Sunday , 23 April 2017

Clinic Guides


  • Archery
  • Bible
  • Canoe
  • Crafts
  • High Adventure
  • Martial Arts
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature
  • Swim
  • Track and Field
  • Weight Training
Archery
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ARCHERY aims to teach accuracy with the bow and arrow in a context where campers become concerned for safety and the welfare of others. Learning proper techniques, equipment handling, and the principles behind the shooting process teaches patience and perseverance. In addition archery provides an easy way to explain Sin using the Greek word hamartia, which means, “to miss the mark,” and explains Romans 3:23.

S REQUIREMENTS Amateur Competent Proficient Specialist
Safety rules
Proper care of equipment
Parts of bow and arrow
Scoring system
Six arrows at 10 yards 15 points 20 points 25 points

SAFETY RULES:
1. Never shoot with damaged equipment.
2. Always obey all signals to begin firing, cease firing, and to retrieve arrows.
3. Never lean on a bow.
4. Never point an arrow at anything you do not intend to shoot.
5. Never shoot arrows up into the air.
6. Never dry fire (pull or release the bowstring without an arrow).
7. Never lay equipment on the ground.
8. Carry arrows so that the feathers are separated and you can control the tips if you stumble.
9. When removing an arrow with feathers lodged in the target face or in the grass, pull in the direction it was shot to prevent breaking the feathers.

archeryINSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITY:
1. Check to see that the whole cabin is there and start learning the campers’ names.
2. Go over safety rules & “S” requirements. Discuss the reason for each rule.
3. Show how equipment is used and cover the parts of the bow and arrow.
4. Demonstrate stance, nocking the arrow, drawing the bow, anchoring, aiming, releasing, and following-through.
5. Take campers to the target and demonstrate how to remove arrows. Explain scoring.
6. Before allowing campers to shoot, explain how to aim and stress not shooting over the backstop.
7. Let campers shoot as many rounds as possible for the rest of the period. Stop shooting early enough to put the equipment away properly before the campers leave your activity.
8. Praise specific accomplishments and encourage campers who may not have felt successful.

SEVEN STEPS OF SHOOTING:

  1. Stance
  2. Nock Arrow
  3. Draw
  4. Anchor
  5. Hold
  6. Release
  7. Follow-through

SCORING:

Petticoat = 0 pt. White = 1 pt. Black = 3 pt. Blue = 5 pt. Red = 7 pt. Gold = 9 pt.
(between colors records the higher score)

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Bible
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BIBLE builds a camper’s basic understanding of studying Scripture and instills the importance of devotional time with God. Through memorization of Scripture campers learn to live Psalm 119:11. Campers will also take time to journal about what God is doing in their life through camp. As campers develop a deeper understanding of their faith in Jesus Christ, through studying the word, they will be better prepared to boldly proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ to all who will hear.

S REQUIREMENTS Amateur Competent Proficient Specialist
Memory Verses 2 4 6 8
Journal Daily Questions
Share the Gospel
Share their Testimony

MEMORY VERSES

❑ “But He was pierced for our transgressions; He was crushed for our iniquities; the chastisement that brought us peace was upon Him, and by His wounds we are healed.” – Isaiah 53:5

❑ “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and do not forget all of His benefits. He forgives all your iniquity and heals all your diseases. He redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, satisfying you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” – Psalm 103:2-4

❑ “Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me. – PSALM 51:5

❑ “If you were raised with Christ, seek things above where Christ sits on the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, and not on the things on the earth. For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life appears, you will appear with Him in glory.” – Colossians 3:1-4

❑ But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it 15 and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. – 2 TIMOTHY 3:14-15

❑ “And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” – Matthew 28:18-20

❑ “For God so loved the world, that He gave his only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.” – John 3:16

❑ “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” – Romans 10:9

2014 CURRICULUM DAY 1: THE DOCTOR

I. What does the first verse in the Bible tell us about God?

II. What is the biblical reason for God’s creative act? What Scriptures in the Bible tell us about God’s purpose for Creation?

