The Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls hosted their eighth annual Franciscan Girls Camp entitled, “Faith and Fun with Franciscans,” from June 9-11 in Assisi Park, located on the grounds at St. Francis Convent, Little Falls. Twenty-four girls who had completed grades 6-8 enjoyed a variety of fun and unique activities all while camping outdoors in the beauty of nature. Participants also had an opportunity to visit with and learn about the Franciscan Sisters and the values of St. Francis of Assisi. This year’s theme was “God’s Gifts Within and Around Us.” Campers, ages 12-14, came from Bowlus, Carlos, Cold Spring, Fort Ripley, Little Falls, Long Prairie, Milaca, Minneapolis, Nelson, Rice, Royalton and Swanville.
Photo Captions:Left: Tents were arranged and set-up in Assisi Park on the grounds at St. Francis Convent. Sister Ange Mayers (2nd from right), director of Girls Camp, lead the blessing of tents ritual. Pictured (L to R): Kristen Wall—staff member; Harliann Baas, Mackenzie and Makayla Beulke, Emily Popp—campers; Ixayana Gonzales—staff member.Middle: At morning prayer, campers and staff members gather together to sing, “Take my hand, friend, and all the world will be my home.”Right: Campers Emily Popp of Royalton and Hannah Schneider of Swanville are ready to have their tent blessed.(Photos taken by Sister Carolyn Law and Jeanie Michaels, Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls, Minnesota.)