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Young Women Girls Camp

Princesses – Daughters of a King

This is the complete notebook I used to create a Princess-themed Girls Camp.  We had 19 young women ages 13 – 17 and 5 leaders.  Many parts can be applied to a much larger group.  Our camp was held at a large local lake and we stayed in a cabin (air conditioned, thank you very much)  with a large group sleeping room.  There were no stoves or cooking facilities.   We used fire pits and 2 large grills brought from home.   The food stayed cool in ice chests.   The young women still talk about this camp to this day as the best they’ve attended.  I think you’ll enjoy it.  Go for it!

Your Invitation

This is your opportunity to set the stage and really sell the activity.  You want to include enough details to get their interest up while still retaining some mystery about what’s going to unfold.  This is also your first step to start getting everyone into the spirit of the theme. Make your camp announcement into a ‘royal proclamation’ by using sheets of pink parchment paper smeared with iridescent glitter dust. Then roll the invitation and tie it with a pink ribbon.

By Royal Proclamation –

YOU are invited to

Camp V.I.R.T.U.E.

Once upon a time, in the not so far away land of Kearney, there 
lived many beautiful princesses.  They were Daughters of a King. 
They were known throughout the land for their 

Dragons from many lands sought to destroy them, but they found strength in numbers where they could wax strong in confidence at

Camp V.I.R.T.U.E.

Valiant In Righteousness, True Unto Eternity

   WHEN: Morning of Wednesday, July 8th to morning of Saturday, July 11th

WHERE: Enchanted Smithville Lake Castle (really cool cabin with AC!)

   WHAT: Water Activities, Swim, Canoe, Dragon Eggs Hike, Jewels

& Gems, Photography, Archery, Tie Dye, Outdoor Movies, Royal Ball,

Beach Party, Pig Roast, Candle and Card Making,

Camp Fires, Friends, S’mores and so much more!

Our Camp Purpose

To help the young women appreciate the importance of virtue by reminding them of their royal birthright, impressing upon them just how special they are and helping them understand what is expected of them.  You can do this by reinforcing, throughout the camp, their worth and value as a daughter of a King.

The girls are so much more touched by a camp that is positive.  We spent the week working to help them live up to their birthright as wonderful, beautiful, divine, virtuous daughters of God; princesses and heirs to His Kingdom.

Daily Schedules

Day 1 – Royal Princesses: Daughters of a King

Morning Activities

 Group 1Group 2
8:00Princesses and Leaders meet at Church
8:30Leave for camp
9:00Arrive at Camp
9:00 - 9:30 Welcome, Review Laws of the Kingdom, review Schedule &
Explore the Castle (get settled in)
Morning Activities
9:30 - 10:30Photography LessonJewels & Gems, Magic Goblets & Crystal Slippers, and Secret Sister Charms
10:30 – 11:30Jewels & Gems, Magic Goblets & Crystal Slippers, and Secret Sister Charms Photography
11:30 – 12:00Prep Lunch In The Service of your King”
12:00 - 12:45Lunch

Lunch Menu & Recipes

Hamburgers – great group recipe coming soon!

Young Women Girls Camp Recipes


Young Women Girls Camp Recipes

 Queen Elizabeth’s Excellent Dutch Oven Baked Beans

(NOTE: 1 Dutch oven easily serves 15 – 20. We could have gotten by with 1, certainly no more than 2.)

Young Women Girls Camp Recipes

White Chocolate and Macadamia Nut Cookies – recipe coming soon. (They LOVED these)

Young Women Girls Camp Recipes

Afternoon Activities – At the Lake

Young Women Girls Camp Ideas and Recipes

 Group 1Group 2
12:45Leave for Camp Branch Swimming Beach. Assemble on BeachTake canoes/life jackets/paddles to Kelsey Short Beach. Assemble on Beach
1:00 - 3:00Water Activities
3:00 - 4:00Candle Making & KnotsCandle Making & Knots
Note on Afternoon Activities – The young women wanted to spend the entire afternoon at the lake. We ended up not doing our afternoon Candle Activity.  One of the keys to a successful camp experience is that the young women get to enjoy themselves.  Our choices were: 1) continue having a ball at the lake swimming, boating and bonding or 2) go back to the hot cabin and make candles and paper.  Hm, that ‘s certainly a tough decision.  Not.

