Welcome to Kid’s Adventure Week 2017 hosted by Grace Evangelical Free Church. We are looking forward to spending the evenings with your family during the week of June 26-30!

We hope your family will join us for a fun week of Bible stories, hilarious skits, great music, fun games, and exciting crafts and activities.

ON SAFARI Adventure Week is open to kids age 3* through 6th grade.

*All children must be age 3 and potty-trained to participate. Parents of preschoolers are asked to stay on campus throughout the evening. We offer childcare for children age 0-2 and 3 year olds (not potty-trained) whose parents are volunteering or visiting the Parent Café.

Registration

Registration for our Adventure Week program is FREE. We offer t-shirts and dinner for the entire family for a small cost.

Child Registration Form:

Online registration has closed. Please register at the church office (Mon-Fri 9AM-4PM), on Sunday between services, at Drive Thru Registration (Mon, 10-11AM) or any night of Adventure Week at our Registration Tent located on the patio closest to Santa Gertrudes.

DON'T FORGET!
Please pick up your family’s REGISTRATION PACKET on Sunday morning, June 25 at the Adventure Week table on the patio from 9:15 AM to 1 PM. We will also have a Drive-Thru REGISTRATION on Monday, June 26 from 10 to 11 AM in the lower parking lot. Avoid the rush on Monday night and pick up your Registration Packet at one of these times! The packet will include shirts purchased, name tags, parent claim tag, and pre-paid dinner tickets.

T-Shirts & Meals

Meal tickets are no longer available for purchase on our website. Please purchase your meal tickets with cash or check at Drive-Thru Registration (Mon 10-11AM) or each night at dinner. If you did not prepay for meals but would like to, we will be offering our special pre-pay price to eat for the week until Monday night. After Monday you will need to pay by the day.

T-shirts are no longer available to purchase on our website. If you did not purchase t-shirts ahead of time and would like to, we will have them for sale for cash or check only at our Drive-Thru Registration (Mon, 10-11AM) and at the Info Tent on the patio until we sell out.

Meals

Families and volunteers are invited to eat dinner together before our program begins. Dinner will be served each night from 5 to 6 PM for $2.00 per child (12 and under) and $3.00 per person (age 13 and up). Save money and pre-pay for the week! Pre-pay prices are $8 for kids and $12 for adults for 5 nights of delicious dinners. All the meals are cooked and served by the Grace Groups from our church. We try our best to make the meals as nutritious as possible. We also have a table with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches at every meal.

Menu

Monday pizza and grapes
Tuesday hot dogs, chips, and watermelon
Wednesday sub sandwiches, fruit, chips
Thursday Gondola’s pasta, salad, garlic bread
Friday hamburgers, chips, carrots with ranch dip

T-Shirts

Register before June 12 and SAVE on t-shirts!

Size Youth Size
XS 2-4
S 6-8
M 10-12
L 14-16
XL 18-20

Schedule

K-6th kids line up by their team flag outside the main sanctuary at 5:50 pm. Preschoolers meet on the playground. Team captains are there to greet families and lead their team into their Opening Meetings. Our Opening Meetings are held each night from 6:00-6:45 PM in the West Sanctuary for K-6th and the Eagles/Owls Room for Preschool. The children watch a skit or puppet show and learn our ON SAFARI songs. The kids sit with their teams and their team leaders. If you have a preschooler, we ask that you stay on campus for the entire evening.

Each night from 6:45-8:15 PM, the K-6th grade kids travel to four stations with their teams in the East Building. At these stations the kids hear a Bible story, learn Bible verses, play games, do crafts, and have a snack. The preschool kids have their own rotation to five similar stations in the Children’s Ministry wing.

Check In/Out

Check In: When you arrive each night please visit the Registration area first. On Monday night your child should come to Adventure Week WEARING their nametag AND check in at Registration. If you did not receive a Registration Packet ahead of time, then visit the Registration booth located on the patio near Santa Gertrudes. On the following nights when you arrive, your child will check in and pick up their name tag at their team table in the Registration area.

