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Quest LG :: Aug 29/30

CAMP WANNASTAY

Bible Story:

Palm Sunday
Matthew 21:1-11, 15-16; Mark 11:1-10; Luke 19:28-38

Main Point:

Leaders (point up)
celebrate! (cheer)

Memory Verse:

Remember your leaders
(point to head and say “bing”)
who taught you the word of God.
(open hands like a book)
Think of all the good
(two thumbs up)
that has come from their lives,
(spread arms wide)
and follow the example
(cup hands around mouth while whispering)
of their faith.
(shout and pump fist in the air)
Hebrews 13:7
(open hands like a book)

SERIES OVERVIEW

It’s time to pack your bags and head to camp for a camping adventure! We’ll learn how we can all be leaders who set an example for others in everything we say and do. From going on a bear hunt to find our friend Brownie Bear, receiving camp mail from our favorite Quest animals, to meeting around the campfire to hear the BEST stories from God’s word, you’ll WANNASTAY at camp all summer long!

CHARACTERS

Poncho (live) – Poncho is a camp counselor at Camp Wannastay.
Brownie Bear (video) Brownie Bear shares our camp rules and camp fire Bible story.
Hoot (video) Hoot is a friendly owl who loves to sing and worship with campers.
Camp Director Cricket (voice over) – Cricket is the camp director at Camp Wannastay.

PROPS

CLIPBOARD: Poncho uses the clipboard at the beginning of Large Group as he/she pretends to look over the camp schedule for the day.
WALKIE TALKIE: Poncho uses the walkie talkie each time he/she communicates with Camp Director Cricket. The walkie talkie can be kept in Poncho’s back pocket.
GREEN GORILLA MASK: Poncho comes on stage wearing the mask at the beginning of Quest Large Group.
BACKPACK: Poncho wears the backpack to keep the camp mail in during Large Group.

Quest Rules Video                                                        [1:45]

Video: Quest Rules Video

Scene 1: Camp Wannastay                                          [0:45]

Video: Cricket V.O 1

Camp Director Cricket (V.O.): Well, hello there campers! I’m Camp Director Cricket. Welcome to Camp Wannastay. I just love the outdoors and spending time at camp! I love it so much I wannastay everyday! And today is a special day because we’re celebrating Green Gorilla Day at camp. I hope all of you are wearing green for Green Gorilla Day! We’re going to have so much fun today on our camp adventures. First let’s meet your camp counselor, Poncho! On the count of three can you all yell “Poncho?” 1, 2, 3!

(Allow children to yell, “Poncho.”)

Poncho: (Walks onto stage, wearing the Green Gorilla mask, holding the walkie talkie in hand.) Wow, what a welcome! Thanks Camp Director Cricket, and thanks friends. I’m Poncho and I just love Camp Wannastay and Green Gorilla Day! I see you are ready to celebrate Green Gorilla Day too – your Green Gorilla masks look great, campers. If you’re ready to celebrate Green Gorilla, then stand up!

(Allow children to stand up.)

Poncho: Since it’s Green Gorilla Day at camp, let’s pretend to be Green Gorillas! Green Gorillas like to pound their chest and roar, so let me see you pretend to be a Green Gorilla! (Use your hands to pound your chest and roar like a gorilla, and encourage the children to do the same.) Great job! Now, did you know gorillas are really big monkeys? Let’s all make monkey sounds as loud as we can! (Make monkey sounds as loud as you an and encourage children to do the same.) Great job, campers! You make great Green Gorillas

Poncho: There are lots of animals around camp, so be on the lookout! There are lots of Green Gorillas, but the animal I see most are bears. But not just any bear. I always see our friend Brownie Bear! Let’s go on a bear hunt together around camp to find Brownie Bear. During our bear hunt, I want you to do what I do and repeat after me. Now, let’s see what we can find.

Video: Bear Hunt                                                           [1:30]

VIDEO: Bear Hunt -Swamp

(Poncho will lead the children and together they will repeat after the video.)

We’re going on a bear hunt. (Pat legs.) 

We’re looking for a big bear. (Make binoculars with hands.)