The activity was: Wax Strong with Ties that Bind – Bees Wax Candle Making & Knots.  It’s a good activity.  We’ll do it later.

Supplies for lake activity:

Life jackets

At least 1 boat

Fishing teacher and equipment

Large float toy and anchor

Canoes, paddles, life jackets

At least 1 shelter on the shore

Ice chest with ice, water and pop


 Group 1Group 2
4:00 - 6:00Quiet Time) Princess Diary Time, Scriptures, Practice song for Royal Ball –
(While Dinner cooks)
6:00 - 7:00Dinner

Story Night Dinner & Recipes

Green Salad – assembled on site

Young Women Girls Camp Recipes

Cheesy Garlic Bubble Up Bread – made in advance. Very Good

Young Women Girls Camp Recipes

Ye Old Chicken in a Pot (Dutch Oven) – Serving 30. Could have gotten by with 2, no more than 3.  Excellent

Young Women Girls Camp Recipes

Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs – a great make-ahead dessert the girls love!

Young Women Girls Camp Recipes

7:00 – 7:15                 Clean-up: Young Women assignments

7:15 – Sun Set         Evening Activity

  • Photography Awards
  • Who can Find a Virtuous Woman? (Treasure Hunt)

8:45 – 10:15                    Outdoor Movie

  • Brave, Tangled or Enchanted are all good choices
  • Princess Popcorn

10:15-11:00                  Quiet Time (PJ’S, Devotionals, Scriptures, etc) – You are the Daughter of a King

  • Bed time Story – Paper Bag Princess
  • Virtue Wall – Fortify Your Castle: Ten Virtues Of Righteous Daughters of God’


Paper Bag Princess Bed Time Story Book (excellent)

Young Women Girls Camp Activities and Recipes

Day 2

Putting on the Armor of God


7:00 am                       Rise and Sparkle

7:15                             Flag Ceremony & Morning Prayer

7:30 – 8:00                  Breakfast (leaders cook)

  • Dutch Oven Sticky Rolls – They LOVED this. 2 Dutch ovens was enough for 30. They would have eaten a third Dutch oven’s worth.
  • Queen Karen of the Dell’s Eggs, Sausage, Hash brown Casserole
  • Fresh Fruit of the Realm – VERY GOOD. Don’t bother with Cantaloupe or Honey Dew.   Good choices are:
    • Grapes
    • Mangos
    • Pineapple (buy pre-cut rounds and cut into chunks
    • Strawberries
    • Blueberries
    • Raspberries
  • Orange Juice

 Group 1Group 2
8:00 – 8:45Evil Witch Forest Tour – Enchanted Mammal House – Park Ranger,
9:00 – 9:45Enchanted Mammal House – Park Ranger, Evil Witch Forest Tour –
10:00 – 11:15Charm School – Princess Power 101: Loving Who
You Are
Archery -
11:30–12:00                       Lunch

  • Chicken Salad Wraps
  • Watermelon
  • Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies

12:00 – 2:45                          Water Activities

12:00 – 2:00Canoe Races – Water Ski – We had 2 boats and multiple leaders, spotters and drivers.
2:00 – 2:45Princess Diary Time, Scriptures (Quiet Time at Beach) Level 2 Plan song.Princess Diary Time, Scriptures (Quiet Time at Beach) Level 2 Plan song.
3:00 – 5:00               Activities – Crafts

  Bishop’s Night Beach Party 

Beach Party Decorations

6:00                            Bishopric arrive as the Knights in Shining Armor

6:15                            Pig Flip – See here for Pig Roasting Process

6:50                            Pig Carving

7:00 – 8:00               Dinner

  • Roast Pig (In the Magic Pig Roasting Box)
  • Old King Dell’s Cheesy Potato Casserole – they loved this. Made 2 for approximately 30 people. Should have made 3 Dutch oven’s worth.
  • Corn on the Cob
  • Vegetable sticks and ranch dressing
  • Watermelon, Kiwi & Strawberry salad
  • French Silk Icebox Pie – it was good that this was pre-made

8:00 – 9:00               Activities

  • The Bishop/Bishopric give the girls “Knight” Shirts
  • Princesses Slay the Dragon: Piñata containing: earrings, stickers, sparkle nail polish, candy necklaces, cute brackets, chocolate coins, etc. – placed in pink and purple sachets.  Isn’t this a wonderful Dragon Piñata!
Dragon Piñata
  • Limbo
  • Sparklers
  • Skittles Game
  • Fluffy Bunny
  • Sponge Relay Race
  • Water Activities