III. What did God create first in Genesis 1:3? On what day did God create the sun, moon, and stars? What is the significance of that, if any?

IV. According to Revelation 21:22-27, will there be a need for the sun and moon? If so, why? If not, why not?

2014 CURRICULUM DAY 2: THE DISEASE

I. According to James 2:10 and Galatians 3:10-11, what does the Bible say about the person who fails to keep the law perfectly?

II. According to Proverbs 24:9, what is a sin of commission? Give an example

III. According to James 4:17, what is a sin of omission? Give an example.

IV. According to Romans 6:23, what is the reward for Sin? What does that mean for anyone who sins?

2014 CURRICULUM DAY 3: THE CURE

I. What does the word covenant mean? Who are the two parties coming together?

II. What is circumcision? What is the significance of circumcision in Scripture according to Genesis 17:9-14 and Colossians 2:11-12?

III. According to Romans 12:1-2, 1 Corinthians 15:1-17, or Colossians 3:1-2, what should be our response to the resurrection of Jesus Christ?

IV. Transplant always works two ways, losing something defective to receive something effective. When a person believes on Jesus, what does he/she lose? What does he/she receive/gain?

2014 CURRICULUM DAY 4: THE PRESCRIPTION

I. There are over 209 prophecies of Jesus Christ in the Old Testament usually marked by the words, “As it is written.” Name three prophecies and write down the Old Testament references for the prophecy?

II. What are three similarities between the story of the feeding of the 5,000 and Psalm 23?

III. When you read Genesis 22 and Exodus 12, why does the name “the Lamb of God” fit Jesus so well?

V. According to Hebrews 4, what was the purpose of the Sabbath day?

2014 CURRICULUM DAY 5: THE EPIDEMIC

I. What is the first command of the Bible? What does it mean?

II. What is the “I’m Third” motto? In Mark 12:29-31, what Old Testament text is Jesus quoting, from which we derive the I’m Third motto?

III. According to Malachi 2:13-15, what is God’s desire of marriage and family? How does that make you feel about marriage? How does it make you family about family? How can a single person or barren family fulfill the command?

IV. Define epidemic? How does an epidemic occur? Why is that a good analogy for evangelism? What part can you play in a worldwide, spiritual Outbreak?

SHARING THE GOSPEL

God desires “all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth,” (1 Timothy 2:4). For those of us who know Jesus and have experienced salvation, our call is to “go and make disciples of all nations…” (Matthew 28:19). For this reason, it is of premier importance that we know how to clearly communicate the message of hope to those who don’t know Jesus. There are several methods to sharing God’s plan for salvation. The following outline focuses as such: God (His plan, His love), Us (our Sin and Fall), Christ (His atonement and sacrifice), and You (individual response to Christ’s death on the cross and resurrection from the dead).
GOD
God is love.
1John 4:16b “…God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God and God in him.”
God is holy and absolutely pure.
1Peter 1:16 “But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: Be holy, because I am holy.”
God is just and a good judge.
Psalm 9:16 “The Lord is known by his justice; the wicked are ensnared by the work of their hands.”
Us

We are all sinners by nature because of Adam, and no one is perfect.
Romans 3:10 “There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands, no one who seeks God.”
Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
We deserve death as a result of our sin – physically and spiritually.
Romans 5:12 – “Therefore just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all have sinned.”
Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death…”

We are spiritually helpless – incapable of repairing our relationship with God on our own.

Isaiah 64:6 – “All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags.”
Titus 3:5 – “But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us not because of righteous things we have done, but because of His mercy.”
Ephesians 2:8,9 – “For it is by grace you have been saved, and this is not of yourselves, it is a gift of God — not by works, so that no one can boast.”
Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is God. He took on flesh.
John 1:1,14 – “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God… The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the One and Only who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”

Jesus died as our substitute.
Romans 5:6-8 – “You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man some might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love for us in this, while we were still sinners Christ died for us.”

