What LDS Girls Camp is like around the world

What LDS Girls Camp is like around the world

When Young Women Camp began, a small group of young women from Salt Lake City went into the mountains near their homes for a weeklong excursion. Since then, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has grown to millions of members from all around the world. Today most church members are not within hiking distance of the Wasatch Front.

But Young Women Camp remains a church-wide tradition. It can be held at any time of the year, in any appropriate place and is meant to help young women feel the Spirit and learn more about the gospel of Jesus Christ. Here’s a taste of what Young Women Camp is like for girls around the world — and you might notice that different camps are more alike than different.

Botswana

The first Young Women camp of the Gaborone Botswana Stake was held in 2014, more than a century after the first girls camp in the United States. It took place in September of that year and included 84 young women and their leaders, many of whom had never been camping before.

Read the full story at UtahValley360.com.

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