PRAIRIE STAR DISTRICT ARCHIVES

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Children's Programs

Morning Celebration

8:45 to 9:45 AM

After breakfast each morning, Rev. Dr. Kendyl Gibbons will lead the Morning Celebration, which will include an intergenerational half hour of music and worship. A story illustrating diversity will be part of the Morning Celebration; the storyteller is sponsored by the District’s GRACE Team [Growing Racial and Cultural Equity].

Children’s Morning and Afternoon Programs

The children’s program will include organized activities both mornings and afternoons during the Theme Presentation and Morning and Afternoon Workshops for adults and youth.

Each child who attends the children’s program needs to provide an adult for one day, to assist the children’s leaders.

Children’s Program is divided into three age groups:

Nursery Care (infants to 2 years) will be provided from 8:45 – 11:45 AM and from 1:30 – 3:15 PMPreschool Program (age 3 to pre-kindergarten) will be from 9:15 to 11:45 AM and from 1:30 to 3:15 PMElementary Program (Kindergarten to 6th Grade) will be from 9:15 to 11:45 AM and from 1:30 to 3:15 PM

For Preschoolers, the day’s activities will include circle time with songs and stories, art and sensory activities, music with Moira, and outdoor exploration.

For Elementary children the morning will include Choir, and either art or community building activities related to the diversity story. In the afternoon, children can choose either drama [plays, skits, and role plays] or outdoor adventure [natural scavenger hunt and environmental education].

A schedule of the Children’s Program is available.

Afternoon Free Time

3:00 to 5:30 PM

Planned intergenerational activities for children with their families:

Water Activities

The camp has a swimming pool and a small lake with canoes.

Hiking and Trail RidesThe camp has hiking trails. It is located close to a state park, which has trail rides.

Field Trips

There are other opportunities within a few miles, including the Strategic Air and Space Museum, and several golf courses [Quarry Oaks and Iron Horse].

Ropes Courses

Ropes courses for almost everyone – the camp has three different ropes courses, at different heights and for people with different skill levels. Children as young as first grade can participate in these activities. The rope course activities will be facilitated by the host camp’s professional staff. [Note: there will be an additional charge for these.] See the Challenge Course page for the schedule and fees.

Vespers

7:15 to 7:45 PM

After supper each evening, we will gather for 30 minutes of storytelling and song, meditation, reflection, or prayer. Led by Rev. Mark Stringer, this participatory, intergenerational worship service will be designed to connect us to our shared camp experiences of the day and to welcome our evening together.

Evening Program

7:45 to 9:45 PM

Campfires in one or more locations, a dance one evening, a talent show one evening. One evening, Darrel Draper will appear as Peter Sarpy, a regional historical character. This program really wowed the folks who saw it at the District Annual Conference in Omaha.

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