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Motion eG :: June 20/21

CAMP WANNASTAY

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WEEK 2

LEADERSHIP

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

MAIN POINT

I can be a leader who shows respect!

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 Shows Respects
1 Samuel 17

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 ROLL CALL SHEET, CLIP BOARD, PEN, CABIN TATTOO, WIPES, UNO CARDS, GO FISH INSTRUCTION CARD, UNO GAME INSTRUCTION CARD

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 play Go Fish.
  • Use the Go Fish game instruction card to teach the campers how to play Go Fish.
  • Take out the “action cards” (Reverse, Draw Two, Wild, Wild Draw Four, etc.) from the UNO cards.

ALTERNATE GAME:

  • Use the UNO game instruction card to teach the campers how to play UNO.

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

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 food that is our cabin color.”

DO: Use the camp sign-in 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

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: 1st-2nd

LEADERS SHOW RESPECT
BIBLE STORY AND DISCUSSION

SUGGESTED TIME
8-10 MINUTES

SUPPLIES
BIBLES, CABIN MAT, PENS, CRAYONS (FIRST-SECOND GRADE)

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 showed respect. His name was David. As we read from the Bible I want you to listen for who he showed respect to and how he showed respect by what he said and did.”

DO:

  • Have campers find 1 Samuel 17:17 in their Bibles. NOTE: This may take time but it helps them learn skills for reading the Bible on their own.
  • Read 1 Samuel 17:17-20. The campers can read along in their Bibles.

SAY: “David’s brothers were fighting in a war against the Philistines. David’s father asked him to take bread and cheese to his brothers. How did David show respect to his father? (Answer: By doing what his father asked by taking the food to his brothers.) While David was there he heard a Philistine named Goliath saying mean, disrespectful things about God and his people. Let’s read on to see what David did to show respect to God.”

DO: Read 1 Samuel 34-40.

SAY: “David wanted to stand up to Goliath for disrespecting God and that is just what he did! David defeated Goliath with the sling and a stone. To help us learn about being a leader who shows respect like 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:

  • David showed respect to his father and God. Draw the food, ten loaves of bread and ten blocks of cheese, David took to his brother in the basket.
  • Draw the five stones David picked up from the river.

SAY: “As David showed us, being respectful is one way we can be a leader. When you treat people with respect you show them they are important. Jesus values treating others with respect. He wants us to show respect with what we say and do. Let’s talk about how we can do that.”

DO: Have campers find the LEADERSHIP SECTION on their Cabin Mat. Read the ways to show respect in order and have campers match the words to the pictures by drawing a line.

CABIN TIME: 3rd-5th

LEADERS SHOW RESPECT
BIBLE STORY AND DISCUSSION

SUGGESTED TIME
8-10 MINUTES

SUPPLIES
BIBLES, 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 showed respect. His name was David. As we read from the Bible I want you to listen for who he showed respect to and how he showed respect by what he said and did.”

DO:

  • Have campers find 1 Samuel 17:17 in their Bibles. NOTE: This may take time but it helps them learn skills for reading the Bible on their own.
  • Read 1 Samuel 17:17-20. The campers can read along in their Bibles.

SAY: “David’s brothers were fighting in a war against the Philistines. David’s father asked him to take bread and cheese to his brothers. How did David show respect to his father? (Answer: By doing what his father asked by taking the food to his brothers.) While David was there he heard a Philistine named Goliath saying mean, disrespectful things about God and his people. Let’s read on to see what David did to show respect to God.”

DO: Read 1 Samuel 34-40.

SAY: “David wanted to stand up to Goliath for disrespecting God and that is just what he did! David defeated Goliath with the sling and a stone. To help us learn about being a leader who shows respect like David, we are going to use our Cabin Mat.”

DISCUSS:

  • What did David do to show respect to his father? (Obeyed his father by taking food to his brothers.)
  • What did David say and do to show respect to God? (Verses 36-37: David glorified God and spoke about everything God had done for him. David stood up to Goliath for defying God.)
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 and find the BIBLE SECTION on their Cabin Mat. Have campers find the loaves of bread and cheese hidden within the picture.

SAY: “As David showed us, being respectful is one way we can be a leader. When you treat people with respect you show them they are important. Jesus values treating others with respect. He wants us to show respect with what we say and do. Let’s talk about how we can do that.”

DO: Have campers find the LEADERSHIP SECTION on their Cabin Mat. Read the ways to show respect in order and have campers match the words to the pictures by drawing a line.

CABIN TIME: 3rd-5th

RESPECT OTHERS
APPLICATION ACTIVITY

SUGGESTED TIME
8-10 MINUTES

SUPPLIES
EKIDZ PRAYER JOURNAL, PEN, CABIN MAT, RUNTS CANDY (1 BAG PER KID)

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, thank You for leaders like David and Jesus who show us how to respect others. Help us to be leaders who show respect. We love You! In Jesus’ name, amen.”

SAY: “In our story today, David was a leader who respected his father by taking food to his brothers. For our snack today you’ll get food (show Runts candy) to fill up the ‘R’ on your Cabin Mat by answering questions about respect.”

DO: In the SNACK SECTION of their Cabin Mat, have campers place Runts candy in two squares of the letter “R” for every question they answer. After all the questions have been asked allow campers to eat the Runts candy for filling up the letter “R” on their Cabin Mat. Encourage all campers to fill up the letter “R” and repeat questions if necessary.

  • What does respect mean? (showing something or someone is important by how you treat them)
  • Why does Jesus want us to be leaders in showing respect to others? (As Christians we are leaders for others by what we say and do. We are the example of Jesus in their lives.)
  • What can you do to show respect to God? (read the Bible, follows God’s word, pray, be thankful to God, show respect to others)
  • What can you do to show respect to your parents? (obey, speak kindly to them, don’t talk back, do your chores, spend time with your parents)
  • What can you say and do to respect the feelings of others? (say encouraging words, say you are sorry if you hurt someone’s feelings, include others, share)
  • How can we show respect even when we do not feel like it? (treat others how you want to be treated, say things in a nice tone, use your manners, if it’s not something nice then don’t say it)

DO: While campers are eating the Runts candy 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.

WE WILL CONNECT THE FAMILY: One way to connect the family is helping kids take their Cabin Mats home. Cabin Mats show parents what their child is learning in Motion and help initiate faith-based discussions.