Ooooooooh look! (Look RIGHT and point.) 

It’s a squishy swamp. (Lifts feet as if stick in mud) 

We can’t go around it. (Shake head “No” and hold hands out to the side, palms up.) 

Let’s walk through it. (Point forward.) 

(Poncho pretends to walk through the squishy swamp in place on stage, leading the children to do the same.)

Altogether now! Squish, squish, squish, squish.

And stop!

(Poncho freezes in place, and encourages the children to do the same.) 

Poncho: We made it! That was so much fun! Great job, campers. Phew! (Pretends to wipe sweat from forehead.) I think it’s time for us to sit down and take a quick rest. (Poncho sits down on stage and encourages the children to sit down as well.) Now that our bear hunt is over, everyone take off your Green Gorilla masks and give them to your eGroup Leader. We want to make sure we can see everything on our adventure today!

(Take Green Gorilla mask off and put it inside the backpack. Allow time for eGroup Leaders to collect Green Gorilla masks from all the children in their eGroups.)

Poncho: Hey, look! I see something moving right over there.

(Points to the video screen.)

Video: Brownie Bear Rules                                            [1:06]

VIDEO: Brownie Bear Rules

(Poncho watches the Rules Video with the children.)

Scene 2: Hoot                                                                  [0:20]

Video: Screen Graphic 

Poncho: Campers! Can you believe it? We just saw a real, live bear! But, Brownie Bear wasn’t scary at all. She even gave us some great ways to be safe during our time at camp. One of my favorite parts about camp is seeing all the different animals out in the wild. In fact, (cups hand to ear) I think I hear another animal now! Do you hear that, campers?

(Directs children’s attention towards screen.)

Video: Hoot_1a

Poncho: (After seeing Hoot peaking out on the screen.) Oh look campers, it looks like our friend Hoot is flying our way! (Once Hoot appears completely on the screen, waves excitedly.) Hi Hoot!

VIDEO: Cricket V.O. 2 + Hoot_1b

Camp Director Cricket (V.O.): Attention campers! You’ve found our friend Hoot. Hoot loves to sing and he always has a great song to share with us. All campers, stand up and sing with Hoot! 

Song: Camp Wannastay                                                 [2:11]

Video: Camp Wannastay SONG

(Poncho leads children through the song with dancing and hand motions.)

Scene 3: Camp Mail                                                       [2:00]

Slide: Screen Graphic

Poncho: Great singing campers. You can sit down now!

(Allow children to sit down.)

Slide: Camp Mail Bugle

Poncho: (Hears bugle noise.) Oh boy! That sound can only mean one thing – CAMP MAIL! (Dances around with excitement.)

Poncho: Camp mail is one of my favorite things about being at camp because you never know who might send it. Today at Camp Wannastay we got a post card from the Green Gorilla! (Holds up walkie talkie to talk to Camp Director Cricket.) Camp Director Cricket, can you read it to us?

VIDEO: Postcard + Cricket V.O. 3

Camp Director Cricket (V.O.): Sure, Poncho. Campers, today’s camp mail is from Green Gorilla since we’re celebrating Green Gorilla Day! Listen closely as I read the post card to you!

Hey campers! Thank you for coming to Green Gorilla Day at Camp Wannastay! Today during Green Gorilla Day, we’re going to learn, “Leaders celebrate!”

I’m a leader because one time at Camp Wannastay, I celebrated when Black Bear won the bravest camper award. Oh what fun it is to celebrate with others! And you can celebrate with others, too. Have fun today, and remember, “Leaders celebrate!”

Green Gorilla

SLIDE: Screen Graphic

Poncho: (Holds up walkie talkie to talk to Camp Director Cricket.) Thank you Camp Director Cricket! What a great post card from our friend Green Gorilla! Something special Green Gorilla learned at Camp Wannastay is,

SLIDE: WK12 Main Point

Leaders (point to self) 
celebrate! (cheer)

Poncho: Can you say that with me, campers?

Leaders (point to self) 
celebrate! (cheer)

Poncho: Great job! Just like Green Gorilla, we can be leaders and show love to Jesus by celebrating Him.

