Guest Blog by Esther Thomas, Camp Counselor
I’m not that great with words so bear with me, and my awkward wording as I try to convey my thoughts about this incredible summer.
When I walked out of my interview in January, had absolutely no idea what I was getting myself into. I thought spending my summer as a counselor was going to be chill. I’d just spend my time loving on kids, teaching them about God, and then kinda just go on with life...I was so wrong.
I learned more about the importance of community and love this summer than I think I have anywhere else. I was amazed by the limitless amount of love I experienced from the awesome people I was able to work with, the volunteers, spiritual advisers, and basically anyone who entered Gilmont’s gates.
Although I was presented with many challenges this summer, I never went through a day without experiencing God’s love from the community at Gilmont. At the beginning of the summer when someone told me Gilmont is this magical place where God’s love is everywhere I was like lol, ok, sure....But, as my time there this summer came to an end, I can say that Gilmont’s magic is indeed real. Thank you for giving me a summer I’ll never forget. @ Camp Gilmont #mygilmontexperience