We prepared for this theme and spiritual content — and when camps were canceled for 2020, we decided the best thing for summer 2021, is to continue with “The Discovery” because we believe this message is timely and true for kids in today’s world.
The key verse we hope every camper and adult will memorize is 1 John 2:6:
The one who says he remains in him should walk just as he walked.
We need help. We need more than a how-to guide, we need an example. This summer at CentriKid Camps, campers will discover what it means to be imitators of Christ. Jesus is the ultimate example that we should follow as Christians and we will be taking a look at scriptures that help us know Jesus and walk as Jesus walked.
At camp, kids will focus on these concepts and phrases:
Day 1 | Walk as Jesus Walked
If we say we are His, we must follow His example, to walk as Jesus walked. We’ll answer questions like “why do we need to walk with Jesus?” and “what does it mean to remain in Him?”
Day 2 | Obey as Jesus Obeyed
We can obey God because He is trustworthy and He has a perfect plan for our lives. In Bible Study we will take a look at how Jesus faced temptation in the wilderness yet obeyed God, and in Worship, kids will see how Jesus obeyed and said “yes” to the journey ahead.
Day 3 | Care as Jesus Cared
Caring for people means seeing them, reaching out to them, and loving them. Our hearts toward people should match the heart that God has for them. Kids will study how Jesus cared for Bartimaeus, see how He washed the disciples’ feet, and learn how they can truly show care to those around them.
Day 4 | Forgive as Jesus Forgave
We are called to forgive others even when it’s hard. Jesus set an example for us when He shared a meal with Peter and showed him that what Peter had done would not stand in the way of their friendship. Jesus fully forgave Peter. Without forgiveness and restoration from Jesus, it is impossible for us to fully forgive anyone in our lives.
Day 5 | Speak as Jesus Spoke
Jesus is always with us to give us words of life to speak encouragement to others. Jesus spoke with understanding and He spoke words of spirit and life (John 6:63). Kids will be reminded that Jesus will go with us and give us the words to say, and they will be challenged to speak boldly just as Jesus spoke. Join us next summer as kids discover what it means to be imitators of Jesus. Each day of camp, your kids will be opening their Bibles to look into the Gospels and study the life of Jesus. His perfect example can show kids how their lives can line up with God’s teachings.
Watch the 2021 “The Discovery” theme teaser video!
We are so excited to see how God will change lives not only in the lives of the kids but also in the adults and even the CentriKid staff as well. God will do big things at camp in 2021.
Register your church group today or contact us with any questions about camp at firstname.lastname@example.org!