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Introduction-Module 1
--We have developed a plan to implement an annual family camp experience for the
congregation of Northshore Baptist Church, located in Kirkland, WA.-Northshore Baptist desires to offer a one week family camp during the second
week of August for its members, their families and their friends. The family camp will
offer sound, biblical teaching for all ages with a focus on both family unity and spiritual
enrichment. Camp activities will be planned to help facilitate the enrichment of intrafamily relationships as well as to strengthen the fellowship within the body of Christ.
Prayer and Biblical Principles
Prayer
Prayer is essential to the to the ed cycle planning process. If the ed cycle
planning process does not start with prayer then it is likely that the ministry endeavor
will begin and continue without its leaders being directed by the Holy Spirit. Without
prayer, this family camp will only serve as a vacational diversion instead of a time a true
spiritual enrichment.
Biblical Principles
I. Principle--A body of believers is naturally strengthened through appropriate
Christian fellowship.
A. Scripture--Acts 2:42- They devoted themselves to the apostles teaching and to
fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
B. Rationale--The family camp environment provides opportunities for teaching,
fellowship, and corporate worship in a way naturally conducive to the spiritual
growth of the individuals and families present.
II.

Principle--The unity of the body of Christ is dependent on the relationship between


the parts.
A. Scripture--1st Corinthians 12:12, 26 Just as a body, though one, has many
parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ....If one part
suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with
it.
B. Family camp provides the opportunity for community enrichment, the discovery of
spiritual gifts, and creation of new relationships in the body leading to unity
among the believers.

III. Principle--Training children while they are young is a worthwhile endeavor.


A. Scripture--Proverbs 22:6- Train up a child in the way he should go; even when
he is old he will not depart from it.

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B. Rationale--A large aspect of the family camp atmosphere is the biblical training of
children and teenagers. The camp experience can serve as a vehicle for the
training of children by the church and their parents.
IV. Principle--Rest is necessary for the formation of faith and the rejuvenation of the
spirit.
A. Scripture--Exodus 20:10--But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy
God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy
manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy
gates.
B. The Sabbath was established for the people of Israel as a sign of their trust in
God as well as a for the provision of rest. To rest from our work-not for the sake
of laziness, but of willing submission to Gods design-allows us to trust God for
provision through surrender and rejuvenation through rest.
Core Values
Value #1--Fellowship
Rationale: Fellowship encouraged the first large body of believers and helped
strengthen their faith. Appropriate christian fellowship will grow God-honoring
relationships within the body of Christ.
Value #2--Unity
Rationale: Each believer plays a specific role in uniting the church. Unity is
essential between fellow believers as the church should operate with one mind in order
to be a testimony to the unsaved world.
Value #3--Training
Rationale: Training children as to how they should live is an important and
essential aspect of biblical parenting. The Bible encourages us to train children how to
live now, so that they will continue to live in a godly manner as they grow into adulthood.
Value #4--Rest
Rationale: Rest was set up as an important aspect of human life. While
fellowship, unity, and training are important principles, rest should be included so
rejuvenation can take place for both adults and children preparing them for continued
effective ministry.

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Mission
Mission Statement--NorthShore Baptist Family Camp exists to provide a unique
environment in which families can fellowship with fellow believers, strengthen the unity
with the body of Christ, receive biblical training in marriage, parenting, and spiritual
growth, and be refreshed by resting from their day to day demands.
Environmental Scan
Local Demographics
Total Population

Kirkland

Washington

Population (2000)

44,986

5,894,121

Race

Kirkland

Washington

National

Population (2010)

48,556

6,724,540

Caucasian

85.48%

84.88%

82.77%

Population growth

7.9%

14.1%

African American

1.24%

1.63%

8.4%

Male/Female ratio

0.9:1

1.0:1

Asian

7.73%

3.12%

1.86%

Married (15yrs & older)

50%

60%

American Indian

0.55%

1.65%

1.31%

Speak English

85%

87%

Native Hawaiian

0.17%

0.29%

0.14%

Speak Spanish

3%

8%

Mixed race

3.3%

3.4%

2.06%

5.03%

3.47%

Other race
2010
Population
by Age

Median
Age

Age
0-5

Age
6-11

Age
12-17

Age
18-24

Kirkland

36.6

7.33%

6.32%

6.23%

9.73%

State
Average

34.6

9.25%

8.86%

9.02%

Age
25-34

1.53%

Age
35-44

Age
45-54

Age
55-64

Age
65-74

Age
75-84

Age
85+

17.98% 15.14% 16.31% 10.95%

4.74%

3.49%

1.78%

10.04% 13.32% 13.65% 14.85% 10.33%

5.24%

3.75%

1.69%

Average household size:


