How to Plan Family Worship for a Camp Out | A Virtuous Woman #camping

How to Plan Family Worship for a Camp Out

This post may contain affiliate links. You can read my disclosure policy here. Our family loves to camp out two or three times a year. We have a rather large family {seventeen or more that go camping together} and camping with kids is such a fun time! We always have family worship in the evenings…

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Our family loves to camp out two or three times a year. We have a rather large family {seventeen or more that go camping together} and camping with kids is such a fun time!

We always have family worship in the evenings and mornings when we are camping.

In my opinion there are three things that make a perfect camp out worship experience.

  1. Music
  2. A Good Story
  3. A Fun Activity

Music. Our Family knows a lot of fun songs by heart, but we often pack our favorite vintage song books, Happy Songs for Boys and Girls to bring along.

Some of our favorites include:

A Good Story. Usually before the camp out, everyone knows beforehand whose doing what, so the story teller can prepare. If you are in charge there are a number of good resources you can use to come up with meaningful stories for your worship time. And it never hurts to bring along a devotional book for those times when you just need a good story.

You can either read the story ahead of time and familiarize yourself with it so you can tell it or you can simply read the story. Whether you choose to tell or read the story, be sure to not speak in a monotone voice. Get excited. Use different levels of volume. Whisper the amazing and scary parts. Make the story come alive!

I especially love to tell nature stories when camping. Children are naturally curious and Nature is God’s second book. Everywhere we look in nature we can see the character of God.

Some of my favorite story resources include:

A Fun Activity. Of course children {of all ages} love it when there is a fun activity to do, but adults can get in on the action, too.

One of my favorite activities is to have the children go out and find something in nature to use as an object lesson to describe a Bible story or a characteristic of God. For instance, a heart shaped leaf could represent God’s love. Water from the creek could represent Jesus as the Living Water. The important thing is that the kids use their imaginations and give it some thought.

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Here are some resources to help you with more ideas:

Does your family like to camp out? How do you worship God while camping?

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