1Peter 2:24 – “He Himself, bore our sins in His body on the tree so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by His wounds you have been healed.”

2 Corinthians 5:21 – “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”

Christ offers forgiveness as a gift.
Romans 6:23 – “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Ephesians 1:4-7 “In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will – to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. In him we have redemption through his blood the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace”
You

You and I must respond with repentance and faith.
John 1:12 – “Yet to all who received Him, to those who believed in His name, he gave the right to become children of God ”

Romans 10:9 – “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”

Romans 10:13 – “for, everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

We must ask Christ to be our forgiver and our leader.
1 John 1:9 – “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

1 Peter 3:15 – “But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord…”

The Result is spiritual transformation by the Holy Spirit.
2 Corinthians 5:17 – “Therefore if anyone is in Christ; he is a new creation, the old is gone and the new come!”

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 – “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.”

(the above is adapted from Becoming a Contagious Christian by Mittelberg, Strobel, and Hybels.
All Scripture references are from the New International Version of the Bible)

DO VS. DONE

This method can be used either to share the Gospel with a non-believer or to help a Christian who struggles with the concept of “doing good works” for God and misses the mark of God’s grace that distinguishes Christians from merely “religious” people.

Self-Righteousness: Human efforts to reach God.

• Self-righteousness simply measures our relationship with God by what we DO or DON’T do.
• Self-righteousness seeks to DO good things to please God and gain His favor.
• Self-righteousness believes a “good people” will be accepted into heaven on the merit of their good works.

The Problem: It is humanly impossible to reach God.

• We can never know if we have done enough to please God and He is only pleased with perfection (Matthew 5:48).
• The Bible says “For we have all sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23
• Because of the Adam’s sin and the fact that we are born from his seed, we are born with a Sin nature, tending toward selfish, independent numbness to God. Therefore, we are unable to keep the entire law, as God requires for acceptance of His favor (Psalm 51:5; Romans 5:12; James 2:10; Galatians 2:10-11). We are sinners because of what was done.

Christianity: God’s effort to reach us.

• That which we could never DO for ourselves Christ has DONE for us.
• He lived the perfect life under the Law as a human being that we could never live.
• He died on the cross to pay for our Sin. “You see at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly…God demonstrates His love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us,” (Romans 5:6,8).
• Jesus rose on the third day, conquering death and Sin forever, (Acts 17:30-31; Romans 10:9)

Our Response: To receive God’s love and forgiveness as a free gift.

• It is not enough to simply know about God’s love and forgiveness. We must personally receive it. “Yet to all who received Him, to those who believed in His name, he gave the right to become children of God.” (John 1:12)
• “…the gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)
• “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.” (Ephesians 1:7)
• Receiving God’s grace invites both His eternal forgiveness (1John 1:9) and leadership (1Peter 3:15) into our lives.
• We are made new. “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” (Corinthians 5:17)
SHARING YOUR TESTIMONY

As a Christian you will have the opportunity to share your testimony. Your testimony is simply your personal “story” of Christ’s presence in your life. The testimony of Christ in your life can be one of the most powerful ways God communicates His love to others. For example, after Jesus met with the Samaritan Woman at the well, “Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in Him because of the woman’s testimony” (John 4:39). If we have experienced the amazing and free love of God, it is only natural to respond by sharing the story with others. To communicate effectively, keep these tips in mind:
 Keep it brief and to the MAIN POINT
 No matter how interesting your story is, if you get bogged down in details or go too long, you will lose your audience. You should be able to write in one sentence what you hope to communicate through your testimony (your main point).
 Focus on your change in Christ
 Keep details concise and intentional regarding your former life, and spend the majority of your time focusing on the hope, joy, peace, freedom, and purpose Christ has given you.

As you write your testimony, read the verses provided and think through the following questions.

