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Bible Boot Camp VBS Overview

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In A Nutshell

Kids get back to nature as they learn about walking with God at Bible Boot Camp. Camp guides lead campers to campsites at Raging River, Sleepy Mountain and Hidden Cave to make awesome nature crafts, play games, and go on the Great Adventure Hike as they make discoveries about God. With the story of the Good Samaritan, Jesus explains how we as Christians should treat others and the path we should take if we are walking with God. Even as Christians our walk will not always be easy, and we will have many challenges along the way, but if we stay on God’s path, we will find our way to be with him in Heaven.

Bible Boot Camp VBS Overview

Ages

Preschool, Elementary, Tweens

Schedules

Pick and choose the activities that work best with your group and time. We have attached some suggestions on possible schedules. We have provided a 2-1/2 hour and a 3 hour schedule as well as a schedule using a traditional game session and one doing the Great Adventure Hike. As a finishing touch, invite parents to join you for a campfire and wiener roast to end the day.

Schedule For 2-1/2 Hours With Traditional Games

Time
Preschool/Kinder
Grade 1-2
Grade 3-4
Grade 5-6
6:00-6:10pm
Opening Assembly
Opening Assembly
Opening Assembly
Opening Assembly
6:15-6:35pm
Games
Crafts
Music
Bible Story
6:40-7:00pm
Crafts
Games
Bible Story
Music
7:05-7:25pm
Snacks
Snacks
Games
Crafts
7:30-7:50pm
Music
Bible Story
Snacks
Snacks
7:55-8:10pm
Bible Story
Music
Crafts
Games
8:20-8:30pm
Closing Assembly
Closing Assembly
Closing Assembly
Closing Assembly

Schedule For 3 Hours With Traditional Games

Time
Preschool/Kinder
Grade 1-2
Grade 3-4
Grade 5-6
9:00-9:15am
Opening Assembly
Opening Assembly
Opening Assembly
Opening Assembly
9:20-9:45am
Games
Crafts
Music
Bible Story
9:50-10:15am
Crafts
Games
Bible Story
Music
10:20-10:45am
Snacks
Snacks
Games
Crafts
10:50-11:15
Music
Bible Story
Snacks
Snacks
11:20-11:45
Bible Story
Music
Crafts
Games
11:15-12:00noon
Closing Assembly
Closing Assembly
Closing Assembly
Closing Assembly

Schedule

Schedule For 2-1/2 Hours With Great Adventure Hike

Time
Preschool/Kinder
Grade 1-2
Grade 3-4
Grade 5-6
6:00-6:10pm
Opening Assembly
Opening Assembly
Opening Assembly
Opening Assembly
6:15-6:35pm
Bible Story
Music
Crafts
Snacks
6:40-7:00pm
Snacks
Bible Story
Music
Crafts
7:05-7:25pm
Crafts
Snacks
Bible Story
Music
7:30-7:50pm
Music
Crafts
Snacks
Bible Story
7:55-8:10pm
Great Hike
Great Hike
Great Hike
Great Hike
8:20-8:30pm
Closing Assembly
Closing Assembly
Closing Assembly
Closing Assembly

Schedule For 3 Hours With Great Adventure Hike

Time
Preschool/Kinder
Grade 1-2
Grade 3-4
Grade 5-6
9:00-9:15am
Opening Assembly
Opening Assembly
Opening Assembly
Opening Assembly
9:20-9:45am
Bible Story
Music
Crafts
Snacks
9:50-10:15am
Snacks
Bible Story
Music
Crafts
10:20-10:45am
Crafts
Snacks
Bible Story
Music
10:50-11:15am
Music
Crafts
Snacks
Bible Story
11:20-11:45am
Great Hike
Great Hike
Great Hike
Great Hike
11:50-12:00noon
Closing Assembly
Closing Assembly
Closing Assembly
Closing Assembly

Awesome Lessons

Our Bible Boot Camp VBS Bible lessons are based on Luke 10:25-37, the story of the Good Samaritan. We include lessons for both younger and older children. Each lesson includes an ice-breaker activity, the Bible lesson, reinforcing activities with their Bible Boot Camp Journal, and a prayer. See a complete list of the Bible Boot Camp Bible Lessons.

Creative Nature Crafts:

Children love to create, and we have some fun Bible crafts for them to take home as a lasting reminder of their experience at Bible Boot Came VBS. Each child makes their own Bible Boot Camp Journal to learn more about themselves and their relationship with God. From Boot Print Binoculars, to really cool pencil holders made from sticks, to the Roaring Roll Call Horn and a Boot Boot Camp boot print shirt, children will love to dive in to nature crafts. See a complete list of the Bible Boot Camp Crafts.

Fun Games

We give you the option of some traditional games such as Bible Boot Relay and God-sized Boots, or bringing all your groups together for the Great Adventure Hike. The Great Adventure Hike uses from 1-3 decorated rooms. If you choose to do this activity, we recommend bringing all your groups together at one time. Start each group in a different room, then rotate. If you have more than three groups, you can set up another station with the traditional games. See a complete list of the Bible Boot Camp Games.

Camp Guides and troops of campers:

Wear boots, hiking shorts and Bible Boot Camp T-shirts. Can also buy bandanas or make colored kerchiefs to tie around your neck.

Camp Snacks

It won't be long before you have a whole camp of hungry campers. Serving snack is both fun and easy with a healthy trail mix, some cute campers in a blanket, ants on a log and a sweet treat of microwave s'mores. Added snacks could include: Fresh fruit such as grapes, bananas and apples, fruit juices and water. See a complete list of the Bible Boot Camp Snacks and Recipes.

Camp Songs

Our piggyback songs, based on familiar tunes, are easy to learn and teach. Songs like our Bible Boot Camp Theme song and The Good Samaritan Chant are a great way to reinforce the day’s message. You can also go with traditional favorites such as "I’m In The Lord’s Army" and "Onward Christian Soldiers" which can be found on many sites on the web. See a complete list of the Bible Boot Camp Songs.

Decorations

Turn your classrooms into a series of three wilderness camping sites including the Raging River, Sleepy Mountain and Hidden Cave Camps. Or better yet, move your VBS outside for a real camping experience. Get great and easy ideas for decorating with little or no budget. We also include signs for each location. See a complete list of the Bible Boot Camp Decorations.

Promotions

We provide easy to use logos so you can create your own banners, flyers and bulletin inserts. We have also included a promo and name tags. See a complete list of the Bible Boot Camp Logos, Promos and Name Tags.

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