Monday, August 10, 2009
Camp Class - Hold To The Rod Activity
This camp activity & class is one that I'm sure many of you have either heard about or done in your area. It tied in perfectly with our camp theme this year It's My Turn On Earth. We had a mini lesson prior to beginning the activity based off of President Monson's talk on Role Models. After the class...each Young Woman placed a bandanna over their eyes and had to make it from one side of the field to the other. We then spoke to the girls about the Holy Ghost and how we have to listen to the guidance that is being given to us in our lives. The next step on our adventure required the girls to once again cover their eyes with the bandanna. We had set up rope running around some trees which would represent Holding to the Iron Rod. The girls held on to the rope and were tempted by the YCL's to let go. Some of our girls did. After the activity those that did felt really bad about doing so. We had the rod (rope) run near the lake and also had the large and spacious building with some rowdy YCL's taunting the younger girls. At the end of the rope there was a tree that had white bags attached to it. The Young Women were able to take away a little bag filled with fruit snacks to enjoy. This simple little exercise was one of our camp highlights. By going through the motions of reenacting the Book of Mormon story touched many of our girls in a spiritual way.