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Mar

24

2017

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Easter OMC Special Edition

Spring has sprung! The trees and grass are turning green again, warmer weather is on its way, and you can start putting up the winter clothes and unpacking the shorts. The kids are all dying to go outside each week. What better time than this to take them outside to plan out an Easter OMC at your church! It will allow the kids to run around and be crazy, but still allow you an opportunity to debrief the game and point it back to Scripture.

We have over 15 different editions and add-ons of OMC (not including each summer’s themed editions), but some of my favorites are the seasonally-themed add-ons. They bring the fun of OMC that we play at camp during the summer into the rest of the year and what is happening at the time. Here is how to create an Easter themed OMC at your church or ministry.

First, if you do not have the official OMC game yet, you’ll want to get one of those! You can find it online here if you need to get it. There are two full editions available. You can choose if you want the “Yellow Edition” or “Messy Edition”– or even get both to have at the ready at any time! Each of those editions comes with 50 unique task cards. Both can be played simultaneously as well; it will just make the game that much messier and fun!

Once you have the digital version of the OMC game, you want to access the Easter bonus edition instructions and additional tasks. With these combined versions, you will be good to go. Each edition will provide you with instructions on what supplies are needed, as well as how many cards to print, and the overall setup of the field.

Remember, once the game is over, debrief it to remind kids of the truth of Scripture and why we celebrate Jesus dying and coming back to life. See this past blog about tips on debriefing. We hope you have a great Easter OMC, and are able to impact kids with the great news of Jesus’ resurrection that we are celebrating! Feel free to check out our other special editions as well as some FAQs about OMC at centrikid.com.

Vincent Thomas

Vincent started working camp in 2012 and joined the office team in 2015. He received his degree from Peidmont College in Georgia. Vincent has served as a Bible Study leader, Recreation Leader, and a Camp Director. Vincent oversees all things Recreation which your kids will experience at camp this summer. In addition to CentriKid, Vincent helps develop the ETCH Conference and VBS Preview Events.

Dec

13

2016

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Have a Christmas OMC!

Christmas time is upon us! What a wonderful time of Christmas music, celebrating the birth of Jesus, and cold weather. While rocking all your new winter clothes you have is fun, with colder weather, the kids don’t get to be outside as much, making them even more restless than before! Now is the perfect time to plan out a Christmas OMC at your church! It will allow the kids to run around and be crazy, but still allow you an opportunity to debrief the game and point it back to Scripture. See this past blog about tips on debriefing.

We have over 15 different editions and add-ons of OMC (not including each summer’s themed editions), but some of my favorites are the seasonally-themed add-ons. They bring the fun of OMC that we play at camp during the summer into the rest of the year and what is happening at the time. Here is how to create a Christmas themed OMC at your church or ministry.

First, if you do not have the official OMC game yet, you’ll want to get one of those! You can find it online here if you need to get it. There are two full editions available. You can choose if you want the “Yellow Edition” or “Messy Edition”– or even get both to have at the ready at any time! Each of those editions comes with 50 unique task cards.

Once you have the digital version of the OMC game, you want to access the Christmas bonus edition instructions and additional tasks. With these combined versions, you will be good to go. Each edition will provide you with instructions on what supplies are needed, as well as how many cards to print, and the overall setup of the field.

A few ideas to help create the theme:
-Christmas music!
-Stockings hung by the scoring zone with care: Have kids return completed task cards into stockings.
-Creative Caroling: have the teams come up with cheers to the tune of their favorite Christmas carols

We hope you have a great Christmas OMC! Feel free to check out our other special editions as well as some FAQs about OMC at centrikid.com.

Vincent Thomas

Vincent started working camp in 2012 and joined the office team in 2015. He received his degree from Peidmont College in Georgia. Vincent has served as a Bible Study leader, Recreation Leader, and a Camp Director. Vincent oversees all things Recreation which your kids will experience at camp this summer. In addition to CentriKid, Vincent helps develop the ETCH Conference and VBS Preview Events.

Celebrate Fall with Fall Fest OMC!

Ahhhh…it’s the first day of fall! The cooler weather, the corn mazes, pumpkin patches, and flannel shirts..what a good time of the year. What could make it any better? Playing Fall Fest OMC of course!

We have many versions of OMC, but some of my favorites are the seasonally-themed editions. They bring the fun of OMC that we play at camp into the rest of the year and what is happening at the time. Here is how to create a Fall Festival themed OMC at your church or ministry.

