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CAMP WANNASTAY

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WEEK 4: July 4/5

LEADERSHIP

Setting an example for others by what you say and what you do.

MAIN POINT

I can be a leader who includes others!

MEMORY VERSE: 1 TIMOTHY 4:12 (NIV)

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.

BIBLE STORY

David and Jonathan
1 Samuel 15, 16, 18, 20
2 Samuel 9

CABIN COLOR

CABIN COLOR starts 20 minutes before the worship experience begins.

CABIN COLOR
Cabin Color is a time to welcome campers to your group and Camp Wannastay. You’ll introduce yourself and help campers apply the cabin color tattoo. Have campers sign in on the cabin roll call sheet. Campers can then hangout and get to know the other campers in their cabin with a fun activity.

TIME
20 MINUTES

SUPPLIES
CABIN SIGN-IN SHEET, CLIP BOARD, PEN, CABIN TATTOO, WIPES, UNO CARDS (2 DECKS PER eGROUP), UNO WAR INSTRUCTION CARDS, SLAP GAME INSTRUCTION CARD, GO FISH GAME INSTRUCTION CARD, UNO GAME INSTRUCTION CARD

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SAY: “My name is __________________ and I’m your eGroup Camp Counselor! This summer you’ll be a camper at Motion’s Camp Wannastay! Every weekend of Camp Wannastay you’ll be part of a camp cabin. Today we are the       (insert cabin color)       cabin! As a cabin we’ll hang out together during camp, hear stories from the Bible, talk about what it means to follow Jesus, and play games! But first you need to register for camp by signing the cabin roll call sheet and putting on your       (insert cabin color)      cabin tattoo!”

DO:

  • As campers enter your cabin have them sign their first name on the cabin roll call sheet. Younger campers may need help signing in.
  • Help campers apply a cabin tattoo using a wipe. Older campers can apply the cabin tattoos on their own OR you can assign one camper to help other campers apply their cabin tattoo. NOTE: Placement options for tattoos are hands or arms. The tattoo should be visible.
  • After campers have applied their tattoo, help them form groups of six to eight to play UNO.
  • Use the UNO War game instruction card to teach the campers how to play UNO War with the UNO cards.


ALTERNATE GAME:

  • Use the Go Fish game instruction card and play Go Fish with the UNO cards.
  • Use the Slap UNO game instruction card and play Slap UNO with the UNO cards.
  • Use the UNO game instruction card and play UNO with the UNO cards.

ROLL CALL

ONCE THE WORSHIP EXPERIENCE BEGINS (5:00, 9:30, 11:30)

ROLL CALL
Roll Call is a time for campers to get to know their eGroup Camp Counselor and each other. Participate with the campers and have fun. Make sure to introduce the Cabin Flag and Cabin Award.

SUGGESTED TIME
10 MINUTES

SUPPLIES
CABIN FLAG, CABIN ROLL CALL SHEET, CABIN POINTS (ON BACK OF ROLL CALL SHEET), PEN

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SAY: “Today at Camp Wannastay we have our very own cabin flag! (Wave cabin flag.) We’ll take it with us to Large Group to show our cabin spirit! I’ll chose someone from our group being a great leader to carry the flag to Large Group. The next thing we’ll do at Camp Wannastay is Roll Call! When you hear me call your name, stand up and say your favorite campfire dessert.”

DO: Use the roll call sheet to call on all campers. After each camper has been called they can sit back down.

SAY: “During our time at Camp Wannastay we are going to learn how to be leaders who set examples for others by what they say and what they do. We will learn following Jesus will make us great leaders because Jesus is the greatest leader ever! Today we have a chance to win the CABIN AWARD by leading the way in attending Camp Wannastay, reading our Bibles, and learning God’s word by saying the Camp Wannastay motto. If we have the most points at the end of today we win the CABIN AWARD and get to choose a prize from the BUG BIN! We’ll get points for each of those things and for winning the Large Group games. Let’s see how may points we earn so far today.”

DO: Use the cabin points sheet to record points for the following things:

  • ATTENDANCE: One point for every camper in attendance.
  • BIBLE: One point for every camper who brings a Bible.
  • LARGE GROUP GAME: Five points for each game the cabin wins.

SAY: “To help our cabin be leaders in learning God’s word let’s practice 1 Timothy 4:12, our Camp Wannastay motto. This verse from the Bible helps us remember we can be leaders right now if we follow Jesus’ example in what we say and what we do. Our actions, words, and thoughts should show others we follow Jesus. Repeat the words and motions after me.”

