When you bring a group of 6 or more people to Rock-N-Water you’ll get your very own campfire ring for daily and nightly devotionals. We can easily customize exactly how your campfire time looks but here is a basic idea of how it tends to look.
Typical Campfire Layout
- Icebreakers/Games/Skits – Something fun to break the ice and get everyone on the same page
- Announcements – Giving the group an idea of what we’re doing tonight, and what to prepare for tomorrow.
- Worship – Shared signing to draw the group closer together and align our thoughts and hearts with our loving Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
- Message – Learning together about this amazing God that loves us so much.
Who’s in Charge
Our staff would love to run the campfire program for you, share the duties, or assist you as you lead it. It’s no charge either way.
- Rock-N-Water Lead: We’ll take care of the fire, announcements, games, skits, worship, and Biblically based message. A few details:
- Icebreakers – We’re great at this.
- Announcements – We’re great at this too. We’ll instruct the group about how they need to prepare/dress for tomorrow’s adventure.
- Worship – We’re not so great at this. Only about 1 in 5 of our staff can lead worship with a guitar, so there is a good chance it’s going to be acapella if you have us lead worship. If you’d like a really amazing musical worship set, then we suggest you bring someone with you to lead this part.
- Message – We think we’re great at this. It’s not going to be a super refined seminary student level message that you might be used to at church each week, but it’s going to be biblically sound and specifically focused on your unique group. Your guides will have some more general ideas prepared before you arrive, and will often try and connect with you the Friday before you arrive to get a better sense of what might be best to talk about at campfire. Then after spending the day interacting directly with your group, they will have an hour or so before campfire each night to refine and modify their talk to better meet your students where they are at. It will be a little more rough around the edges, but it will speak right to the hearts and minds of your group, from a speaker that just spent the entire day with them leading them through various adventures.
- Shared: We’ll take care of the fire, announcements, and any other part of the campfire time you’d like us to handle. Sometimes groups will have us take care of a specific part of the campfire time each night, other groups will have us trade off, with us giving the Bible teaching one night and them the next. See the details above to get an idea of what our strengths and weaknesses are.
- You Lead: We’ll take care of the fire and announcements, you take care of everything else.
To help things run smoothly at your campfire and the campfires of other groups in camp, aim to end your campfire as close to 10pm as possible. If you end significantly before 10pm, then your group might disrupt another campfire as you get ready for sleep. If you end significantly after 10pm then not only might you keep other groups awake, but your group might not be as well rested as is ideal for the adventure we’ll be taking you on the next day.
Most groups start their campfire time around 8:30 pm. If you’ve got less content, start a little later. If you’ve got more content (and your group can handle it), start a little earlier.
Dinner is served at 6pm, so starting campfire around 8:30 pm gives your group about 1.5 hours of freetime to play or rest between dinner and campfire.