The purpose of the Caravan program for kids is to help elementary-age children learn and grow mentally, physically, socially, and spiritually. Caravan is a time for children to learn how they can be the kind of people God wants them to be in all areas of their lives. It also helps children develop an appreciation and understanding of their Nazarene heritage and beliefs.
Caravan meets once a week, usually on Wednesday night. Children are assigned to one of the three major groups—Searchers (first and second graders), Explorers (third and fourth graders), Adventurers (fifth and sixth graders)—according to their grade in school. Each group is under the direction of one or more adult leaders who are called “guides.”
Caravan is a total ministry to the total child. The badge awards are divided into four areas of development—mental, physical, social, and spiritual. Children can earn badges in each area. Caravan Searchers earn a fifth badge. The Outdoor badge is designed to help Searchers develop an appreciation for and an understanding of their relationship to all of God’s creation.
You can purchase the leader and student books from Nazarene Publishing House at www.thefoundrypublishing.com/caravan-resources.html for available products.
Here you can download the printable awards stickers and student awards booklets and training powerpoint.
To watch a workshop that explains the Caravan program, go here.