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Quest LG :: June 13/14

CAMP WANNASTAY

Bible Story:

Jesus Chooses  Helpers
Matthew 4:18-22, Luke 5:27-28, 6:12-16, 9:1-6

Main Point: 

Jesus (point up)
is my leader! (thumbs to chest)

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.

Quest Rules Video                                                     [1:25]

Video: Quest Rules Video_Peach Penguin

Quest Animation                                                        [1:00]

Video: Quest Animation

Scene 1: Camp Wannastay                                       [0:20]

Video: CWAN_LG_Screen Graphic

Audio: Camp Music

Camp Director Cricket (V.O.) #1: 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! Camp is my favorite because we get to play outside, learn about Jesus, and go on adventures. First let’s meet your camp counselor, Poncho! On the count of three can you all yell “Poncho?” 1, 2, 3!

(Allow kids 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 just love Camp Wannastay! Something I love to do at camp is go on bear hunts. Why don’t you join me on our bear hunt to see what we can find.

Video: Bear Hunt                                                         [0:43]

Video: Bear Hunt – Lake

(Poncho will lead the children and together they will repeat after the video.)

We’re going on a bear hunt. (Pat legs.)

We’re looking for a big bear. (Make binoculars with hands.)

Ooooooooh look! (Look RIGHT and point.)

It’s a wiiiiiiiiiiiide lake. (Spread arms out wide.)

We can’t go around it. (Shake head “No” and hold hands out to the side, palms up.)

Let’s swim across it. (Point forward.)

(Poncho pretends to swim in place on stage, leading the children to do the same.)

Altogether now! Swish, swish, swish, swish.

And stop!

(Poncho freezes in place, and encourages the children to do the same.)

Poncho: We made it! That was so much fun!

Scene 2: Hoot                                                             [0:20]

Video: CWAN_LG_Screen Graphic

Poncho: 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

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!

Camp Director Cricket (V.O.) #2: 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: Fun Camp Song                                               [——]

Video: Fun Camp Song VIDEO

(Poncho leads children through the song with dancing and hand motions.)

Scene 3: Camp Mail                                                    [2:00]

Video: CWAN_LG_Screen Graphic

Poncho: Great singing campers. You can sit down now!

(Allow children to sit down.)

Audio: 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 the Blue Beaver! (Holds up walkie talkie to talk to Camp Director Cricket.) Camp Director Cricket, can you read it to us?

Video: Blue Beaver Postcard WK 1

Camp Director Cricket (V.O.) #3: Sure, Poncho. Campers, today’s camp mail is from Blue Beaver. Listen closely as I read the post card to you! Hey campers! I’m so glad you’re at Camp Wannastay. But I am even more excited to tell you next week is Blue Beaver Day at camp! I want all of you to come back next week to camp wearing my favorite color – blue! So invite a friend, wear blue, and be part of Blue Beaver Day at Camp Wannastay!

Have a great time at camp and see you next week.

Blue Beaver

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 from our friend Blue Beaver. Friends, don’t forget to wear what color next week?

(Allow children to say – “Blue!”)

Poncho: That’s right, don’t forget to wear blue!

Scene 4: Campfire Story                                             [0:45]

Video: CWAN_LG_Screen Graphic

Camp Director Cricket (V.O.) #4: Attention campers! 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                               [2:15]

Video: CWAN_LG_Bible Story WK1

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

Scene 5: Main Point Review                                         [0:20]       

Video: CWAN_LG_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!

Camp Director Cricket (V.O.) #5: Yes it was! Everyone at Camp Wannastay was able to learn.

Video: CWAN_LG_Main Point WK1

(Poncho affirms what Camp Director is saying by nodding and doing the hand motions for the main point.)

Jesus (point up)
is my leader! (thumbs to chest)

Camp Director Cricket (V.O.) #6: Jesus was a leader to 12 helpers, teaching them how to be leaders and helping them learn how to tell others about God’s love. Just like Jesus was a leader to those 12 helpers, Jesus is our leader, too! Can you say “Jesus is my leader!” with Poncho, campers? Ready? 1, 2, 3…

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

Jesus (point up)
is my leader! (thumbs to chest)

Scene 6: Marshmallow Review                                   [1:15]      

Video:CWAN_LG_Screen Graphic

Camp Director Cricket (V.O.) #7a: 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.

Video: WK1 Marshmallow1

Camp Director Cricket (V.O.) #7b Was Jesus a great singer or was Jesus a great leader?

(Wait for children to respond – “Leader!”)

Camp Director Cricket (V.O.) #8a: That’s right! Jesus was a great leader, and that’s why we want him to be our leader.

Video: WK1 Marshmallow2

Camp Director Cricket (V.O.) #8b: Can Jesus be your leader?

(Wait for children to respond – “Yes!”)

Camp Director Cricket (V.O.) #9: You got it! Jesus is my leader and your leader, too!

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

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]

Video: I Can Do What? VIDEO

(Poncho leads children through the song with dancing and hand motions.)

Scene 7: Dismissal                                                        [1:00]     

Video: CWAN_LG_Screen Graphic

Poncho: Great singing friends! You can sit down now.

(Allow children to sit down.)

Camp Director Cricket (V.O.) #10: Great job campers! Our camp Bible verse teaches us how we 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.

Video: CWAN_Remember_WK1

Poncho: First, let’s REMEMBER (point to head) who the leader is. Who was the leader we learned about today?

(Allow children to answer – “Jesus!”)

Poncho: Yes, that’s right!

Video: CWAN_Think_WK1

Poncho: Now, let’s THINK (two thumbs up) about the good things he did. Did Jesus teach his 12 helpers how to be leaders and teach other people about God’s love?

(Allow children to answer – “Yes!”)

Poncho: Great job friends!

Video: CWAN_Follow_WK1

Poncho: Now, let’s say how can we FOLLOW (cup hands around mouth while whispering) Jesus’ example and be a leader. Can you be a leader like Jesus and tell others about God’s love?

(Allow children to answer – “Yes!”)

Poncho: Great job friends! You’re on your way to being great leaders already.

Audio: Triangle Bell

CD Cricket (V.O.) #15: You know what that sound means, campers! Time for all camp counselors to report down to the lake while you campers head back to your eGroups. Thanks for joining us at Camp Wannastay and spending time with our friends around the campfire today. I hope you had fun and wannastay just like I do! See you all next week at camp for Blue Beaver Day. Bye, campers!

Poncho: Bye campers, I’ve got to head down to the lake. See you next week!

(Walks off stage, waving to the children.)

Video: Quest Dismissal Slides                                                                                                   

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