2015 VBS Curriculum: Camp Kilimanjaro

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!

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Day 1: Listen UP!

Tembo the Elephant Says: Be all ears!
Tembo the Elephant
Be wise—have ears that hear and do God's Word!

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

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?

Grassland Games

Backpack Attack / Listen UP!

Cool Contests

Guess the Zebra Stripes

Safari Science and Crafts

Savanna Drum Savanna Drum

Summit Snacks

Elephant Ears Elephant Ears

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Day 2: Check UP!

Twiga the Giraffe Says: Take this to heart!
Twiga the Giraffe
Be wise—have a heart that trusts in the Lord!

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

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?

Grassland Games

Camp K Obstacle Course / Change of Heart

Cool Contests

Safari Signals

Safari Science and Crafts

Keepsake Cross Keepsake Cross Craft

Summit Snacks

Heart Smart Banana Bites Heart Smart Banana Bites Snack

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Day 3: Build UP!

Kiboko the Hippo Says: Hip-Hippo-ray for a tame tongue!
Kiboko the Hippo
Be wise—have a tongue that speaks in a God-honoring way!

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

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

Cool Contests

Destination: Dress Up

Safari Science and Crafts

Conversation Can Conversation Can Craft

Summit Snacks

Melt-in-Your-Mouth Mountains Melt-in-Your-Mouth Mountains Snack

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Day 4: Wake UP!

Tumbili the Monkey Says: No more monkey business!
Tumbili the Monkey
Be wise—have hands that get to work!

Proverbs 6:6-11 and Various Proverbs

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

Cool Contests

Proverbs Challenge and Hands that Serve

Safari Science and Crafts

Monkey Marionette

The Monkey Marionette Craft

Summit Snacks

Corny Hands

The Corny Hands Snack
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Day 5: Wise UP!

Duma the Cheetah Says: Wise men walk with wise men
Duma the Cheetah
Be wise—have feet that walk with the wise!

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

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?

Grassland Games

Snowball Scuttle / Ice Cube Relay

Cool Contests

Mountaintop Missions

Safari Science and Crafts

Friendship Bracelets

Friendship Bracelets

Summit Snacks

Walking Sticks

The Walking Sticks Snacks
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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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