My experience with camp started long before most! My mom, Gabi, worked at Brighton along with my aunt, Stretch, long before I was even in existence! So I was raised singing the camp songs and hearing the stories long before I was old enough to go. When the time came, my cousin, Speedy, and I were able to go as campers. We were not with a ward, we got to go under special circumstances because our moms worked there! We loved it, we became the best of friends because of camp and had such amazing memories because of it! We were truly loved by so many beautiful and inspiring ladies who truly took us under their wings and loved us so perfectly! Our councilors were Kicks, Harmony (2 years in a row), and Rally. They were truly inspirational, and we were loved by many of the other staff members as well! I really needed that love because I had been really badly bullied and pranked by ward members and at ward girls camp. It was so bad that I told my mom I never wanted to go to camp again! And I didn’t go with my ward, but Brighton was there for me in my truest moments of need! I even celebrated my birthday there each year because I loved it so much!
I loved it when they made cupcakes for my birthday! I also liked the tater-tot casserole. I'm excited to be helping up there to get it ready for winter.
Ensign 1st Ward
One time when I went down into the food cellar to get some items for meal prep with a few of the other KD’s, We discovered a nutcracker duck dressed like a hunter down there. We named him Carl, and took turns hiding him around the kitchen, and whoever found it first would get to hide it again, once everyone found it. We did that for the whole summer. It’s my favorite memory at Brighton for the year 2019!
Valley View Stake
Hello, my name is Roo!
I have so many stories. I worked up at Brighton 4 different summers. Even though they were all different years, the spirit up at Brighton was the same. The love of our Savior is up there at camp. My testimony grew every year I worked up there. I sadly didn't have the opportunity to be a camper because I hadn't heard of Brighton Girls Camp until my cousin, Carebear, invited me to work there in 2011. That's when it all started.
In 2011, I worked as a kitchen staff member. Preparing food for 300+ was hard work but so rewarding. Getting up every morning at 6am prepping and cooking food, I would be exhausted but then having opportunities to go be with the campers with their counselors, I couldn't pass up on the opportunity. Joining them in Dutch oven cook outs, going on hikes, and most importantly, being a "brownie" up on brownie rock. So many staff members wanted to be brownie so they would join us.