Author: Stephanie Connelley Worlton
Publisher: CFI/Cedar Fort
Published Date: February 2013
Softcover; 176 pages
Genre: Religious Nonfiction
Reviewed by: Shanda
FTC FYI: received a free digital copy in exchange for an honest review
Everything You Need to Know about Girls Camp teaches not just the why and what of Girls Camp but, more important, the how and when. With helpful tips on everything from holding your first meeting to planning a menu to dealing with unhappy campers (and everything in between), this essential guide provides a road map to help take the stress out of planning and ultimately make your camp a success.
I haven’t been to Girls Camp since I was a teenager, but after reading Everything You Need to Know About Girls Camp, I now appreciate what I didn’t back then: how much work goes into a fun Girls Camp experience. This book keeps all that work from becoming overwhelming to the new, or not so new, camp director.
Not only does the author offer organization and planning tips on both the ward and stake levels, she also encourages delegating tasks and including the Youth Camp Leaders (older Young Women) as much as possible to help the young women feel ownership of their Girls Camp experience.
Everything You Need to Know About Girls Camp discusses where to find activity ideas, options for dealing with discipline situations, and the importance of having Priesthood leaders in camp. The author also gives packing suggestions for both camping equipment and food. Recipes, popular camp songs, and blank note pages are included at the end of the book.
From long-range planning and day-to-day camp schedules to menu ideas and song lyrics, this book is an invaluable resource that camp directors are going to want to keep handy.
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Stephanie Connelley Worlton lives in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains where she enjoys frequent opportunities to observe nature and appreciate God’s magnificent creations. She is a seasoned Camp Director, an avid Scouter, and a devoted youth leader. Aside from the busy schedule she keeps as a wife and mother of four, Stephanie enjoys organizing, interior design, gardening, carpentry, painting, and being involved with the youth of our rising generation. To learn more about Stephanie or her book, visit her “Kreating Krazy” blog: www.stephanieworlton.blogspot.com
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