What is an Adventurer
An Adventurer is a child 3-9 years old. Each Adventurer is a unique and special person. Still there are several characteristics which are typical of Adventurer-age children.
The Uniqueness of the Adventurer Club
The Adventurer Club was created to give children an opportunity to belong to an organized peer group. To join, children are invited to participate in various activities which will improve their social skills. From the time children start school until they reach puberty, their need to be with and be accepted by their peer group is increasingly strong.
The Adventurer Club involves children 3-9 years old and their parents. The programming and planning for Adventurers should be simple and short, but creative. Parental involvement provides opportunities for parents to participate in the learning experience.
One of the Adventurer Club objectives
is to provide a meaningful and exciting experience as the children look forward with anticipation to some day being Pathfinders.
Philosophy to the Adventurer Program
The Adventurer program was created
to assist parents in their important responsibilities as a child’s primary teachers and evangelizers. The program aims to strengthen the parent/child relationship
and to further the child’s development in spiritual, physical, mental, and social areas. Through the Adventurer Program, the church, home, and school can work together with the parent to develop a mature, happy child.
The church’s greatest resource is our children; therefore, it is imperative that as
a church we meet the challenge to provide
a program for our children during their early, formative years. We want right habits, thoughts, motives, dispositions, and attitudes to be established. The Wise Man wrote, “Bring up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from
it.” Prov. 22:6 (NIV). This is more than a cliché—it is a scientific formula.
Characteristics of the Adventurer
I have boundless energy
I am developing coordination
I learn by doing
I am curious about everything
I understand what I can see and touch
I am imaginative
I memorize easily
I like variety
I am learning social skills
I am becoming more independent
I need success and approval from you
I am easily overexcited
I am very social