Scene 4: Campfire Story                                             [0:45]

Slide: Cricket V.O 4

Camp Director Cricket (V.O.): Attention campers! It’s time for us to have a campfire! But a campfire wouldn’t be complete with out a campfire story. And you know who tells the best campfire stories at Camp Wannastay? Why, our good friend Brownie Bear, of course! I bet Brownie Bear is busy trying to find some honey for her belly, but let’s see if she can tell us a camp fire story!

Poncho: Oh, I love campfire stories! On the count of three, let’s all say “Brownie Bear!” as loud as we can. Ready? 1, 2, 3! Brownie Bear!

(Cup hand to ear, pretending to listen for Brownie Bear.)

Poncho: We must not have been loud enough. Campers, we’re going to need to use our outside voices to call Brownie Bear. On the count of three, let’s all say “Brownie Bear!” with our outdoor voices. Ready? 1, 2, 3! (Say loudly with the children.) Brownie Bear!

(Cup hand to ear, pretending to listen for Brownie Bear.)

Poncho:  Oh, I can hear her now! Let’s see if she can share a campfire story with us.

Video: Brownie Bear Bible Story                                [2:16] 

VIDEO: WK12 Campfire Story

(Poncho sits down and watches the Bible story video with the children.

Scene 5: Marshmallow Review                                    [1:15]

VIDEO: Cricket V.O 5

Camp Director Cricket (V.O.): What a fun campfire story! But a campfire story wouldn’t be complete without … marshmallows! Let’s see if you can remember what we learned during our campfire Bible story today.

VIDEO: Cricket V.O. 6 + Marshmallow 1a

Camp Director Cricket (V.O.): When people saw Jesus, did they shout things like “Hee-Haw” or “Yay Jesus”?

(Wait for children to respond – “Yay Jesus!”)

VIDEO: Cricket V.O. 7 + Marshmallow1b

Camp Director Cricket (V.O.): That’s right! People were excited to see Jesus so they shouted to celebrate Him!

VIDEO: Cricket V.O. 8 + Marshmallow2a

Camp Director Cricket (V.O.): When Jesus heard the people celebrate, did it make Him sad or happy?

(Wait for children to respond – “Happy!”)

VIDEO: Cricket V.O. 9 + Marshmallow2b

Camp Director Cricket (V.O.): You got it! Jesus was happy when people celebrated Him!  Jesus loves it when we celebrate Him!

Poncho: Wait, Camp Director Cricket! (Cups hand to ear.) I think I hear our special owl friend flying our way. Do you hear that, campers?

(Directs children’s attention towards screen.)

VIDEO:  Hoot_2

Poncho: (After seeing Hoot peaking out on the screen.) It sounds like Hoot!

Poncho: (Once Hoot appears completely on the screen, wave excitedly.) Hi again, Hoot! (To the children.) We know Hoot loves to sing songs about Jesus! Are you ready to sing? Let’s all stand up and sing with Hoot!

Song: Jump Around                              [1:58]

SONG: Jump Around

Poncho: Great singing campers. You can have a seat!

(Allow children to sit down.)

Scene 6: Memory Point Review                                   [1:00]

Slide: Cricket V.O. 10

Camp Director Cricket (V.O.): Attention all campers! Something special we do here at Camp Wannastay is learn Bible verses. As your camp counselor, Poncho will teach you all our camp Bible verse!

Poncho: That’s right! I would love to! Our camp Bible verse is Hebrews 13:7.

Remember your leaders (point to head and say “bing”)
who taught you the word of God. (open hands like a book)
Think of all the good (two thumbs up)
that has come from their lives, (spread arms wide)
and follow the example (cup hands around mouth while whispering)
of their faith. (shout and pump fist in the air)
Hebrews 13:7 (open hands like a book)

Poncho: This verse teaches us to follow the example of our leaders. I want all my campers to stand up and repeat our camp Bible verse after me!

(Allow children to stand up.)

Poncho: Ready? Here we go!

