For several years we have been asked to provide some resource based off of
CentriKid’s Recreation Program. CentriKid Recreation is not just a time to play or a time to wear out the kids so they will listen during their lessons. Instead recreation is intentional. We try to make sure everything we do is rooted in scripture. Recreation is a great example of this value, because every game played on the recreation field is connected back to God’s Word through our debriefs.
We are happy to finally a deliver a resource for our churches, who were fans. Whenever we were looking for a name for a new resource we decided to focus on what matters, which for us is being rooted in Scripture.
We know everyone using this resource will have different contexts to play these games. We decided to organize them accordingly. There are five categories by which we organize the games in our resource: active games, indoor games, large group games, no equipment games and water games (one of my personal favorites). A game could be in several different categories or just one. So if it is raining outside and you are forced to think on the fly indoors, maybe you will try the no equipment games. Give Recreation: rooted in Scripture to one of your volunteers and they will be equipped to make sure the fun never skips a beat and have strong spiritual applications to tie to each game. The games can be searched alphabetically in the table of contents or by category in the index in the back.
An example of one of our games is Garbage Dump. This game is both an active game, meaning it is best played outdoors, and it could be a water game. This page comes with a diagram to help the game facilitator understand better what the game involves. There is a basic instructions section called, “How to Play”. Also, to the side of every game with equipment there is an equipment needed section with detail notes. Finally, at the bottom you always get a solid spiritual application debrief using scripture.
We hope you get as excited about Recreation: Rooted in Scripture as we are. This is a CentriKid Camps Store exclusive product, so while you are at camp make sure you make your purchase.