What you were like before you knew Christ? This should not include a graphic description of your life before Christ, nor should it include statements like “I don’t have that great a testimony because its not like I was on drugs or anything…” Consider the fact that all are lost sinners and must come to a saving knowledge of Christ. (Romans 3:23; Isaiah 53:6)

How did you come to know Christ? Answer questions like: When did you accept Christ? With whom did you accept Christ? What convinced you or was a turning point in your decision? What did you come to understand? What convinced you that you were a sinner? What convinced you that Jesus is Lord? What events were pivotal in the days, weeks, or months leading up to your decision? How has your life changed since meeting Jesus? (Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9) Top of Page

Canoe
canoe-1 CANOE coaches campers to maneuver in water using a canoe and paddle. Becoming skilled in canoeing, will also help them feel safe and at ease in the water. New awareness of canoeing dangers and the skills needed to avoid them will instill an active caution in campers that lets them enjoy the water as they take steps to keep it a safe experience, giving us opportunities to debrief ideas such as paddling against the current in life, drifting away, and exercising vision to steer our proverbial life boats in the right direction.

S REQUIREMENTS Amateur Competent Proficient Specialist
Safety Rules
Parts
Properly launch canoe
Properly beach canoe
In’s and Out’s in shallow water
Paddle Distance Across Lake/Back SOLO SOLO
In’s and Out’s in deep water
Solo J, Draw, Sweep Strokes

INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITY
1. Learn the campers names and make sure the entire cabin is present
2. Discuss “S” requirements for those who do not know them.
3. Start with all campers by introducing parts of canoe and paddle.
4. Go over safety rules before any campers enter the lake.
5. Show how PFDs and paddles are stored in canoe shed.
6. Demonstrate how to check a PFD for defects and proper fit and how to put on. Explain why we wear PFDs.
7. Demonstrate four basic strokes (bow, draw, J, sweep). Campers should have paddle, and perhaps be in the water.
8. Demonstrate how to launch a canoe from the rack.
9. Demonstrate how to get in and out of a canoe in shallow water (notice you may have to get in the water).
10. Demonstrate how to beach and rack a canoe.
11. Help and supervise as campers launch, enter, and practice strokes.
12. Make rounds to each canoe helping with strokes and testing parts, or lead them on course.
13. If time, bring canoes together to review strokes, demonstrate changing places and in and outs.
14. Let older campers practice soloing. Remember, to solo with two people in the canoe, the bowman should just sit still in the middle of the bow seat. To solo a canoe with just one person in the canoe, the person should sit in the bow seat facing the stern. This will put more of the keel in the water. On a very windy day it may be necessary to kneel in the middle of the canoe to get the whole keel in the water.
15. Be sure you go out with the campers. You can’t teach from the shore.
16. Be patient with beginners. Praise them for specific accomplishments. Encourage campers who may be having difficulty. Keep enthusiasm high.

SAFETY RULES
1. Always wear a PFD.
2. Stay within limits set and within instructor’s voice range.
3. Keep weight low in the canoe.
4. Never enter beached canoe.
5. Don’t sit in or on beached canoe.
6. Avoid hitting any object while in canoe (i.e. beach, dock, other boat, debris, etc.)
7. Never set canoe on its keel…except in water.
8. Don’t stand in the canoe.
9. Don’t let go of swamped canoe.
10. Never sit on the thwarts.
11. Don’t sit on paddle or PFD.
12. Never use the paddle to splash, dig or swing. Don’t rest paddle tip on the ground.
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Crafts
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CRAFTS creates and constructs projects with purpose. We help campers develop psychomotor skills and personal preferences in the use of materials, color, and design. Campers receive the freedom to experiment with materials and processes to do their own work. The results are finished projects and crafting skills that campers are proud to take home with them, and they ultimately get a sense for the purpose of creation from God’s perspective.

