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CentriKid 2017 Missions Focus

Each year, we love teaching kids about Missions and good that IMB and NAMB are doing across the world and here in North America! Each week of camp, your campers will have the opportunity to give to our Missions Offering and bring the light of Jesus to people who don’t know him!

Here’s a little bit about our 2017 Missions Focus!

One Cup of Water – China
http://www.onelifematters.org/projects/one%20cup%20of%20water-china
International Mission Board. Can you imagine turning on the faucet and NOTHING HAPPENING? Think about having no water to drink on a hot summer day. In China, people have no way to get clean water. This summer, your missions offering will go to help support the work of Christian workers as they spread the gospel through helping fix water pumps in China. Plus, when you give to support One Cup of Water, you help share the Light of Jesus!

Backpacks of Hope – North America
https://www.namb.net/send-relief
North American Mission Board. Part of the money you give to the missions offering will help provide a backpack full of supplies and food for kids who often go home to houses where there is not enough food. On weekend or when school is not in session, they often have nowhere to go to get a decent meal. Through “Backpacks of Hope,” these kids will have the food they need and also hear the life-changing message of Jesus, the Light of the world!

Micheal Walley

Micheal is a CentriKid Camp Specialist and a volunteer in his church's kidmin each week. He has been serving with CentriKid since 2011 and on the office team since 2014. Micheal loves talking about kids ministry, leadership, coffee, and his wife, Anne Marie.

May

18

2017

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2017 Theme Song Now Available!

Camp is so close and we are excited to reveal that the 2017 CENTRIKID THEME SONG IS NOW AVAILABLE! We are excited that your kids will be singing this song every day at CentriKid this summer!

You can purchase the “Adventure Awaits Theme Song by visiting this link or by searching “Adventure Awaits CentriKid’ in the iTunes Store. (Not available via Apple Music)

Check out the lyrics below:

Adventure Awaits! Woah!
Adventure Awaits! Woah!

VERSE
We’re following, discovering.
We’re on a quest, we’re searching.
We want to see the Truth,
You’re Guiding us,
You are inviting us!

CHORUS
Adventure Awaits!
Jesus is the One True Light!
Adventure Awaits!
The gospel brings our hearts to life.
Adventure Awaits!
Following His Holy Word.
Adventure Awaits!
Shine His Light to all the world!

BRIDGE
Jesus’ Light reveals my Need.
Jesus Shows the Way to Me.
Jesus Light has brought me Life.
Help me, Lord, to shine your Light!

You can find out more about our 2017 theme, Adventure Awaits, here. It’s also not to late to join us this summer! Check out this link to find the closest CentriKid location to you, or call 1-877-CAMP-123 to register! What are you waiting for? Adventure Awaits!

Micheal Walley

Micheal is a CentriKid Camp Specialist and a volunteer in his church's kidmin each week. He has been serving with CentriKid since 2011 and on the office team since 2014. Micheal loves talking about kids ministry, leadership, coffee, and his wife, Anne Marie.

Use Your Free Promo Resources!

Camp is quickly approaching and as you get your group prepared for time with CentriKid this summer, don’t miss out on our awesome promotional resources! Go to our Promotional Resources tab and check out the great, free promotional pieces you can download as you get ready to come to camp!

Here are some highlights of what we offer:

For decorating your church:
–Posters, Stickers, Camp Brochures, Flyers
Use these in your kids ministry to communicate deadlines, promote camp, and get families excited for the adventure that awaits your group coming to CentriKid!

For communication:
–Bulletin inserts, postcards, email headers, theme art, CentriKid logos
Use these pieces as you email parents, make announcements on Sundays, and make your own CentriKid informational pieces for your kids ministry.

    Fun idea:

Print out our Postcard Download and have different small groups in your church write notes to kids at camp! You can collect these before you leave for camp and pass them out at Church Group Time during the week so each camper has a piece of mail to open at camp.

For fun:
–iPhone backgrounds, special edition OMC cards, sticker templates
Use these as camp approaches to build anticipation for camp! Campers and adult volunteers can download a themed iPhone background for their phone; your group can play pre-camp OMC with special task cards to get ready for the best day of camp; and you can print CentriKid stickers as a promotional piece so that kids go home with a reminder about camp for their parents to see!

All of these great resources await you on our website. Be sure to check it out now and get your group ready for CentriKid 2017. Adventure Awaits!

Meg Brown

Meg started working camp in 2013 and joined the office team in 2016. She received her degree in Educational Ministry and Public Relations from Campbellsville University. She has served as a Bible Study leader, Assistant Director, and Camp Director. Meg leads in Track Times and Group Leader Information for camp 2017. In addition to camp, Meg loves playing tennis, reading books, and spending time outdoors.