Remember your leaders (point to head and say “bing”)
(Allow children to repeat.)
who taught you the word of God. (open hands like a book)
(Allow children to repeat.)
Think of all the good (two thumbs up)
(Allow children to repeat.)
that has come from their lives, (spread arms wide)
(Allow children to repeat.)
and follow the example (cup hands around mouth while whispering)
(Allow children to repeat.)
of their faith. (shout and pump fist in the air)
(Allow children to repeat.)
Hebrews 13:7 (open hands like a book)
(Allow children to repeat.)

Poncho: Great job, campers! To help us learn this Bible verse, we’re going to sing a song together. Everyone stay standing and sing with me!

Song: Hebrews 13:7                                                 [1:58]

SONG: Hebrews 13:7

(Poncho leads children through the song with dancing and hand motions.)

Scene 7: Dismissal                                                   [1:30]     

Slide: Screen Graphic

Poncho: Great singing friends! You can sit down now!

(Allow children to sit down.)

SLIDE: Cricket V.O. 11

Camp Director Cricket (V.O.): Great job campers! Our Bible verse teaches us how we can learn from our Bible story. Poncho, you know what that means – remember, think and follow! 

Poncho: That’s right! Time for us to remember our Bible story, think about the good things from our story, and follow the example set by the people in the Bible story.

Slide: Remember_ WK12

Poncho: First, let’s REMEMBER (point to head) who the leader is. Who were the leaders we learned about today?

(Allow children to answer – “The people!”)

Poncho: Yes, that’s right!

Slide: Think_WK12

Poncho: Now, let’s THINK (two thumbs up) about the good things they did. How did the people celebrate Jesus?

(Allow children to answer – “By shouting praises!”)

Poncho: Great job friends!

Slide: Follow_WK12

Poncho: Now, let’s say how can we FOLLOW (cup hands around mouth while whispering) the peoples’ example and be a leader. Can you be a leader and celebrate Jesus?

(Allow children to answer – “Yes!”)

Poncho: Great job friends! You’re on your way to being great leaders already.

SLIDE: Triangle Bell

VIDEO: Cricket V.O. 12

CD Cricket (V.O.): You know what that sound means, campers! Time for all camp counselors to report down to the lake while you campers head back to your eGroups. Thanks for celebrating with us at Camp Wannastay for Green Gorilla Day. I hope you had fun and wannastay just like I do! See you all next week. Bye, campers!

Poncho: It’s time for me to head to the lake and time for you to continue celebrating Green Gorilla Day in eGroup! eGroup Leaders, go ahead and help your group put their Green Gorilla masks on. I’ll see you next week. Bye, campers!

(Walks off stage, waving to the children. eGroup Leaders should continue to put masks on children before dismissed from Large Group.)

Video: Quest Dismissal Slides                                            

(Cue the dismissal slides for each Quest Animal eGroup.)


Camp Wannastay – Week 10 #Quest

Bible Story: Genesis 6:5-7:16 | Noah Obeys God
Main Point: Leaders work hard!
Memory Verse: “Remember your leaders who taught you the word of God. Think of all the good that has come from their lives, and follow the example of their faith.”  Hebrews 13:7

At Camp Wannastay we are learning to be leaders who work hard! This week, our friend Brownie Bear taught us about a man named Noah. God told Noah a flood was coming and for Noah to build an ark. Noah had to work hard with his family so he could build the ark and put two of each animal on it. Noah was a leader who worked hard and we can be leaders like Noah, by working hard in all we do.


We are partnering with Newspring Church and using their Camp Wannstay video curriculum.To learn more about KidSpring, visit https://newspring.cc/kidspring.

This week, we received camp mail from our friend Green Gorilla who invited us to Green Gorilla celebration next week. He asked everyone to wear his favorite color, GREEN, so make sure to wear GREEN this next week!

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Camp Canteen
Join us in helping your child learn Hebrews 13:7, our camp memory verse. Children can recite this verse each week during Camp Wannastay to collect a prize from the Camp Canteen.

