Group Publishing: Wilderness Escape

Group Publishing: Wilderness Escape

Where God Guides and Provides

Note: Group Publishing did not provide our reviewers with access to the full curriculum, therefore, we were unable to fully review this product. The information below has been compiled from the Group Publishing website, our knowledge of the publisher, and experience with previous Group VBS curriculum.

Wilderness Escape is an exciting journey with God’s people, that brings God’s world to life. The program will reinforce Biblical truths because the daily Bible Point is carefully integrated into each activity. God’s Word comes alive through interaction with Bible history.

Cost

$161.99 (Basic Kit), $192.99 (Digital Kit) at time of posting.
Check website for current pricing.

Age Levels

Multi-generational

Number of Sessions/Scheduling

Five sessions available

Day 1: God is with us, so….trust God!: Exodus 3:12 & Exodus 14:1-15:21
Day 2: God gives us what we need so…trust God!: Matthew 6:8 & Exodus 16
Day 3: God gives us strength, so…trust God!: Philippians 4:13 & Exodus 17:8-16
Day 4: God saves us, so…trust God!: Jeremiah 30:11 & Exodus 12:1-3
Day 5: God guides us, so…trust God!: Psalm 16:7 & Exodus 20

What is included in the basic package?

Basic Kit
Wilderness Escape Ultimate Director Go-To Guide®
Leader Manuals
Crafts Sampler
Tribe Time Teaching Kit Sampler
Student Resources Sampler
Music – Leader Version of all 10 songs, including the instrumental-only tracks and song lyrics slide show
Clip-Art
Media – Decorating Places DVD, Ultimate Director Go-To Recruiting and Training DVD, and the complete music video DVD

Digital Kit
Digital Download Access Pack – A USB drive loaded with a complete set of Digital Wilderness Escape resources.
Wilderness Escape Ultimate Director Go-To Guide®
Leader Manuals
Crafts Sampler
Tribe Time Teaching Kit Sampler
Student Resources Sampler
Music – Leader Version of all 10 songs, including the instrumental-only tracks and song lyrics slide show
Clip-Art
Media – Decorating Places DVD, Ultimate Director Go-To Recruiting and Training DVD, and the complete music video DVD

Strengths

  • Scaled for small, medium, large groups.
  • Beautiful, well organized materials that are easy to use; clear guides for leaders.
  • Sensitive to different learning styles.
  • Music CD generally includes nice blend of original compositions and familiar worship songs
  • DVD video quality and production value are very good.
  • Drama skits are well-written, short, and connect with the biblical theme of the day.
  • Snack suggestions are relevant to the theme of the day.

Weaknesses

  • Expense of supplemental materials, including prepared crafts.
  • Mission projects are often unrelated to the theme and have no direct connection to activities.
  • Be aware of cultural insensitivity and adjust accordingly.

About the Publisher

Group takes VBS participants back in time to other places through immersive and intergenerational programs. Each year features a different location and churches are encouraged to create a multi-station space in which groups or “tribes” of children meet shopkeepers, palaces, storytellers, and a focus character.

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