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Quest Large Group :: Sept 5/6

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.
BACKPACK: Poncho wears the backpack to keep the camp mail in during Large Group.
CAMP WANNASTAY LEADERSHIP AWARD: Poncho will celebrate the children learning how to be leaders at Camp Wannastay. Poncho will show the award to children.

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, holding the walkie talkie in hand.) Wow, what a welcome! Thanks Camp Director Cricket, and thanks friends. I’m Poncho and I love Camp Wannastay!

Scene 2: Hoot                                                                  [0:20]

Poncho: Campers!  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 an 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 (hesitates)… wait! Today’s post card is from…Camp Director Cricket? (Holds up walkie talkie to talk to Camp Director Cricket.) Camp Director Cricket, you sent us a postcard! Will you read it to us?

Video: Postcard + Cricket V.O 3

Camp Director Cricket (V.O.): Sure, Poncho. Since today is the last day of camp, I thought I would send some mail to my favorite campers! Listen closely as I read the post card to you!

Hey campers! I’m so glad you came to Camp Wannastay. We’ve had so much fun at camp playing outside, hearing stories about Jesus, going on adventures, and learning to be a leader! Today was a special day because it was our last day at Camp Wannastay.

You have learned to be a great leader while at Camp Wannastay. Remember to be a leader everyday by following the best leader, Jesus!

Camp Director Cricket

SLIDE: Screen Graphic

Poncho: (Holds up walkie talkie to talk to Camp Director Cricket.) Thank you Camp Director Cricket! I love camp mail. And what a great post card reminding us of all the fun we’ve had at camp!

Scene 4: Campfire Story                                             [0:45]

Slide: Cricket V.O 4

Camp Director Cricket (V.O.): You’re welcome! Now, 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! 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: WK13 Campfire Story

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

Scene 5: Main Point Review                                    [0:30]

VIDEO: Screen Graphic

Poncho: (Holds up walkie talkie to talk to Camp Director Cricket.) Camp Director Cricket, what a great Bible story from our friend Brownie Bear!

VIDEO: WK13 Main Point_A + Cricket V.O. 5

Camp Director Cricket (V.O.): Yes it was! Everyone at Camp Wannastay was able to learn…

VIDEO: WK13 Main Point_B + Cricket V.O. 6

Camp Director Cricket (V.O.): Leaders celebrate! …Jesus loves it when people who love Him celebrate Him! Can you say “Leaders celebrate!” with Poncho, campers? Ready? 1, 2, 3 …

(Poncho leaders the children in saying the main point along with the hand motions.)

Leaders (point to self)
celebrate! (cheer)

Poncho: Great job, campers! To celebrate all YOU’VE learned at camp, I have a special Camp Wannastay Leadership Award (hold up award) for each of you! You have worked hard to be leaders and we want to celebrate you and all of your hard work! You’ll get your Leadership Award from your eGroup Leader when you leave today, but let’s stand up and celebrate a great summer at Camp Wannastay!

AUDIO: Celebrate

(Poncho encourages children to stand up and celebrate by dancing around and engaging with the children. Once the “Celebrate” music is done playing, encourage children to sit down.)

Scene 6: Marshmallow Review                                    [1:15]

VIDEO: Cricket V.O 7

Camp Director Cricket (V.O.): Great job campers! 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.

Slide: Cricket V.O 4 + 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. 9 + 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. 10 + 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. 11 + 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: I Can Do What?                             [2:42]

SONG: I Can Do What?

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. 12

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_ WK13

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: Think_WK13

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

(Allow children to answer – “Yes!”)

Poncho: Great job friends!

Slide: Follow_WK13

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 have become such great leaders during our time at camp together! Let’s stand up and be great leaders by celebrating Jesus!

AUDIO: Celebrate

(Poncho encourages children to stand up and celebrate by dancing around and engaging with the children. Once the “Celebrate” music is done playing, encourage children to sit down.)

Poncho: I’m so proud of you campers! Remember, “Leaders celebrate!”

SLIDE: Triangle Bell

VIDEO: Cricket V.O. 13

CD Cricket (V.O.): Attention camp counselors. Our time at Camp Wannastay has come to an end. Please report down to the lake so we can help clean up the camp. Campers, thank you for coming to Camp Wannastay to play outside, learn about Jesus, and go on adventures. You’ve all become such great leaders! I hope you had fun at Camp Wannastay. Bye, campers!

Poncho: It’s time for me to head down to the lake. I’m glad you joined us at Camp Wannastay, campers! I’ll see you around. Bye campers!

(Walks off stage, waving to the children.)

Video: Quest Dismissal Slides                                            

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