I am going to girl's camp again this year! I wrote about the projects I did for camp last year here, here and here. This year, I am working with the older girls, ages 16-18, who actually help to run the activities at camp. They are called Youth Camp Leaders, or YCLs. One of the things they do for the younger girls is give them devotionals every night before lights out. Tonight, we are having a planning meeting where we are sharing ideas for devotionals with each other. Since there are 5 days at camp this year, we figured that if we all shared ideas, the girl's could pick the ones they felt inspired to give. I took a trip to DollarTree to get inspired and here are some of the ideas I came up with!
The theme for the youth in our church this year is James 1:5.
"If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him."
So, obviously, I thought of owls and the fact that they are often used as a symbol of wisdom. As always, click on the pictures for more instructions.
I couldn't find these owl shaped sheets on the website, but they had a lot of them in our store. So, look for them there.
They also have these sparkle owl cutouts! I had some flower stems that used to have cookies on them. The cardboard that the cookie was attached to is still on the stem. So, I wrote a message on the owls and plan to make them into a bouquet. Each girl will be able to take one. You could actually stick the owl to a daisy or something if you needed to.
Finally, getting away from the owl theme, I remembered that I had seen this quote on Beauty4ashes and I really liked it.
"The distance between you and your Heavenly Father is the same as the distance between your knees and the floor."
So, when I found these rulers, I knew in my mind what I wanted to do.
Here is what you will need to make these simple handouts:
Here is the pdf so that you can download and print your own handouts! Just click the button!
If you have any great ideas about prayer, and/or using a survivor theme at camp with prayer as the underlying message, please give them to me in the comments section! I hope these ideas will inspire you!
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Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!