Everything You Need to Know about Girls Camp (Paperback)

The Essential Planning Guide for Leaders

by Stephanie Worlton


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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.

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Great information and clear writing make this a great resource.

by  Heidi  -   reviewed on  March 06, 2013

This book is directed to members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons or LDS) and refers to their church organizations. Despite that there is much here of value to anyone planning or preparing for girls camp. The author discusses the importance of starting the planning process early, especially in regards to reservations so that a location can be safely secured with plenty of time to spare. Also, she beautifully sets forth an outline of all the topics that need to be covered and planned/prepared for in regards to food, shelter, safety, priesthood leaders, youth leaders, etc. I appreciated her thoughts on the importance of choosing a camp theme that speaks to everyone involved and around which the activities can be based. I remember my own girls camp experiences as times of fun but also spiritual growth and a chance to get better acquainted with the other girls as well as priesthood and Young Women leaders. After reading this book I have a much greater appreciation for the tremendous amount of work that goes into making girls camp a success. I liked how Worlton carefully organized and presented her material in logical and practical steps, making what could be an easily overwhelming task into a set of much more manageable tasks. I highly recommend this book for those who are looking at planning for or preparing a girls camp of any size.

A Must Have Book For Any Leader

by  Mandi  -   reviewed on  February 13, 2013

Everything You Need To Know About Girls Camp is a must-have book for old and new leaders alike. Filled with amazing organization ideas and tips, this book will definitely help motivate and prepare you for an amazing Girls Camp. I loved it!

Great Tool

by  Karey  -   reviewed on  February 13, 2013

What a great book. I wish I'd had this when I was YW president. Full of useful information shared in a fun and helpful way.

A Must Read for Camp Directors

by  Cindy  -   reviewed on  February 12, 2013

Stephanie Connelley Worlton's Everything You Need to Know About Girls Camp is an invaluable resource for both new camp directors, and those of us who've been attending camp for years. I learned things and read tips that would have improved my—and therefore my girls’—camp experiences vastly. She has great ideas for who you need on your committee, what you can pass of before camp for certification and what needs to wait, ideas for games and crafts, excellent ideas for making sure your priesthood is covered in a way that makes it easy for them to say yes, and how to plan an effective and affordable menu. The checklists, recipes, and camp songs (so you know what you're in for) are something to be copied and used over and over each year you attend camp. Stephanie's book is written in an entertaining and amusing way which makes it much more fun to read that a dry, boring how-to. This is basically a step-by-step, hold your hand manual. Whether you've ever been to camp as a leader or not, I highly recommend this book.

Stephanie's organizational skills are phenominal.

by  Sherri  -   reviewed on  February 28, 2013

I have to say, I loved Stephanie Worlton's book. Her organizational skills are phenomenal. When I was involved in Girl's camp, I felt a bit like one of the girls instead of a leader. I was so unorganized that all of the preparations and planning had to be done by someone else. With Stephanie's guide I bet I could do a darn good job. Her book covers everything from beginning to end. If you are unorganized like I am,let Stephanie's book do all of the organization for you. She leaves nothing to the imagination.

A great guide to make your camp easier.

by  Customer  -   reviewed on  February 11, 2013

Easy to read and even easier to follow, this great resource is a MUST HAVE for any girls camp leader, despite your level of experience.

Wish I had this book 3 yrs ago

by  N  -   reviewed on  February 12, 2013

This is not a book to pass by, it is one to read & write in and use as a resource year after year as a first time or well seasoned girls camp leader. She's included schedules, recipes, how-tos galore that motivate and prepare for a great camp experience. I enjoyed the timelines, helps with committees, and certifications. I particularly appreciated her reminders to include each girl, leader and especially the priesthood brethren and leaders. Thank you for such a solid how-to, go-to book!!

A Girls Camp "must have"

by  N  -   reviewed on  February 12, 2013

The straightforward layout of this book creates motivation and ease for a brand new leader, as well as new discoveries and reminders for well seasoned leaders. It is a must-have to assist in preparing for Girls Camp on a ward or stake level, a book to read, and write in, and use as a resource year after year. She's included well organized plans, scheduling timelines, theme ideas, food purchasing helps, recipes, and “how-to’s” that motivate and prepare for a great girls camp experience. I appreciated the suggestions on timelines, helps for creating and organizing committees, and certification ideas for before, during and after girls camp. I especially liked her reminders to include each girl, leader, and particularly the priesthood brethren and leaders. Thank you for such a solid how-to, go-to book!!

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