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KIDSGAMES 2014 - June 23-27 AND July 7-11! 

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Posted by brotherjung on Monday, April 02, 2012 at 1:13 PM

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KidsGames Volunteer Opportunities

Our biggest need in KidsGames is for volunteers to serve as Small Group Guides or Coaches/Elective Leaders. Approximately 75% of our volunteers serve in these areas. Please read the brief descriptions of these volunteer positions and select the one you are most interested in. We require training in all areas of KidsGames, and for all volunteers to attend at least one training session.

Small Group Guide:

Guides are the heart of KidsGames and where we need the most help! Guides build close relationships with a small group of kids. They accompany their group through the rotations of the day as well as lead discussions about the daily lessons during snack/small group time. Guides are needed for all age groups, and need to be present each day of KidsGames.

Coach/ Asst. Coach, Elective/ Asst. Elective Leaders:

Please let us know the sport or elective in which you would like to help. This is where you get to do what you are truly passionate about. You will be trained on how to tie curriculum to the sport or elective will be provided. Coaches/Elective leaders work with multiple groups of kids that rotate through that chosen elective.

Buddy for Children with Special Needs:

Do you have a heart for children with special needs? We have participants that need a buddy to shadow them through the week. Buddies are needed for all age groups, and need to be present each day of KidsGames.

Fun Games:

(For our 1st-3rd grade program only). Participants will rotate through the Fun Games station each day. Volunteers will oversee and teach these exciting games that help kids build relationships and have fun.

Snack Team:

Help prepare and serve snack daily.

First Aid:

We need 2-3 volunteers per site to run the First Aid Station during KidsGames. Volunteers should have medical or first aid training.

3’s and Under Childcare Team (NCCC site only):

- Early Morning Childcare- Take care of volunteers’ kids until the program begins at 8:45. 8:00-8:45 - Late Afternoon Childcare- Take care of volunteers’ kids and kids whose parents are running late for pick up. 12:15-1:00
- Childcare during the program- Help out with taking care of the babies- 3year olds. (These kids are the young children of KidsGames volunteers.)

Follow Up Team:

This team will focus on connecting with new families who have attended KidsGames and may want to know more about NCCC.

Guest Services Team:

Help with the Guest Services booth the week of KidsGames. Answer questions for those who are attending KidsGames. Training is provided.

Clean Up Crew:

Small job, BIG help! This crew will help clean up after closing celebration on Friday. Help put away equipment and supplies and tidy up the classrooms so they are ready for Saturday night services. Plan on helping from 2-4pm on Friday, June 29th.

Decorating Team:

Help in coordinating with the Large Group leaders to decorate according to this year’s theme for KidsGames. Work within a budget to collect, create, borrow, and purchase items to decorate the Family Center and the Offsite stage. Help tear down the stage and return items at the end of KidsGames.

Parking Attendants:

Direct the cars and people to the correct location. We will need help at both sites. NCCC, 8:00-9am, and 12-12:30pm. Poinsettia, 8:15-9:15am and 12:15-12:45pm.

Closing Celebration Team:

If you have limited time to offer, but would still like to help, we could use your help on Friday for the Closing Celebration held immediately following KidsGames. Main responsibility will be serving lunch during the celebration. Plan to help from 10am-2pm on Friday.

Posted by brotherjung on Monday, April 02, 2012 at 8:30 AM

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KidsGames Donating Items

Here is a start to the list of items we will need.  We will be adding more soon.  Please bring your donation by JUNE 10th to the KidsGames booth during weekend services. 

*Cardboard boxes for Boot Camp
*Empty 2 litter Coke bottles
* 5 Megaphones
*2 Bubble Machines
*3 large bottles of Bubbles
* All kinds of Lego’s new and used
* 2 boxes of Gold Fish crackers
*2 boxes of animal crackers
*Nerf Gun darts that are orange with blue tips
*Glow Sticks
*2 Round plastic pools (for sand boxes)
*Playground sand to fill pools
*Fat/Chubby Crayons
*Plastic toys to play in sand box (cars, buckets, shovels, balls, etc)
*Plain Cherrios
*Wipes

Items to Borrow

•  2 whisper generators
•  Pop Up’s for Poinsettia Park
•  2 Toy Boxes or large empty enclosed trailers for
transporting and storing items for Poinsettia Park

Posted by brotherjung on Monday, April 02, 2012 at 8:32 AM

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KidsGames FAQ’s

CLICK HERE TO SEE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Posted by brotherjung on Monday, April 02, 2012 at 8:32 AM

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KidsGames Training Dates- (Volunteers must attend one training session.)

