How could we dress up this attribute and make it memorable for the girls? They decided that we should be the Master Chefs, where everything we do, is done with love. Our motto was, "The Special Ingredient is Love" and as Jesus was is Master and did all that He did with love, so should we. We had a baking theme that included aprons and chef's hats. Our camp cheer was, "All You Need is Love". Are the B7 YW geniuses or what?
The week of Girls Camp included great spiritual and physical moments. The YW participated in rock climbing and repelling as their high adventure activity. To see these girls conquer their fears to climb mountains and scale 100 foot cliff faces is inspiring.
Their were plenty of unifying field games, and craft rotations to keep the YW busy.
One of the highlights of the week was the Skit Night, where our YW shined. They performed so well and won the crowd over by passing out homemade chocolate chip cookies for everyone afterwards.
The most memorable evening was our last night at camp. We attended a wonderful fireside where we released balloons into the air with our testimonies tied to them. We listened and participated in a beautiful program of talks and music and then retired to our own camp site for an uplifting testimony meeting.
We spent some time discussing the wisdom of the attribute they chose and exemplified over the week. Love is the root of all other attributes and characteristics of Christ. The YW were examples of unity and love in all that they did this week and demonstrated what it means to have Christlike love.
Much love and thanks goes to so many who helped make this Girls Camp the success that it was. We appreciate Sis. Carter for being our camp director and organizer. She did so much for us. Sis. Green made pounds of chocolate chip cookie dough and darling decorations for our camp. Sis. Bair and her daughters baked dozens of cookies and brought us Cafe Rio (probably the YW's favorite part of camp) on Friday evening. Sister Anderson helped create our darling aprons and made pins for our camp lanyards. Sister Larson joined us the last evening and helped bring YW home. Bishop Bair and Bro. Kanenwisher helped haul our gear to camp, set it up and then came back to help take it down and bring it all home. We would not have been able to feel the Spirit or have enjoyed the atmosphere of camp without all their efforts. We appreciate the Stake Presidency and the Stake Young Womens Presidency for all the time, sacrifice and inspiration that went into making this Girls Camp amazing. The B7 YW are 'juiced' and ready to take on the challenge given by the Stake to read the entire Book of Mormon in 40 days! We are warriors! We can do it!