S REQUIREMENTS Amateur Competent Proficient Specialist
Handle Tools Safely
Care for tools and facility
Complete projects 4 points 8 points 12 points
Tool Identification – Hand Tools 4 5 7
Tool Identification – Power Tools 3 5

(9) Hand Tools: Hammer, Handsaw, Flat-head Screwdriver, Phillips-head Screw Driver, Tape Measurer, Adjustable Slip knot Pliers, Flashlight, Shop Vac, and Level.

(9) Power Tools: Drill Press, Circular Saw, Scroll Saw, Ban Saw, Screw Gun, Drill Driver, Table Saw, Chop Saw, and Sander.

img_4236GRADING ( 1 = No effort, 10 = Above the project standards)
Project grading is based on:
1. Quality of final product
2. Full Completion (neatness, sanded, fully painted)
3. Creativity (special touches, theme, aesthetically pleasing)

High Adventure
climbing-1 HIGH ADVENTURE consists of three vertical activities and identifying knots and equipment. The wall contains a variety of climbs to test the climbing skills at different levels. The faith pole is designed to build trust and empower individuals to move beyond their self-imposed limitations. Like our other high adventure activities, safety is key. After the experience, having confronted themselves and met the physical and spiritual challenge, campers may become more secure and more confident in their identity and abilities. High Adventure also provides a context to reference aiming high, reaching out, and setting goals.

S REQUIREMENTS Amateur Competent Proficient Specialist
Safety procedure
Equipment
Demonstrate knots 1 2 4 6
Demonstrate hitches 1 2 3
Climb Left Wall Right Wall Middle Wall

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(6) Knots – Figure 8, Figure 8 follow through, Bowline, Bowline on a bight, Butterfly, Fisherman’s knot,
(3) Hitch – Girth, Half, Girth
Equipment – ATC belay device, Figure 8 rappel device, Helmet, Seat harness, Chest harness, Dynamic rope, Static rope, Webbing

 

SAFETY RULES:

1. Never climb with damaged equipment.
2. Never climb without proper equipment (including a helmet) and a supervising staff member.
3. Never step or stand on equipment, including harnesses.
4. Never lay equipment on the ground.
5. Report any damaged equipment, rope, or drops of equipment from a height greater than 8 feet to the office immediately.
6. Use proper commands before climbing, i.e. “On Belay” Wait for the belayer’s signal of “Belay is On” to affirm that he/she is ready for you to climb. Follow up with the activity you will initiate to remind the belayer, “Climbing,” to which the belayer if/when ready will call back, “Climb on.”
7. Never stand underneath the ropes where a person is climbing.

INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITY:
1. Check to see that the whole cabin is there and start learning campers’ names.
2. Go over the safety rules above and “S” requirements. Discuss the reason for each rule.
3. Show each piece of equipment and discuss its use.
4. Split the cabin into two groups. One counselor will belay campers while another teaches knots and hitches. Campers each get 3-5 minutes or so to climb the wall so that in the 50 minutes period, each camper should get a chance at the wall.
5. Demonstrate knots and hitches as you harness campers or teach the campers in split up groups.
6. Praise specific accomplishments and encourage campers who may not have felt successful.
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Martial Arts
martial-arts MARTIAL ARTS teaches basic self-defense so campers can build confidence. Learning proper technique and principles of martial arts will develop discipline in the midst of potentially adverse circumstances. Paul spoke of beating his body and bringing it into submission and the purpose of us teaching martial arts here is to learn to master our minds and bodies, bringing them in submission to the Lord.

