This Mom’s FAVORITE Weekend!

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


It’s not too late to join us in Minnesota and Kentucky to make Mary’s Garden Party YOUR favorite Weekend! Register Today!

This entry was posted on July 23, 2018.

Virginia Campers’ Journal

Many thanks to Maggie, Katherine, Faith, Chiara and Teresa  (4 teenagers and an 8 year old) for coming to Mary’s Garden Party in Virginia this past weekend and writing up this post for those of you who may be wondering what goes on in our summer camps.

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Friday Afternoon

When we first arrive, we are directed to the meeting hall decorated by colorful signs and balloons. We are greeted by friendly faces. Later, we play games to get to get to know one another, swap charities, have a delicious dinner, and then go to bed in either a cabin or tent.

Saturday All Day

Once morning comes, we have a refreshing breakfast, we split up into groups with our new friends, then start our activities. Since the theme was based on the 90s, we play 90s games and participate in mother/daughter activities. We learn about St. Therese and paint kindness rocks. ​

We go canoeing and swim in the ​amazing lake. After the fun activities, we eat dinner and then its time for the mother/daughter talent show.  Some groups do 90s skits and songs. We si​ng an awesome rendition of ‘l ​Will ​A​lways ​L​ove ​Y​ou’ by Whitney Houston. Afterwards, we sit around the campfire, pray the Rosary and sing familiar Catholic songs and funny songs as well. After that, we get ready for bed and talk to some new friends before it’s lights​ out​.Freedom Center Lake

​​Sunday Morning

Th​is last day is bittersweet because we are sad it’s over​ but thankful to have enjoyed such a wonderful weekend. We eat breakfast, have an award ceremony, then we all go to Mass together in our ​purple and silver Little Flowers Camp shirts. We take a group picture​,​ then say our goodbyes​,​ promising each other to keep in touch.

Little Flowers Camp is an amazing opportunity to make new friends, participate in mother/daughter activities, immerse ourselves in the Catholic Faith​,​ and learn campgirlsabout the Little ​Way of St. Therese​. See ya next year!


There is still time to register for the Minnesota and Kentucky Camps! Don’t miss out!

This entry was posted on July 17, 2018.

Camp T-Shirts!

Our 25th Anniversary Little Flowers Camp T-Shirt are here! We can’t wait to see them shine on you and your daughter at our Mary’s Garden Party Camps! Sign-Up Now!

This entry was posted on July 4, 2018.

2018 Mary’s Garden Party Registrations Open!

Registration is now open for our 2018 Mary’s Garden Parties! Join us for great summer memories! Our theme this year is Silver Jubilee! 25 Years of Little Flowers. Join the party!!

Leesburg, VA, July 13-15, 2018

Pine Island, MN, July 27-29, 2018

Crestwood, KY, August 17-19, 2018

Register today for the Early Bird Specials!


This entry was posted on March 26, 2018.

Mary’s Garden Party located in Kentucky

We are one week away from the last Mary’s Garden Party of the summer located in Kentucky! To share in some of the excitement for this event here is a photo video stream from last year’s Kentucky camp! We still have a little bit of space left for the camp. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at Please come join us  Crestwood Kentucky July 29-30.

This entry was posted on July 20, 2017.

Memories from the Camp held in Virginia last year

We are a week out from this year’s Mary’s Garden Party held in Leesburg, Virginia! We are so excited for the fun we will be having again this year! Check out the photo video stream from last year’s camp! We still have a little bit of space left for anyone who is interested. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns. Please join us at one of the two camps left in  Leesburg, VA on July 21-23, and in  Crestwood, Kentucky on July 29-30.


This entry was posted on July 14, 2017.

A couple of memories from last year’s Mary’s Garden Party in Minnesota

Here is a photo video stream of Minnesota’s camp last year! We are so excited for the fun we will be having there next week! If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us. We have one week left to go and we still have a little bit of room left for anyone else who wishes to attend! Please join us at one of the three summer camps located in Pine Island, Minnesota on July 14-16, Leesburg, VA on July 21-23, and  Crestwood, Kentucky on July 29-30.

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This entry was posted on July 7, 2017.