Monday, July 13, 2009
Girl's Camp Or Bust!
Well, I've just bid farewell to all my cute little camper girls, and the rest of the Young Women's Presidency. They're on their way to set up camp. I will be joining them Wednesday night and returning home with them on Friday. I'm really sad to stay back and miss the first couple of days, but we still don't have a car.
All the girls met with their gear at 12:30 today at Andrea's (our YW president) house. We have 3 men also driving up and helping haul everything we'll need to take care of 16 Young Women and 4-6 leaders for 5 days! There is A LOT! I hope we got everything!
One of my responsibilities was to be in charge of the nightly handouts. They're to leave on each of the girls' pillows in their tents, kind of like the pillow mint at a hotel. The theme for the Young Men and Young Women in the church this year is:
"Be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity". (1 Timothy 4:12).
For camp we took a different principle from that scipture each day for a daily theme. So each day, activites, devotionals, the "nightly news" and all the handouts will be centered around that theme. I thought I would share my handouts with you each day this week, and give you a little glimpse of what we'll be focusing on each day of camp!
The theme for today is "word and conversation". I got some little plastic hand tools and titled it "Are You Building?" I used a quote from Sister Bonnie D. Parkin, who served as Relief Society General President and also served in the Young Women's General Presidency, and the idea that we should use our words to build, not tear down.
I think this is especially important for young people to remember, in the way they interact with, and treat each other.
We used the scout trailer to carry a bunch of our gear, and Kiirsten (1st counselor) made a pink vinyl cutout that says "Girl's Camp Or Bust!" and stuck it on the back of the trailer! We'll leave it there when we return the trailer, and see how long it takes the scouts to notice!
I can't wait to join them! I'll schecule the daily handout posts before I leave, and I'll be back Friday with all my adventures to share!
"We're not required to do what Moroni did and ride through the town with the title of liberty, but we do need to be kind in word and conversation and speak with kindness and respect"
~ Sister Bonnie D. Parkin