Experience Camp at Home

Current circumstances can make life challenging. Here at camp, we want to help support you and your family during this time. Below you’ll find resources for you to use to engage your kids and encourage yourself. We’re praying for you and your family during these challenging times. You’ve got this! (But more importantly, Jesus has got this!)


“And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all. See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone. Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” -1 Thessalonians 5:14-18


Camp at Home Activities


Growth

  • Happy Times
    Sharing the Good News of Jesus through stories, activities, poems, and projects.
    (Concordia Publishing House)
  • The Nature Notebook
    A 117-page notebook designed and planned to help children gain an inquisitive and grateful mind as they explore the beauties and wonders around them.
    (The Good and the Beautiful)

Inspiration

  • My Devotions
    Daily Readings for Young Christians
    (Concordia Publishing House)
  • CPH Faith Courses
    Video Bible Studies with lessons to work through.
    (Concordia Publishing House)
  • Daily Children’s Devotion from Pastor Kevin Jud
    PJ, an LCMS pastor whose a regular at camp, shares a devotion each day from “Portals of Prayer for Kids”.
    (Pastor Kevin Jud, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hamilton, OH)
  • Daily Children’s Devotion from Pastor Schrank
    Pastor Schrank is an LCMS pastor who helps put on the “Best Practices for Ministry” conference each year in PhoenixJ, AZ. These daily children’s devotions from him are filled with colorful backgrounds and creative messages.
    (Pastor Schrank, Christ Church Lutheran, Phoenix, AZ)

Recreation

  • P.E. with Joe
    A daily Youtube series where fitness coach Joe Wicks leads 30 minute virtual P.E. classes for kids that they can do indoors without any equipment. Great for helping your kids get the squiggles out!
    (Joe Wicks-The Body Coach)
  • Jumanji: Escape to Camp, A Virtual Escape Room
    Kids must solve riddles and put together clues to make it out in this virtual escape room.
    (Rebecca Malburne, Bath Parks & Recreation Department)
  • The Butterfly Challenge, A Virtual Escape Room
    This escape room is designed for kindergarten-age children. Try to turn the egg into a butterfly by solving the codes!
    (Rebecca Malburne, Bath Parks & Recreation Department)
  • Camp Luther Games and Activities
    Some fun games to play at home from one of our fellow NLOMA camps, Camp Luther, located in Wisconsin.
    (Camp Luther, WI)
  • Make Your Own Escape Room
    A kit kids can print out and spend a day making their own escape room. There’s also some escape rooms to download that have already been created!
    (Lock, Paper, Scissors Escape Room company)

Fun

  • Bedtime Bible Stories with the Skit Guys
    Looking for some hope and humor? Bedtime Bible Stories with The Skit Guys is exactly that. Every night, Tommy and Eddie will share a Bible story with you, make you laugh, and point you to the hope we find in Jesus.
  • Pastor Karl’s Toybox Tales
    A pastor uses action figures, happy meal toys, and more to tell Bible stories and share scripture. It’s ridiculous fun with good messages.
  • Focus@Home Free Streaming Service
    Enjoy classic video and radio series from Focus on the Family including Adventures in Odyssey and McGee and Me!
    (Focus on the Family)
  • The Pilgrim’s Progress Movie
    A free movie to watch online based on the book by John Bunyan.
    (Revelation Media)

Resources for the Current Situation

Resources for Youth Leaders and Teachers

  • LCMS Youth Ministry Resources
    Especially helpful for those who help out with Sunday School, Youth Group, or similar activities.
    (LCMS Youth Ministry)
  • Virtual Youth Group Ideas
    A large list of games and activity ideas that can be done through video hangouts.
    (Black Diamond Adventure Camps)