Calvary Christian Church

Vacation Bible School 2015

Jambo! Welcome to Camp Kilimanjaro, where you’ll have an epic expedition through the book of Proverbs!

 

Every day, our kids are faced with choices—will they choose wisely or foolishly? As they safari up Mount Kilimanjaro, your trekkers learn that true wisdom comes only from the one true all-wise God, who wants us to be wise! And He’s filled the book of Proverbs with wise sayings for us! As they study Proverbs, your hikers will learn to have

  • ears that hear and do the Word of God;
  • hearts that trust in the Lord;
  • tongues that are tame;
  • hands that get to work;
  • feet that walk with the wise!

Set your compasses for Africa and prepare for an epic expedition at Camp Kilimanjaro VBS!

 

DAY 1: LISTEN UP!

BIBLE PASSAGES
1 Kings 3–4 (King Solomon) and Various Proverbs

LESSON FOCUS
Be wise—have ears that hear and do God’s Word!

VERSE CHALLENGE
Listen to counsel and receive instruction, that you may be wise. Proverbs 19:20

APOLOGETICS FOCUS
The Animals—Who made them so cool?

 

SAFARI SCIENCE AND CRAFTS
Savanna Drum

GRASSLAND GAMES
Backpack Attack / Listen UP!

SUMMIT SNACKS
Elephant Ears

COOL CONTESTS
Guess the Zebra Stripes

DAY 2: CHECK UP!

BIBLE PASSAGES
Genesis 1–3; Romans 3, 5, 6, 10; Proverbs (Gospel Day)

LESSON FOCUS
Be wise—have a heart that trusts in the Lord!

VERSE CHALLENGE
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5

APOLOGETICS FOCUS
The Terrain—What environments are there on this mountain?

 

SAFARI SCIENCE AND CRAFTS
Keepsake Cross

GRASSLAND GAMES
Camp K Obstacle Course / Change of Heart

SUMMIT SNACKS
Heart-Smart Banana Bites

COOL CONTESTS
Safari Signals

DAY 3: BUILD UP!

BIBLE PASSAGES
Various Proverbs (Bullying, boasting, gossiping, complaining—will we choose death words or life words?)

LESSON FOCUS
Be wise—have a tongue that speaks in a God-honoring way!

VERSE CHALLENGE
Death and life are in the power of the tongue. Proverbs 18:21

APOLOGETICS FOCUS
The Languages—Where did different languages come from?

 

GRASSLAND GAMES
Moorland Mayhem / Monkey, Mongoose, Man

SUMMIT SNACKS
Melt-in-Your-Mouth Mountains

COOL CONTESTS
Destination: Dress Up

SAFARI SCIENCE AND CRAFTS
Conversation Can

DAY 4: WAKE UP!

BIBLE PASSAGES
Proverbs 6:6-11 and Various Proverbs

LESSON FOCUS
Be wise—have hands that get to work!

VERSE CHALLENGE
Commit your works to the Lord. Proverbs 16:3

APOLOGETICS FOCUS
The People–Why do they say the first people came from here?

 

GRASSLAND GAMES
Bucketball / Give Yourself a Hand

SUMMIT SNACKS
Corny Hands

COOL CONTESTS
Proverbs Challenge and Hands that Serve

SAFARI SCIENCE AND CRAFTS
Mountain Mancala

DAY 5: WISE UP!

BIBLE PASSAGES
1 Kings 11:1-11 (King Solomon) and Various Proverbs

LESSON FOCUS
Be wise—have feet that walk with the wise!

VERSE CHALLENGE
He who walks with wise men will be wise, but the companion of fools will be destroyed. Proverbs 13:20

APOLOGETICS FOCUS
The Volcanoes–How did Mount Kilimanjaro get here, anyway?

 

SAFARI SCIENCE AND CRAFTS
Friendship Bracelets

GRASSLAND GAMES
Snowball Scuttle / Ice Cube Relay

SUMMIT SNACKS
Walking Sticks

ROTATIONS

A day at Camp Kilimanjaro begins when everyone meets at Base Camp for the opening assembly.

 

THEN WE TREK OFF TO ROTATE THROUGH FOUR FUN SITES:

High Adventure Lesson Time;

Grassland Games;

Summit Snacks;

Safari Science and Crafts.

After finishing the day’s rotations, everyone heads back to Base Camp for the closing assembly.

 

It all adds up to an epic experience for your young trekkers. Are you raring to go? Then lace up those hiking boots, grab your gear, and let’s get started!