This city:

2.1 people

Marital Status for 15 years and older

Washington
2.4 people
:

Never Married

31.1%

Percentage of family households:

Now Married

48.4%

This city:

Separated

1.5%

Widowed

4.4%

Divorced

14.5%

53.5%

Washington
65.6%
:
Percentage of households with unmarried
partners:
This city:

5.8%

Washington
6.1%
:

Analysis/Cultural Summary
Kirkland, WA, is a city living in the shadow of Seattle. For the most part it is
comprised of young and middle age adults who work in a variety of industries. A large
percentage of the population is married though there is a noticeable percentage of
divorced couples. The average household size as well as demographic age ranges

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indicates that most families in the area have either few children or no children. These
statistics are a reflection of the culture in the greater Seattle area which is one of selfdependent individualism founded in either corporate success or creative expression.
King county is largely democratic and liberal by nature, however the past few elections
have been 50/50 splits. Common political issues include healthcare and welfare,
immigration law, the place of God in public, and gay marriage.
Internal Demographics
Specific demographics for Northshore Baptist church are not available, however,
the national averages for megachurch attendance reflect some of the local
demographics of Kirkland, WA. The national averages for megachurch households
reports 38% as married with kids, 21% as married with no kids, 32% as single and 9%
as single parents with kids. It is likely that these numbers will shift toward a higher
percentage of single attendees at Northshore Baptist due to the culture and local
demographics of the Kirkland area. With a congregation of about 2500 people this
provides up to 1700 people in a family scenario with as many as 575 children between
the ages of 0 and 17.
Vision

Our vision for the NorthShore Baptist Family Camp is to create an effective and
unique environment for life change. The changes that we hope to see in those who
attend are: a closer walk with Christ, a closer unity within the body of Christ, and a
better equipping of families to be testimonies to the unsaved world. Our vision is to see
marriages change from brokenness to oneness, to see parents and children live out
their biblical responsibilities within their families, and to see families following Christ
together. As the family camp operates from year to year, we hope that it will become an
extension of the other family ministries of NorthShore Baptist Church; accomplishing
this by integrating with their lesson and leadership development plans with the purpose
of recruiting leaders and inspiring unity between the participants. We believe that this
family camp will become an event that families look forward to every year as a chance
to spiritually recharge. Ideally, the program of this family camp will be a catalyst for unity,
a place of biblical training that instructs both parents and children in the truth of Gods
Word, provides an opportunity to engage participants on current cultural issues and a
place of spiritual and physical rest.

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Introduction-Module 2
In order for NorthShore Baptists family camp to succeed in meeting the needs of
its community it must have defined goals and objectives which can be evaluated, are
measurable, and have recognizable outcomes. Our goals express our biblical principles
and core values in realistic terms and will be expressed through I will phrases focused
on the primary purposes of the ministry. Our objectives are the specific steps we will
take in order to achieve our goals related to preparation for and execution of the
camping experience. We will strive to create these objectives as specifically as possible,
focusing on recognizable outcomes.
Goals & Objectives
Fellowship
Goal #1--NorthShore Baptist Church will create a family camp to promote a greater
fellowship in the church.
Objective #1--Choose location and date for family camp by September 30th.
Objective #2--Finalize budget by January 1st.
Objective #3--Finalize curriculum and promotional material(i.e. flyers, powerpoint slides, videos) by January 1st.
Objective #4--Advertise family camp from the pulpit, and other family related
ministries in the church from January through July.
Objective #5--Finalize family camp registration by the second week of July
(Pending location requirements).
Goal #2--NorthShore Baptist Church will recruit and train a team who will plan and
facilitate the annual family camp.
Objective #1--Create primary leadership team by September 30th.
Objective #2--Hold team meetings once monthly with the primary leadership
team to discuss this years program from October through February.
Objective #3--Recruit volunteers for various areas of the family camp by May
1st.
Objective #4--Hold bi-monthly training and planning meetings for volunteers
to prepare for this years family camp from May through June.
Objective #5--Hold 3 planning weekends in July and early August to finalize
all details with volunteers and staff.
Unity
Goal #1--NorthShore Baptist Church will seek to promote unity within all areas of the
church through its family camp.
Objective #1--Hold a preliminary meeting with the family camp leadership
team and church education leaders to lay groundwork for integrating the
churchs curricula with the family camp by October 30th.
Objective #2--Hold a team-building event for one of the training meetings with
volunteers and staff by May 15th (see Goal #1 Objective #4).
Objective #3--Create or select curricula and activities that encourage the
growth of unity among those who attend the camp by the end of February.