Saturday, June 16, 9:00-11:00am
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Volunteers in the following areas will be trained separately and do NOT need to attend one of the sessions above. You will be contacted by a team leader before the start of KidsGames.   
Snack, Closing Celebration, Set Up/Tear Down, First Aid, Clean Up Crew, Decorations, Follow Up Team, Administrative Team

Kidsanity

Monday, June 18, 3-9 pm
This is an intensive six-hour event designed specifically for students grades 7-12 who are helping with Kids Games 2012.
The afternoon and evening will focus on the skills and knowledge you need to become an awesome, impactful Kids Games leader. Team-building games, experiential games, the ins and outs of leading a small group, “Ask Me Anything” panel, and more! Led by Mark Friestad.
(This training is designed to supplement, but not take the place of, the regular trainings listed above.)

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:  The overnight portion of the Kidsanity Training has been canceled. 

 

 

 

 

Posted by brotherjung on Monday, April 02, 2012 at 8:33 AM

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KidsGames Compassion Project

4 countries, 4 kinds of balls, 4 Kidsgames!!!

With the 2012 Olympics coming this summer, we have chosen an International Compassion Project.  This year, our Compassion Project will support KidsGames globally.  During the week of KidsGames kids will learn about and be encouraged to support children attending KidsGames in Italy, Mexico, Egypt, and Japan.  Specifically, we will be collecting 4 types of balls- soccer balls, basketballs, dodgeballs, and volleyballs. We will also be collecting cash donations to buy balls.  Our KidsGames Mission Teams will personally deliver these balls through KidsGames in Italy, Mexico, Japan, and Egypt this summer. 

Posted by brotherjung on Monday, April 02, 2012 at 8:34 AM

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4th-6th Grade Electives

Ultimate Surf Art

Wade Koniakowsky, world class artist is dropping in to teach his love of the ocean through Art.

Baseball

Bring your own glove for America’s favorite past-time

Basketball

Pass, shoot and score! June madness is one of America’s original games.

Boot Camp

(GIRLS only, Boys Boot Camp is now full.) Bring our own nerf guns-the kind that take blue tipped orange darts.  We’ll supply the darts, you come ready to build forts and be pushed beyond limits! (Bring your own nerf gun. We’ll supply the darts.)

Cooking

Add 1 cup of fun, 2/3 cup of creativity, 1/2 cup of discovery, and a pinch of presentation. Mix ingredients, and you get our most popular elective!  Be sure to sign up early!

Flag Football (boys only)

Flag Football (boys only)- Ready, set, hike!  All the fun of traditional football without the pads or pain!

Glow Stick/Hip Hop Dance

This is the Hip Hop dance you know and love, only we will add glow sticks on Friday for the closing ceremony.

Photo Journalism

Come take pictures and collect stories of KidsGames week and help us create the KidsGames newspaper.  (Bring your own digital camera with your name on it.)

Science

Crazy “get messy” science and water bottle rockets too!

Soccer

The world’s “beautiful game”- hone your skills in this popular international sport.

Tennis

NEW this year.  Bring your own racket and rally with friends.

Volleyball

In a beach community, here’s a game that is good to know!
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1st-3rd Grade Electives

Art

Are you creative or would you like to be more creative? In this elective you can express your creative side.

American Sign Language

Come learn the secret code that unlocked the world of language to the deaf and hard of hearing.

Basketball

Pass, shoot and score! June madness is one of America’s original games.

Boot Camp (boys only)

Come ready to build forts, play with nerf guns, and be pushed beyond limits!

Cheer (girls only)

Give me a C, Give me an H, give me an E, give me another E, give me an R! What’s that spell?  Lots of fun!

Cooking

Add 1 cup of fun, 2/3 cup of creativity, 1/2 cup of discovery, and a pinch of presentation. Mix ingredients, and you get our most popular elective!  Be sure to sign up early!

Dance (girls only)

Step 2…3, Clap 2….3, turn 2…3. Hip Hop is back by popular demand!

Flag Football (boys only)

Ready, set, hike!  All the fun of traditional football without the pads or pain!

Lego

Good Play. Come show us your best creations and learn new ones.

Making Music

Think trash cans, washboards, Easter eggs- It’s amazing what you can make music with!

Karate

Are you the next Karate Kid?  Come learn the basics of this ancient sport.

Science

Crazy, “get messy” science, and water bottle rockets too!

Soccer

The world’s “beautiful game”- hone your skills in this popular international sport. (Bring your shin guards)

Skateboarding and Longboarding

Tricks on short boards and groove on the long boards too.  (Bring your own board and protective gear.)

Posted by brotherjung on Monday, April 02, 2012 at 8:34 AM

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