Purpose of Girls Camp

As young women of the Church strive to draw closer to God, an increased awareness of His creations can strengthen their testimonies and be a witness to them of the Supreme Creator. The following words of the Prophet Joseph Smith describe the scriptural foundation for Young Women camp:

Theme: Shout For Joy!

Let the mountains shout for joy, and all ye valleys cry aloud; and all ye seas and dry lands tell the wonders of your Eternal King! And ye rivers, and brooks, and rills, flow down with gladness. Let the woods and all the trees of the field praise the Lord; and ye solid rocks weep for joy! And let the sun, moon, and the morning stars sing together, and let all the sons of God shout for joy! And let the eternal creations declare his name forever and ever! And again I say, how glorious is the voice we hear from heaven, proclaiming in our ears, glory, and salvation, and honor, and immortality, and eternal life; kingdoms, principalities, and powers! (D&C 128:23)


This passage expresses the joy that all of God’s creations felt when the gospel was restored with its blessings and promises for each child of God.

A camping experience can help young women become more aware of God’s creations and the blessings the gospel brings into their lives. They can find joy in an outdoor setting that will strengthen their love for each other and the gospel and their commitment to stand together as “witnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places” (Mosiah 18:9)

Goals of Girls Camp

  • Draw closer to Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ
  • Feel the influence of the Spirit
  • Serve Others
  • Build Friendships and Unity
  • Learn Skills
  • Appreciate God’s Creations
  • Have Fun!

Watch the Video about the Catalina Experience at White's Landing.

Introducing The Catalina Experience from Eugene Anderson on Vimeo.

Girls Camp Schedule: July 11-14, 2016

  • Thursday, June 16th--Camp Adult Leadership Meeting at 8:00pm at the Stake Center. This meeting is for EVERY ADULT LEADER who will be attending Girls Camp.
  • Sunday, July 10th--Kickoff Fireside at the Stake Center at 7pm.
  • Monday, July 11th--Arrive in Long Beach by 8:30am (Ward leaders responsible for getting all girls and leaders there by 8:30am). Ferry departs at 9:30am.
  • Thursday, July 14th--Girls should arrive back in Long Beach by 2:00pm.

Youth, Parents, and Leaders

Girls ages 12 and up are invited to attend to attend Girls Camp.
**Girls entering 7th grade but have not yet turned 12 are also invited to attend.**


If you have not yet registered for Girls Camp, please contact your Ward's Young Women's President. You must also fill out the Catalina Experience registration HERE.

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