Parents and each child in the family are given a family number to be used for check out. This number is on each child’s name tag. Parents are given a wristband with your family number written on it. Wear it on your wrist all week or put it on your key chain. If someone else is picking up your child, please give them your wristband or make arrangements at Registration when you check in.

K-6th Check Out: K-6th grade children should be picked up at 8:15 PM at the front doors of the West Sanctuary. Please wait in the line that goes through the foyer, tell the worker your family’s last name and your kids will be called to you. Show your wristband and turn in nametags to our staff as you exit. Please pick up your child promptly as our workers need to leave and get ready for the next night of fun!

Preschool Check Out: Please pick up your preschooler at 8 PM. Go to the playground and a volunteer will direct you to your child’s team. Pick your child up from this spot every night. Show your wristband, and turn in your child’s nametag to one of our staff at the gate. Please note: Preschool check out is at 7:45 PM on Friday.

Parent Cafe

Parents are invited to relax in our Parent Café from 6:45-8:00 PM each night. It will be located on the center patio. Join us for delicious dessert, Starbucks coffee, and uninterrupted conversation. Nursery and toddler care will be provided for parents visiting the Café. If you would like to donate a dessert for the café, please sign up here:

Donation Form

Friday Night Closing Programs

On Friday night, plan to attend our closing program for all families of K-6th graders from 7:50-8:30 PM. The kids will sing and share their memory verses with you. Please join us in the West Sanctuary for this special celebration!

The preschool kids have their own special closing program at 6 PM in the Owls/Eagles Room. After the program they continue through their regular rotations. Preschool check out is at 7:45 PM on Friday. Families are welcome to leave at that point or attend the K-6th Closing program.

Coins for Missions

Every year we partner with a missionary that our church supports to pray for their ministry and collect money for a specific need they have. Each night we collect a different type of coin. The kids learn more about our missionary family and this year's Coins for Missions project at Adventure Week. Encourage your child to do extra chores around the house this week to earn coins for this special project!

Monday Penny Night
Tuesday Penny & Nickel Night
Wednesday Dime Night
Thursday Quarter Night
Friday Dollar Night

Emergency Procedures

In the event of an emergency, team captains will lead the children through the gate to Benton field (on the south side of our campus). The children will sit with their teams until the Leadership Team has determined if it is safe to return to campus. If there has been an emergency exit during check out time, or if it has been determined to be unsafe to return to campus, parents should pick up their children from Benton field. We will follow the same procedures of checking wristbands and nametags at the gate.

Music & Resources

What Are We Learning?

This year, we’re ON SAFARI to discover how God makes a way! Our adventurers will explore the Bible to discover…

Monday God’s children run away from him, but God promises to make a way back to him. (The Fall)
Tuesday God makes a way to provide for his people. (Joseph)
Wednesday God makes a way to set his people free from Egypt. (Passover and Exodus)
Thursday Through Jesus, God makes a way for us to be with him forever. (Jesus’ Resurrection)
Friday Through the Holy Spirit, God makes a way for us to follow him. (Pentecost and Prayer)

Preschool:

The preschool children will be taught the big truths of the Bible in creative ways for young children.

Monday God’s children run away from him, but God promises to make a way back to him. (Creation and Fall)
Tuesday God makes a way to set his people free from Egypt. (The Exodus)
Wednesday Through Jesus, God makes a way for our sins to be forgiven. (Jesus is Born)
Thursday Through Jesus, God makes a way for us to be with him forever. (Jesus’ Death and Resurrection)
Friday God makes a way for us to follow him and promises to always be with us. God hears your prayers. (The Ascension and Prayer)

Preschool Gospel Poem: God is in charge. My sin is large. Jesus died for you and me. So repent and believe.

Help Your Kids Learn

Here are a few resources to help you continue to teach your child about Jesus once Adventure Week is over. These books are appropriate for Preschool and Elementary Children and give them a clear understanding of who God is, and how He has redeemed us.

Elementary Memory Verse Cards

Download a PDF of the Memory Verse Cards

Helping Your Child Understand the Gospel

Helping Your Child Understand the Gospel by Matthias Ministries

Children’s Bible Storybooks

Frequently Asked Questions

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