Don’t let anyone look down on you (shake head “no”) because you are young, (pat head)
but set an example for the believers (hands out to sides, palms up) in speech, (cup hands around mouth)
in conduct, (pound fists on top of each other)  in love, (make heart with hands)
in faith and in purity. (point to head) 1 Timothy (hold up pointer finger) 4:12 (hold up four fingers)

DO: Practice the verse a few times and then allow campers to say the Camp Wannastay motto. Use the cabin points sheet to record two points for each camper who can say the Camp Wannastay motto.

 ORIENTATION

OVERVIEW:
During Orientation campers will learn how they can earn cabin keys during Camp Wannastay. Their first weekend attending Camp Wannastay, campers will receive a camp key chain to collect their cabin keys. At anytime during the series campers can turn in their cabin keys to redeem for prizes.

TIME:
5-6 MINUTES

SUPPLIES:
CAMP KEY CHAINS, CABIN KEYS (ORANGE AND GREEN), CAMP MOTTO TAGS

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SAY: “Not only do we have a chance to win the Cabin Award together, but you can also earn your own prizes! Each time you attend Camp Wannastay and bring your Bible to camp you will earn cabin keys. These cabin keys will help you earn awesome prizes! The tag on your camp key chain has 1 Timothy 4:12, our Camp Wannastay motto, so you can practice during the week!”

DO:

  • Give new campers (VIP and new to series) a camp key chain with a Camp Wannastay motto tag attached to collect cabin keys on.
  • Award campers a cabin key for the following:
    • ATTENDANCE= 1 green cabin key
    • BRINGING A BIBLE= 1 orange cabin key
  • Explain the prizes campers can earn by collecting cabin keys. Campers can turn in their cabin keys any weekend for the following:
    • SNACK FROM THE CAMP CANTEEN= 4 cabin keys
    • CAMP WANNASTAY T-SHIRT= 8 cabin keys

SAY: “I know you will all be great leaders in this challenge by coming as many weekends as you can to Camp Wannastay and bringing your Bible with you, too! It’s important to come every weekend and learn from the Bible so you can learn to be a leader by following Jesus’ example!

I’ll be watching to see who in our group is setting an example for others by what they say and do during Camp Wannastay. At the end of today I’ll nominate one of you to win the LEADER AWARD.”

TIP: Set expectations about the keys and key chains. Campers should not throw the key chains or twirl them around on their finger. Campers should wear the key chains on their wrists or ankles or keep them in their pockets.

TAKE CABIN FLAG TO LARGE GROUP. PLACE IN FLAG HOLDER ON STAGE.

TRANSITION TO LARGE GROUP

CABIN TIME

LEADERS CELEBRATE OTHERS
BIBLE STORY AND DISCUSSION

SUGGESTED TIME
8-10 MINUTES

SUPPLIES

BIBLE STORY CARD, CABIN MAT, PENS, CRAYONS, SCENARIO CARD, LEADERSHIP DICE

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SAY: “During Cabin Time we are going to see what the Bible says about being a leader. Today we’ll read about a leader who celebrated others. His name was Jonathan and he was a friend of David. As we read from the Bible I want you to listen for how Jonathan celebrated David.”

DO:

  • Read the Bible story from the Bible story card

SAY: “Jonathan celebrated David. He could have been jealous and had a bad attitude towards David. Instead he chose to celebrate David because he knew God had chosen David to be the next king.”

DISCUSS:

  • How did Saul feel about David becoming king? (He was jealous.)
  • How did Jonathan feel about David becoming king? (He was happy for David. He celebrated him!)
  • When good things happen to other people, should we be jealous of them or can we be leaders who celebrate them? (We can be leaders who celebrate them.)
  • Whose help do we need to be a leader who celebrates others? (Jesus)
  • In the verses we read, what did God ask Nehemiah to do? (rebuild the wall of Jerusalem)
  • What are some things Nehemiah did to include others? (allowed others to help rebuild the wall, assigned things to different people, )

SAY: “To help us learn about being a leader who celebrates like Jonathan, we are going to use our Cabin Mat.”

DO: Hand out a Cabin Mat to each camper. NOTE: There are different mats for first-second graders and third-fifth graders. Have campers write their name on the Cabin Mat. Have campers find the BIBLE SECTION on their Cabin Mat.

SAY: “Here is David. Next to David draw his friend Jonathan who celebrated him. After you draw a picture of Jonathan, trace the letters of his name.”

DO:

  • Read the scenarios from the scenario card one at a time. For each scenario have campers take turns rolling the die. If it lands on a speech bubble, have campers share what they would SAY to celebrate the person in the scenario. If it lands on a hand, have campers share what they would DO to celebrate the person in the scenario.
  • Have campers find the LEADERSHIP SECTION on their Cabin Mat. Read the instructions to the campers. Have campers fill in the face of the person they will celebrate this week. Discuss what they can SAY and DO to celebrate this person.

