Main Point: I can be a leader!
Bible Story: The Twelve Men
Bible Passage: Matthew 4:18-22, 9:9, 10:1-3, John 1:43-51
Memory Verse: “Don’t let anyone make fun of you because you are young. Set an example for other followers by what you say and do.” 1 Timothy 4:12 (CEV)
Welcome / Campfire Story Intro
“Hello campers, and welcome to Camp Wannastay! My name is Camp Counselor __________ and I’m here to make sure you have a great time. Today is our first day here at Camp Wannastay and I can’t wait to have fun, play games and learn more about leadership from some awesome people in the Bible. Check out the screen!”
Campfire Story Outro / Dismissal to eGroups
“Motion, what a great lesson about leadership. It’s time to dismiss your teams back to your cabins where you’re going to learn to even more about how to be a leader.
When I call your camp counselor’s name, you can follow them to your cabins.”
(dismiss kids by calling out group leaders’ names)
Dismissal to eGroups
“Welcome back, campers! I want to take a moment and welcome our VIPs. You’re a VIP if it’s your first time in eKidz and we’re so glad you’re here. Motion, help me welcome our VIPs!
If you’re a VIP, I’ve got some special instructions for you. Check out the screen!
This is a VIP lanyard.
[VIP Slide – Lanyard]
When you leave Motion, you need to take that lanyard to the black tent.
[VIP Slide – Black Tent]
Once you get to the black tent, show them your lanyard and they will give you a gift!
[VIP Slide – Gift]
VIP Lanyard + Black Tent = Gift.
If you have any questions, just ask someone in a blue eKidz shirt! We’re all here to make sure you have an awesome time at camp.”
Worship Intro Bumper
“Motion, it’s time for us to worship and celebrate the amazing things that God has done. Let’s put our hands together and check out the screen.”
(initiate applause, walk off stage)
Worship Leader Intro Video
I Am Yours
“Motion, stay standing as we sing our next worship song, For Your Glory!”
For Your Glory
Team Time Setup
“Great job everybody! Go ahead and have a seat.
(wait for kids to be seated)
Motion, it’s Team Time which means that you’ve got an opportunity to earn more points for your cabin so you can win the big team award at the end of the day. During today’s Team Time, you’ll be working with a partner in your cabin to keep your balance in an awesome game called ‘Back To back Buddies.’ Check out the screen!”
(refer to the video being played)
*Kids will partner with someone in their cabin, locking arms and standing back to back. Challenges will appear on the screen and the pair must complete the challenges without falling down or letting go of each other’s arms. The cabin that has the most people still standing when the game ends will be named the winner. Any “odd man out” will partner with the eGroup leader.*
Team Time Game – Back To Back Buddies
“Camp time is almost over, but every day at camp we give out awards for campers and teams who have been working hard at camp. Our first award is the Cabin Award, which rewards the Cabin with the highest total score. Cabins earned points based on how many cabin members brought their Bible, how many said their memory verse, and who won the Team Time games.
Motion, give me a drumroll as I get ready to announce the winner of today’s Cabin Award!
The winner is the ______ team! Motion, put your hands together and let’s congratulate the _______ team.
(let the winning team choose a prize from the Bug Bin)
Now, I’m going to award an awesome color-changing bottle to the eGroup counselor who showed the most spirit today. If you think your leader should win this award, I want you to scream as loud as you can on the count of three. One, two, three!
(encourage kids to yell loudly)
Ok, Motion, the Camp Counselor Spirit Award goes to ______ of the ______ team! Everyone, let’s all give counselor ________ a hand!
(initiate applause, give group leaders their prize)
And last, but not least, I want to give an awesome Camp Wannastay award to one kid in particular who showed great leadership throughout the day. At Camp Wannastay, we want to honor kids who act like leaders, just like in the Bible stories we’re learning about. Motion, give a big round of applause to _________!”
(give winning kid their prize)
That’s right, __________ you’ve earned your very own Camp Wannastay color-changing water bottle just in time for the summer! Great job today!”
(give kid a high five, instruct them to have a seat)
“Now campers, before your parents pick you up from Camp Wannastay, we’re going to play a camp favorite – Bingo! Each of you will receive a Bingo board. I’ll be at the front of the stage calling out letters and numbers. If you have the letters and numbers I call out, slide the shutter on your board over the appropriate space. As I call out numbers and letters, we’ll show which ones have been called by putting an “X” over them on the screen.
If you get 5 in a row in any direction, yell out “BINGO!” and a counselor will come around to check out your board. We’ll keep track of which numbers and letters we’ve called on the screen. If you’ve won the round, you’ll get to choose a prize from the Bug Bin! Let’s pass out the boards and chips and we’ll get ready to play Camp Bingo!”