If you know me...you know I am one of the hugest fans of girls' camp in the whole world. It's the best experience a girl can have to go out into the wilderness with a big group of girls of similar faith and have time to play and think, read and write, get close to those around her, and get in touch with who she is and wants to be! I loved my years at Shalom and wouldn't trade them for anything! Plus, who doesn't love learning how to make a fire or tie a bowline? Singing as you hike? Coming home literally covered in a layer of dirt? hehehe. So! I was beyond thrilled when in our first family ward, after Chris and I were called to be joint youth sunday school teachers (our ward is teeny so all the youth ages 12-18 meet in one class that Chris and I teach) so I got to love these girls, I was called as ward camp director. Talk about dream calling! And it was a good year for 'first time camp director' because it was a winter camp. It was only one night up at mutual dell. We did snow shoeing and snow caves. We did our one on one time, they called it solo time. We made some cute vinyl tiles and decorated journals. We got to do skits and play and sing and listen to great speakers and share testimonies. It wasn't a usual camp, and no camp fire was very hard for me, but it was a good mini-camp. They'll be doing a pioneer trek this summer as well, so they'll get another great like-unto camp experience there. Here are a few pics from girls' camp!
|First morning at breakfast. My ward: aren't we cute girlies?|
|Making our tiles. Cute, no? |
Can you also see the star board on the wall?
We wrote down moments where people shone on stars!
|Cleaning, but aren't we awesome?|
|I'm crawling in a snow cave!!!|
|Playing in the snow|
|The final group pic! Aren't we shiny and goofy?|
|Debi and I were the leaders, had to have the 'new besties' pic!|