We’ve started putting together bags for the Virginia and Minnesota camps and they look beautiful! Take a look at the logo for this year and register today (if you haven’t already!)
In 2018, girls earned several badges, including the 25th anniversary badge, celebrating 25 years of Little Flowers!
These badges were handed out by the creator of Little Flowers herself, Rachel Watkins!
Girls also had the opportunity to take a photo with Rachel after the badge ceremony, showing off their new badges.
In 2019, girls will have the opportunity to earn two new patron saint badges, St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Gianna Molla. Don’t miss out, register today!
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!
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.
Join us in August by registering today!
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!
Join us in Minnesota by registering today!
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.
Mary’s Garden Party is a unique and fulfilling experience. Why? It blends two great things into one: summer camp and retreat. The summer camp part means mothers and daughter get to bond while having the best summer experience, camping, bonfires, canoeing, swimming, and more! The retreat portion means girls and mothers get to bond through prayer, rosary, learning about saints, and going to Mass together.
For the chance to experience this unique camp for yourself, register today!
Mary’s Garden Party wouldn’t be possible without our sponsors, who subsidize the cost for attendees. Today, you have the chance to become a sponsor! There are many different levels, ranging from item donations to sponsoring t-shirts for all three camps. Check them out below.
☐ $25 Patron per camp/Program per camp/ $60 all three camps
Your business will underwrite each participant’s camp program. They will receive several badges, including 2 patron saint badges! Your company’s name and logo will be in the participants’ programs.
☐ $50 Badge Sponsor per camp/ $125 all three camps
Your business will help provide all the materials the girls need to earn their badges! The girls love the activities and the rewards of their hard work. Your company will receive recognition in the program, on the website and verbally throughout the weekend.
☐ $75 Graduation Cap Sponsor per camp/$175 for all three camps
The girls will earn their “doctorates” in feminine genius, and your donation helps them earn their graduation caps. Each team’s cap will be in a different color to set them apart, and they’ll look like real doctors of the church.
☐ $100 Mary’s Garden Party t-shirt sponsor per camp/ $250 all three camps
Your business will provide each participant with a camp t-shirt. The campers wear the shirts at the closing Mass and over and over all year long. These shirts help keep the spirit of the weekend alive, long after their fun is over.
☐ Provide Raffle or Silent Auction items
Silent auction or gifts you provide will be on display, with your business name, at the camps. Items that are Family Evangelization, retreat guides for girls, or anything 90’s themed would be most useful. We hope to raise money from the Silent Auction to cover costs of the girls who may not be able to afford to go to camp. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or send to: Behold Christ Club Foundation, 4503 Mattingly Ct. Suite E, Buckner, KY 40010
To become a sponsor, visit the sponsorship page on our website.