Learning about cloud formations, star constellations, native plants and animals is also an important aspect of the camps.
But the main reason they are held, according to one leader, is to allow girls an opportunity “to focus on things that matter most.”
“We’re distracted by so many things – many of them good things – and by so many problems we have in this world,” said Maria Cole, a youth leader for more than six years. “This allows the girls to come to an outdoor setting and be able to feel the Spirit and experience nature...It helps them develop a knowledge that God lives and loves them.”
Often referred to as girls’ camps, the programs usually last four days and are sometimes held with small groups from individual congregations (wards) or with combined congregations (stakes).
For more information check out July 19 edition of Davis Clipper.