It’s time to wrap this up. The point of this post is to throw out a few random ideas that we didn’t think fit on any particular day but we thought might still be worth sharing. If you’re looking for the meat of FROZEN Girls Camp you’ll find it here:
Let’s start with just a couple of ideas for decorations. Keep it simple. You are camping, after all.
For a big impact with little cost-because you and people you know probably already have them-take advantage of blue and white Christmas lights. So fun at night!
Bring a few fake Christmas trees and set them up in your main gathering place, again, with white and/or blue Christmas lights. You could keep a table out for girls to cut out snowflakes to decorate the tree with.
You could also make the big-daddy-super-cool snowflakes from Trisha’s post on Boredom Busters for Days Off School. I love these! If you get to use some kind of pavilion, it would be all kinds of fun to have these hanging from the rafters. (It could also be a Day #1 activity you do. Or just have the Laurel Leaders make them up before camp.) Don’t be intimidated. None of us are crafty people and we can actually manage these. 😉 You can find full instructions here.
The last idea for decorating that we’ve come up with goes back to the daily themes’ scripture or quote we shared in earlier posts. We’ve made them available to you as PRINTABLES! So, a few things to keep in mind. You’ll need to download the JPG from Google Drive. Then you can upload it to Wal-Mart’s or Costco’s websites or anyone that does poster prints. These will fit 11×14 or 16×20 posters.
Find FREE PRINTABLE here.
Find FREE PRINTABLE here.
We saw this bag topper and thought it might be a darling little “welcome to Girls Camp!” goody. Here’s what we would add though. Put scripture references on the bottom of the HUGS (like you see on the picture below). You could use the theme scriptures and any other change of heart or open door scriptures you can find. Encourage the girls to read before they enjoy!
You can find the bag topper here from The Idea Room. (Yes, it does say Happy Valentines. But, it’s at the bottom. You could easily trim that off…) The bottom of the chocolates picture comes from Inkablinka.
The whole “secret sister” experience is part of lots of Girls Camps, and it can be a great way to encourage girls to get to know other girls they might not naturally interact with. My only thing about it is this: it’s not super meaningful if it just means that every young woman and her mom is spending time at the local dollar store.
Here’s what I suggest. Give some guidelines about what happens each day. (We did this when I was an EFY Counselor-between the counselors-and I loved it!) For example:
Day #1: share your favorite General Conference quote
Day #2: leave her favorite treat somewhere fun for her to find
Day #3: write her a note about something you admire about her
Day #4: do some kind of service for her
And here’s why I love it. The only money part of this is a simple treat. The rest is much more meaningful than some fluffy glow-in-the-dark pen you find at your local dollar store-and it actually might help them get to know each other.
A few final ideas. Call your hike your journey up North Mountain. Give out “IceBreakers” (the mints in the blue circular containers-and how perfect is the name?) to Laurel Leaders as part of their thank-you. Find a way to do snowcones!
And that’s about it. Thanks for joining us! We wish you a totally “COOL” Girls Camp-whatever you decide to do!