Main Point: I can be a leader who includes others!
Bible Story: Nehemiah Rebuilds the Walls
Bible Passage: Nehemiah 1-3; 4:1-6; 6:15-16; 12:27, 43
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
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. Now at Camp Wannastay, we believe in building leaders and today’s Bible story is going to show us that we can be leaders who include others. Check this out!”
Campfire Story Outro / Dismissal to eGroups
“It’s time to dismiss your teams back to your cabins where you’re going to learn to be a leader who includes others.
When I call your leaders’ name, you can follow them to your cabins.”
(call eGroup leaders’ names and dismiss kids)
“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 Bumper Intro
“One way we have an awesome time in Motion is by singing worship songs and praising our great God. Let’s put our hands together and check out this video.
(initiate applause and walk off stage)
Worship Leader Intro Video
Worship Song – I Am Yours
Team Time Setup
“Great job, Motion! Everybody can have a seat.
(wait for kids to be seated)
Right now we’re going to have Team Time; a chance for you to have fun and play games with your teammates. Any games that you win with your teammates earn your team points toward a big award at the end of the day. Our game for today is called Dice Dropped. Take a look at the screen.
(refer to the game instructions video)
*Six areas of the room will be marked with numbers one through six. Kids begin the game in one of the six corners. Kids have 10 seconds to move to a new corner. After 10 seconds, the Host rolls the giant dice and whatever number lands face up on the dice, that area is out and all kids must sit down. That area is now considered “out” and the area is no “closed”. Kids still in the game have 10 seconds to move to another corner before the Host rolls the dice again. If the host rolls a number that has already been shut down, all remaining kids are safe. The team with the most kids remaining at the end of 10 rolls wins the game.*
Team Time Game – Dice Dropped
“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 team award, which rewards the team with the highest total team score. Teams earned points based on how many team members brought their Bible, how many team members 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 Team 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)
I’m also giving an award 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 eGroup 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 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)
Parent Pickup / Camp Bingo
“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!”