Holiday Clubs

Holiday clubs are a great way to connect with children and families and can have a significant impact on local communities.

Holiday clubs provide a great opportunity for local churches to work together in mission.

Holiday clubs normally take place over several days during school holidays, either mornings or afternoons. Holiday clubs provide fun activities for local primary aged children based around stories from the Bible.

If you are thinking of organising a holiday club, GenR8 may be able to help by providing training, networking opportunities, suggestions of material, useful resources or advice.

Our last holiday club event was an Equipping Evening in November 2017.

With sessions from Clare Luxton (Scripture Union), John Hardwick (Counties), Nicola Grieves (Eastern URC), Sue Greene (Under 5s) and Steve Whyatt (GenR8), the evening aimed to equip and inspire those involved in organising and leading holiday clubs.

If you have any questions about holiday clubs, do get in touch and we will see what we can do. If we can’t do something ourselves, we may know someone who can! Contact Steve Whyatt by email stevew@genr8.org or on 01223 237874.

2020 Holiday Club Material

Wonder Zone from Scripture Union

Welcome to Wonder Zone! Join your Lab and explore some great scientific discoveries. Find out who God is and how exploring science and following him can go hand in hand.

Wonder Zone is a five-day children’s holiday club, with lots of suggestions for how to expand the club to include parents, carers and families.

This amazing new resource is from Scripture Union and the Faraday Institute.

Champions Holiday Club from John Hardwick

This book contains all you need for another complete and easy-to-run five-day holiday club for 5-11’s based on the theme of the Olympics. The material includes songs, bible stories (parables), theme illustrations, daily drama/adventure story, memory verses, puppet sketches, quizzes, crafts, games and fun sheets for younger and older children. The five bible stories are taken from the life of Jesus and use the analogy of the Olympic games to explore how Jesus ‘ran the race’ for God.

Day 1: Direction: the boy Jesus in the temple

Day 2: Distraction: the temptation of Jesus

Day 3: Dedication: Jesus heals a paralysed man

Day 4: Determination: Jesus’ death and resurrection

Day 5: Decoration: Jesus’ ascension—alive and victorious!

To view holiday club resources from Scripture Union and John Hardwick visit the following links:

TESTIMONIALS

"Holiday clubs are a great way to get Christians working together to inspire faith in children."

Local Holiday Club leader

"Holiday clubs create wonderful memories for children."

Parent

"I really wanted to thank you for all the help and encouragement you gave us earlier this year. We had a fantastic week.  Everything ran really smoothly, we had plenty of helpers who enjoyed it, and the children loved it.  We've had requests from parents for two weeks next year!"

Local church