Monday, July 11, 2011

Girls Camp 2011

The summer has been busy (kids are home for the summer). I like it and then I don't like it. I like it because that means we are having fun, but then it is bad because when you are having fun then time flies.

Two weeks ago Neal attended BYU basketball camp for the second year. This year he paid for it by selling oranges to the "neighbors". On one of Marks' trip to CA he brought back a whole whack of oranges that were picked by the people he was staying with. Neal bagged them up, started making phone calls, and bingo, over $300 for camp.

Three days after getting home from Utah, it was Helaman's Encampment, a huge scouting event commemorating 100 years of scouting in Alberta. 136 wards from 24 stakes across 3 provinces participated with over 3,000 people. It was a week long event with all things scouting. Neal had a great time. When Neal was gone it was our ward's girl's camp. We camped in Beazer near Cahoon Crossing (a creek). Beazer is a little hamlet just 10 minutes from here. We are so lucky here because perfect camping spots are pretty much in our backyard.

These silly girls came with clean hair and then the first day of camp they washed their hair in the creek.

The girls made pillow cases for an activity in the spring and then decorated them with glow/neon paints.

All thirty girls stayed in the same tent. Yep, one big army tent. It was donated from a man who was once in the Canadian army and they have been so handy. It takes 4 men about 2 hours to put it up.

You gotta have tin foil dinners.

Skits, of course!


Um, the leaders.

Our last day was a service project. We were lucky enough to use a private campground so we decided to sand the 4 picnic tables and stain them as a thank-you.

Ah, my Mia Maids (4 missing). I had these girls in Achievement Days when we first moved here so when I was called as 1st Counselor in YW I was excited to be with these girls again!

You are looking at a real great bunch of girls. We all had a great time getting to know each other and just having fun.


Marilou said...

Now that looks like a really fun girls camp!! Who couldn't have with that bunch of gals with that scenery? I mean really. The leader pic is so cute.

Jami and Rob said...

Oh!!! Your pictures make me miss Alberta! I'm glad you had a great time - that's a big event and lots of work, are you breathing just a little sigh of relief? We're excited to see you all!

Barb said...

Looks like you had fun, and it also looks like a lot of work! Your great at what you do. Love you!

Kaylynn said...

Thanks for giving your time and energy for the young women. Fun pictures.

Dixie Dee said...

Looks like lots of fun in the sun!! Love the picture of the Ummm, Leaders! You have a fun way of telling stories, and I agree a great bunch of girls and leaders!! Good on ya!! :)

Kari said...

Hi, Marilee--

I just got caught up on the Cahoon summer! Fantastic! Girls camp looks awesome, and how nice to have all of your kids together. Nice photo of the 5 of them by the lake.

And, Happy 30th Anniversary! Can't believe that.

We're in NYC at the moment (Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island today), but I just posted the first installment of the Peru trip. Teresa & I had an amazing trip. Hard, but amazing.

We start summer so late here (kids went to school until June 21st this year), I feel like it's flying by and we're not even CLOSE to doing all we want to with it!

Have fun with your beautiful weather-- Kari