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Goal #2--NorthShore Baptist Church will implement prayer as an integral part of its
family camp ministry.
Objective #1--The leadership team will spend at least 30 minutes of dedicated
time in prayer at every meeting.
Objective #2--The leadership team will join with the volunteer staff in praying
for the ministry through monthly publications relating to the current planning
process as well as those families who have signed up which will be created/
compiled by a member of the leadership team and dispersed through internet
and physical mediums.
Objective #3--We will hold daily prayer meetings during the family camp for
the various issues discussed in the educational programs in addition to any
pressing cultural or local needs.
Training
Goal #1--NorthShore Baptist Church will develop a biblical training program for
children and adults with an emphasis on the christian family within the context of
family camp.
Objective #1--Select/Book keynote speaker and camp theme before October
30th.
Objective #2--Leadership team will select curricula by January 1st after
reviewing previous years feedback, current cultural issues, and current and
upcoming church programs.
Objective #3--Provide training and development for staff and volunteers on
curricula during training events from May through July.
Rest
Goal #1--NorthShore Baptist Church will provide an atmosphere of rest for those who
attend the family camp.
Objective #1--We will design and create a program with fun, family oriented,
recreational activities by June 30th.
Objective #2--We will develop a number of opportunities for spiritual
renewal(i.e. prayer walk, small group bible study, worship sessions, etc.) by
June 30th.
Objective #3--We will design periods of physical rest into the program,
allowing families to slow down from their busy lives by June 30th.
Objective #4--We will design activities that focus on creating family memories
in our curricula and program by June 30th.

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Introduction-Module 3
A large part of NorthShores family camp will be formal and informal teaching.
This will take place in meetings, and small groups with experiences tailored for each
age group. The topics and subjects will vary from year to year depending on the overall
direction of the family camp ministry and the church as a whole. Listed below are
examples of possible curricula that would meet the needs the childrens ministry and it
will be the responsibility of the leadership team to make final selections. The adult
curriculum will stem from the key-note speaker and overall theme for the year and
should be developed or selected on this basis. Finally, we have listed the appropriate
teaching methods for each age group. These should be used to evaluate curriculum
selection and meeting design. The material lists provided below should serve as
checklists for planning sessions as various needs will change depending up the location
and attendance of each years family camp.
Programs and Curricula
Integrating the curriculum of the family camp with the overall curriculum for the
church is an important aspect of this ministry. However, we believe that a solid
published curriculum will better fit our needs as a ministry because it can provide a solid
framework which we can customize to fit our needs and save us time in the planning
process.
Suggested Curricula

Kingdom Rock
Rationale:
This program offers a great
variety of teaching methods for
children with a strong, biblically
based curriculum.

Baby Beginnings
Rationale:
This program offers many
activities and pre-recorded
songs that are ideal for a
nursery environment.

Basics for Teens


Rationale:
These lessons can be adapted
from the semester program to fit
within a week long setting. They
provide excellent teaching
material though they are sparse
on activities--these can be created
by volunteers during training
meetings.

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Methods & Materials by Age Group


Adults
Adult Teaching Methods by Venue
Teaching Venues

Learning Styles

Rationale

Large group meetings


-Lecture, participation, and
Q&A.

Auditory and Visual

This is an effective way to reach


a large amount of people with
the teach of a credible teacher
or teachers.

Small Groups
-Participation, discussion, and
Q&A,

Auditory, Visual, and Kinetic

This teaching method provides


an immersive learning
environment where participants
can see, hear, and take part.

Elective classes
-Lecture, participation,
discussion, and Q&A.

Auditory, Visual, and Kinetic

Provide specific opportunities for


people to learn about various
topics and interact with the
material.

Materials & Facilities for Adults


Materials
Large Meeting Lesson
Notes
Writing Materials
Extra Bibles
Small Group Lessons
Elective Notes

Rooms
Lecture Hall/gym/chapel
Classrooms for Electives
Possible meeting sites for
small groups if not at there
campsite/cabin

Equipment
AV Equipment for Large
Meeting if not provided:
Audio system(mics,
speakers, sound board),
Projection system, stage
lighting
AV Equipment for
Electives: projectors,
possibly audio equipment

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Elementary, Middle School, High School


Childrens Teaching Methods by Method Type
Method Type

Learning Styles

Rationale

Lecture

Auditory and Visual

This is an effective way to reach


a large amount of people with
the teach of a credible teacher
or teachers.

