Girls' Camp Ideas
Camp: Family Rainbow of Colors
Stake Camp: Camp Dare To Dream
Ward Camps: Values
Activities: Anything under the Rainbow (Camp Certifications) Pot of Gold: Journal Writing, Genealogy, service projects, etc. Form a rainbow: Each Ward dress in their value color and sit in an arch to form a big rainbow
Special Night Activity: Wait until dark and gather everyone together. Split into groups or Ward. Have some stories going on at main place as groups are taken from main spot to stations. Have leaders take flashlights and guide group to value stations. Ask everyone to keep quiet as the value tour is taking place. Each value station could be lit by flashlights with colored wrap over them so the value color is represented. At each Value Station, the speaker would give a few messages of how that value is important to the family. At each station, each girl will receive a pebble that has been colored to match that value. Then they will be taken on the path to the next station. As the group finishes up the seven value station they will be lead back to the main spot to wait until everyone is finished. " Families Can Be Together Forever" could be sang and testimony meeting could be held.
Crafts: Make Candles in value colors. Make YW Torch lanterns. (Cans with wire for handles. Take a nail and hammer and punch little holes in the shape of the YW Torch and put a candle in it. As the girls lit it you will see the YW Torch lit)
Theme: Turn Hearts to the Families
Have Each Ward be a different country. Stake camp would be the country you currently live in.
Activity: Each ward could fix a dish from the country and all could travel to each country and have a taste.
Skits: On different country's traditions
Camp Do It!
Theme: Things we need to do to turn our hearts to the family
Wards: Genealogy, Family Home Evening, Temple Work, Family Scripture Reading, Family Prayer, Service, Share The Gospel, Family Traditions, Journals, Be Self-sufficient. Stake Family Reunions
Skits: How the Ward theme could help turn the hearts to the family
Activities: Decorate a notebook for holding family history. Make Heart shaped notes and write to family members Make Family Home Evening Lessons. Make a Family Coat of Arms
Families following in Christ's Footsteps
Wards: Faith Family, Divine Nature Family, Individual Worth Family, etc. Or use different families from the scriptures: Adam and Eve's Family, Abraham's Family, Lehi's Family, etc.
Skits: Each Ward could act out different things Christ did during His Lifetime.
Use the idea from All About Mormon's page --"Plan a short hike while the girls are fasting ( in the cool of the evening or early in the morning. Read the part about Jesus fasting in the wilderness for forty days. Give them time to find their own spot to think, pray and write in a journal."
Craft: Make a frame for a picture of Christ
Teach young women how to make loaves of bread in the wilderness.