The Hammock Circle, A Place of Remembrance and Hope

By Kenny Rigoulot, Executive Director of Development and Spiritual Formation Reflections as we welcome a new gathering space at Gilmont in honor of Blake Stephens When you visit the new Hammock Circle at Gilmont, bring a friend or make a new one when you get there!  And don’t miss the sprinkles of glitter mixed in […]

A New Adventure in a New Year

My name is Kenny Rigoulot and my wife and I are the new Executive Directors at Gilmont! Jennifer was a public school teacher and I was a pastor of a Presbyterian congregation when we felt called by God to serve as Directors of the camp where we met, where we have served in various roles, […]

The God Who Sees Us… Evergreen Life Services Evacuees at Gilmont

Our hearts are full and our bodies a bit weary but we are so good! Evergreen Life Services has 80 evacuees at Camp. We are not posting our videos singing “Amazing Grace” “Jesus Loves Me” “This Little Light of Mine”, doing the energizer – “Change in My Life” or singing Bill O’Neal’s favorite:”My Chains are […]

This is Gilmont – Clay’s Poem

In a lot of ways Rev. Clay Brantley is a big kid. In other ways, he is a wise old man.  So, it might be best to describe him as a Gilmont Camper!  He’s led Spiritual Practices retreats for adults, served as a Bible Study leader at Summer Camp, participated in a variety of retreats […]

Life Skills Learned at Camp

Life Skills Learned at Camp, By James Hilliard, Gilmont’s Executive Director What are kids learning and experiencing at Gilmont this summer?  Let’s take a look! Independence “I think the single most important thing camp teaches children is to be independent,” longtime camper parent shares. While a majority of children who attend camp experience homesickness in […]

6 Reasons to Choose Gilmont as a Conference or Retreat Destination in East Texas

Across the country, camps like Gilmont are busy year-round, welcoming campers of all ages and taking the “ho-hum” out of adult trainings, workshops, and conferences.  So, what makes Gilmont a great choice for such a gathering? ​ 1.  Hospitality for groups.  A relaxed place where folks feel welcome and the meeting planners have extra staff onsite […]