Drama/Skit

Auditory and Visual

Provides visual and often


metaphorical content in the form
of drama. Provides opportunity
for student participation in skit
form.

Projects/Application

Auditory, Visual, and Kinetic

Provides a hands on and


personal avenue to learning
where students can create and
apply what they have seen and
heard.

Small Group Discussion

Auditory, Visual, and Kinetic

Allows positive interaction


especially among middle
schoolers and teens. Best led by
a leader who can facilitate a
question and answer format.

Games (Elementary and Middle


School)

Auditory, Visual, and Kinetic

When tied to lesson content,


games can provide another
connection point, especially for
younger students.

Materials & Facilities for Children


Materials
Props for drama/skit
Pens
Bibles
Notes
Colored paper
Markers
Glue
Questions about lesson
for leaders
Game equipment per
curriculum

Rooms
Lecture/teaching hall for
each age group.
Game field/area.

Equipment
AV Equipment for Large
Meeting if not provided:
Audio system(mics,
speakers, sound board),
Projection system, stage
lighting
AV Equipment for
Electives: projectors,
possibly audio equipment
Tables for younger
children.
Chairs
Easels
White boards

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Young Children
Infants & Toddlers by Method Type
Teaching Method

Learning Styles

Rationale

Games

Auditory, Visual, and Kinetic

Provides opportunity for


involvement as well as teaching
scenarios on christian behavior.

Lesson/Stories

Auditory, and Visual

Provides opportunity to teach


information about the bible as
well as application for their lives.

Songs

Auditory, and Kinetic

Reinforces lesson ideas as well


as keeps kids involved in the
learning experience.

Materials & Facilities for Young Children


Materials
Power point slides with
words for songs.
Song recordings
Flannelgraph
Bible story books with
pictures.
Game equipment
Crayons
Paper
Coloring books
Parental notification
system
Snacks
Room decorations
Toys

Rooms
Nursery room/rooms
Room for toddlers

Equipment
CD player
Chairs for nursery
Small tables and chairs
for toddlers.

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Introduction-Module 4
Every well functioning organization should have a clearly defined chain of command which details the hierarchy of
roles and responsibilities. Furthermore, evaluation and change are crucially important to the continued success of an
organization as it endeavors to meet the needs of its target audience. Below is an organizational chart and the evaluation
method Northshore Baptist will employ for its family camp ministry.
Organizational Chart

Rationale
The leadership board will be comprised of the camp director, the assistant directors, financial manager, and the
facilitators and coordinators who serve under them. These leaders will focus specifically on their age group or area of
ministry during the week of camp, and their responsibility during the rest of the year will involve working as a team to craft
the whole picture of the ministry and not just their specific area. The basic requirements of this group are detailed in the
Goals and Objectives portion of this ministry model. The volunteers and teachers will be recruited throughout the year
according to the timeline detailed within the Objectives portion of this ministry model. Notably the Volunteers serving
under the Activities facilitator include many facets of camp ranging from recreational organizers to video and audio teams;
furthermore much of this staff will be determined by how much facilitation is provided by the camp property rented for the
family camp experience.

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Evaluation
Frequency of Evaluation
Northshore Baptist family camp will use multiple evaluation methods at different
points throughout the year as they pertain to the planning, execution, and camper
experience of the family camp ministry. For the first year of the family camp ministry the
leadership team will employ a number of data gathering methods to determine the initial
interest level and desire of the congregation. Throughout the planning process they will
make note of any particularly challenging decisions or processes that seem unrefined
for future evaluation. During or shortly after the final days of camp, a group of families
and individuals will be given the opportunity to share their stories via video recording.
Finally, a survey will be distributed during the first week of September via e-mail and
flyer formats.
Evaluation Method Explained
Each of the evaluation methods employed by Northshore Baptist family camp
will provide valuable information related to the many aspects of the week of
family camp.
Initial congregational survey
This survey of the congregation will take place between the months of May to
July of the summer before the first ever family camp. The survey will be distributed
by church staff during regular meeting times such as Sunday morning worship and
mid week meetings. The survey will include questions like: Are you interested in a
family camp created and led by Northshore Baptist? What would inhibit you from
attending a family camp (i.e. time, place, other activities, etc.)? What primary
benefit would you see from attending a family camp? These questions will help
the leadership board to determine the level of interest and the estimated size
needed for the camp property. This survey will also provide important information
about the types of ministries and opportunities that should be provided within the
camp experience.
Focus group
Shortly after the surveys are completed the leadership board will organize a
focus group consisting of a number church members and regular attenders. This
group will focus on the results of the survey as well as the specific experience
described within the values of this ministry model: Fellowship, Unity, Training, and
Rest. The purpose of this group is to determine what expectations the body and
those who might attend the family camp may hold as they approach a new
experience with Northshore Baptist.

