In a state where most kids go to Bible camp, some Alabama moms are helping their kids to go to a special Book of Mormon camp.
Bible camp is nothing new for those living in the South. It's common for children to attend summer programs, often hosted by churches, where they learn more about the scriptures. So when LDS friends Jill Norris and Jennifer Wright had the idea of creating a Book of Mormon camp, they found immediate success.
For the past two years, these women, along with many others, have volunteered their time to run a one-week camp for children 18 months to 11 years old. Although the 9 a.m.-noon schedule was sometimes hectic, each agreed the spiritual strength they gained along with the children was worth the effort.
"It’s kind of a rare thing to spend time with other members of the church, so just to spend time together and to build their testimonies in Christ and have a good time, I think it was worth all that work we put into it," Norris said.