I’m in the midst of planning a prepare for the girls camp that our church does for 12 to 18-year-old girls every summer. So I thought I’d share some of what I’ve put together for that. Our main goal is for the girls to realize how amazing they are and how much they are loved. The theme we picked is “The Lord’s Amazing Air-corps.” We are making a flag, bandanas, and Berets. We also found some alligator looking cell phone cases at a local thrift store for $.25 each so we are using those to little thoughts and notes about how the girls are amazing. For the 6 weeks leading up to camp we are doing a newsletter to “train” the girls before the report to “Camp Brighton” for their last training to become part of the “Lord’s Amazing Air-corps” along with two or three midweek emails on things to think about.
One of the things I’m really excited to see how it goes is the stories. We have asked all the girls and their leaders to come to camp prepared to share a story from their own lives or their family. We are hoping to put this together in a little book so all the girls will have a copy of the stories they heard. It will be interesting to see what kind of stories they pick and how the girls respond to each others stories.
We have our final big preparation activity before camp on Tuesday night. I’ll see if I can get some photos and post them here. Here are the cards for the cell phone cases I have designed for camp. After cutting them out, I punched a hole in the corner and put them together on one of those loose leaf binding rings. The blank ones will be used at camp to share with the girls ways that they are amazing. I still have more to design for the next three weeks of “training” before camp. Feel free to use them for any non-commercial use if you find them helpful.