First, if you do not have the official OMC game yet, you’ll want to get one of those! You can find it online here if you need to get it. There are two full editions available. You can choose if you want the “Yellow Edition” or “Messy Edition”–or even better get both to have at the ready at any time!

Once you have the digital version of the OMC game, you want to access the Fall Fest edition. With these combined versions, you will be good to go. Each edition will provide you with instructions on what supplies are needed, as well as how many cards to print, and the overall setup of the field.

A few ideas to really sell the theme:

  • Have hay bales for where the scoring zones are placed
  • Several scarecrows, pumpkins, and corn stalks situated around the field
  • Have your volunteers dress in flannel. Overalls and boots are great too!

We hope you have a great Fall Fest OMC! We would love to see how it went. Email us your pictures and fun stories to centrikid@lifeway.com. Feel free to check out our other special editions as well as some FAQs about OMC at centrikid.com.

Vincent Thomas

Vincent started working camp in 2012 and joined the office team in 2015. He received his degree from Peidmont College in Georgia. Vincent has served as a Bible Study leader, Recreation Leader, and a Camp Director. Vincent oversees all things Recreation which your kids will experience at camp this summer. In addition to CentriKid, Vincent helps develop the ETCH Conference and VBS Preview Events.

May

20

2016

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Getting Kids Excited for Camp with OMC

OMC. Organized Mass Chaos.: the best game ever invented! Over the years, you might have used this a large group game just for fun or to build up the excitement for the upcoming summer at CentriKid. It’s great for outreach or for just having fun with kids and students. I hope that it has served you well in both these areas, or if you haven’t tried it yet, that you would consider picking up the OMC game this summer at our CentriKid Camp Stores at our CentriKid locations.

This year, we have sent out a promotional kit that we hope you can use to get kids even more excited for camp on the way to camp: the official CentriKid Van Kit!  In your van kit you received a few fun things, including a special edition OMC game. In this edition of OMC, kids will do various tasks that can be done while sitting in a bus, van, or car safely.

The instructions are on the card, but you can be creative as well. Feel free to have all kids do it at the same time, or just one at a time. The kids will have a blast with this game because it is still OMC and who doesn’t love OMC?! Those who have never been to camp will get to understand OMC, and those who have been will get even more excited as camp is but minutes away!

We hope you have fun with this new special edition OMC game! Check out our other editions on the OMC Page at CentriKid.com!

Vincent Thomas

Vincent started working camp in 2012 and joined the office team in 2015. He received his degree from Peidmont College in Georgia. Vincent has served as a Bible Study leader, Recreation Leader, and a Camp Director. Vincent oversees all things Recreation which your kids will experience at camp this summer. In addition to CentriKid, Vincent helps develop the ETCH Conference and VBS Preview Events.

Oct

14

2015

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Fall Festival Games

It is that time of year again: the weather gets a little cooler, the leaves begin to change, and you need to start thinking about what in the world you are going to do for the fall festival. If you are looking for some additional game ideas…look no more! Here are four of my favorite fall game ideas:

Pumpkin Ring Toss
For this game you need a few good sized pumpkins with long stems and a few round objects (maybe ropes, or rings of some sort.) If you are doing your fall fest at night, glow sticks might work well. Place the pumpkins and assign different point values for each one. Then, mark a throwing line, and you are ready to play Pumpkin Ring Toss!

Haystack Find
This is a game that will look good tying in with the fall theme and is simple to do. All you need to do is hide a few items of your choice preferably in some hay bales, but loose hay can work fine as well. You’ll want to spread the hay a bit so kids can reach down inside. Before you begin, determine the amount of items you will allow each kid to find and how many kids can be searching at once.

Mummy Wrap
All you need is a few rolls of toilet paper. The object is to see how fast one person can wrap the other, like a mummy, with a whole roll of toilet paper. I would suggest making this a race between two teams of two. Maybe I like this one so much because it reminds me of OMC…nonetheless, kids are bound to love this game.

Fall Fest OMC
Add a fall twist to our timeless game: check out the additional fall-themed cards here.

I hope these ideas are able to help you out, and that you are able to use your fall festival to allow kids to have a ton of fun and be in a Christ-centered environment.

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!