9:00 – 10:00             Star Gazing:

10:15   –   11:00             Quiet Time  (PJ’S, Devotionals, Scriptures, etc) –

The Prince I’m going to Marry

  • Bed time Story –
    • The Princess and the Kiss
  • Princesses write qualities they are going to look for in a husband on cute stationary.
  • Create Time Capsules to be opened on the morning of their Temple Sealing
  • Princess Snacks:

Daily Schedules

Day 3 – Mirror, Mirror on the Wall



July 10, 2009

7:00 am                        Rise & Sparkle

Each YW receives an invitation from the queen to each girl on pink parchment paper, old English font, smeared with iridescent glitter dust. “Hear Ye, Hear, Ye Princess (girls Name)is requested to attend the royal banquet. Special Guests: Dads.

7:15                              Flag Ceremony & Morning Prayer

7:30 – 8:00                 Breakfast (Leaders cook)

  • Bacon & Scrambled Dragon Eggs
  • Fruit Smoothies – They LOVED these
    • Pina Coloda Smoothie
    • Creamsicle Smoothie
    • Strawberry Cream Pie Smoothie

8:30 – 10:00                  Hike – Dragon Eggs & Discovering Your True Identity: learning what you can do to keep yourself from the dragons of the world.

10:15 –12:30                     Activities

  Group 1 Group 2
10:15 – 11:30 Archery

Bro ????

Sis Erwin

Charm School – Princess Power 101: Loving Who

You Are – Edwards, Sis Myers

11:30 – 12:30 “In the Service of your King” – Sis Myers, Sis Harman Prep Lunch & Prep Dinner– Sis Edwards, Sis Meador, Sis Handy

12:30 –  1:00                   Lunch

  • Pulled Pork Sandwiches
  • Chips
  • Dutch Oven Fizzy Peach Cobbler
  Group 1 Group 2
1:00 – 2:15 Tie-Dye Fun – Sis Meador Tie- Dye Fun – Sis Meador

2:15 – 3:00                    Princess Time (Scriptures & Quiet Time)

3:00 – 4:30 Certification Fun & Games at the BEACH (Need YW out of the way while we decorate – also need shower?)

  Royal Diamond Ball 


(Dads attend as Special Guests)

4:30 –  8:45                  ROYAL BALL:

  • Every princess in the kingdom is invited to the royal ball. At 4:30 they shower and go to the “Royal Chambers” and their fairy godmothers (leaders) help them get ready for the ball.
  • At 6:30 the dads arrive for dinner


  • Green Salad
  • Grilled Chicken
  • Princess Kimala’s Potato Salad
  • Honeydew, Mango & Raspberries with Lime & Ginger
  • Strawberry Sparklers Pink Princess Punch
  • White Cupcakes with Pink Frosting and Sugar Sprinkles

9:00 – 10:15                           Fireside

9:00 – 9:30 Guest Speaker – Speaking on qualities (such as virtue) righteous young men look for in young women.

9:30 – 10:15    Testimony Meeting

10:30-11:15                               Quiet Time (Devotionals, Scriptures, etc)

 – What is MY reflection in the Magic Mirror? HEAVENLY EVER


  • What Kind of Princess will you be?
  • Bed time Stories –
    • The True Princess
    • One of the
 leaders reads the girls a bedtime story about their father the King.
  • Princess Snacks:
    • S’mores

Day Four – Be Loyal to the Royal Within You


7:00 am                                  Rise & Sparkle

7:00 – 8:00                             Breakfast

  • Dutch Oven Breakfast Pizza
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Orange Juice

8:00 – 9:30                           Pack and clean the palace

9:30                                      Leave for Church

10:00                                    Parents pick up Princesses at Church

Princess were not anxious to work and leaders were not in the best of moods. In the future, tasks need to be assigned in advance, I need to keep leaders spirits up-beat and get chores moving along.

