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Young Women Camp: 100 Years and Counting!

This year marks 100 years since the first Young Women camp. On this page you will find information on the history of Young Women camp and ways you can celebrate its 100th anniversary.

Celebrating 100 Years of Young Women Camp

Sister Elaine S. Dalton, Young Women general president, writes about the importance of camp and suggests ways you can celebrate the 100th anniversary at your camp this year.

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Liberty Glen: The First Young Women Camp

Learn how the Liberty Stake planned and carried out a summer camp for the Mutual girls in 1912.

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Celebrate by Learning Camp Skills

Learn about camp requirements from the 1915 Beehive handbook, and then try learning one of the skills it describes.

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Celebrate by Cooking

Cooking has always been a part of camp. Learn about camp cooking through the years, and try some vintage recipes.

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Celebrate through Activities

Spending time outdoors is a camp tradition. Early campers participated in trail blazing—you could it try at your camp this year.

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Celebrate by Journaling

How do you write about your experiences at camp? Maybe you could try drawing pictures like these early campers did.

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Celebrate by Singing

Do you love singing camp songs? Discover some historic camp songs you could sing this year.

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First Young Women Camp in Mongolia

Sister Mary N. Cook, first counselor in the Young Women general presidency, shares her experience helping to organize the first Young Women camp in Mongolia.

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Let’s Give Them S’mores

What can Young Women leaders do to build upon the spiritual blessings of camp? Sister Dalton suggests they give young women “s’mores”—“s’more opportunities to feel the Spirit, ... s’more experiences with the Book of Mormon, ... s’more love.”

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