CABIN TIME: 3RD-5TH

LEADERS INCLUDE OTHERS
BIBLE STORY AND DISCUSSION

SUGGESTED TIME
8-10 MINUTES

SUPPLIES
BIBLE STORY CARD, CABIN MAT, PENS, MARKERS

SAY: “During Cabin Time we are going to see what the Bible says about being a leader. Today we’ll read about a leader who celebrated others. His name was Jonathan and he was a friend of David. As we read from the Bible I want you to listen for how Jonathan celebrated David.”

DO: Read the Bible story from the Bible story card.

SAY: “Jonathan was David’s best friend and he celebrated David even when though the good things weren’t happening to him. He was a great leader! To help us learn about being a leader who celebrates like Jonathan celebrated David, we are going to use our Cabin Mat”

DO: Hand out a Cabin Mat to each camper. NOTE: There are different mats for first-second graders and third-fifth graders. Have campers write their name on the Cabin Mat. Have campers find the BIBLE SECTION on their Cabin Mat.

DISCUSS: As campers answer the discussion questions have them circle the answer.

  • David was chosen to be the next king. Saul thought his son Jonathan should be the next king. How did Jonathan respond? Was he jealous OR was Jonathan happy for David? Circle the answer. (He was happy for David.)
  • How did Jonathan treat David after finding out David would be king? Did he give David his robe, armor, sword, bow, and belt OR did he tell David he didn’t want to be his friend anymore? (He gave David his robe, armor, sword, bow, and belt.)
  • Whose help do you need to be a leader who celebrates others? I can do it on my own OR I can ask Jesus for help to celebrate others? (Ask Jesus for help.)

SAY: “Jonathan chose to celebrate his friend David instead of being jealous. You can do the same thing when good things happen to other people. We can celebrate what makes others special and unique. We can celebrate with them instead of being jealous or sad.”

DO: 

  • Have campers find the LEADERSHIP SECTION on their Cabin Mat. Explain how to play the DOT GAME. The goal of the game is to form the most squares in the grid. Read the instructions on the Cabin Mat to the campers and have campers find a partner. Have pairs choose a Cabin Mat to play on.
  • The camper who wins will play the winner of another game. The camper who loses the game will celebrate the other camper by becoming their biggest fan and cheering them on in the next game. By the last game, campers will have half of the cabin cheering them on. Have all campers cheer for the champion of the last game.

CABIN TIME

LET’S CELEBRATE
APPLICATION ACTIVITY

SUGGESTED TIME
8-10 MINUTES

SUPPLIES
EKIDZ PRAYER JOURNAL, PEN, CABIN MAT, STICKER SHEETS (1 PER CAMPER), GUMMY STARS

SAY: “Before we begin our last activity, let’s pray together.”

DO: Take prayer requests and write them down in your eKidz prayer journal so you can pray for your eGroup campers during the week. Encourage campers to share one or two prayer requests. Invite campers to pray with you if they want.

SUGGESTED PRAYER: “Dear God, just like Jonathan celebrated David, help us to be leaders who choose to celebrate others instead of being jealous. We love You! In Jesus’ name, amen.”

SAY: “In our story today, Jonathan celebrated David. He was happy for David when he was chosen to be the next king and even gave David his armor. What are things we can say and do to celebrate others? (Examples: encourage them by saying nice things to them, give them high fives, smile and be happy for them, celebrate what makes others unique)

Right now, we are going to celebrate the other campers in our cabin. I am going to give you a sheet of stickers that have encouraging phrases on them. We are going to pass around our cabin mats. For each camper’s mat, choose a sticker to place in the SNACK SECTION of their cabin mat.”

DO: 

  • For larger groups, split the campers into groups of eight to ten.
  • Have campers sit in a circle.
  • Pass out sticker sheets.
  • Have campers pass their cabin mats around the circle. For each cabin mat passed to them, have campers place a sticker in the SNACK area of the mat.
  • Once the cabin mats have made it all the way around the circle and returned to their owner, have campers celebrate each other with a snack.

SAY: ”Check out all the awesome stickers your fellow campers chose to put on your mat to celebrate you! I want to celebrate each of you for the star leaders you are! You are leaders who celebrate others!”

DO: While campers are eating the snack and point out the eKIDZ AT HOME SECTION on their cabin mat. EXPLAIN campers can do this section at home to remember what we learned about being a leader. NOTE: All campers will take the cabin mat home. BEFORE HEADING TO LARGE GROUP COLLECT Cabin Mats from all campers and RETURN to each camper during dismissal.