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Young Women Girls Camp Resources
Here’s EVERYTHING You Need for an Amazing Girls Camp
Enjoy these links to very comprehensive Girls Camp Plans, Schedules, Meal Ideas and MORE!
Cooking for a Crowd at Girls Camp?
Try this page with links to wonderful large group menus, recipes and everything you need to insure your food is fabulous.
Enjoy my latest Large Group Recipes
Girls Camp Hard-Won Observations
In meeting with the leaders after the last several Girls Camps, there was a strong consensus that there are a handful of things, which need to be considered for a successful Girls Camp.
Girls Camp Keys to Success
This is the most important consideration to a successful Girls Camp. If there are not enough things to do, trust me, some of the young women will come up with something. It may not be at all what you intend, but they’ll come up with something. They will also be bored out of their minds. Not a good plan. On the other hand, if camp is too rushed, with not enough down time, they will be exhausted and not able to enjoy themselves. Also not a good plan. Without exception, the leaders concluded it was most important to aim for a balanced, fun schedule with enough activities to be interesting and enough down time to be spiritual, relax and reflect. You’ll want at least a couple hours of down time scheduled through out the day for this. Speaking of pacing, it’s also important to have enough time between the activities to change venues without making it a marathon.
At one of our best camps we had a lake activity scheduled for early afternoon on Day 1 and candle making scheduled for the later afternoon. However, once the 17 young women got settled in at the lake, they really didn’t want to leave. We ended up not doing our afternoon candle making activity. One of the keys to a successful camp experience is that the young women get to enjoy themselves. Our choices were: 1) continue having a ball at the lake swimming, boating and bonding or 2) go back to the hot cabin and make candles and paper. Hm, that ‘s certainly a tough decision. Not. NOTE: If we would have had more than one group of 17 girls, we would have stuck to the schedule. But with only one small group, we could be flexible – and we were.
You can’t have a great girls camp without great food. Trust me, you just can’t. I’ve included my entire large group camp menu with links to all of the recipes below. You’ll love them.
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