Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Girls Camp 2012

Our camp theme this year is Arise and Shine Forth like the general youth theme for the church. This year for camp they have incorporated a lot of music and our ward theme is based on the song we were given. Our ward was given "Like a Lighthouse in the Night" so we are going with a nautical theme. I am not a camp director but of course want to help any way I can so they gave me the job of decorating camp. 
I found some really fun ideas that I am going to do. 
We're doing a navy, red, yellow, light blue color scheme so I'll find fabric in those colors and just do this between two trees like in the picture, maybe to create a little privacy between whom ever we're camped next to. 

We have a lot of those Pop-Up shade covers at camp and we have a huge one about this size that we place over the tables where we eat. I thought this would be so fun to add a little glam to camp. I won't be hanging tissue poms mostly because it almost always rains at camp (yes even here in Vegas) and they wouldn't hold up. But I will do the banner and curtain sides.

How fun would it be to have a mason jar chandelier hanging in our pop up. Both these would be easy to do and really fun. I of course would have to use battery tea lights but I think they'd work just as well.

I would decorate the mason jars for it to look like this

I am going to make a ton of these cute little guys to string between tent, trees, and anything I can find. I will make them out of fabric so that if (when) it rains they won't be ruined like paper would.

And this would be fun to have hanging on a tree to leave notes or reminders. Easy to make too, dollar store platter and chalkboard spray paint.

I thought these were super fun and am going to hang one over each tent door. 

We are even having a lighthouse made to go in camp, I can't wait to see it done. We are also going to have a picket fence and on the fence we'll hang the cans the girls decorated for their mailboxes for their secret sister gifts and any other special notes. 

I also was able to help design our T-shirts for our ward. They wanted to do a subway art on the back of our red shirts and so I went to work and came up with this.

for the back (printed in white)

and for the front (small in the corner)
The girls have also already gotten together and made PJ pants in a cute nautical print. 
And while I was perusing Pinterest one day I came across this, hair tinsel. I LOVED it and thought how fun it would be for all the girls to have some red hair tinsel, so I've got some on the way now. 
(this is just the random picture they had to show what it looks like in hair)

and this is the color I got from Hair Flairs

I love to do some small things for the girls at camp to let them know I love them too, so here's a couple things I'll be doing for our girls. 

 I thought this would be a cute way to give cookies

I of course won't be doing Halloween print but I found a fun camp paper to use, add a little treat and super fun. 

And these are a perfect camp treat, smore's marshmallows.

Our girls who are YCL's this year will camp with the stake and I always want to include them so I do a little something different for them. I loved the idea of pillowcases with "Arise & Shine Forth" on them, mine will be a little different, I want to make the "Shine" sparkle and the sun maybe only half like a rising sun. I'll post when I get them done. 

And I am all about the packaging so I loved this idea with the gable box and their name on the front. I'm going to do a plain white gable box and cute it up with some of the camping scrapbook paper I've got but still do the mini pennants and add their name across the front. Add a little treat and the pillow case and it's something fun.

We also decided that we would like to do secret sisters among the leaders so I've been collecting ideas to do for my SS.

I love the bottle cap necklaces and with "Like a Lighthouse" in the bottle cap I thought it would be perfect to give to always remember camp. 

I even found this lighthouse charm to add to it. 

I made these little card kits for a Christmas gift this last year and thought they would be fun to give as a little gift using my camp paper or nautical colors. It's six 3X3 cards and a few Hershey nuggets. 

I loved this idea of a little pedicure kit. Super cute. 

Each year we're given a new "sister" ward to get to know. Before camp we do some certification together as well as some fun activities. This way the girls grow their circle of friends at camp. I thought it would be fun to give our sister ward a treat while we're at camp. These would be perfect. I'll use lemon heads and red hots and put a fun lighthouse on the top, stick them in a sand bucket with a huge bow and their you have it. 

I am SO excited for camp this year and can't wait to get started on my projects. As I finish them I'll post my pictures but this gives you the general idea of what I've got swimming around in my head. I'd love to hear what fun things you do for girls camp so please share!!



  1. All I can say is WOW....you are truly amazing...YOU INSPIRE me!! Thanks for the great ideas!!!

  2. Thanks for the hair flairs tip! I just ordered orange ones for our girls and can't wait for them to arrive!