Your Shipwrecked Ultimate Starter Kit Includes:

The Ultimate Director Go-To Guide contains everything you need to plan a successful program, recruit and train volunteers, publicize your program, and follow up with families after the big event.

Station Leader Manuals provide easy instructions for specific roles at your Shipwrecked VBS. Each manual includes an overview of each day’s Bible content, historical backgrounds, step-by-step directions for each activity, and guided discussion questions.

Helpful DVDs and CDs feature training resources, clip art, and marketing tools that make it easy to inspire and educate your church body. The Decorating Places DVD gives you detailed instructions to create your Shipwrecked setting—and the Sing & Play DVD will have your kids in celebration mode all week long.

Student Resources, including Bible Memory Buddies, Student Take-Home pages, and Imagination Station samples, will keep kids talking about Shipwrecked throughout their VBS experience and long after they leave your church event.


Spark Imagination With
Faith-Building Fun!

Venture onto an uncharted island where kids survive and thrive. Anchor kids in the truth that Jesus carries them through life’s storms.

VBS Leader with Kids

Easy for leaders

Each leader preps only 20 minutes of daily material!

Remembering vacation bible school Bible point

Easy to remember

A single Bible Point is reinforced daily at every station!

friends at vacation bible school

Easy for making friends

Small, multi-age crews bring kids together!

How It Works

A Day at Shipwrecked VBS

Each day at Shipwrecked VBS, kids travel through field-tested rotations that reinforce relevant Bible Points and immerse kids in new adventures.

Verticle Rotation Chart

Learn more about each station

girl dancing at vacation bible school

Prepare for the day’s adventure by singing fun songs and meeting fun Bible Memory Buddies!

Castaway Sing & Play

Discovering the Bible at VBS

Experience each Bible story with all five senses.

Bible Discovery

Imagination Station Gizmo

Dig into surprising and authentic discoveries.

Imagination Station

games at vacation bible school

Play high-energy games like Landlubber Lacrosse or Silly Lily Lagoon!

Ship Rec Games

VBS snacks

All the crews come together to eat snacks that connect with that day’s key Bible verse.

Tropical Treats

Vaction Bible School KidVid Cinema

Watch films about real kids living out their faith in really cool ways.

KidVid Cinema

VBS Finale

Wrap up with music, drama, science experiments, and more!

Sail Away Sendoff

Bible Content

Experiencing God’s Word

At Shipwrecked, one memorable Bible Point is reinforced throughout each station, each day—making it easy to apply long after VBS is over.

Select a day below to see the Bible content


Bible Point:

When you’re lonely…Jesus rescues!

Key Bible Verse:

“The Lord will hold me close.” (Psalm 27:10)

Bible Story:

Jesus tells parables about lost things. (Luke 15)


Bible Point:

When you worry…Jesus rescues!

Key Bible Verse:

“The Lord comes to the rescue each time.” (Psalm 34:19)

Bible Story:

Martha worries and complains. (Luke 10:38-42)


Bible Point:

When you struggle…Jesus rescues!

Key Bible Verse:

“Be still, and know that I am God!” (Psalm 46:10)

Bible Story:

Jesus’ friends try to rescue him in the garden of Gethsemane. (Luke 22:39-54; Matthew 26:36-56)


Bible Point:

When you do wrong...Jesus rescues!

Key Bible Verse:

“Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)

Bible Story:

Jesus welcomes a criminal before dying and coming back to life. (Luke 23:26–24:12)


Bible Point:

When you’re powerless…Jesus rescues!

Key Bible Verse:

“This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead.” (Ephesians 1:19-20)

Bible Story:

Peter and John heal a lame man in Jesus’ name. (Acts 3:1-26)



Set the Scene at Shipwrecked VBS

Transform your church into a remote island without capsizing your budget! Shipwrecked VBS 2018 is a bounty of bright, vibrant colors and tropical delights.


Totally Wow Worship

One of the best parts of Shipwrecked VBS: award-winning music! Fun songs your kids will want to listen to again and again—sure to become a new family fave!

You Never Let Go (Theme Song)
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Guide me O Thou Great Jehovah
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All That is Good
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Million Reasons
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'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus
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Won't Worry 'Bout a Thing
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I Won’t Be Afraid
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Rescue Me
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Come Thou Almighty King
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No, Not One!
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