Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Youth Conference

On the 30th & 31st of July, I spent my weekend at Youth Conference. It's a church-related activity where the youth {ages 12-18} of our ward went up to learn more about our church and build our testimonies. It was a great experience and actually had a lot of fun!

I took a lot of pictures, so here are a few to explain what we did:

I rode in the car with these two awesome girls. :)
We arrived to the Pine Valley Mountains and dropped off our luggage at the girl's cabin we were staying at.

Me, Ashlyn, and Danielle.
We went to the other cabin nearby where we would be doing all of our activities this weekend.

An OREO cow!!  :D These cows were so cool!
On our way to the other cabin, we stopped to check out these awesome Oreo cows!

Me on the tree swing at the cabin. I love tree swings.
Once we got there, we had dinner and a presentation about pioneers by an elder lady in our ward.

The awesome tree house.
The cabin had a huge grassy area with apple trees all over. There was a lovely tree house, tree swing, a volleyball net, a trampoline, a swing set, and many more exciting things to keep us busy. Oh! and they even had an "All-you-can-eat" ice cream maker! :D {I'm not even going to mention how many gallons we all ate by the time Youth Conference was over! It was a lot though :)}

The yard of the cabin was surrounded by these beautiful, yellow flowers.
I spent most of my free time on this very comfortable hammock. :)

The following day we woke up bright and early to start off our day with a delicious breakfast and a hike to the mountains.

Ashlyn on the hike
That would be me with my bright yellow bandanna on my head. {Except you can't see that it is yellow in this picture because it is edited in black and white :)}
We all received these awesome green, yellow, and black t-shirts.

Me and then Ashlyn with our wooden swords that we made.
After the hike, we came back and painted and decorated swords to represent our theme for this year, "Be Strong."
Once the craft was finished, we helped the cabin owners move some logs onto some pallets as a service project. With every one's help it took about 15 minutes! We then had a yummy lunch provided by the cabin owners once again.

The next and final thing we did was tour the oldest working church of our church in the world. {I hope that makes sense, haha} It was very cool to see how the oldest things still worked. I also felt really lucky to live so close to this church.

This is our whole group in front of the church.
After we were done at the church, we went back to the cabin and had a chicken dinner. YUM! We packed our things, said our goodbyes, and got ready to leave.
But before we left, my friends and I took so awesome jumping pictures on the trampoline just for fun. The only bad thing is was that the pictures were taken on Ashlyn's camera, not mine. So I can't share them with you. :( But you get the point, right?

Anyways, we packed our things in the cars and drove home late that night. We all had a great time, and I can't wait 'til next year!!

Thanks for reading. :)


Fiona said...

Awesome pics! Looks like fun! :)

Iris said...

I've never herd of an Oreo cow but that is AWESOME! Looks like you had fun!

Kaylee H. said...

Fiona: Thanks, it was a lot of fun!

Iris: I don't know if that's the actual name, but I was just saying that because they look like Oreos. :)