Message from Stake YW President


The Stake YW presidency and camp committee has spent a lot of time over the past few weeks counseling together and with the Stake Presidency about what we should do for YW camp this year. YW camp is an important highlight for the girls of the stake, and a wonderful opportunity for them to grow spiritually and build unity. Unfortunately, given the current situation with the coronavirus, we have decided that it won’t be possible to hold camp in person for a week at the YWCO camp as originally planned. 

BUT…YW camp is NOT cancelled! We are working with the Youth Camp Directors and the stake camp committee and are happy to share that we have a Plan B!! We will still have a meaningful and unique experience the week of June 2nd-5th through a combination of virtual and individual activities. The theme of camp this year is “He shall prepare a way.” And we know that the Lord will truly prepare a way for this to be a meaningful and worthwhile experience for each YW.

A few details:

  • YW camp activities will take place Tuesday-Friday, June 2nd-5th
  • There will be no in-person gatherings at the stake level. Wards will be invited to plan an activity on Tuesday or Wednesday at the ward level (in person, if possible based on the circumstances, or if not, a virtual gathering)
  • ALL girls 11+ are invited to participate, even those who were previously unavailable
  • There will be NO COST to the wards or girls for camp. The costs will be covered by the Stake YW. Girls who had already paid the fees for camp should be refunded.
  • We will provide a camp t-shirt and journal to all girls, and will be distributing them through the wards before camp.
  • Each girl will receive a printed “BINGO” board of activities for the week and girls will be invited to complete their “BINGO” boards as they participate in the various individual and virtual activities of camp.
  • There will be a live Zoom meeting each day from 11 am-noon and will cover a variety of topics in the areas of friendship & leadership, physical health, talent and skill development and spiritual development. 

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