CentriKid Preteen Camp (Focus, Aug 2016)
On Monday, August 1, fifty-five kids and thirteen sponsors loaded up and headed to Trinity Pines Baptist Encampment for an amazing week at CentriKid Preteen Camp, an overnight camp for 3rd–6th graders to experience the time of their lives and learn more about the message of Jesus Christ!
Each morning, we started at 7:15 with breakfast and morning quiet times. After a brief rally, it was off to recreation—it was hot! But our kids had a blast playing crazy games with parachutes and giant earth balls.
One of the great opportunities for kids at CentriKid is the opportunity to pick their own “track time.” Some kids chose the Adventure Track, which included gaga ball and the zip line, and some chose the Blast Track, enjoying time on “the Blob,” kayak and paddle boats. Track times also included baseball, soccer, volleyball, archery, cooking and cheerleading—just to name a few.
Our theme for the week was Unseen. Kids studied the passage of Ephesians 6:10–20 and learned how, although the armor of God is unseen, it is powerful and real. Each day we focused on an aspect of the armor of God: Unseen strength, unseen truth, unseen peace, visible faith and visible boldness. Our kids were challenged to live out their faith with boldness!
Our key verse for the week was Ephesians 6:19: “Pray also for me, that the message may be given to me when I open my mouth to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel.”