This fireside gave a strong spiritual foundation to the camp. It was here that the 'fight a good fight' theme was introduced. Brother Jordan Christie from the stake Young Men's presidency showed the connection between the theme of the camp and this year's youth theme: "Embark in the service of God". Brother Spilling talked about the importance of seminary. Esther Woolley and James Sayers, presidents of stake Young Women's and Young Men's, both agreed that seminary puts youth in the best position to fight a good fight and to learn how to be better at serving those around us.
Jordan Triptree, a priest in Tamar ward expressed his thoughts about their role as a troop leader: "We were given time as youth to discuss thoughts and ideas about how to get everyone involved. Everyone felt very much connected together and understood each other so much better before we had the younger youth join us the next day."
The first day was a preparation day which had troops chanting, designing flags and getting to know their troops. Troops protected their flags from other troops: to have the flag stolen was a costly mistake and would result in 25 points deducted. That night the troops battled it out in a game of Ultimate Frisbee. Everyone played extremely well but the leader's team really showed their experience and unexpected stamina. The dangerous Szekely partnership left youth and leaders talking for the remainder of the camp.
Youth leaders were highly impressed with the troops; they worked well together and were led well by the troop leaders. "We were split into 'Troops' of all different ages and wards, with the priests and laurels as leaders. This provided an awesome feeling of comradeship and belonging within troops. Everyone was accepted and had something to bring to the group. This brought a friendly competition to the activities and encouraged everyone to try their best", sister Christie said.
Brother Triptree expressed his impression of the younger youth during the night games: "In the night time we played games that were organized by the leaders and everyone worked so well as a team and communicated in a great way", he said.
A fireside and testimony meeting on the second evening encouraged youth to never give up and to fight to the end in challenging times. Brother Phil Challis of Tamar ward taught that 'fight a good fight' means standing up for what we believe but still maintaining meekness and dignity in our conduct towards others when they have mistreated us.
Sister Christie summed the camp up: "I loved camp so much and I know it is something that I'll always remembers and cherish."
Brother Triptree expressed his thanks to the leaders and concluded: "A really big thanks to the leaders for making the 3-4 days possible, everyone had an amazing time we will not forget. We made really strong friendships with everyone and we all felt like one big family."