Remember your leaders (point to head and say “bing”)
who taught you the word of God (open hands like a book)
Think of all the good (two thumbs up)
that has come from their lives, (spread arms wide)
and follow the example (cup hands around mouth while whispering)
of their faith. (shout and pump fist in the air)

Learning this verse helps us learn how to be better leaders, like those in the Bible stories we read each week. Practice your verse with your camper then ask your child to Remember, Think, and Follow to review what we learned this weekend:

  1. Remember: Who was the leader you learned about at Camp Wannastay? (Noah)
  2. Think: How did Noah do what was right? (We worked hard to build the ark.)
  3. Follow: How can you be a leader like Noah? (by working hard)

Overboard – Week 4 #Motion

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Series Memory Verse: Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever. Psalm 107:1 (NIV)
Main Point: Find a blessing no matter what!
Bible Story: Joseph Comforts His Brothers, Genesis 50:15-21

In our fourth week of Overboard, we saw Ollie try to continue his training despite his injury. See what happened!

Ollie’s training had mixed success, but when he changed his attitude and looked for the blessing in the situation, he ended up meeting Molly and making a new friend.

This lesson is powerful for us, both as adults and kids. We will have plenty of challenging circumstances come our way but if we can look for the blessing in the midst of it, we can be grateful no matter what.

Talk with your family this week about how you can look for the blessing no matter what’s going on. Commit to remind each other when you’re facing a challenge to intentionally look for ways to be grateful. And make sure to come back next week to see Ollie finally face off against the bully Zane in wake boarding!


Camp Wannastay – Week 9 #Quest

Bible Story: Genesis 6:5-7:16 | Noah Obeys God
Main Point: Leaders work hard!
Memory Verse: “Remember your leaders who taught you the word of God. Think of all the good that has come from their lives, and follow the example of their faith.”  Hebrews 13:7

We had so much fun celebrating Orange Otter day together at Camp Wannastay! This week, our friend Brownie Bear taught us about a man named Noah. God told Noah a flood was coming and for Noah to build an ark. Noah had to work hard with his family so he could build the ark and put two of each animal on it. Noah was a leader who worked hard and we can be leaders, too, just like Noah by working hard in all we do.


We are partnering with Newspring Church and using their Camp Wannstay video curriculum. To learn more about KidSpring, visit https://newspring.cc/kidspring.

This week, we received camp mail from our friend Orange Otter who was a leader by working hard.

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Camp Canteen
Join us in helping your child learn Hebrews 13:7, our camp memory verse. Children can recite this verse each week during Camp Wannastay to collect a prize from the Camp Canteen.

Remember your leaders (point to head and say “bing”)
who taught you the word of God (open hands like a book)
Think of all the good (two thumbs up)
that has come from their lives, (spread arms wide)
and follow the example (cup hands around mouth while whispering)
of their faith. (shout and pump fist in the air)

Learning this verse helps us learn how to be better leaders, like those in the Bible stories we read each week. Practice your verse with your camper then ask your child to Remember, Think, and Follow to review what we learned this weekend:

  1. Remember: Who was the leader you learned about at Camp Wannastay? (Noah)
  2. Think: How did Noah do what was right? (We worked hard to build the ark.)
  3. Follow: How can you be a leader like Noah? (by working hard)

Overboard – Week 3 #Motion

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Series Memory Verse: Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever. Psalm 107:1 (NIV)
Main Point: Celebrate what God has done!
Bible Story: Staging a Celebration, Nehemiah 8

 

In our third week of Overboard, we finally got to see Ollie take to the lake and begin wake boarding. See what happened!

 

 

Ollie saw some success in his wake boarding but at the end, suffered an injury during a weightlifting session. Make sure to come back next week to see how he is!

 

Nigel had some wise advice for Ollie – it isn’t just the people around Ollie he should be grateful for because ultimately all we have comes from God. Nehemiah knew that and led the nation of Israel to celebrate what God had done for them. In your family this week, take time to talk about the ways God has blessed your family and find a memorable way to celebrate those – maybe it’s a celebration or a party, maybe it’s a visual reminder in your house. Whatever it is, make sure to celebrate what God has done.