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Pre-Evaluation
As the leadership board works out the various details of the family camp they will
no doubt come across challenging decisions and initially create unrefined systems of
operation. During this step of evaluation it is important that they record the areas
which they think will need in depth analysis after the camp has been completed.
Their notes should focus on camper experience, logistical execution, and staff and
volunteer experience. They should then plan to implement ways of measuring the
results of these decisions through various means such as head counts, sales, use of
service or activity times, unforeseen scheduling conflicts, etc. Upon completion of
the camp week they can return to the data collected and evaluate what possible
effect their decisions had on the ministry.
Video testimonies
This evaluation method will serve two purposes. 1) It will provide followup and
promotional material for the family camp as an entity within Northshore Baptists
larger ministry structure. 2) It will provide an opportunity to gather story based
feedback for evaluation purposes of the leadership board. Depending on the number
of families surveyed this process will provide feedback in line with the current
experience of the campers, the positive things which are fresh on their mind. In order
to gather enough information the interview session should include a number of
questions ranging from the overall experience to the experience with teaching and
things learned and even the time of year and location.
Follow-up survey
In order to give campers and staff time to process their experience the final
survey will be given a few weeks after camp has concluded. This will help to provide
balanced and objective responses as opposed to overly positive or overly negative
responses. This survey effort will take two forms: one for the campers and one for
the volunteer and hired staff. In both cases it will include a ranking system regarding
the various aspects of the camp experience ranging from the facilities to the
atmosphere and execution of the various programs. Both surveys should also
include a section dedicated to the spiritual impact of the camp and whether on not is
encouraged growth in Fellowship, Unity, Training, and Rest as they are defined in
the value statement of this ministry model. The survey of the staff will include a
section to give feedback on the leadership and how each member felt as a part of
the team. The camper survey will include a section for their individual comments,
concerns, and important stories they would like to share. These surveys will be used
by the leadership board as they plan the next years family camp ministry.

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Revision
For any ministry to grow and continually meet the needs of its target audience
revision must take place. One of the primary purposes of the evaluation process is to
provide direction and input regarding any need for revision. Below are several
hypothetical examples of how evaluation and revision process might be implemented
from year to year by the leadership board. Note: The camp staff should be vigilant
during the week of camp to make any necessary adjustments specifically in the face of
large oversight or unexpected circumstances.
1) During the planning process the leadership board struggled to decide the morning
worship and meeting times. For this year they decided to move the meeting times up
by one half hour in order to provide more flexibility within the schedule. Because this
was a difficult decision they made note of it and upon the completion of the camp
week they evaluated the result. According to the data collected from this year
attendance at the morning meeting was down to 75% those who were present at the
family camp. The two years prior had seen between 85% and 90% attendance rates.
Additionally many more people were arriving late to the meeting. While there was
some increasing flexibility during the days, this new schedule had worked against the
values of Training and Fellowship. In this case the leadership board decided to return
the meeting to its normal time for the next year in order to provide the additional time
before the meeting that many were using for rest and allow them to take part in the
training and fellowship provided by the camp program.
2) The video testimonies for this year had a heavy focus upon the positive experience
with teaching at camp, but very few people commented on making new friends or
connecting with old friends. As a result the leadership board has decided to seek
more effective fellowship and unity ministries during the camp week while maintaining
the high quality teaching ministry of years past.
3) After collecting the results of the followup survey for the campers there appeared a
very consistent response against the lack of curfew enforcement and noise after
hours. This was detailed in the camp rules, but many of the comments indicated that
a number of incidents occurred which disregarded these policies. In order to address
this issue the leadership board decided to add a more specific display of the rules
and policies of the camp during the sign-up process and welcome meeting as well as
tasking a few of the volunteers to help keep the peace as the day was winding
down.
4) The staff and volunteer survey from this year showed some concern about the level
of spiritual support for the volunteers during the camp week. The leadership board
decided to conduct a further survey to determine which spiritual enrichment
opportunities were most desired and plan to implement them during next years camp
season.