Tuesday August 4 – Friday August 7 2015 9:00 am – 12 noon
Day 1 – Tuesday August 4 (FIRST DAY)
My dad brought me and my sister to the PineGrove Bible Church for a summer camp. It is for kids ages 5 to 12. I was in the BayMax group. My dad signed us in. Then Marmie (a helper) gave me and my sister Rose a name tag with BayMax! We first headed to the portable outside for crafts, and we made a frame with the sentence for the week.
Anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone, a new life has begun.
Then we cut out some gears and a robot and glued it on the frame. Then when time was up, we went back inside for story time. The two teenager helpers told us a story about Macheus and how Jesus changed his life. He a tax collector and everyone didn’t like the tax collectors because they asked for more then they owe. Until one day, Jesus came, but Machues was too short to see him. So he climbed up the nearest tree. Then he saw Jesus come to him, and Jesus said “Let me go to your house. For I will stay at your house.” Now everyone was mad, because Macheus stole money, and it wasn’t fair that Jesus still wants to visit Macheus. So after a few days, they made Jesus die on the cross. 3 days later, he rose from the dead, and stayed on earth for 40 days. Then he went to heaven. Daniel (one of the helpers) explained that Jesus died for our sins. He could have rose up from the cross he died on, but he knew that if he died, he would save us from our sins. Jesus never did sin, but he came down to save us, so we could join him in heaven.
Then after story time, we went outside for games. We played many games about robots, like robots activate, which is Octopus game but with a different name. Then we played stop the bot where everyone except one person who will be the inspector. Then you chose a robot, who will hold the cloth but still part of the circle. The inspector will be at the opposite side of the robot, and will try to take the cloth away. A few more rounds later, we went inside the church to have snack.
We had pretzels, crackers, a marshmallow, carrots, and some grape, and if we wanted, we could make our own robot. After snack, we did an other song with actions, and then went home!
Wednesday August 5 – Day 2
We started of with an other song and then we first went outside for games, meaning that we were going to have snack first! We played stop the bot again, and then we played a game where everyone sits in a circle, someone is the leader, a and someone is the inspector. The leader does different movements, and the inspector tries to figure out who is the leader. The inspector gets three guesses, and then it’s game over. Then we went inside to eat jello. I didn’t like jello, so I got yesterday’s leftover snack instead.
Then we went upstairs for storytime, and Daniel talked about a kid names Mephilbbosheth and how he was a prince, and his older brother and dad died in war. How one of the nurses were afraid that he would die, so she ran away with him and hid him and took care of him out of the city. But she dropped him by accident and he had both of his feet crippled. Then the new king arrived. He was good friends with the killed prince (Mephibosheth’s brother), and had a promise, that if one of them died, the survivor would be kind the the rest of the family, so he made the guards find Mephibosheth, and brought him to the palace. Mephibosheth was very scared, and thought he would die, but the king adopted him and gave him land, food, and all kinds of riches. The end!
After storytime, we went downstairs and did an other song with The song is called “Change“. Then we went home!
Thursday August 6 – Day 3
We started making some marshmallow creations but there were also other activities. We started a new song called Glory, and did the actions. Then my group went upstairs for story time. They told us about a person, who told others about Jesus. Then a treasurer from a city came to where he lived to learn about him, but he couldn’t because he wasn’t a Jews. So he went home from the desert, very sad. Then, Jesus sent the person who tells stories about Jesus to the desert. He didn’t know why but he went, anyways, and he met the treasurer, and asked him “Do you know what your reading?” The treasurer said that he didn’t, and then the other person explained it to him.
At crafts, we made a robot necklace with those circle thingys you use when your building something, pipe cleaners, and a string. Mine was a skater robot! LOL XD
After the crafts, we went downstairs and outside for games. The helpers got two bins, and split us into two teams, and gave one person at the start of the line a cup with holes. We were supposed to fill it with water and run or walk and put it in the other bin. The first team to fill the other bin wins!
After break, we got to eat our snacks. They gave us watermelon, cantaloupe, and water. Then we sat down and did the actions to the song glory.
Friday 7 Day 4 (LAST DAY!)
My dad brought me and my sister back to the Pinegrove Church, located near 2144 East RD Acres by car. My sister went to the memory verse lab to memorize the verse of the day. I didn’t because I don’t usually have time to memorize the verse. As for the last day of VBS, they bought lots of hot dogs and hot dog buns for the BBQ at the end of the day. My dad let us stay for it. We first started off with PROFESSOR FUZZYWIGS! He said he created a wonderful invention, called a “water retainer device”. The invention was actually a cup though! And he said to poke a whole on the bottom of the cup and drink it from there! But Daniel drank it from the top, and professor Fuzzywigs was very impressed! We sang and did the actions to the song “Totally transformed”.
Then Marmie dismissed us and we first went upstairs for storytime. Sheldon (the other helper) told us a story about a person named Sol, who believed in God but thought that the stories about Jesus were fake, and thought that killing them was right and what God wanted him to do. So he killed everyone who believed in Jesus, but one day, in the desert, on his way to the last village, a bright light appeared, and that bright light, was Jesus. But the light was so bright that Sol was blinded. Sol thought that he should return home, because he met Jesus, meaning that he was real, and because he was blind, he couldn’t travel any further. So he went home, and then and old man who believed in Jesus and God came to him. Sol asked why he came to him, because everyone was afraid of Sol and that he would kill them. But the old man came to him, because God told him so. Then, the old man made his eyes open, and now, Sol was not blind anymore! So he went to travel, but not to kill people, but to tell others about how Jesus changed him.
After story time, we went outside to play games with Hannah, the game helper. We played a new game called red light green light. One person is it, and everyone else goes in a horizontal line. When the “it” person shouts green light, everybody tries to get to the other side. But if the “it” person shouts red light, he or she turns around to see if anyone is moving. If someone moves, they go back to the start till someone gets to the other side without getting spotted.
For snack, we got a plastic Ziploc bag with different sorts of cereal and some pretzels. They also gave us watermelon and cantaloupe, and also some honeydew! It was very tasty!
After snack, we headed to the outside portable for crafts. We made a maze with a box, and in the box was a maze. We had to use straws and glue them to the lines in the maze, and when we were done, they would give us a marble.
Then for the end, we did the song Glory and got out maze and they even gave us loot bags! Mine has the big kind of bar of Coffee Crisps. It is my favorite chocolate bar! I also had a pencil with an eraser and some silly bands. I also got a mini notebook.
As for the BBQ, I got a beef hotdog and some carrots, juice, and all dressed ruffle chips! Then we went home!