See below for the upcoming Aaronic Priesthood Commemoration flyer; we hope to see you there!
Here is a more formal schedule of events; timing and activities are subject to change:
May 12: We can arrive anytime after 12 noon on Friday, May 12
May 12, 6 PM - 8 PM: Organized games and activities (football, capture the flag, baseball, etc.)
May 12, 8 PM - 8:30 PM: Stake YM fireside program
May 12, 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM: Guitar Hero - bring your acoustic guitars or instruments and let's all jam together!
May 13, 7 AM: Breakfast provided by the Stake YM Presidency
May 13, ~8 AM: Service - Camp Beautification activity at Camp Daniel Boone
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Q: What is the purpose of the Aaronic Priesthood Commemoration Campout?
A: On May 15, 1829 near Harmony, Pennsylvania, John the Baptist restored the Aaronic Priesthood to the Prophet Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery, promising that this "shall never be taken again from the earth, until the sons of Levi do offer again an offering unto the Lord in righteousness" (see D&C 13). The campout commemorates this sacred event with activities specifically designed for those who currently or will someday hold the Aaronic Priesthood.
Q: Who is invited to the Aaronic Priesthood Commemoration Campout?
A: Typically this event is attended by men, young men and boys of all ages. However, anybody who wishes to commemorate the Restoration of the Aaronic Priesthood may attend. Appropriate church standards are expected to be followed at all times.
Q: Which campsite will we be using at Camp Daniel Boone?
A: We will be using the Arrowhead campsite, which is the first campsite as you enter CDB on the right side. We are not renting the mess hall or any of the cabins or platforms, so whatever you bring is what you will be using to sleep on, sit on, eat with, etc.
Q: How early can we arrive on Friday, May 12?
A: We can arrive as early as 12 noon on Friday, May 12.
Q: What will be provided on the campout?
A: The stake has reserved Camp Daniel Boone for the campout and will be providing a hot, full breakfast at 7 AM on Saturday, May 13. We will also be organizing the activities and events for those who wish to participate.
Q: What should I bring on the campout?
A: Aside from a desire to fellowship with the saints, the only thing you NEED to bring is any food for dinner or lunch and camping equipment you wish to use (tents, sleeping bags, etc). The stake will only provide food for breakfast on the morning of Saturday, May 13. Optionally, you may also wish to bring sporting equipment (fishing poles and license, baseball gloves, balls, etc), guitars and anything else that might be used during the campout.
Q: Do we have to participate in the activities listed?
A: No, there is no requirement to participate in any activity. The idea is to gather as a body of saints and enjoy each others' company. In fact, if you would like to organize your own activity or suggest another game, please contact Paul Hedgecock at 828-390-3751 for more information.
Q: I would like for my son to attend but he can't get there by himself. Who should I contact?
A: We encourage every ward or branch within the Asheville North Carolina Stake to coordinate efforts for unit members who wish to attend. Please contact your unit's Young Mens President to learn more about accomodation options.