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Sunday, July 30, 2017

YW Camp . . . again!

Nestled along the shore of Lake Võrtsjärve, straight West of Tartu, is a rural recreation site with small cabins and a few other amenities.  It was here where we held the annual YW Girls Camp for all of Estonia.  Sister Allred and I were once again tapped to serve as camp cooks and were delighted to do so.  Not knowing what cooking facilities may or may not be there, we decided to prepare some of the food ahead of time.  We are really glad we did.  It saved us a lot of time.  I made a four big batches of cookies ahead of time to be served with each lunch and dinner.  I think that it went over pretty well, especially the white chocolate/macadamia nut cookies.  We were also asked to give a devotional for one of the evening campfire programs.  The theme of the camp was "Toetame Üksteist" (we support each other) we decided to talk about unity.  We told the story of the Dutch potato harvest and how they had been asked to give their harvest to the German saints.  Go check it out.  Anyway, aside from cooking, cleaning, building fires and chopping wood, we had a wonderful time with the girls and the beautiful scenery.  The wind blew constantly from off the lake and we always wore a sweater in the evenings and early mornings.

A view across the row of cabins.  

Our dining room

A fun time in the boat

An evening view across the lake

One of the camps devotionals

Enjoying a nice cozy fire

What's girls camp without camp songs?

One of our BYU interns paints her foot to help make a flag

Even the baby got involved

Our dining room before the crowd

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