Royal Menu

 Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4
• Dutch Oven Sticky Rolls
• Queen Karen of the Dell’s Eggs, Sausage, Hash brown Dutch Oven Casserole
• Fresh Fruit of the Realm
• Juice
• Overnight
French Toast
• Bacon & Scrambled Dragon Eggs
• Fruit Smoothies:
o Pina Coloda
o Creamsicle
o Strawberry
Cream Pie
• Dutch Oven Breakfast Pizza
• Fresh Fruit of the Realm
• Orange Juice
Lunch• Hamburgers
• Chips
• Queen Elizabeth’s Excellent Dutch Oven Baked Beans
• White Chocolate and Macadamia Nut Cookies
• Chicken Salad Wraps
• Watermelon
• Chocolate Gooey Butter Cookies
• Pulled Pork Sandwiches
• Chips
• Dutch Oven Fizzy Peach Cobbler
DinnerMovie Night
• Green Salad
• Ye Old Chicken in a Pot
• Homemade Bread
• Strawberry Surprise Cake
Beach Party
• Pig Roast
• Old King Dell’s Cheesy Potato Casserole
• Corn on the Cob
• Vegetable Sticks and Ranch Dressing
• Watermelon, Kiwi & Strawberry salad
• S’mores Icebox Pie
Royal Diamond Ball
• Green Salad
• Ariel’s Shrimp Cocktail
• Grilled Chicken
• Princess Kimala’s Potato Salad
• Fruit of the Realm Salad
• Strawberry Sparklers Pink Princess Punch
• White Cupcakes with Pink Frosting and Sugar Sprinkles
Princess Snacks• Popcorn
• S’mores
• Princess Bread (White bread & butter with pink sugar sprinkles cut into hearts and stars)
• Crackers with pink strawberry cream cheese & grapes.
• Rice Crispy Marsh Mellow Magic Star Wands
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Everything you need to Pull this Together

 Day 1 LunchDay 1 DinnerDay 1 SnacksDay 2 BreakfastDay 2 LunchDay 2 DinnerDay 2 Snacks 
30 Days Prior
2 Weeks Prior
1 Week Prior
2 Days Prior
1 Day PriorPre-mix burgers (for Wed lunch)
Pre-mix Beans (for Wed lunch)
Make Cake (for Wed dinner)
Make Bread (for Wed dinner)
Skin and de-bone Chicken and poach in chicken broth till done (for Thurs lunch)
Cut the chicken into a 3/4-inch dice (for Thurs lunch)
Make Cookies (for Thurs lunch)
Make Mojo marinade for pigPre-cut Princess snack bread into stars
Morning of
90 Minutes PriorStart Coals for Beans or pre-heat oven
1 Hour, 15 Minutes PriorStart Beans Cooking – Sis Edwards Bake 1 hours, 45 min at
350 covered in regular oven (in RV). Do NOT cook more than 2
hours, or beans will dry out. Check at 1 hour, 45 min. Let rest 10 – 15 minutes lightly tented with aluminum foil before serving. (Cooking only 1 ½ hours produces soupy beans)
30 Minutes Prior• Start Grill
• Cook Burgers
• Set out tableware, chips, buns, condiments & cookies in the Royal Hall
15 minutes PriorSet out drinks, ice,

Beans out to rest 15 minutes

Prep Day (Day prior)

MONDAY Call Paradise Locker to confirm Pig prepped correctly (and ready for pick up on Wednesday late afternoon (before 6:00)

Prep Day


July 7, 2009

Pick up Canoes, Paddles and Life Jackets

Confirm details on Service Project

Set up the following areas:

The Royal Dining Hall” (Shelter area)

  • hang sign “The Royal Dining Hall”
  • Drape fabric swags around the perimeter.

“The Royal Castle”

  • hang sign “The Royal Castle”
  • hang sign “Geppetto’s Workshop” (Screened porch area)
    • This will be the Craft Area (out of the wind)
    • Put pink and purple table clothes on the dining tables and buffets.
    • Drape fabric swags around the perimeter.
    • Hang lanterns from ceiling.
    • Silk flower bouquets as centerpieces.
  • hang sign “The Scullery” (Kitchen Area)
    • Make sure there are prep tables in the Kitchen area
  • hang sign “Royal Chambers” (Sleeping Area)
    • Install castle block wall paper on walls
    • Put up “Virtue Wall” sign
    • Place 2 large locked Chests in the sleeping area (containing the dress up clothes). Put a sign on them “Fairy Godmother’s Magic Chest.  Do not open until the night of the Royal Ball”
    • Hang “Magic Mirror” on one wall. Occasionally there will be a sign on it “Sorry, Magic Mirror temporarily out of order.” Other times the Magic Mirror will “tell” the Princesses various things. The princesses will come before it for assignments. “Magic Mirror on the wall, tonight which group of girls cleans up the mess hall?” Magic Mirror will then answer somehow. (Maybe leader in ‘closet’ on other side of wall)
  • hang sign “Throne Room” on restrooms
  • hang sign “Royal Theatre” (Outdoor screen)
  • Install Tuelle swags around screen, with gold crown on top
  • Set up “The Royal Pavilion” (White Sunshade)
  • Hang mosquito netting from sides.

