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First LDS girls camp celebrates 90 years

"May we help each young woman know that she can make a difference in the world," said Sister Ann M. Dibb, second counselor in the Young Women general presidency. More than 220 people gathered at Brighton Camp on Saturday, July 30, to commemorate the camp's 90th anniversary. They recalled fond memories and spiritual growth at the first LDS girls camp.

Mary Cook Edwards of the East Mill Creek 9th Ward, Salt Lake East Mill Creek Stake, attended Brighton Camp as a Beehive. As a 12-year-old, she said, it was sometimes hard to feel her worth. She was able to understand her importance for the first time at camp where counselors strive to help the young women recognize the Spirit and know of a loving Heavenly Father.

"I felt that I was loved by my Heavenly Father because I was loved by my counselor," Sister Edwards said of her first year at Brighton Camp.

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