Hello Everyone! So I figured I should put up some pictures of EFY and for those of you who have never been to EFY, give a run down of what all happens there. It is so so great and I wish I could do it all year long! Here is how the schedule goes:
11-1:30 Registration & Check In
1:30-3:30 Meet with your counselor [about 10 of the same gender] & then company [a mix of boys & girls]
6:30-9 FHE Lesson & Games
9-10:30 Counselor Devotional, Scripture Study, & get ready for bed
8:30-9:30 Scripture lesson with company & personal study
9:30-10:30 Morningside with the session director
3:30-4:30 Free Time
9:45-11 Counselor Devotional & Journal Time
Day time the same as Tuesday but once we get to 6 it is...
Cheer & Banner preparation for your company!
7-9 Games Night & Cheer Off
9-10:15 Pizza Night
10:15-11 Counselor Devotional & Journal Time
morning is the same, but after gospel study they split up the boys and girls
girls go to their own morningside and then an activity
boys do the same but flipped
after lunch is the Variety Show!!
then after dinner is the Musical Program!
which then goes directly into the Fireside and lastly Testimony Meeting
full of activities including:
For Strength of Youth Activity, "Dating" Morningside, Service Activity
There is a special banquet with yummy food and all the kiddos get dressed up
and last is a dance! woot!
After that we have a little "Taking It Home" message and we sing some songs, all cry, hug, cry some more, hug some more, and send them on their way to have company devotional.
It is a full week, but it is so great! Some of those terms might not make sense, so if you have any questions how this wonderful program works you let me know! EFY is truly an inspired program though! It shows the youth that being good in this day in age is still so much fun and not "uncool." It has the perfect amount mix of spiritual and fun so that they understand you can still be a cool person, but be grounded and religious. I love seeing some kids come in that are just punks and by Wednesday they are smiling and having a great time! I've seen this program change lives over and over again, and I'm so grateful that I can be a part in that process! EFY is my life and I will be forever thankful that it has brought such joy to me. I can't wait for next summer! :]