Monday, June 6, 2011

I Survived

Just wanted to let you know that I survived and had a great time!
32 Young Women and 5 awesome leaders-we were probably 1/3 of the entire group.
Lessons of mine from the "week"
and I type "week" because really it was only three days
(but wooee baby, it took a lot out of me).
-asking teenagers to give up their cell phones and other electronics for camp is L-A-M-E
(in said teenager's opinion-but not in mine)
-we all just want to feel included
(I felt like I was back in my junior high days-for a little while, then I got over it.)
-food is always better when someone else cooks
(our cook has a sneaky secret recipe for french toast)
-I need to remember to pack earplugs next year
(there's a dreaded WM a few miles down the road where you can pick some up)
-pack extra feminine hygiene products
(the girls will not-see above parentheses)
-spending uninterrupted time with these beautiful young women and other leaders is an incredible way to get to know their souls.
(that was the best part)
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Girls' Camp is an annual tradition in the Young Women program at my church.
It's a fun time where the girls learn some outdoorsy things, play, and have opportunities for spiritual experiences. This year was especially spiritual.
I'm very grateful for that.

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