Quite possibly the most memorable times in a kid’s life are when he or she gets a week at summer camp. Bring on the memories; roll out the fun. Here’s a laughing, splashing, hiking, climbing program designed for discovery, dedication, and devotion to The Rock, Jesus Christ. SonRock Kids Camp takes a wilderness camp concept, and places it in a one-week VBS adventure for a church to host. Check it out.

Title: SonRock Kids Camp
Motto: Where Kids Build Their Lives on the Rock: Jesus

Publisher: Gospel Light

Theme: Outdoors Adventure Camp

Overview
Theme Verse: How great is the love the father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God. (1 John 3:1)

Day 1

  • Daily Truth: Accepted by Jesus
  • Bible Story: Jesus Chooses Peter (Matthew 4:18-20)
  • Who Am I? I am loved and accepted by Jesus.
  • Bible Memory Verse: “How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!” (1 John 3:1)
  • Craft: Nature Journal
  • Snack: Gone Fishing

Day 2

  • Daily Truth: Protected by Jesus
  • Bible Story: Jesus Walks on Water (Matthew 14:13-36)
  • Who Am I? I am helped and protected by Jesus
  • Bible Memory Verse: “I am the Lord, your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.” (Isaiah 41:13)
  • Craft: Camp Canoe Frame
  • Snack: Stormy Jello

Day 3

  • Daily Truth: Saved by Jesus
  • Bible Story: Peter’s Confession of Christ (Matthew 16:13-17)
  • Who Am I? I am given salvation and eternal life by Jesus, God’s Son.
  • Bible Memory Verse: “If you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9)
  • Craft: Rugged Cross
  • Snack: Munchy Moose

Day 4

  • Daily Truth: Forgiven by Jesus
  • Bible Story: Peter Denies Jesus (Matthew 26:31-35, 69-75)
  • Who Am I? Even when I sin, Jesus forgives me and gives me a fresh start.
  • Bible Memory Verse: “You are forgiving and good, O Lord, abounding in love to all who call to you.” (Psalm 86:5)
  • Craft: Camp Bugaboo Cabin
  • Snack: Crispy Campfire

Day 5

  • Daily Truth: Living by Jesus
  • Bible Story: Peter Helps a Lame Man (Acts 3)
  • Who Am I? I can live for Jesus and do the good things He has planned for me to do.
  • Bible Memory Verse: “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Ephesians 2:10)
  • Craft: Mountain Bag
  • Snack: Crispy Crawley Crunchys

Features

  • Tons of extras are optionally available to enhance the SonRock Kids Camp. There are tools to publicize the VBS, extra decorations, student gifts and prizes, music books and CDs, skit books, journals, DVDs, and tons more.
  • Memory verse tools come in both NIV and KJV.
  • The program is age graded for each of the following groups: 3-4, 5-6 6-8, 8-10, 10-12.
  • Zipline Zoey, and Dr. Forest R. Cool (plus a host of animal friends) are a great attention-grabbing enhancement to the camp theme.
  • SonRock features “Amp’d Up Assemblies,” using their collection of original, up-tempo, memorable tunes. Along with the CD-ROM, you can purchase music videos, piano and guitar accompaniment, and word charts.

Advantages

  • The themes of each day are neatly arranged and strategically progressive as they hit the major themes of the Christian life.
  • SonRock uses a Music CD packed with the tunes from the week of VBS camp. They offer this CD in a reproducible format so you can distribute a copy to each one of the kids who comes.
  • Every day’s lesson focuses on evangelism, which gives teachers a built-in way to evangelized unsaved kids.
  • “Camp Journals” is a creative concept of SonRock that gives kids a keepsake journal in which they can record their thoughts, treasure the memory verses, and remember the applications they learned.

Disadvantages

  • Although there are a lot of features and add-ons for the VBS program, it can be expensive to order all or even some of it. For budget-limited ministries, this could pose a hurdle.
  • Not every church will have the personnel, number of kids attending, or the resources to utilize each specific age categorization.

Cost

  • The starter kit costs $79.99. The Super Starter Kit is $199.99. Here is a link to an order form for the SonRock Kids Camp starter kit.

Website: http://www.gospellightvbs.com/2009/sonrock/index.html

For more VBS curriculum packages please visit: Christian Ed Warehouse

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