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Saturday, August 6, 2016

Girls Camp

Last January, I was called to be the Girls Camp director for my ward.  I was so excited for the call.  I have always loved Young Women's activities in my church.  I remember what it felt like to be a teen and how precarious that time was in my life.  I loved my leaders.  They were always so caring and amazing.   They sacrificed so much for me.  My time up at girls camp as a teen was AMAZING!  Mostly because my Mom was my leader for many years.  She worked so hard for the girls.  

I have been preparing for camp for the last 6 months.  I had so many great ideas.  But more importantly, I wanted to spend time with the girls up at camp and let each and every one of them know they are special and a true daughter of God.  I had no idea that they would touch my heart so deeply.  I loved my time with the girls.  I am coming home on a true spiritual high.  

Monday, I drove my boys to Arizona to spend the week with my parents.  I was a little worried and I knew I would miss them; however, I also knew they would be in good hands.  Stephen and I got home late Monday night and I frantically ran around getting the last few things ready for camp.

Tuesday morning I met the girls at the church and we loaded up.  We drove an hour and half up to the mountains and set up our camp.  Then it poured.  For hours.  I had put a huge tarp on my tent and had all my bases covered.  Luckily, nothing got wet!  YAY!  Stephen bought me some water proof hiking shoes and I am so grateful!  My feet were never wet.  I did; however, forget to put the firewood under the pavilion, so it got soaked.  The one thing I wasn't prepared for was starting the fire every day and night.  I should have brought flint and lighter fluid. Lesson learned.

It rained all Tuesday night.  I went in and out of sleep, but I slept dry and that's all that matters, right? Wednesday we had such a great day walking around to activities and playing games with the girls.  Thursday we went on a nice 4 mile hike up the mountain behind camp.  I walked with a few girls and learned so much about their life.  Friday we did a high copes/low copes course.  It was a team building activity that brought the girls together.  I loved it!

I am so grateful that I was called as the Camp Director this year.  I will never forget my time with these special girls.  They will always hold a special place in my heart.

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