S REQUIREMENTS Amateur Competent Proficient Specialist
Identify basic punches
Identify kicks
Identify combinations
Perform Basic Punches 2 of 4 Punches 3 of 4 Punches All 4 Punches
Perform Basic kicks 2 of 4 Punches 3 of 4 Punches All 4 Punches
Perform Basic Combos 4 of 8 Combos 6 of 8 Combos 8 of 8 Combos

Four Punches:
jab(1), cross(2), hook(3), uppercut (4)
Four Kicks:
front/snap kick, side, roundhouse, ax/hammer kick

Basic Punch Combos
1-2 (Jab, Cross)
1-1-1-2 (Jab, Jab, Jab, Cross)
1-2-3 (Jab, Cross, Hook)
1-2-3-4 (Jab, Cross, Hook, Uppercut)
Basic Kick Combos
1-2 (Jab, Cross), Front/Snap Kick
1-2 (Jab, Cross), Roundhouse Kick
Side Kick, Spin Side Kick
Front Kick, Roundhouse Kick, Side Kick

SAFETY RULES:

1. Never enter martial arts area without a supervising staff member.
2. Treat all equipment with the utmost respect.
3. Never step or stand on equipment, including punching mitts.
4. Always return equipment to its proper place before exiting a clinic.
5. Report any damaged equipment to the office immediately.
6. Only punch on the punching bags with someone holding the bag
7. Never swing at a person or anything else.
8. Only engage the double end-striking bag in the presence of a supervising staff member.

INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITY:
1. Check to see that the whole cabin is there and start learning campers’ names.
2. Go over the safety rules above and “S” requirements. Discuss the reason for each rule.
3. Show each piece of equipment and discuss its use.
4. Demonstrate punches and kicks.
5. Split the cabin into two groups. One counselor will work on punches, while the other does kicks. After switching, if there is still time in the period, work on combinations, one counselor doing basic punch and the other basic kick.
6. Praise specific accomplishments and encourage campers who may not have felt successful.

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Mountain Biking
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MOUNTAIN BIKING teaches proper techniques of riding a mountain bike and basic maintenance to keep a bike operating in working order. As campers become more proficient, they will be able to identify the parts of a mountain bike and perform maneuvers important to riding a bike on trails, providing us the opportunity to instruct campers regarding bumpy roads, crooked turns, and hills to climb in life.

S REQUIREMENTS Amateur Competent Proficient Specialist
Basic Rules/Procedures
Identify basic parts
Equipment
Maintenance Fix derailed chain All, change flat tire All, adjust brakes
Riding Skills (foot touches) 5 allowed 4 allowed 3 allowed
Technical Skills 1 2 4

Basic Parts
Frame, Handlebar, Stem, Brakes/Disc, Gear Shifters, Saddle (Seat), Frame, Tires, Chain, Crank (front sprocket), Cassette (rear), Shock/Front Fork, Pedals

Equipment
Helmet, Water Bottle/hydration pack, Bike Gloves, bike multi tool, tube, trail bike pump

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SAFETY RULES:
1. Never ride with damaged equipment.
2. Never ride without proper equipment (including a helmet) and a supervising staff member.
3. Never step or stand on equipment other than the petals.
4. Treat all of the equipment with the utmost respect and keep it off of the ground.
5. Report any damaged equipment to the office immediately.
6. When riding, one counselor must lead the group and the other must be in the back spotting.
7. Ride according to the ability of the group.

 

INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITY:
1. Check to see that the whole cabin is there and start learning campers’ names.
2. Go over the safety rules above and “S” requirements. Discuss the reason for each rule.
3. Show each piece of equipment and discuss its use.
4. Demonstrate maintenance and riding skills.
5. Split the cabin into two groups. One counselor will review parts and maintenance, while the other will review technical and riding skills.
6. Praise specific accomplishments and encourage campers who may not have felt successful.

