Last week I spent Tuesday thru Friday with the greatest bunch of girls. I have been the camp director for the past 3 years in our ward and each year gets better. This year we left on Tuesday July 5 for the mountains it was nice cause we didn't have to be up there until 2:00 pm so we met at the church at 11:00 am and had brunch and packed up our stuff. I forget how much girls pack but we got it all packed up. We got up to the camp site and started to put up the tents. I must confess this was the first time I have ever put up a tent let alone 4. It took us about 4 hours but we did it. The stake feed us that night so we didn't have to worry about preparing dinner along with putting up the tents. The stake played minute to win it that night it was a lot of fun to see the girls and leaders playing the game.
We got done and headed to our tents when it started to down poor on us so we all turned in early. Wednesday morning came early the stake held a sun rise devotional so at 5:40 am a bag pipe woke us up. I was glad I didn't have to go and wake the girls up. It was so beautiful up there waiting for the sun to come up over the mountains. Right in the middle of the talk from the guest speaker a deer ran right in front of the stage it was so cool. After we got done we let the girls go back to sleep for a couple hours and then got up and got ready for our hikes. I went with the 4th year girls to the Lake I had 2 of my youth leaders with me so we got in a canoe and headed to back to where our picnic tables where.
We were the 2 boat out on the water and one of the last ones to make it there yeah we were slow. While we were paddling we smelt the worst smell ever and there was a dead fish floating by us we could not get away for it and we couldn't stop laughing. It was a lot of fun playing in the water. When we returned after about 5 hours we got to sit around and relax. I let the girls make magnet boards and magnet and then we all painted our nails and got ready for our skit.
Our girls decided to PLANK for there skit I had no idea what that was so they explained it to me. It turned out really cute. Then we went back and started a fire and I made scones for them. After I went with our first year girls snip hunting it is so fun watching them get scared over snipes. It did take me about 45 min to get all the toothpaste off my face. Then we stayed up talking and I think we finally went to bed around 1 or 2. We got up the next morning all sunburned but it was cloud cover most of the day. The girls did crafts with the stake and then we got ready for the bishopric to come. They no more got there when it started to down poor so we ate in our canape and waited for it to stop then headed down for the flag ceremony and a slip show that stake put together it was really nice. We came back and had our testimony meeting it was so great to hear all the girls bare their testimonies. I stayed up with them and talked until about 12 and then went to bed. We got up early and packed up and left to go home about 9 am. I hope all my girls had fun I know that I sure did.
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