Rosary around the campfire, painted rocks, belting a 90s power ballad, kayak in the lake–just a few of the highlights of another Little Flowers camp. This is the 5th year my daughters, ages 13 and 8, and I have attended the Little Flowers Camp. It is one of my favorite weekends of the year: a chance to relax, spend time with my daughters, be encouraged by other moms, have quiet(!) time with God, and be refreshed for the year ahead. And no cooking!!! All of this in a beautiful location with a Catholic-to-the-core atmosphere. My daughters love the activities, time with friends, old and new, and time away from the hectic pace of the school year. Rachel Watkins and Joan Stromberg, the foundresses of Little Flowers, are amazing examples of motherhood by their faith, sacrifice, grace, and humor. I enjoy whatever combination of their bountiful daughters that come each year, and am inspired by their girls’ leadership. Rachel takes time to be with just the moms to affirm and galvanize us for our mission as mothers, one of the treasured parts of the weekend.
So, Ladies, scrape your pennies together, get your husband on board (novena to Sts. Louis and Zelie, if necessary) and plan to attend next year with your daughters!
Mary, Mom of 2 Little Flowers, Club Leader