Riding Skills
Amateur – You can ride a bike
Competent – Pedaling, Braking, Shifting; 1 of 5 Technical Skills
Proficient – All of the above, riding up a hill, riding down a hill; 3 of 5 technical Skills
Specialist – All of the above, complete 5 out of 5 technical skills

Technical Mountain Biking Skills
Rock Garden – pedaling through an area of rocks
Teeter-totter – ride up a teeter-totter without putting your foot down
Log Up Over – Up and over a small log simulating a log on a trail
Stacked Log ride – Up and over a stack of logs that form a pyramid
Log ride/Bridge – ride across a narrow bridge or log
Steep Decline – Placing your chest over your saddle and braking properly while descending a steep grade
Drops – Small and large drops off rocks, logs, or ramps
(Doing an additional skill can subtract a foot touch from your overall score)
Ex: Specialist equals 5 of 7 technical skills with 3 or less touches. 6 of 7 specialist skills is allowed 4 or less touches etc…

Definitions: Indicated by * below
Attack Position: off the saddle, knees and elbows bent, weight centered over the bike, pedals level DO NOT SIT ON THE SADDLE WHEN YOU SHOULD BE IN ATTACK POSITION

Wheel Up: Pick the front wheel up similar to a wheelie; Position your hips over the back wheel axle, and pull the handlebars toward your chest

Rear Wheel Up: Similar to the Wheel up, lift your weight up and forward and hop your rear tire by leaning slightly on your handlebars during that up and forward motion

Bunny Hop: Use legs to spring, hands to pull up on the handlebars, and bodyweight to lift entire bike, both tires off the ground at the same time, while riding.
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Nature
natureNATURE is an introduction to God’s creation. Being outside without knowing the names of trees and plants is like walking in a strange city without knowing the names of streets and buildings. It is so much more interesting to look at the oak, pine, maple, etc. than to just look at trees.

S REQUIREMENTS Amateur Competent Proficient Specialist
Identify poison Ivy
Identify Trees 3 5 7 9

SAFETY RULES:

1. Never hike without a counselor.
2. Never eat, taste, or touch unfamiliar plants or trees.

Nature Handbook

 

Swim
swimming SWIMMING is planned to help campers feel safe, and at ease, as well as mobile in and around the water. Swimming will be each day for 45 minutes. A swim division leader will lead that time and each group will have a group leader. The group leader is responsible for marking up S’s of any camper who finishes the S with them. For those who do not complete the S, that will be marked up by the mile swim director and the mongo optional swim instructors. Each swim group leader will receive the S requirements for the group they are teaching as part of their swim group S chart. Division leaders will also possess a swimming manual for a complete description of expectations and requirements.

S REQUIREMENTS Amateur Competent Proficient Specialist
Safety Rules
Freestyle Stroke Demonstrate 25 yards 25 yards 50 yards
Breast stroke Demonstrate 25 yards 25 yards 50 yards
Demonstrate Back Stroke Demonstrate 25 yards 25 yards
Tread Water 1 minute 1 minute 30 seconds 2 minutes
additional 30 seconds without hands

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Track and Field

track-26Track & Field teaches proper technique in running and jumping. Of all games and sports, running and jumping are the oldest, most basic forms of competition, where nothing more than a human body is required. Campers learn how to efficiently push their God-given bodies to limits they never thought possible. Campers will also gain a new appreciation for individual type athletics as they prepare themselves for the track meet, all the while learning to run the race of the Christian life set before them.

MOG Comp Pro Spec P31 Comp Pro Spec
50 Yard Dash 7.2 sec 6.8 sec 6.3 sec 50 Yard Dash 7.5 sec 7.2 sec 6.6 sec
High Jump 3’6″ 4’4″ 4’8″ High Jump 3’5″ 4’3″ 4’5″
Long Jump 11’10” 14’0″ 15’0″ Long Jump 10’0″ 12’0″ 13’0″
Standing broad jump 6’4″ 7’2″ 7’8″ Standing broad jump 6’0″ 6’10” 7’4″

*An Amateur “S” is awarded to the camper who achieves at least a Competent “S” in 3 categories of Track and Field.

