Monday, July 18, 2016

girls camp report

Girls camp is a lot of work. This was my second year as our ward's camp director, which isn't a huge job, but it definitely stresses me out the month before camp. But, just like last year, as soon as it was over, I thought to myself that it wasn't so bad. :)

The theme this year was "My Story," and the hope was that the girls would stop comparing themselves to everyone around them and recognize that their own story is special. Our stories are unique and sometimes complicated, but if we let God help us write it, it will end up better than we ever thought it could.

We talked a lot about choice, and how our decisions determine our destiny. President Monson said, "Most of you are familiar with Alice in Lewis Carroll's classic novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. You will remember that she comes to a crossroads with two paths before her, each stretching onward but in opposite directions. As she contemplates which way to turn, she is confronted by the Cheshire cat, of whom Alice asks, 'Which path shall I follow?'

"The cat answers, 'That depends on where you want to go. If you do not know where you want to go, it doesn't matter which path you take.'

"Unlike Alice, we know where we want to go, and it does matter which way we go, for the path we follow in this life leads to our destination in the next life."

And then one night, the stake showed the girls this video. You should have heard the oohs and ahs! It was really sweet.


  1. It's so fun to see those girls all grown up! Wow! Sounds like a great time. That video is so sweet! What a great idea!

  2. I love that theme!

  3. Really sweet and empowering video ... I just wish they had also mentioned the girls' vows not only influencing home and family but also society, community, and the world.


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