In the General Camp area:

  • Set up an area roped off with “caution” tape – put a skull and bones (from a cow) and make a sign about dragons in area and says that the DSI (Dragon Scene Investigators) has been there 
investigating.  – Didn’t do. Too much work.
  • Install Sign post to “Destiny Lake, Enchanted Forest etc.” – Didn’t do.

Hang sign “Royal Courtyard” (Flag pole)

Hang sign “The Spit” (Fire Ring)


Need ideas on individual Princess mailboxes (each YW could make and decorate her own as a June Mutual project?)
Prep Evening


July 7, 2009

Girls Camp Rules

DAY 1 Activity – Welcome, Review of Kingdom Laws & Camp V.I.R.T.U.E Schedule


Location: “Royal Hall” (Shelter House)

Time:   9:00 – 9:15 (Get settled in 9:15 – 9:30)

General Camp Rules

  1. Welcome to the Enchanted Kingdom and Camp Virtue !!   We are all looking forward to making this an awesome 3 days for you.
  2. Don’t want to scare anyone – but we’ve just received a report from DMB (Dragon Management Bureau) that we are under a Level 2 Dragon Watch. As you know, this means there has been a dragon sighting in the area. (I’ve printed out a copy of the warning and will post it in case you’d like to review it.)
  3. Because of this, the Enchanted Kingdom has enacted 2 Laws. There are only 2, but they are very important.

The first LAW of the Kingdom: it is mandatory that you remain within the boarders of the Kingdom unless you are with a Fairy Godmother during times when there are activities outside the kingdom.

Boarders of Kingdom

South – Road

East – Trees

North – Trees

West – Fence

The second LAW of the Kingdom: As you know, Dragons are especially fond of snacking on Princesses in a nice tepid Lake Water Sauce.   Due to this, no part of any Princesses is allowed in the Lake (not even so much as a toe) without a Fairy Godmother present.   We will cast a magical spell on the lake prior to Water Activities, but otherwise it is not safe and therefore not allowed.

We would far rather have to call your mother to pick you up because you violated the Kingdom rules, than to have to call her and tell you became a tasty dragon tidbit.   But, do understand that because of the gravity of the situation, there will be no ‘Warnings’ given. If you violate either of the 2 Kingdom rules, we will have no choice but to call your mother to come and pick you up.

Daily Rules

  1. Your Fairy Godmothers will take roll at the beginning of each activity – either be at an activity or if you are sick, then you must tell the Fairy Godmother in charge of your activity and then go directly to the Royal Chambers. If you are sick, you cannot be wandering around the Kingdom – You need to be in the Royal Chambers. So you’re either at the activity or in the Royal Chambers – one or the other, but that’s all.
  2. No cell phones – their signals can interrupt some of the magical spells and very strange things can happen as a result. So if we find any, they get locked in the Fairy Godmother’s magical chest until camp is over.  The ONLY exception to this is for the Photography Class.  Period.
  3. No Pranking. If another Princess ends up in tears, you might be sent home.
  4. Last – BE KIND and HAVE FUN.

Take Roll & Review Groups

We’re going to give each of you a sign with your name on it to hang on the foot of your bed in the Royal Chambers. So go pick out a bed, get settled in, look around.   You can put your stuff under your bed or between beds at the head of the bed under the windows.

 Group 1 – Royal Pavilion 9:25

Group 2 – Gepetto’s Workshop 9:25

Hand out signs to hang on the foot of each Princesses bed

Hand out manuals, backpacks and water bottles


Girls Camp Activities

DAY 1 Activity – Photography

Girls Camp Activity

Location: “Royal Pavilion” (White tent, girls sit on ground)

Time Session 1:   9:30 – 10:30      Group 1

Time Session 2: 10:30 – 11:30        Group 2


(9:50 Start Coals for Beans or pre-heat oven )

(10:05 Start Beans Cooking 1:45 min (rest 15 min) in preparation for 12:00 lunch.   Assign Leader to put invitations to Bedtime Story in each Princesses mailbox.)


