Join us for our Daughters of St. Joseph Little Flowers Girls’ Club® 2021 Camp!
This year there are two options for camp: a Do-It_Yourself camp where organizers can buy all the materials for their girls and put the camp on for their groups at their convenience.
The second option is an in-person camp at Camp River Ridge in Oldenburg, IN. Registration for this camp is now open! Click the link in the menu above to register.
The theme for both camps is: Daughters of St. Joseph. The campers will earn the Year of St. Joseph badge, the carpenter badge and a patron saint badge. Camp shirts, bags, badges, supplies and instructions are all included. The DIY camp option will also come with access to videos and organization instructions for the organizers. The DIY camp option purchase is coming soon!
Welcome to the First Little Flower Girls’ Club Virtual Kick Off Party!
With our summer camps cancelled this year, Our Mary’s Garden Party is now a Mary’s Virtual Kick Off Party!
Theme for this year is: Happy 100th Birthday, Pope John Paul II
Just like our Summer Camps, you’ll be hosted by Rachel Watkins, creator of Little Flowers Girls’ Club, and Joan Stromberg, publisher of the the program and several of their high-energy, fun-loving daughters!
Earn Badges! Sing Songs! Crafts! Prayers! Fun Cool Stuff!
Cost is just $20/girl and includes all your supplies, plus some cool free Catholic stuff from our sponsors. Register by September 20 in order to receive your swag bag before the Kick Off Party!
Who can come? Everyone is invited! It is especially tailored to mother/daughter groups or host a watch party with other Little Flowers in your group at a Leader’s or Mom’s home! If you can’t make it for the live event, register anyway and you will have unlimited access to the event recording so you and your group can participate when it is convenient for you.
How much does it cost? Cost is $20/girl (moms and leaders are free!) which includes all the badges earned, access to the virtual party as well as the recording after the party. Each participant will get a SWAG bag full of fun Little Flowers items and other things donated by our sponsors. Also included in the bags will be songs, skits, prayers, party schedule and other items to use during the party.
How do I register? Click on the registration tab to the right, or click below, fill out a form and you’re good to go! We’ll send you your SWAG bag and contact you with instructions on how to join the Kick-Off Party!
Last year at Mary’s Garden Party, we held a mother/daughter talent show one night. It was a blast for everyone. They got to perform their best talents in front of the whole group and everyone loved it. Check out these photos!
A group of cousins and friends performing the macarena
Mom and daughters Irish dancing
This year, we’ll be holding even more fun activities, including a trivia night. So don’t miss out! Register now.
Mary’s Garden Party Kentucky is hosted at Camp Crestwood, which is a great spot for camps of all kinds. The location includes a dining hall, indoor gym, bunk beds, and lots of outdoor space for girls to run around.
The quiet wooded camp offers great places to play, pray, and relax. Frequently, campers drive quite a distance…Cincinnati, Evansville or Indianapolis, to participate. The atmosphere is always festive and fun.
Our Minnesota camps is unique in a variety of ways. First of all, Minnesota has great weather! Almost always 72-75 degrees during the day and cool at night.
It also has the option of sleeping right below Jesus who is always present at the camp since it is held at the parish. Another great thing about Minnesota camp is that the priest (Fr. Kasel) lives onsite and frequently does extras for us, like inducting new members into the scapular society, giving extra talks or just singing around the campfire with us, as well as showing us his bee colony and sharing some homemade honey!
Mary’s Garden Party Virginia is held at the Freedom Center in Leesburg, Virginia. The Freedom Center is a beautiful lodge that girls and moms can stay in together. It’s air conditioned and provides some great meeting spaces and food!
But perhaps the most exciting difference between Virginia’s camp and the others is the lake that allows girls and moms to go boating and swimming during the camp! Girls love this activity, and it draws people in every year. Kayaks are provided by the Freedom Center.
Additionally, Leesburg is close to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland, making it the perfect destination for a multitude of Little Flowers members.
Mary’s Garden Party has a unique tradition of swapping “charities” each year. What are charities? They are pins that the girls make and share with each other at camp. These pins can be themed around anything to do with Little Flowers, a saint, a flower, a virtue, or other Catholic ideas. The girls then pin the charities to their hats or bandannas, creating fun and unique headgear!
Most charities are about an inch or two big, and should be pin-able. They can be made out of felt, pipe cleaner, beads, or anything else you have on hand. Many girls also like to attach their contact information to the charities so they can keep in touch with each other throughout the year.
Below are a few examples of charities. You can find more ideas on our Pinterest board.