I was a level leader with the 1st levels, which included Sadie this year. We had a huge level, 25 girls, and 5 adult leaders. Huge tent!!
Camp began with us pulling handcarts 4 1/2 miles into camp. We had a devotional and lunch and a workshop from our stake leaders along the way. It took from 9 am to 3 pm. The girls were wondering if we were ever going to get to camp. At the devotional each handcart company got a treasure chest and inside it were small copies of the Book of Mormon with custom sewn fabric covers. They were sweet!
That night we had a delicious dinner, dud our lip syncs, and had game night/dance party.
I was hoping that the hiking and dancing would have worn the girls out and they'd go to sleep but no such luck! Some of them stayed up til 5. I don't know what there was to stay up for.........
The next day we did devotional, service projects and certification. We had Book of Mormon games, then the mystery dinner. The dinner was a murder mystery and the people at each table were the suspects. Between courses of dinner clues were read and discussed. We had to say who we thought it was and why. Then Bishop Duke from 3rd ward stood up to reveal the answer. When he asked, 'have any of you heard a story like thus before?' It clicked in my brain that I had. It was the story if the murder of Pahoran the chief judge in the Book of Mormon. It was such an awesome way to relate the BoM to our day!! Loved it!
Then we had our commitment hike and s'mores. The girls actually went to bed good that night. Guess their late night caught up with them.
The last day we had devotional, a testimony meeting and did some fun crafts to remind us of standing firm. Then we loaded up our stuff, cleaned camp, took down tents and came home.
Although we were so happy to shower and sleep in our own beds, we loved camp and will remember it as a wonderful learning experience and a LOT of fun!!