History related Camp Theme

Turning Hearts to the Family

Hang up scriptures around the camp about families, hang up sayings or lines of songs about families (e.g.–A family is forever, Love One Another, A Family that Prays Together is a Family that Stays Together, “No other success can compensate for failure in the home”–David O. McKay, Hang up The Family: A Proclamation to the World

Crafts: Decorate picture frames for family pictures. Make or personalize a journal; Decorate binders for personal history (use padding to make it puffy, pretty materials, lace, flowers, beads, hot glue gun)Make heart shaped pillows out of assorted cloth for the girls’ future homes. Make small quilts for a future baby. Make stationary and a matching address book (so the girls can keep in touch better with their family members) © Games and Skits (for more ideas,

Activities: Learn games that would be good for a family reunion. Have each girl write letters to family members expressing her feelings towards them. Secretly have each girl’s parents write a letter to their daughter and deliver it in the middle of the week of camp. Learn dance steps from an earlier generation. Learn songs from an earlier generation. Have a class on writing family stories. Have a fashion show displaying fashions from earlier eras.


we are trying to incorporate the scriptures by having the groups pick a time period in the church, having to do the Old Testament, the New Testament, the Book Of Mormon, the D&C, and Present day.


Each unit is assigned a different decade — they decorate their camp with items from that era and play music from that decade. Learn about clothing styles and pop culture. Learn popular dance. Spend a while in your Time Machine (potty). Have a fashion show with dress from each decade. Hold a dance where each unit can teach the others a dance style. Make a time capsule to be opened in a decade.

Compiled from posts made at the lds-youngwomenfiles Yahoo Group

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