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Vacation Bible School Programs

With so many themes to choose from, Vacation Bible School is sure to be a hit in 2020! Take a look through the many programs available below. Click the chart on the right for an in-depth explanation of each program with full analysis, including publisher info.


See What Matters Most. Introducing the all-new VBS 2020 from Orange Publishing — Focus: See What Matters Most. Create a VBS experience filled with fun, laughter, and a lot of God’s Word.

This is the OFFICIAL, approved VBS curriculum that we will be using at Old Orchard Beach 2020! To purchase, click here.

When purchasing, use promo code TSAVBS20 to save $40 off your purchase!


  • FOCUS on what you can see. Romans 1:20
  • You can HEAR from God. Matthew 7:24-27
  • You can TALK with others about what you believe. Matthew 16:13-20
  • You can PRAY anytime, any- where, about anything. Matthew 6:5-13
  • You can LIVE for God by loving others. Matthew 22:36-40; 1 Corinthians 13

Pre-K – Elementary – Pre-Teen

Rocky Railway

The VBS that’s just the ticket! Climb aboard for mountains of fun at Rocky Railway! On this faith-filled adventure, kids discover that trusting Jesus pulls them through life’s ups and downs.


  • Jesus’ power helps us do hard things. Acts 9:1-19
  • Jesus’ power gives us hope. Acts 27
  • Jesus’ power helps us be bold. Acts 3:1-4:31
  • Jesus’ power lets us live forever. Matthew 26:17-28:10
  • Jesus’ power helps us be good friends. Acts 2:42-47, 4:32-35

Pre-K – Elementary – Youth

Wilderness Escape

Welcome to Wilderness Escape—an exciting journey with God’s people, the Israelites, that brings God’s Word to life for kids and adults!


  • God is with us, so…trust God! Exodus 14:1-15:21
  • God give us what we need, so… trust God! Exodus 16
  • God gives us strength, so…trust God! Exodus 17:8-16
  • God saves us, so…trust God! Exodus 12:1-30
  • God guides us, so…trust God! Exodus 20

Pre-K – Elementary

Concrete & Cranes

Grab Your Hard Hat And Tool Belt! As kids explore a world of concrete and cranes, rivets and rebar, bulldozers and backhoes, they will learn to build their faith on Jesus as they uncover the truth that He who began a good work will be faithful to carry it on to completion.


  • Foundation of Love. Matthew 9:9-13
  • Foundation of Forgiveness. Acts 26:1-29
  • Foundation of Worth. Matthew 26:36-46
  • Foundation of Promise. Matthew 28:1-10
  • Foundation of Life. Matthew 7:24-29

Pre-K – Elementary – Teen & Adult Study

Knights of North Castle

North Castle is hidden in a frozen land. The King’s valiant Knights are on a quest in search of the King’s Armor. But the armor isn’t what they think it is. Knights of North Castle: Quest for the King’s Ar- mor invites children to be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power by exploring how we put on the armor of God. Kids will take on the role of brave Knights and begin their quest each ses- sion by opening the King’s Book. Help kids take up the gauntlet this summer and accept the challenge to “armor up” and be strong by remaining with God.


  • Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego Stand True. Daniel 3
  • David Defeats Goliath. 1 Samuel 17:1-50
  • Mary’s Journey to Bethlehem. Luke 2:1-20
  • Jesus Walks on Water. Matthew 14:22-33
  • Midnight Praise with Paul and Silas. Acts 16:16-40

Pre-K – Elementary – Teen & Adult Study


Rainforest Explorers

The rainforest is a wild place. To make it through this unknown world safely, kids need a guide who can keep them on the right path. Kids will learn how Jesus is our ultimate guide in the rainforest and in life. He leads us to the treasure of eternal life, and He’ll never leave us!


  • God Rescues Noah Genesis 6:17-22; 8
  • God Gives the Commandments Exodus 19:18-20; 20:1-21
  • Jesus Calls His Disciples Matthew 4:18-22; 9:9-13
  • Jesus Heals Ten Lepers Luke 17:11-19
  • Jesus Visits His Disciples John 21:1-14

Pre-K – Elementary

Mystery Island

At Mystery Island, prepare to be thrilled from the top of your sun-drenched head to the tip of your sandy toes as we explore an intriguing tropical paradise while tracking down the one true God.

Kids will gain a better understanding of our awe-inspiring Creator God and the salvation he offers through Jesus Christ through our age-appropriate curriculum!

Grab your sunscreen and get ready for a taste of paradise as you track down the one true God with Mystery Island!


  • Paul in a City of Idols Acts 17:16-34
  • Jonah The Book of Jonah; Psalm 139
  • Isaiah’s Vision Isaiah 6:1-3; Psalm 8
  • God Came to Earth Select Scriptures
  • David Trusts God 1 Samuel 17

Pre-K – Elementary – Teen & Adult Study

Big Fish Bay

Big Fish Bay is a nautical theme where kids explore an exciting bay, fish off the pier, and venture out to sea, complete with a lighthouse, tall ships, and coastal animals.


  • Following God’s Direction Jonah 1:1-16
  • Jonah Thanks God Jonah 1:17-2:10
  • Sharing God’s Compassion Jonah 3:1-10
  • Choosing What God Wants Jonah 4:1-11
  • Trusting in Jesus’ Work Luke 23:33-46; 24:1-12

Pre-K – Elementary – Teen & Adult Study


 Champions in Life

Your church will love celebrating Abingdon Press’ new VBS… Champions in Life: Ready, Set Go with God! Participants will find joy in knowing that Jesus makes each one a winner and that we are competing in life in order to reach the goal of the high calling of Jesus Christ.


  • Get in the Race! 2 Samuel 18:19-32
  • Be Skillful, Be Caring! 1 Samuel 20:18-23; 35-41
  • Keep Your Eyes on Jesus! Matthew 14:22-33
  • A Long Wait! John 5:1-15
  • Reach for the Goal! Philippians 3:12-16

Pre-K – Elementary – Teen & Adult Study

2020 VBS Comparison Chart

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