Friday, July 22, 2011

Girl's Camp 2011

Another year of girl's camp has come & gone. I had a blast! I was so glad that I was invited to go help out again. Plus we got to live it up in a cabin with running water; can't beat that!

Our theme this year was from Dr. Seuss' book, "Oh the Places You'll Go!" It was really cool how much we took out of that book for devotionals & gospel applications. Each day we had a theme. The first day was our hike up Bell Canyon. The theme was "Kid, you'll move mountains! Your mountain is waiting." For some of us (especially leaders & pregnant ladies), the hike was a pretty steep challenge.
The whole gang at Bell Canyon

Row 1 (l-r): Bailey, Sami, Olivia, Kelsey, Sydney
Row 2 (l-r): Heather, Brittania, Morgan, Nicole, Emma, KayLee, Kaylee

My devotional was from "Bang-ups & hang-ups can happen to you!" I prepared some thoughts about trials & repentance. Brian let me use his story as an object lesson on overcoming really hard things & coming back to Christ.
Heber Valley moon

The second morning we talked about "With banner flip-flapping once more you'll ride high! Ready for anything under the sky." We discussed the "Strength of Youth" pamphlet & how important it is to make good decisions ahead of time.
Lunch @ Deer Creek Reservoir

We did our service project in Park City at the National Ability Center. They were getting ready for a big celebration party the next day so we helped them set up tables, chairs, banners, etc.
Taking a Break (l-r): Emma, Kris, Morgan, Kara

Before our testimony meeting that night, we all did our skits & sang songs. The devotional was from "With your head full of brains & your shoes full of feet, you're too smart to go down any not-so-good street." The girls were given advice on how to avoid temptation & how to not follow the crowd.
Me & the Girls

Campfire Crew

The Newbies

Strike a Pose

Testimony meeting at girl's camp is always the best. It's amazing how strong the Spirit is with these young ladies. They are so strong & able to teach with their examples. I was really proud of how much service & friendship they are willing to give.

The last morning we talked about "the waiting place" & how nothing happens in stand-still. We always must make goals & take action to achieve them. The story about the smoke jumpers was told & how we must keep moving to get direction from our Heavenly Father.

We ended our day at the Olympic Park. We saw the Flying Ace All-Stars' show; they were awesome! They do a summer show every Saturday @ 1pm. Check it out!
Kelsey, Jaime, Anne

Chillin' in Park City

Cute Little Beehives

Our last devotional was taken from "You're off to great places! You're off & away! You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose." We told the girls about taking personal responsibility & being confident in who they are. The other highlights were chasing bats away, eating Dairy Keen shakes, doing cute crafts, & making our own Cafe Rio dinner. If you ever have a chance to be in Young Women's or go to camp, take it fast! You'll never be more uplifted to be a better person.