He is Faithful to All Generations
“Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and Your dominion endures through all generations. The Lord is faithful to all His promises and loving toward all He has made.”
The Gilgal Gazette is published by Camp Gilgal campers for Camp Gilgal campers and their families and friends!
Tribe of Simeon: Aaron C., Elijah S., Gavyn R., Isaiah H., Twitch, Scooter
Tribe of Levi: Beau N., Daniel V., David K., Nathan D., Noah L., Star Fox, Blewish
Tribe of Dan: David H., Gregory V., Keane R., Malkiel A., Michael K., Jazz, Cyclops
Tribe of Reuben: Kayla C., Naomi W., Nena K., Rachel M., Sarah A., Sarah H., Shoshana S., Baby Carrots, Heinz
Tribe of Zebulun: Alyssa C., Maria A., Rebekah C., Sierra K., Simona B., Taliah S., Ruski, Eureka
Tribe of Issachar: Anastasia H., Devora W., Eliana S., Elizabeth D., Kaylie L., Lauren C., Lydia C., Nicole M., Bullseye, Chickpea
Out-of-Cabin Staff: Tauros, Strings, Reptar, Twister
Lydia C., Age 12 and Lauren C., Age 12
Tribe of Issachar
Heinz is a first year tribe leader who loves working with campers. Her name is Heinz because she loves ketchup so much. This is her ninth year at Camp Gilgal total. While at camp, she loves FOB the most overall. Her favorite activity is mill games like Captain, Sailor, Gunner. Heinz also enjoys campfire and her favorite parts are the cool songs that we sing. Heinz loves being a tribe leader and she’s really fun to be around.
Lydia C., Age 12
Tribe of Issachar
Tauros has been at Camp Gilgal for six years. He got his name based on his favorite Pokemon. Tauros was most looking forward to the field trip this year. His favorite thing about camp is being around the campers. The reason the tribe leaders keep their names a secret is an excellent question. Tauros thinks he likes his new job more than the one he had last year. Tauros likes both directing and also playing mill games. His favorite all-camp activity is Counselor Hunt. Tauros’ favorite candy is milk chocolate. Also, his favorite color is pink (the best color in the world).
Aaron C., Age 10
Tribe of Simeon
Blewish’s favorite part of camp is spending time with the campers. His favorite color is red. If he had $1,000,000, he would donate $100,000 and start a sports company. His dream vacation would be going back home. His favorite animal is a monkey. If he had an endless supply of anything it would be Vitamin Water. The reason he laughs all the time is because he likes being happy.
Taliah S., Age 10, and Rebekah C., Age 10
Tribe of Zebulun
From asking these questions, we have found out more interesting things about our favorite person at camp: Twister! One of the more important questions is, how does it feel to be the leader of camp? And she said: I feel that being the director is a fun job, a lot of work but a big reward. We think that is very thoughtful and true. Some of the questions that we asked were more of the silly type such as why are you called “Twister” and what is your favorite dance move? The answers for those are, “I am called Twister because of the twistiness of my hair and because of the chaos I can create.” Her favorite dance move is the “Funky Chicken.” Our favorite question, well, especially Taliah’s, is: do you like Canada or America better? And the answer was both Canada and New York City! From these questions we learned many new things about wonderful Twister and I hope you did, too.
Kaylie L., Age 12
Tribe of Issachar
Today I interviewed Chickpea. She describes herself as “an eclectic mix of fun and serious,” which qualifies her as a great tribe leader. She also likes to keep God at the center of the picture, and have fun at camp. Her favorite all-camp activity is Captain, Sailor, Gunner. Chickpea enjoys not knowing the calls and finding out who would jump on her back next. Her favorite regular camp activity is campfire. At campfire, Chickpea loves to sing “The Papaya Song.” Most tribe leaders would say they love FOB. Chickpea absolutely looooves FOB. “FOB should be mandatory in every state and country,” said Chickpea.
Chickpea has been a part of staff for two years, one year as an assistant tribe leader and one year as a tribe leader. Chickpea has enjoyed all of her years at camp, but her favorite year as a camper was in 2005. This was when Chickpea was a teen camper. In 2005, Chickpea grew a lot closer to God. That was one of her favorite parts of that year. Another part she really liked was the activities Camp Gilgal provided. Chickpea’s favorite year as staff was 2011. She loved her tribe and loves being their tribe leader.
At camp, food is a very important part of the cycle of a day. The meal Chickpea likes most is dinner because of the fun theme meals we get participate in. Another important part of being at camp is learning a lot about the Bible.
Chickpea’s favorite Bible verse is Jeremiah 29:11. She likes it because it talks about the plans that God has for you. Also, it talks about how whenever you’re feeling down, God is there for you. Chickpea’s favorite book of the Bible is James. Chickpea finds the book of James “very, very convicting.” This book is good at pointing out where you went wrong and how to fix that kind of problem. The book also seems encouraging: to see that people in the Bible went
through the same problems that we go through today is very encouraging.
Lastly, outside of camp, Chickpea’s favorite hobby is practicing and playing the violin. She can always play during Tabernacle and sound AWESOME! From this interview, I learned a lot more about Chickpea than I knew before. CHALLAH!
Ana H., Age 12
Tribe of Issachar
Lately, I’ve interviewed Eureka. Some of the answers to the questions I asked her were very surprising. For example, she described her personality as insane! If Eureka could be an animal, she chose a koala because they sleep most of the
day. Eureka’s favorite food is macaroni and cheese, which is a camp favorite! The brand of shoe she buys the most from is Converse, and I like them, too! She likes the “Baby Whale” campfire song the most. In 2004, Eureka came to camp for the first time as a junior camper. Eureka’s top Bible book is Hosea, and her catch phrase is “awesomeness!” which best described that book! Eureka’s not a big soda fan, but if she had to choose between Coke and Pepsi, Coke would be her choice. Eureka’s favorite Camp Gilgal t-shirt is a tie between the 2006 and 2010 shirt. I’m glad I got to interview Eureka because now I know more about her!
Nathanael D., Age 10
Tribe of Levi
Before camp began, Reptar worked at a grocery store named Food King. She also worked at Starbucks. Her favorite thing to do at Camp Gilgal is going to the swimming pool and the game room. Her favorite foods are Mexican dishes. Her favorite football team is the New York Giants. Reptar’s favorite song is “Beautiful Bride.” It’s a Christian song by a Christian band named Flyleaf and it’s about believers coming together and helping each other. She likes to sing and play guitar as a hobby. Reptar has graduated from high school. Everybody loves Reptar!!!
Isaiah H., Age 9
Tribe of Simeon
Twitch first went to Camp Gilgal when he was ten in 2003. His best year at camp was when he had Spike as a tribe leader. Since 2003, Twitch has known 45 staff members. If Twitch had one million dollars, he would donate to Camp Gilgal and buy a Ferrari F50 GT. Twitch’s favorite field trip was the baseball game. Twitch is going into the Navy to protect the country and children. Twitch’s favorite Pokemon is Raquaza. Twitch likes to sing at the beautiful campfire. His favorite activity is archery and his favorite field trip this year was to the zoo.