribe leader.
Julia K., Age 12
Tribe of Simeon
My name is Julia. I’m from the tribe of Simeon. I’ve been going to Camp Gilgal for five years. One of the tribe leaders I have met during these years is Snapple. She has been a tribe leader five years and part of the Camp Gilgal family for 12 years. She got the name Snapple by one odd day she chipped her tooth. What happened was one day, when she was young, Snapple was drinking Snapple and she chipped her tooth on it! So, since the chipped tooth was caused by a Snapple bottle, she decided to name herself Snapple.
Some random facts about Snapple are that she likes to eat sushi, pasta, and tomatoes. She likes the color green and her favorite camp activity is Wells Fargo, which is also my favorite. For her first year of camp she was in the tribe of Zebulun. Her favorite theme night is Superhero Night, and, of course, she loves Snapple! Some of her favorite flavors are Lemon Tea and Diet Peach Tea. Her favorite tribe name is Issachar, or the sun.
Snapple is an amazing tribe leader. She’s not in-cabin staff anymore but she is great as an out-of-cabin staff member. I know for sure that I will miss her when I come home from camp.
Vika S., Age 12
Tribe of Simeon
This year I did an interview on Hershey. She picked the name Hershey because she loves chocolate. This is Hershey’s ninth year being a part of the Camp Gilgal family. Her favorite year of camp was her second year as a staff member. Hershey’s favorite part of camp is worship time and her favorite worship song is, “How Great is Our God.” She enjoys the enchiladas most during camp. This year she is in the tribe of Naphtali, but Hershey really likes the tribe name Issachar. Hershey’s favorite night game is Wells Fargo because she likes to chase all the campers down the hill. I asked her if she liked FOB and she said that she thought it was boring when she was a camper but nice when she was a tribe leader. When Hershey was a camper her favorite cabin’s name was Fiddletown. She never had a favorite tribe leader because she loved them all. Hershey’s favorite colors are green and blue. She has been a believer since she was 13 years old at teen camp. Hershey has three other siblings that all attend Camp Gilgal. She loves playing carpetball and going swimming during free time. Hershey has always preferred the ladies’ hill over the men’s side. The parade is her favorite part of Columbia. She has also liked going horseback riding because of how beautiful the view is. Hershey’s favorite Ladies Day theme was when we did pirates. Overall Hershey is a great staff member who loves her campers.
Leia B., Age 12
Tribe of Simeon
My name is Leia and this year I’m doing an interview on Professor. Professor got his name because he is really smart. He has been coming to camp since he was eight and this is his second year on staff. When he was a camper his first tribe leaders were Lynk and Ace. Professor’s favorite tribe name is Simeon, but there will always be a special place in his heart for Judah. Professor’s favorite time of camp when he was a camper was the water slide, but now he just likes hanging out with his campers and worshiping with them. Professor’s favorite night game is MI. Enough said. His favorite theme dinner is Dance and Sing for Your Mail Night. Professor’s favorite store in Columbia is either the candy shoppe or the ice cream parlor, he can’t really decide. His favorite food is steak and pepper. Also his favorite colors are any cool colors like purple, blue or green. Professor’s favorite pie is apple, the kind he makes at his house with Maverick. So as you can see, Professor is a super cool, fun, smart, and an amazing tribe leader.
I’m writing about Tutu. Tutu is in the tribe of Manasseh. Her ATL is Bologna and she has six ladies in her cabin. Her favorite color is purple. Tutu’s favorite part of camp is being around all her campers and spending time with them. She loves the enchiladas at lunch and also the macaroni and chicken. Tutu has been in the Camp Gilgal family for 12 years now and this is her third year on staff. Her favorite activity is for sure MI because she loves to sneak around and crack the codes. Tutu loves teaching all the campers at choir during free time, and even being in the pool with everyone. Her all-time favorite theme night is Sing and Dance for Your Mail Night. Tutu never had a favorite tribe leader because she loved them all. Her favorite year on staff is this year. Her entire tribe thinks she’s amazing and a wonderful tribe leader. Tutu’s favorite season is springtime because that’s when the weather is nice and the flowers are blooming. Tutu is a great tribe leader and anyone would enjoy having her in their tribe.
Sarai M,. Age 10
Tribe of Naphtali
Waffles has been a tribe leader for three years, and has been a camper for nine years. Her favorite color is blue-green. One of her favorite things to do is photography, and one of her favorite foods is smoothies. Her favorite verse is Jeremiah 29:11.
She also likes campfires and horseback riding. Waffles is a great person. I first met Waffles my first year of junior camp. Waffles likes to put berries like strawberries on her waffles and lots of syrup, and the same with me. I love Waffles. Waffles is a very fun and cool tribe leader. She is also almost always carrying a camera. I guess she really likes photography. She also is very good at it. (She practices a lot.) She and Acorn have the same type of camera. I think it is very cool that every year I’ve come to camp so far, Waffles has been there.