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Camp Kilimanjaro VBS 2015

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Jambo! Welcome to Camp Kilimanjaro, where you'll have an epic expedition through the book of Proverbs!

Every day, our kids are faced with choices—will they choose wisely or foolishly? As they safari up Mount Kilimanjaro, your trekkers learn that true wisdom comes only from the one true all-wise God, who wants us to be wise! And He's filled the book of Proverbs with wise sayings for us! As they study Proverbs, your hikers will learn to have

  • ears that hear and do the Word of God;
  • hearts that trust in the Lord;
  • tongues that are tame;
  • hands that get to work;
  • feet that walk with the wise!

Set your compasses for Africa and prepare for an epic expedition at Camp Kilimanjaro VBS!

Day 1: Listen UP!

Tembo the Elephant Says: Be all ears!
Tembo the Elephant

Bible Passages

1 Kings 3–4 (King Solomon) and Various Proverbs

Lesson Focus

Be wise—have ears that hear and do God's Word!

Verse Challenge

Listen to counsel and receive instruction, that you may be wise. Proverbs 19:20

Apologetics Focus

The Animals—Who made them so cool?

Safari Science and Crafts

Savanna Drum

Grassland Games

Backpack Attack / Listen UP!

Summit Snacks

Elephant Ears

Cool Contests

Guess the Zebra Stripes

Day 2: Check UP!

Twiga the Giraffe Says: Take this to heart!
Twiga the Giraffe

Bible Passages

Genesis 1–3; Romans 3, 5, 6, 10; Proverbs (Gospel Day)

Lesson Focus

Be wise—have a heart that trusts in the Lord!

Verse Challenge

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5

Apologetics Focus

The Terrain—What environments are there on this mountain?

Safari Science and Crafts

Keepsake Cross

Grassland Games

Camp K Obstacle Course / Change of Heart

Summit Snacks

Heart-Smart Banana Bites

Cool Contests

Safari Signals

Day 3: Build UP!

Kiboko the Hippo Says: Hip-Hippo-ray for a tame tongue!
Kiboko the Hippo

Bible Passages

Various Proverbs (Bullying, boasting, gossiping, complaining—will we choose death words or life words?)

Lesson Focus

Be wise—have a tongue that speaks in a God-honoring way!

Verse Challenge

Death and life are in the power of the tongue. Proverbs 18:21

Apologetics Focus

The Languages—Where did different languages come from?

Grassland Games

Moorland Mayhem / Monkey, Mongoose, Man

Summit Snacks

Melt-in-Your-Mouth Mountains

Cool Contests

Destination: Dress Up

Safari Science and Crafts

Conversation Can

Day 4: Wake UP!

Tumbili the Monkey Says: No more monkey business!
Tumbili the Monkey

Bible Passages

Proverbs 6:6-11 and Various Proverbs

Lesson Focus

Be wise—have hands that get to work!

Verse Challenge

Commit your works to the Lord. Proverbs 16:3

Apologetics Focus

The People–Why do they say the first people came from here?

Grassland Games

Bucketball / Give Yourself a Hand

Summit Snacks

Corny Hands

Cool Contests

Proverbs Challenge and Hands that Serve

Safari Science and Crafts

Mountain Mancala

Day 5: Wise UP!

Duma the Cheetah Says: Wise men walk with wise men!
Duma the Cheetah

Bible Passages

1 Kings 11:1-11 (King Solomon) and Various Proverbs

Lesson Focus

Be wise—have feet that walk with the wise!

Verse Challenge

He who walks with wise men will be wise, but the companion of fools will be destroyed. Proverbs 13:20

Apologetics Focus

The Volcanoes–How did Mount Kilimanjaro get here, anyway?

Safari Science and Crafts

Friendship Bracelets

Grassland Games

Snowball Scuttle / Ice Cube Relay

Summit Snacks

Walking Sticks

Rotations

A day at Camp Kilimanjaro begins when everyone meets at Base Camp for the opening assembly.

Then we trek off to rotate through four fun sites:

  • High Adventure Lesson Time;
  • Grassland Games;
  • Summit Snacks;
  • Safari Science and Crafts.

After finishing the day's rotations, everyone heads back to Base Camp for the closing assembly.

It all adds up to an epic experience for your young trekkers. Are you raring to go? Then lace up those hiking boots, grab your gear, and let's get started!

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