We are so excited to bring Camper Care Packages back to CentriKid this summer! We have a great collection of items that will get you ready for camp. There are some awesome favorites that are coming back, and some new fun items as well! In the Camper Care Package this year we will have:
This is a $39 value for only $30!
Pre-orders for Camper Care Packages are due on June 1st in order to guarantee the colors and sizes of the items. You can click here to go ahead and get those pre-orders in! We are also bringing back camp store cards! Parents can get them in increments of $5, $25, or $50 for their kids to spend in the CentriKid Camp Store. Remember, these camp store cards are only good in the camp store, not for any other stores at your camp location. All camper care packages can be paid for on the first day of camp at check-in via cash, check, or credit card. Make sure you get your CentriKid gear and represent during Rec, Bible Study, and OMC!
We can’t wait to see you in the camp store this summer!
Games are one of my personal favorite ways to connect and build relationships. This is especially true in kids ministry. My first love at CentriKid Camps was leading kids at recreation. I loved getting kids crazy, playing super fun games, competing, having tons of fun, and then channeling that energy to spiritual applications.
Kidmin pros are experts at this. All kids can learn through games just like all kids can learn through the bible study lesson, but kinesthetic learners especially benefit from the inclusion of active games. So it is a no brainer Kid Ministers are always honing their skills and looking for the next best games.
Here are a couple of games which have really become popular and if you have not seen them I think it is worth giving them a look.
1. Hungry Hungry Hippos
Remember this popular game? Maybe you still have it at your house and play it often. A new craze in the recreation world is getting four scooters, four laundry baskets, 4 sets of elbow and knee pads, and optional bungee cords.
The kids are the hippos. One kid will lay on each scooter with his or her laundry basket outfitted with their skin rash protection. Strap a bungee cord to the kid’s waist or instruct another kid to hold their partner “hippo’s” feet. Whenever you say go unleash as many colorful tennis ball sized recreation balls onto the play area and have the partners push his or her hippo into the play area to grab as many recreation balls as possible. You can make it where the hippos grab only their team color recreation balls or just a free for all. Start over by asking the hippos if they are still hungry. Look online and you will find a ton of videos of the game in action.
2. Spot it
This is a game in which you will have to invest. You can get it on amazon here. I always keep this game in my backpack ready to play at a moments notice. It is very simple. It can even be played indoors. Here is a video by the creators with an explanation on how to play. SPOT it is such a great game, because it can be played a lot of different ways.
3. Recreation: Rooted in Scripture
We recently wrote a blog about this new CentriKid Camps game resource guide called Recreation: Rooted in Scripture. Again, we believe providing a spiritual application to games is so important. Making games intentional is something we always do at CentriKid. One of our values is for everything we do at camp to be rooted in scripture. So every game you see in this resource has a debrief with a verse to teach kids a biblical truth based on the game they just played. If you are interested in purchasing one of these resources you will have to purchase it onsite at a CentriKid Camps Store.
Your VBS is coming soon. For some of you soon means next week. If you are interested in a large group game option I hope you will consider playing CentriKid’s hallmark game OMC. Many people have the game, if not you can purchase it at exclusively at the CentriKid Camp Store at your CentriKid location.
Did you know each year the CentriKid Office teams up with the VBS writers to make theme specific task cards? Find them here! All you have to do is print these off and add them to your stack of OMC cards. One of my favorite Journey Off the Map OMC Tasks is “take some shaving cream and give yourself an explorer’s beard.”
If you have never played OMC before here are the basics you need to know.
OMC is something to be experienced. I hope you get a chance to play it at your Vacation Bible School or Backyard Kids Club this summer.
Camper care packages are back in 2015! We have some exciting new items to help campers get FIT this summer. The items in the 2015 Camper Care Package are the CentriKid backpack, OMC shirt, Water Bottle, Sweatband, Eye Black, Colored Team Bracelet, Missions Bracelet, and Staff Poster. The backpack, OMC shirt, water bottle, sweatband, eye black, and team bracelet will be in your team color.
Care packages are $30, and contain $37 worth of CK swag! Again this year, pre-orders for camper care packages will be accepted until June 1st. Be sure to place your pre-order here. We can guarantee your camper care package upon arrival to camp as long as you pre-order before June 1st. Any orders placed after June 1st will be subject to availability.
Also this year we are bringing back the camp store cards. They will be available in increments of $5, $25, and $50. These are ways that parents can be sure that their child has money to buy fun items
in the camp store, but is not carrying around a pocketful of cash. Camp store cards can only be used to purchase items in the CentriKid Camp Store (these do not apply to snack shops or souvenir shops on campus). Any money left on the camp store cards at the end of the week will be added to the missions offering.
We are so excited to serve you in the camp store this summer. Make sure to visit the camp store for all of your CentriKid gear!
CentriKid has some great new things coming for the 2015 Camp Store this summer! We have some favorites coming back and some new and exciting things as well. We love being able to provide some great items for kids to get to remember their life-changing week at CentriKid. Without further ado, let’s take a look at items that we have for 2015!
What’s Coming Back
One of the most fun items that we have for this summer is capes! In your team color! These are $12 and are great for OMC and for any moment that you want to feel a little heroic. And to help us get into FIT mode we also have sweatbands $3! The camp store will also have splat balls, ready for explode and come back together! Also, be on the lookout for special CentriKid journals for $5.
Please remember that selection will vary by location. Some items may not be available at every location.
Also, Camper Care Packages will be available for summer 2015, so be on the lookout for information on what will be included as well as pre-ordering information. To ensure that you get the items and sizes you want for Care Packages, be sure to keep an eye out and pre-order before the June 1st deadline!
We can’t wait to see all of you at the camp store this summer!