Photo composition handouts

Photo printer

Photo paper


  1. Take Roll
  2. Review basics of photo composition                                      30 minutes
  3. Review awards                                                                         5 minutes
    1. Best picture composition
    2. Funniest picture
    3. Most colorful picture
    4. Most spiritual picture
    5. Picture which best represents camp
    6. Wildest picture
    7. Best nature picture
    8. Best friendship picture
    9. Best use of light and shadow in a picture
    10. Most exciting picture
    11. Best close up
  4. Princesses take pictures                                                    25 minutes
  5. Tell Group 1 Princesses to go to Gepetto’s Workshop / Group 2 go prep lunch


  1. Download photos to printer
  2. Print
  3. Judge Photos and assign awards


  1. Display Photos and Hand out awards                             At Day 1 dinner

DAY 1 Activity – Jewels & Gems, Magic Goblets, Crystal Slippers & Secret Sister Charms

Friendship Bracelets Girls Camp Activities

Location: “Geppetto’s Workshop”

Session 1:   9:30 – 10:30     Group 2

Session 2: 10:30 – 11:30      Group 1




Foam glue-ons

Flip flops



Friendship bracelet beads

Friendship bracelet twine

2 Hot Glue Guns

Glue Sticks

2 extension cords

  1. Take Roll
  2. Tell the Princesses the Flip flops are for the Royal Ball. They ARE NOT TO WEAR THEM Prior to this (wearing at camp is potentially hazardous and could also ruin them.)
  3. Give each Princess:

a goblet


Friendship bracelet cord


They can decorate these items with jewels and foam glue-ons.          1 hour

At 10:25, tell Group 2 Princesses to go to Royal Pavilion / At 11:25 tell Group 2 to go to Scullary to be “In Service of Your King”

DAY 1 Activity – In the Service of Your King

Girls Camp Recipes

Location: “Royal Hall”

Time: 11:30 – 12:00   Group 2




Potato Peeler


Cutting Board

Old King Dell’s Casserole Recipe

  1. Take Roll
  2. Help Princesses organize work and coordinate efforts to do as many of the following as possible:
    1. Peel and cube pineapple. Store in plastic baggies in RV refrigerator
    2. Ball Melons for tomorrow breakfast
    3. Assemble Casserole
  1. Store in Casserole dishes in RV refrigerator
  2. Teach Princesses:

To keep raw, sliced potatoes from browning, keep the slices in a bowl with enough of the liquid you plan to use in the recipe to cover. The potatoes don’t turn brown and the liquid, such as milk, cream or broth, gets enriched with the potato starch, which only helps thicken the sauce when the casserole cooks.

Peeled potatoes can sit in water for up to 12 hours if they are going to be fried

Peeled potatoes can sit in water for up to 24 hours if they are going in a casserole or are going to be scalloped.

Most potato casserole dishes can be pre-made up the day before and refrigerated.

11:55 – Tell Princesses to go enjoy lunch

DAY 1 Activity – Wax Strong with Ties that Bind: Bees Wax Candle Making , Waterproofing Matches and Knots

Girls Camp Activities

Location: “Royal Hall”

Time:   3:00 – 4:00 Group 2 Teachers: Sis Harman, Sis Erwin, Bro Edwards   Supplies: Multi-colored beeswax
 sheets 8 x 16 Honeycomb Sheets cotton wicks at least 8 1/2″ long Sheet of Wax paper or parchment paper to work on. Scissors 4 Cardboard match hanging boxes double-sided carpet tape shellac 2 boxes 250 Diamond Strike Anywhere Matches (25 matches for 20 princesses, 33 matches for 15 princesses) Rope Scout manuals – Sherrye/Amber   Assume you cut the 20 sheets in half (40 8’ x 8’ sheets), then assume you cut 10 of those diagonally so now you have 30 8’ x 8’ sheets and 20 8’ diagonal sheets. This provides a total of 50 candles. (16 girls can make 3 candles each) Place sheet long wise. Cut into two 8″ squares. Cut each square diagonally. (now you have 4 right triangles.) Cut each triangle in half = 8 candles from one sheet.

