I remember the first year I helped planned girls camp and once we were at camp and made it to the final day, all the leaders looked at each other with a “we finally made it!” face all day. And that is where we are today. But despite the tired and probably a little cranky girls surrounding your camp, this final day is where it all comes together. It’s where the take home message is really important, and what they feel today is what they will remember.
We’ve talked about our relationships with our friends, with our family, and with our self. Now we talk about our most important relationship in our lives, and that is our relationship with The Lord Jesus Christ.
Day 4 – The Lord Jesus Christ
In Frozen there is a lot of talk about doors. Little Anna tries to get Elsa to open her door for years to play with her. Then the doors to the kingdom are open. And there is even a little bit about how “love is an open door!” Well, we’d like to take that concept of the door and apply it to opening the door for The Lord to be a part of our life. It is something we all need to do in order to nourish our relationship with Him.
It’s really important that this last day is planned with your girls in mind and with the Spirit present. With that, we are leaving a bit more room for your own planning. In most wards the last day is the day the bishop comes up and it ends with a yummy dinner around the fire and a beautifully rich testimony meeting. We love that, and we think it is important to have spiritually rich things leading up to it as well.
Scripture: Revelation 3:20
- I Stand at the Door and Knock – This is a great talk that address the scripture for the day and the importance of taking the initiative to open the door.
- The Master’s Love – I love this analogy of the love of The Lord and how we were sent to earth for a time but will return to be with Him again some day.
- Draw Near Unto Me – This talk addresses the three principles of seeking, asking and knocking. Perfect for this day about doors and our relationship with The Lord.
- Here is a ready-to-print list of some great quotes that go along with our scripture. They’d be great to use for discussion or to give to the girls throughout the day. One of our favorites is by President Monson: “With all the strength of my soul I testify that our Heavenly Father loves each one of us. He hears the prayers of humble hearts; He hears our cries for help. His Son, our Savior and Redeemer, speaks to each of us today: “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him.” Will we listen for that knock? Will we hear that voice? Will we open that door to the Lord, that we may receive the help He is so ready to provide?”
A few months ago the Young Women in my ward made these temple blocks.
The girls loved them! We think they would be a perfect fit for Girls Camp. It is pretty simple with minimal supplies and has a beautiful end result. Instead of using a picture of the temple, you could use this Greg Olsen picture entitled “Let Him In” to go along with today’s theme.
Be sure to head to this post for full directions for the blocks.
We hope this last day of camp is full of the Spirit and a warm feeling of sisterhood and the love of the Lord. There is so much power from sure testimonies that can be strengthened at Girls Camp.
Be sure to come back for our final day of FROZEN Girls Camp featuring some decorations and other activities you could include. And in case you missed previous posts you can find them here:
I have really enjoyed your thoughts with the Frozen girls camp theme. I was wondering if you still were going to add decoration ideas.
Thanks you for sharing your talents,
Hi, Brenda. So glad you’ve enjoyed it! We are, we just need to finish that final post and get it up. You can expect it some time next week.
Lynette Nicoll says
Amazing! What a timely idea! We really needed this! Thank you for your creativity and willingness to share with all of us!
Hi Lynette-thanks for stopping by. You are so welcome! Have a great time planning and running your girls camp-so many memories to be made!!
kathryn kreutzer says
Great ideas for girl’s camp. Did you do certification at camp? It sounds like you do girl’s camp on a ward level and not stake? Thanks again!
Hi Kathryn! We usually do the bulk of certification before camp, but we don’t have anything on the site about certifying activities. The themed activities are pretty adaptable for ward or stake levels. Thanks for stopping by!