Thursday, July 10, 2008

Girls Camp "There's No Place Like Home"

I've been up to a lot this summer. One of which, was spending 5 days up at Girls Camp at Camp Lomia with my wonderful young women! We had a great time! Our theme was "There's No Place Like Home. And our ward specialty was under the sea. I wrote the skit for our ward and it was quite cute. We had all the OZ characters under the sea with Ariel lost on the yellow seaweed. It was so fun! Our girls did an amazing job. Girls Camp is more of a spiritual retreat these days and we come back with such a spiritual recharge and new perspective of the love the Savior has for you and all his children. The highlights of this camp was the reinactment of the "Tree of Life" The girls walked through the forest with mists of darkness, holding to the iron rod, temptations along the way to get off the path, one stop was watching a mother and father fight and then get divorced, they built a tower with people making fun of them as they walked with the rod, then at the end, they were met by the stake presidents and bishops. When the lit up the tree of life, you could literally hear audible gasps. The spirit was so strong and the girls were touched, as was I. The leaders waited for two hours in the darkness for the yw to arrive and it was a very reflective time under the stars of heaven. We had a great time. I hope I get to go again sometime. I've learned so much from this stake yw presidency. They truly love these girls and come up with amazing spiritual experiences that will hopefully stay with them through the difficult times in their lives. I LOVE YOU STEWAHONA and will MISS YOU!!! When I got home, Heath had the whole house spic and span, a welcome home sign from Jace and lunch on the table! WOW-- perhaps I should leave more often :) What a great hubby.


RatalieNose said...

AHHH STACEY!!!!!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the tribute to Girls Camp!!! It's always sooo GREAT having you there its just NOT gonna be the same next year without you!!!! When you come back to AZ I'm gonna convince bishop to make you Laurel leader (cuz that's where I'll be I think) Love love love!!!!

Jill Manning said...

I had to hold back some tears reading this post. I love and miss Girls Camp so much in the Stewahona ward. Thanks for sharing the details, it hurts that I couldn't be there for the fun!