Pres Thomas S. Monson dedicates youth camp in Ontario

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  • ShelleyK Guelph, Ontario
    June 26, 2011 8:25 p.m.

    My husband and I had the privilege to help in our own small way last summer. As we worked in helping prepare the land, we felt an awesome reverence and gratitude to be participating. At times, there were just the two of us on this vast parcel of land. It was quietly overwhelming and humbling to be part of this work. I was so very excited about President Monson coming to dedicate the camp. Unfortunately, we were unable to make it. But our hearts were there in spirit and so glad to experience it vicariously through our friends and this article. Thank you to the editors. Your Canadian friends, Shelley and Shane.

  • sandydweller Sandy, UT
    June 26, 2011 10:41 a.m.

    President Monson spent 3 years in Canada as a Mission President, so when he calls Canada home it is because it was his home for 3 years and I am sure he developed a very strong love for Canada while there.

    I just got back from spending time at rough camp for the Young Women and I can tell you I don't see a better way to bond the Young Women and leaders than spending time with them camping.

    Radio_lover - generally the Young Women that go are between the ages of 12 & 18 years old. I do know when I was younger we did have girls that were not of our faith that joined us at camp. Also, when the boys go up it is often as scout groups, and yes people not of our faith could also go.

  • radio_lover Toronto, Ontario
    June 26, 2011 8:59 a.m.

    This is very interesting. I wonder what the age limit is and how one would go about the application process. I also wonder whether or not the camp would be open for youth of other faiths. The beginning of the article refers to President Monson as "returning home" to preside over the opening of his camp. This gives me the impression that he is a fellow Canadian. Am I mistaken?

  • Mormon O'Grady Wynnum, Qld
    June 26, 2011 6:41 a.m.

    I love President Thomas S. Monson, he is so humble. it is a wonderful thing to have camps like these for our youth.