May

27

2015

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Journey Off the Map OMC Task Cards

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 stands for Organized Mass Chaos.
  • Split your kids into different groups. At CentriKid we split our groups up by color team, which coordinates with the grade the kids have completed.
  • The object of the game is for a group collectively to complete the most individual tasks.
  • Each kid is given a task card and whenever they complete it they put it in their teams bucket only to retrieve another task to complete.
  • The game lasts anywhere from 10-20 minutes based on supplies and the weather. (I would cut the game short if it is really hot.)
  • There are three rules
    • You cannot say no
    • Return all equipment to the No Fly Zone
    • Do not enter the No Fly Zone

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.



#NationalOMCDay 2014 Recap!

#NationalOMCDay was a major success!  We are overwhelmed and so thankful for all of the celebration that happened this past Wednesday.  Over 590 Instagrams and Tweets were posted, and the fun of Organized Mass Chaos was spread throughout churches, schools, and workplaces.

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If you completed a task, put on an OMC shirt, or even liked a social media post, you had a huge hand in making #NationalOMCDay an incredible day. Thank you for loving the ministry of CentriKid. We could not do the ministry of camp without people like you! THANK YOU!

So many people actually completed all of the CentriKid tasks that went out! Thanks to everyone for participating! (check out a photo recap at the bottom of this post)

1st Place:  @SoCallMeKaybe / @jordan_brooke95

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2nd Place: @SadieKasior

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3rd Place: @adammoffet42

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Also, we want to give a shout-out to EIGHT incredible churches that celebrated #NationalOMCDay by playing a game of OMC in their kids ministry!   We love all of our churches, and are so thankful that your ministry continues to transform the lives of kids.

Tulip Grove Baptist Church

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First Baptist Church Hodgenville

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Ballardsville Baptist Church

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Raleigh Road Baptist Church

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First Baptist Hazel Green

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Hernando Baptist Church

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River Road Baptist Church

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First Baptist Church Clarksville

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#NationalOMCDay Photo Recap

Check out these other awesome social media posts from Wednesday!

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Thanks for joining us for #NationalOMCDay 2014!  Go ahead and mark your calendars for November 11, 2015 for #NationalOMCDay 2015!

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.

Coming Soon: National OMC Day!

Each year, we celebrate National OMC Day to celebrate our favorite game in the world: Organized Mass Chaos! What is #NationalOMCDay?
Check out this video to find out!

So here’s how you can join the fun:

1. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, November 12.
2. Change your profile pic to our  #NationalOMCDay graphic on that day.
3. On November 12, 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. Whoever posts the most completed tasks at the end of the day will be featured on our blog and receive a limited edition CentriKid journal in the mail!
4. BONUS: If your kids ministry plays OMC on #NationalOMCDay, then you guys will be featured on our blog and you will get fun OMC related items in the mail!

See you November 12 for #NationalOMCDay!

Check out some posts from previous National OMC Days to get an idea of the chaos that will be happening!

National OMC Day 2013

National OMC Day 2011

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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

6

2014

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Photo Friday: Training Week Recap

Get excited! Today is the first PHOTO FRIDAY of the 2014 camp season! Each Friday during the summer, we will post some of our favorite pictures from the week on the blog. If you want to see your pictures on the blog, be sure to tag @centrikid or use #centrikid. Check out these photos from #CKTrainingWeek.

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Henry Dutton

Henry received a MA in Christian Studies and a BA in English, both from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. He began working for CentriKid in 2008 and joined the office team in 2012.

Nov

15

2013

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National OMC Day: Recap

National OMC Day was a huge celebration this November 11th. Instagram alone had over 170 #nationalomcday pictures. It was a wonderful day of reliving some of our best moments at camp. I hope it also served as a reminder to connect all things back to the gospel. We play OMC because it is fun, but at the end of the day it is a platform to share the gospel message with our campers.

We announced this year we would hold a competition for the most tasks completed with the hashtag #nationalomcday. Several people posted pictures and fun was had by all. Join us in giving a round of applause to all our winners. These participants went above and beyond with several pictures and funny videos.

3rd Place: Caleb McDonald

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2nd Place: Tiara Willis

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1st Place: #BabyMadison

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 If you would like to be a part of OMC during the summer and share the gospel with kids as a CentriKid staffer click here. Or if you are interested in bringing your kids to CentriKid Camps let us know. We love partnering with churches in this fun, crazy, and gospel centered game. To close out this year’s #nationalomcday enjoy these last few pictures.

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