An Activity is not over until the Thank-You notes are written and sent.An often overlooked detail of planning an activity is the review and thank you step.
When teaching leadership to youth and adults, this detail is just as important as the assignments made for before and during the event.
After our Young Women Camp last week, I hosted the Youth Camp Leaders (YCL) for a "Review and Thank You" activity.
We wrote thank you notes to every adult who helped with Camp (Stake and Ward Leders) and reviewed every aspect of camp while it was fresh on their minds.
We discussed how many people helped to make camp a positive experience, even the work of those who helped with preparations and did not attend camp.
At the end of the activity, I collected the envelopes filled with the Thank you notes and distributed them a few days later at a "Thank You" Dinner I hosted at my home for the Ward and Stake Camp Leaders.
It was such a wonderful note to end camp on. There was a spirit of love, unity, and gratitude for all.
I recommend including this step in any activity (large or small) that you are in charge of.
Envelopes for the Thank You notes
Camp Cookies using the recipe from our camp cook
Breakfast for those who spent the night
Review and Thank You activity