Bridgeport in a (virtual) Box
A Resource of the North Texas Conference Center for Leadership Development
It has always been a dream of ours to take the wonderful curriculum that we use at summer camp and create a way for individual persons and churches to utilize it. We figured what better time to take a crack at it than when we are all stuck in our homes and trying to figure out how to minister to our children and youth in these times of social distancing.
What we have tried to do is take the fun activities and Bible studies that you enjoy at Bridgeport Summer Camp and have created a DIY kit for using the curriculum in your home or with your children's and youth groups. Along with providing this curriculum to churches and families we will also have online virtual camps led by some of your favorite summer camp directors!
How can I use Bridgeport in a Box?
Our curriculum is designed to be used in the home or as a church group. Our activities have been specifically tailored to meet the needs of both. Whether its sitting around a table with your kids or in front of a computer screen on Zoom, this curriculum can be a fun an engaging way to engage young people in their faith formation.
Using curriculum in the home
For those wanting to use this curriculum in their homes we combined the use of Social Media and other online sites to safely connect your campers with other in home campers through out North Texas.
Using curriculum with your church group
This curriculum is designed to be easily translated into an online space for use with children or youth church groups. Our content can easily be shared via your own social media and online apps such as Zoom.
Safe and Secure Online Forum: "Outside the Box"
For those looking for a more connectional experience we have forums set up for you to share your creations from our different Games and Activities. In order to view and post to our forums you will need to create a member account.
Each Lesson is comprised of four different modules that allow you to tailor the lessons to fit your needs. For example, many groups may already have a practice for opening or closing their time together. If thats the case use what you need and forget the rest.
Bridgeport in a Box Curriculum
We are the Church
This is a redesign of our 2019 Bridgeport Summer Camp Curriculum entitled "Blueprints of the Church". It comes with four lessons based around being the church.
*Leading and Learning
*Outside the Walls
2020 Curriculum: GOD?
Adapted from our 2020 Bridgeport Summer Camp Curriculum, this curriculum explores answers to some of the difficult questions that we often ask about God. Where is God? When is God? Who is God? and Why does God love us?
Live and Recorded Bridgeport Experiences
Along with providing resources we are also working hard to bring your live and recorded opportunities to experience some of the magic of Bridgeport Camp and Conference Center in an online space. Some examples include Virtual Camps, Recorded Worship Music and Sermons from our beautiful Bridgeport Cross and much more!
Each week we will post a weekly challenge for those who want to have some Bridgeport Style fun! Some challenges we hope to include are Tik-Tok Challenges, Cooking Challenges, Arts and Crafts Challenges and more! Winners will receive prizes ranging from t-shirts and bracelets to a free week of camp in 2021.
Check back on June 15th for our first challenge!
Bridgeport Style Activities and Recipes
Whether it's archery, fishing, a shaving cream fight, or your favorite Bridgeport meal, we all have activities and recipes that you most look forward to when you visit Bridgeport Camp and Conference Center.