We’re Bringing Camp to You
The fun, growth and love of camp aren’t limited to a few weeks in Colorado each summer – you can have them at home, right now! Try some of these great resources and share the results with us: [email protected]
More resources will be added regularly, so check back often. Also, visit our Facebook page for live events and activities.
Activities, Games & Puzzles
Explore Nature from Home
The Christian Science Monitor has also rounded up several virtual nature tours in this article.
Campfire Songs & Stories
And no campfire would be complete without some great stories. Former camper and current staff member Wyatt Martin brings them to life with this theatrical retelling.
Meet the Horse Herd
Fun Zoom Background
Highlights of the Year
Number of players: Unlimited
Object: Learn about each other’s year
How to play: Each person has the floor to show their three photos and use them as a way of talking about their year.
The Game of Things
From the 100 Elk Outdoor Center
Number of players: 4+
Object: Correctly match the highest number of responses with their authors
How to play: A reader is chosen. This reader reads aloud a topic card. (Some example topics: “Things you need to survive.” “Things you shouldn’t put in your mouth.”) The players each write a response on a piece of paper along with their name, fold it and turn it in to the reader. The reader then shuffles them and reads all of them aloud twice. Starting with the player to the left of the reader, each player guesses who wrote each response. This is all done from memory – no note-taking or rereading the responses. The player continues guessing until incorrect, at which time the player to his/her left guesses. Players whose responses were correctly identified are eliminated and cannot make guesses. The round ends when one player has not been matched to a response. Each correct guess earns 1 point; the player who successfully avoided detection earns 6 points. The job of reader passes to the left. When everyone has been reader once, the game ends. High score wins.
Word Search, Crossword Puzzle, Etc.
Weekly Concert Series
Former A/U Ranches staff member, and very talented musician, Justin Froese is performing a weekly concert series on Facebook Live every Saturday morning from 8-11am PDT. The concert will be about 45m-60m and will include church solos he’s performed at services, selected hymns and some of his own original inspirational songs. To watch, visit Justin Froese Music on Facebook.
Backyard Obstacle Course
From the Campership Fund
Mountain Biking Clinic
Find an Online Christian Science Lecture
A/U Ranches Camper/Staff CSPS Articles
Alone With Your Thoughts
JSH Articles for Kids & Teens
Online Hymn Sing with CedarS Camps
Finding Your Immunity from Disease
By Michelle Nanouche, CSB
- Katie, who was a program head at the A/U Ranches, shared with us what she had shared with a counselor-in-training during a fearful time: “We talked about if we just close our eyes, God is no more or less present when we’re in one set of circumstances versus another. No matter where we are, God is there.”
- A shift in thought can help us find the beauty of God all around us. We find Wyatt’s words especially poignant right now: “The beauty in life is all around us. We just have to seek it out, and in doing so, we will glorify God. Just like those trees, the mountain, the sky, you are a perfect expression of God.”
- While praying for a horse, something helped change Andrew’s thought about the challenging situation: “As I was going through possible ways to help the horse, something that broke the mesmerism of the situation was Kenny’s shirt, which had the logo, ‘Face Any Challenge Anywhere.’ Christian Science was able to face any challenge anywhere!”
Connecting with Others Remotely
- Write letters of gratitude to family members or friends you haven’t talked to in a while.
- Read the Bible Lesson to those in Christian Science facilities over the phone.
Find a Christian Science Care Facility.
- Send letters of love and support to nursing or assisted living facilities.