Recently, I was given the opportunity to be a young women’s adviser working with the youth of our church; specifically the girls between the ages of 16 and 18. On Friday, we went on a youth retreat and camped out over night. I was actually really nervous about going because I wasn’t sure what would take place but right away we were all busy with dinner and then soon after all the youth started up games of red rover and duck duck goose. I was in awe by how well they all got along together.
Later that night we had a bonfire with skits and s’mores and besides the cold, it was great listening to the talks and messages given by the leaders. With breakfast the next morning, a planning meeting with all the youth, leadership meetings, and clean up I was truly amazed by the organization and camaraderie of this group of adults and youth. Sitting in a camp chair wrapped up in a blanket, and the aroma of a camp fire wafting in the air, it was such a wonderful experience and an excellent way to drift into Fall.
Quote of the Day:
At 7 o’clock, while on our camp out, it started getting colder and the sky began darkening. By 7:15 pm everyone was putting on their sweat shirts and jackets, pulling out their blankets, and huddling closer to the fire. After skits, speakers, and s’mores it’s about 9 o’clock and it’s basically freezing outside. I’m standing next to the table near the stake president, who is casually standing in a short sleeve shirt with his hands comfortably in his pockets, when he says:
“It’s cooled down a bit.”
See my other camping post from last year here.