Tending the Garden of Our Hearts and Ancient Faith Ministries present Rooted in Prayer: Virtual Vacation Church Camp
Because so many of our vacation church camps will have to be different this year, we’ve created a virtual camp that your family or parish can enjoy from home! The theme is Prayer, and the camp is recommended for use with the beautiful book, A Child’s Guide to Prayer from Ancient Faith Publishing. The camp is aimed at elementary school children, but suitable for their older and younger siblings.
-Rooted in Prayer videos (Stream + download anytime)
In addition, you might enjoy the book, A Child's Guide to Prayer, as a companion volume to the camp!
Created by authors and podcasters Elissa Bjeletich and Kristina Wenger, the camp is presented in five days and features a combination of videos and parent-led activities. Each day includes the following:
- Opening Prayers
- Daily Lesson
- Saint of the Day
- Music with CeCe
- Closing Prayers
- Craft Projects
- Discussion Prompts
- Snack Time Recipes
- Printable Activity Sheets
The Virtual Vacation Church Camp is designed to be flexible. Families can enjoy camp on their own at their own pace, or multiple families or a whole parish can engage together via Zoom or other video conferencing software.
For Parishes Offering the Camp via Zoom (or similar platform)
Attention spans on Zoom are limited, so the basic daily structure is in two parts:
1 - A first meeting on Zoom with information-based, thought-provoking content (prayer, video lesson, live chat) followed by a substantial break away from the computer to give the kids time to run around, enjoy hands-on activities, eat, and spend time with their parents.
2 - Later, the group assembles again on Zoom for lighter, more physically active content (a shorter more story-like video lesson and an active video music class with dancing and movement, and then a live game).
You might decide to do these two portions in the morning and afternoon (setting up two Zoom meetings at 9am and 1pm, perhaps), or you could use a more traditional 9-12 VCC structure.
Preview the original music created for Rooted in Prayer by CeCe Yentzen!
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