  1. Take Roll
  2. Demonstrate how to make a Basic Candle:
    1. Lay one of the cut pieces of the beeswax sheet on your clean work surface. Lay the piece of wick on the edge of the piece of beeswax directly in front of you. At least a half an inch of the piece of wick should extend past one end of the piece of beeswax.
    2. Slowly and carefully start to roll the edge of the piece of beeswax closest to you over the wick.
    3. Tuck the edge of the piece of beeswax in around the wick. You want to seal it in so you when you continue rolling your candle it will roll up neatly and evenly.
    4. Roll up your candle slowly and carefully with your fingers pushing the beeswax with both hands exerting even pressure at the same time. While you are rolling keep and eye your edges to make sure you are rolling straight so your candle will be straight. You want to roll a nice straight, tight candle so it will look nice and burn well. Tightly but gently roll the candles. (Air or bubbles will also cause them to burn too fast.)
    5. Continue rolling at the same pace you have been until you are about two inches from the end then slow down. You want to make sure the end of your candle is rolled as tight as you did the beginning and that the edges are still straight while you are rolling up the last of your candle.
    6. When you have the end of the piece of beeswax rolled up around to finish off your candle you need to seal the edge to the roll so it won’t come undone. Once again you can use your body heat to warm up the wax so you can do this. Starting in the middle of the roll of beeswax, press your fingers gently along the edge of the piece of beeswax. You only need to do this lightly and briefly. You don’t want to push down on the edge too hard or you will crush your candle. You are only trying to adhere the edge to the rest of the candle. Continue this until the entire edge is molded to the body of the candle.
    7. Trim the wick of the candle to 1/4″ long.
  1. If you wish, add decorations to your finished candles.  It could be a some sequins, or small item that fits the theme for when the candles will be used.
  2. Have the Princesses make a candle


  • If you are having trouble getting the wax to roll at the beginning, slightly mold the first edge to create a bit of a ridge.  Put the wick right along the ridge and then start rolling.
  1. Demonstrate how to make Ruffled Candles:
  1. Use a triangular shaped piece of wax to get a spiral along the outside.
  2. Take 1 triangle (place like a right triangle)
  1. Place one wick on to the bottom edge of the triangle. Press gently. A small amount should be left over the edge.
  2. Roll and gently press down JUST covering the wick. (about 1/4″)
  3. Keep rolling and gently pressing VERY little at a time.
  4. Gently press and roll out any air pockets.
  5. These are rolled like the rectangular beeswax sheets, but once they are completely rolled up, take your finger and gently roll the edges over to give them a ruffled look.
  1. Have the Princesses make a ruffled candle
  1. Show the princesses how to Waterproof Matches:
  1. Cut an opening in the box and line the top edge with double-sided carpet tape. Be sure to put some papers underneath to catch the drips.
  2. Grab a match and dip the head end of the match into clear nail polish far enough to cover at least an eighth of an inch (3 millimeters) of the stick below the head.
  3. Shake it to get rid of excess shellac
  4. Stick it to the tape.

Simple as that!  This way the shellac drips down towards the head and not the base of the match. Using this method, waterproofing goes quickly and there’s not a lot of mess to deal with.   Knots Bowline Square Knot Half hitch Clove hitch   Knife Safety ■ Do not pass an open knife ■ Pass a knife in a sheath to another person handle first ■ Cut away from yourself ■ Never leave it on the ground ■ Close it or put it away when not in use, keep away from children   Care ■ Keep clean, dry, and free from rust ■ Oil , with machine oil, the joints occasionally ■ Do not try to cut metal, brick,nails or other hard objects ■ Do not use the knife to pry, the blade may break ■ Keep away from heat ■ Keep your knife sharp After getting the knife out you know it needs to be sharpened.   Sharpening ■ You need a whetstone and light machine oil ■ Place a few drops on the stone on the rough side ■ Hold the knife flat on the stone and raise the back of the blade slightly ■ Stroke the full edge of the blade across the stone ■ Use a thin slicing motion as if you were cutting off a thin slice of the stone ■ Turn the blade over and use the same process on the other side ■ Continue this process until the blade edge is sharp ■ Use the fine side to hone the edge ■ Test on a small twig or small branch     When done, tell Princesses from 4:00 – 6:00 is Princess Diary Time

DAY 2 Activity – Paper & Card Making

Girls Camp Activities

Location: “Geppetto’s Workshop”

Time: 3:00 – 5:00

Teachers: Linda Roberts, Sis Erwin, Sis Meador, Sis Harman

Supplies / Preparation Needed:

Raw Paper

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