Use Your 60

At some point, the passing of minutes turned into the passing of paperwork.  You hammer out administrative details and planning with your ministry hours instead of doing your main passion—intentionally pouring into kids.  At CentriKid, we promise to free your hands of all the little distractions associated with kids ministry.  For one week out of the year, hand us the clipboard.  We’ll handle lunch, plan Bible Study, set up Recreation, organize leaders, and lead Worship sessions. You, along with your other leaders, have one main job: use your 60.   We want to help you make every moment count in ministry at church and at camp.
Use all 60 minutes of every hour to invest deeply in the lives of your kids. So…what does that mean exactly?
  • Find moments for one-on-one time with every child.
  • Meet with small groups before lights out.
  • Grab a snack and discuss his home life.
  • During her crafts track, ask intentional questions about friendships.
  • Cheer for them during outdoor competitive tracks.
  • Tell him your story.
  • Walk her through the gospel.

Whatever you do in your kids ministry, don’t waste a second worrying about details. We have it covered.

Go ahead. Use your 60.

CentriKid

CentriKid is a 5 day, 4 night camp for 3rd - 6th graders to experience the time of their lives and learn more about the message of Jesus Christ!

National OMC Day 2016 is Next Week!

Every year, CentriKid fans around the world celebrate National OMC Day to celebrate our favorite game in the world: Organized Mass Chaos!

So what is #NationalOMCDay?

We’re glad you asked! Organized Mass Chaos is the incredible, messy, and fun game that we play every year at CentriKid Camps.  OMC is a game worth celebrating, and National OMC Day is a time to celebrate it!

Here’s how you can join the fun of National OMC Day 2016:NationalOMCDay15

1. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, November 9 and plan to wear a CentriKid shirt that day.
2. Change your profile pic to our #NationalOMCDay graphic (to the right) on that day.
3. On November 9, be watching the CentriKid social media pages (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter). We’ll post tasks all day. Take a pic of you doing the task and post it using #NationalOMCDay.
4. BONUS: If your kids ministry plays OMC on #NationalOMCDay, then you guys will be featured on our blog! If you’d like to purchase an edition of the OMC game to play with your ministry, you can find it here!

See you November 9 for #NationalOMCDay!

Micheal Walley

Micheal is a CentriKid Camp Specialist and a volunteer in his church's kidmin each week. He has been serving with CentriKid since 2011 and on the office team since 2014. Micheal loves talking about kids ministry, leadership, coffee, and his wife, Anne Marie.

Celebrating 2016 Ministry Results!

This week, our CentriKid office team is away from the office at something we call “Eval Week,” a time where we celebrate what God did throughout the summer and discuss ways (from your feedback!) that we can make next summer even better.

Before we ever jumped in to details and discussion, we spent time as a team praying over the decisions that were made and seeds that were planted at camp. Because of how God worked through CentriKid’s “Unseen,” hundreds of kids now have a relationship with Christ and many others are continuing to grow in their faith.

We are excited to officially announce our 2016 Ministry Results!

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Wow! Please take time to say a quick prayer thanking God for how he continues to work through CentriKid to impact the kingdom of God.

You can also find other awesome and fun ministry results here on the Ministry Results page on CentriKid.com!

Thanks for joining us for Unseen, and we hope to see you next year for CentriKid 2017, Adventure Awaits: Follow the One, True Light! Click here to find out more about Adventure Awaits! You can also check out all of our dates, locations, and how to register here or by calling 1-877-CAMP-123. If you have any questions, please email centrikid@lifeway.com

Micheal Walley

Micheal is a CentriKid Camp Specialist and a volunteer in his church's kidmin each week. He has been serving with CentriKid since 2011 and on the office team since 2014. Micheal loves talking about kids ministry, leadership, coffee, and his wife, Anne Marie.

Aug

22

2016

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Register by 9/1 for your Box of Chaos!

In 2013, we had an idea to create a “Box of Chaos.” This box was loaded with lots of fun CK swag and other resources to help AdventureAwaits_color (2)promote CentriKid Camps at your church and get kids signed up for camp, and has become a huge tradition with many of the churches who come to CentriKid! Since then, we have received great feedback from the churches that did receive our box every year, and we have continued to make the Box of Chaos BIGGER and BETTER!

You can get your very own 2017 “Adventure Awaits” Box of Chaos! It will be theme specific and will includes lots of items and promotional material to help get your kids (and yourself) excited for CentriKid 2017! We don’t want to give away all the details because we want you to be surprised when you open the box, but, since it is called the Box of Chaos, rest assured that there will be items inside the box pertaining to our favorite game, Organized Mass Chaos (OMC).

How can you receive your very own Box of Chaos to help promote CentriKid at your church? It’s easy, actually! All you have to do is sign up for camp before September 1. You can register for CentriKid in two easy ways: CALL  1-877-CAMP-123 or CLICK on CentriKid.com! Remember, when you pre-register for camp, there is absolutely no payment required until February 15.

We think that CentriKid 2017 is going to be the best summer of camp yet as we teach kids that Jesus is the One, True Light, and we hope to see you there! Find out more about our 2017 spiritual direction here!We also hope that the Box of Chaos will help you get kids excited about camp so that you can bring even more kids and give them the chance to hear about the life-changing message of Jesus Christ.

