I love to cook, sew, take pictures, have dance parties in my living room, eat, sing loudly to songs I don't know, decorate, throw parties, make messes, host playgroup, bike, kiss my husband, eat, play the piano, visit new places and scrub my bathroom floors with a toothbrush while my kids whine and complain.... anything but laundry. This here blog is dedicated to everything a mom can do, except (heaven forbid) that basket of clothes that needs folding.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Activity Day Camp 2011: Fly... the Sky is the Limit!


9:30 Early Check-In begins
    Retrieve Passports, Baggage Claim (scripture totes), fill out luggage tags (a highlight of the day was Brother Riddle's security station. The girls then filled out their passports- which was my favorite project to create- picked up their scripture totes, made a luggage tag, grabbed pretzels/water and then played games until we kicked off)

10-10:20  Board Flight

10:20 Prepare to take off! (Celestial Heir-ways flight 747)
    Opening Prayer
    Flight instruction- Flight Attendant Brady (she did such a fantastic job! the girls were in stitches when she did a dance showing the girls all the exits. She tried to detect a threat of bad attitude and needed the girls help to get off the ground... so they stretched their wings left and right and even in the back).
    Take-Off Devotional- “Your Identification” Captain Goettig   
    Musical Number by Becky and Kami Garcia
    In-flight movie (President Uchtdorf's "Your True Identity") / pretzels and juice

(you are now free to move about the cabin)

the next couple of hours were filled with 4 workshops (where each girl received a stamp in her passport), a slide show and lunch on the landing strip.


Runway- all about modesty and a fashion show with custom made outfits

United we Fly- make necklaces where each bead stands for a quality of the girls and learn about our differences.

Flight Crew- Minute to Win It games to take home to show families

Carry on through Turbulence- Lesson with FHE lesson to take home

1:50-2:00pm Landing Devotional- “Flying First Class to the your Final Destination.” Me
    All Sing  “I am a Child of God” in sign language
   Closing Prayer

(This really was a sweet, wonderful day for me to see these beautiful girls, all in matching shirts, learning about the gospel and making friends. Every time I stood to talk, I cried. The spirit was so strong... I felt the spirit surround me all day long and my testimony was really strengthened. I have learned that to serve is to love. I have never worked so hard on something- and I have never felt so much love for "strangers" like I did... 300 plus of them.  The ladies I serve with now seem long time friends. I am so grateful for their hard work so that this day could come together. They really looked out for me. I am so grateful for Brandon and the kids support they gave as I ran around like a crazy lady, going to meetings, and preparing for the day. For all the crazy events that seemed to come up the week before camp... the most important thing to remember is how Heavenly Father blessed us. How all the problems worked out so easily, it's as if they were the better option. I am so grateful for this sweet calling and so grateful for this chance to serve and love the girls in my Stake.)


until next year...


  1. You are so clever! I have never seen such an amazing meeting. You put so much into the details and it really makes a difference.

  2. Very very awesome, Hillary! Great job...such a great message for girls!

  3. Looks amazing Hill! What an amazing day for those girls!

  4. This looks amazing Hill! What a wonderful event for those girls.

  5. Awesome. Glad it's over right? Hyped it up bigger for next year. Poor lady soon to follow.

  6. holy smokes, lady! you keep one-upping yourself! utterly amazing!

  7. Hillary Eugene! You are amazing-- I cannot believe all the intricate details - covering the labels on water, the passports...so great. The girls will remember this--

  8. Where did you have your shirts and totes printed? This is my kind of Primary party.

  9. Oh my goodness!!! You are so talented and your Stake is SO lucky to have you!!! I really hope you still check this blog and/or answer emails because I would love to pick your brain for our upcoming camp! You are so much like me, with attention to every detail and I think that's what makes it so special for the girls! I commented on your super hero party that I would like to copy it but not I'm torn! This one is just SO adorable with such a great message!!! I will pray hard that you see this comment and are willing to email me and possibly share your files =] The passport, boarding passes, etc. are perfection!

    1. hi! are you the some friend who just faceboooked me? if so great! if not- I'd behappy to help! I'd love to share! please feel free to email me at hillarycollette@gmail.com. so fun!

  10. Hi! We are going to use this idea for an upcoming activity day camp. Thanks so much for sharing. Is your passport something you share? I'm not sure what to put inside of it.