SAFETY RULES:

1. Never use track surface during a thunderstorm.
2. Never jump using damaged equipment.
3. Never approach the track without proper equipment (including timers, standards, and measuring tapes) and a supervising staff member.
4. Never step or stand on equipment, including timers, standards, or measuring tape.
5. Report any damaged equipment to the office immediately.
6. Never stand in the middle of the track, nor in any of the pits.
7. Drink substantial amounts of water during training to prevent heat exhaustion and cramps.
8. Wear proper attire on the track. Jeans or long pants or not appropriate for running and jumping events.

INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITY:

1. Check to see that the whole cabin is there and start learning campers’ names.
2. Go over the safety rules above and “S” requirements. Discuss the reason for each rule.
3. Demonstrate the dash and the jumps with proper technique.
4. Split the cabin into two groups. One counselor will work on the high jump and long jump with campers while the other works on the 50 yard dash and Standing Broad Jump.
5. Praise specific accomplishments and encourage campers who may not have felt successful.
HighJump

Long Jump
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Weight Training
weight-training WEIGHT TRAINING teaches proper technique and basic principles of weight training, muscle groups, and isolation for the most effective use of time in the weight room. Appropriate breathing techniques, practice, and information will help students achieve success in the fundamentals of form before speed and power, launching us into conversations about strength, structure, and routine in life.

S REQUIREMENTS Amateur Competent Proficient Specialist
Identify Major Muscle Groups
7/14

3/6 Upper
2/4 Core
2/4 Lower

4/6 Upper
3/4 Core
3/4 Lower

6/6 Upper
4/4 Core
4/4 Lower
Identify Muscle Group Function
7/14

3/6 Upper
2/4 Core
2/4 Lower

4/6 Upper
3/4 Core
3/4 Lower

6/6 Upper
4/4 Core
4/4 Lower
Identify Stretches
7/14

3/6 Upper
2/4 Core
2/4 Lower

4/6 Upper
3/4 Core
3/4 Lower

6/6 Upper
4/4 Core
4/4 Lower
Identify Isolation Techniques
3/6 Upper
2/4 Core
2/4 Lower

4/6 Upper
3/4 Core
3/4 Lower

6/6 Upper
4/4 Core
4/4 Lower
Fitness Test
Distance Run
1/4 Mile

1/2 Mile

1 Mile

Muscle Group Identification:
Upper: Shoulders, Deltoids, Bicep, Tricep, Trapezius, Pectoral,
Core: Back, Latissimus dorsi (Lats), Abdominals, Obliques
Lower: Gluteus Maximus, Hamstring, Quadriceps, Calves

Fitness Test Requirements for Men Competent Proficient Specialist
Pull Ups 5 6-10 11+
Flex Arm Hang 10 sec 15 sec 20+ sec
Push Ups 15 20 25+
Sit Ups 20 30 40+
Six Inches 20 sec 30 sec 40+ sec
Squats 15 20 25+
Calve Raises 20 30 40+
Fitness Test Requirements for Woman Competent Proficient Specialist
Pull Ups 3 4-6 7+
Flex Arm Hang 5 sec 10 sec 12+ sec
Push Ups 10 15 20+
Sit Ups 10 20 30+
Six Inches 10 sec 20 sec 30+ sec
Squats 10 15 20+
Calve Raises 15 25 35+

SAFETY RULES:

1. Never use damaged equipment.
2. Never use machines without proper equipment (including weight pins), a spotter, and a supervising staff member.
3. Never step or stand on equipment, unless that is intent of the equipment.
4. Report any damaged equipment to the office immediately.
5. Be mindful of where others maybe standing or walking given the range of motion of your exercise.
6. Drink substantial amounts of water during training to prevent heat exhaustion and cramps.
7. Wear proper attire in the weight room. Jeans are not appropriate for aerobic activity.
8. Stretch before, during, and after activity in the weight room.
9. Be sure to warm up and cool down.
10. Be courteous to others who are in the weight room with use of plates, wiping off used equipment, the volume of your voice, and the schedule/structure of your routine.
11. Always return your weights to their proper place before leaving the weight room area.

Weight Training Addendum

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