Micheal Walley

Micheal is a CentriKid Camp Specialist and a volunteer in his church's kidmin each week. He has been serving with CentriKid since 2011 and on the office team since 2014. Micheal loves talking about kids ministry, leadership, coffee, and his wife, Anne Marie.

CentriKid 2017: Adventure Awaits!

We are excited to officially announce our 2017 camp theme, Adventure Awaits: Follow the One, True Light! At CentriKid 2017, we will embark on an epic adventure as we learn why Jesus Christ is the One, True Light. In a world full of darkness, we will show campers how the one, true light of Jesus Christ can show us the way, bring us life, and shine through us. When we follow the One, True Light, we will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.

Check out this teaser video!

Our key verse for the summer will be John 8:12: “Then Jesus spoke to them again: ‘I am the light of the world. Anyone who follows me will never walk in the darkness but will have the light of life.”

Each day, we’ll focus on the why we should always follow the One, True Light and how we can have thCentriKid Boy Hiker

Day 1: Jesus is the One, True Light

Day 2: The Light Reveals Our Need

Day 3: The Light Shows us the Way

Day 4: The Light Brings Us Life

Day 5: The Light Shines Through Us

We hope that you are excited for CentriKid 2017! You can join the adventure by signing up your church group as soon as possible before camps fill up! Dates and locations can be found here, or by calling 1-877-CAMP-123. What are you waiting for? Adventure Awaits!

Micheal Walley

Micheal is a CentriKid Camp Specialist and a volunteer in his church's kidmin each week. He has been serving with CentriKid since 2011 and on the office team since 2014. Micheal loves talking about kids ministry, leadership, coffee, and his wife, Anne Marie.

2016 Post Camp Extras!

CentriKid 2016 might be over, but the impact of a week of camp lasts forever! We are so thankful for what God did through CentriKid this year, and have many 2016 Post Camp Extras that you can use with your church group to carry on the impact of camp long after the bus has pulled away from the camp site

2016 Post Camp Extras include…

GROUP LEADER SURVEY. We always want to know how we served your church group well, and how we can improve serving you in the future! Please take this survey found on the Post Camp Extras Page.

AFTER CAMP DEVOTIONS. We have several devotions that you can use with your church group to officially wrap up the summer and remind them of what they learned at camp!

ADULT GATHERING DOWNLOAD. Did you enjoy the times of Adult-only worship at camp? We hope you did! You can find the outline to Day 2 (scripture and music) and instructions for Day 3 (Prayer Stations) Adult Gathering worships and use with your leaders or church group!

UNSEEN THEME SONG. Is the Unseen theme song still stuck in your head? We have a link where you can download it and play for the kids at your church (or play in your own car if you want!)

OTHER RESOURCES. We also have other resources that are meant to serve you and your kids ministry!

  • Information on the ETCH Family Ministry Conference
  • Levels of Biblical Learning Content
  • Details about Bible Studies for Life: Kids
  • Information about “The Prince Warriors” by Priscilla Shirer

You can find all of the Post Camp Extras on our website here!

We’re thankful we got to serve your church group at CentriKid 2016, and we hope to get to serve you at CentriKid 2017! You can find all of our dates and locations here and register online. Also, feel free to call 1-877-CAMP-123 to register over the phone. If you have any questions, please email us at centrikid@lifeway.com.

Micheal Walley

Micheal is a CentriKid Camp Specialist and a volunteer in his church's kidmin each week. He has been serving with CentriKid since 2011 and on the office team since 2014. Micheal loves talking about kids ministry, leadership, coffee, and his wife, Anne Marie.

Jun

1

2016

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2017 Camp Registration is now open!

Registration for CentriKid 2017 is officially open!We are excited to begin planning now for hosting campers and church leaders next summer. Don’t wait to register! This past summer, many of our locations and dates filled up by the end of summer. We want to ensure that you get to take your kids to your first choice of date and location next summer. The only way to do that is to register as soon as possible!

We are excited to offer several new locations and dates for 2017! The location pages are updated for each camp venue, and the Find a Camp By Date page is also updated to include both 2016 and 2017 camp dates.

Also, don’t forget that if you register by September 1st, you will a receive an awesome, 2017-themed Box of Chaos full of fun promotional items to help get your kids excited and signed-up for camp!

You can currently register in any of the following ways:i_m-in

  • Register online and manage you whole account online.
  • Call 1-877-CAMP-123 to speak with the Events Registration team.
  • When you attend camp this summer, you can text in your registration info during Adult Gathering.

At this point, no deposit is required.  You can reserve your spots for free, and then a non-refundable $50/participant deposit is due by February 15th. Your full camp balance will be due 14 days before your camp date.

For information about the CentriKid theme for 2017, you’ll have to pay close attention during closing at camp to get a sneak peak for next year!

As always, if you have any questions about a specific date, location, or registering, please email us at centrikid@lifeway.com

Micheal Walley

Micheal is a CentriKid Camp Specialist and a volunteer in his church's kidmin each week. He has been serving with CentriKid since 2011 and on the office team since 2014. Micheal loves talking about kids ministry, leadership, coffee, and his wife, Anne Marie.