My kids have been active in Awana since Raven was just a wee Cubbie. We started this Bible/discipleship club about the same time we started homeschooling.
Since that time we have been able to participate in a local club everywhere we moved. That is, until now.
To be fair, there is an Awana group that meets on our military post. But without a license, walking there and back with the kids every week is too much right now.
Awana Homeschool Kits – Discipleship At Home
I was very excited when a spokesperson from Awana Homeschool contacted me to review their new Homeschool Kits.
At first I didn’t understand. I thought it was a supplemental program that you added on to what was already being learned in club.
But it turned out that we were perfect candidates for a homeschool kit!
Awana Homeschool Kits are designed to:
- Provide a complete year of Scripture memory/discipleship at home
- Work in replacement of a local club (for those who do not wish to participate or cannot due to locality or situation)
- Allow homeschool groups to conduct their own Awana club
I received two homeschool kits – one for each of the girls. Here is what they contained.
Raven – 7th grade – Trek Homeschool Kit
The Trek kit came with the student book, an entrance pamphlet, and an overview sheet of the homeschool program – all packed in a drawstring nylon backpack.
Denna – 3rd grade – T&T Ultimate Adventure Kit
The 3rd grade T&T kit came with a student book, Start Zone (entrance pamphlet), music CD, and the matching Awana at Home parent workbook – all in the backpack.
We didn’t get a choice of Bible version, but there are several options on the ordering page, including our two favorites; NIV and ESV.
Kits run from $25-$40 depending on the level.
Scripture study anywhere with Awana Homeschool!
I love that Awana has branched out in this direction in attempt to support more families! From their website:
Awana is not in the business of regulating or “policing” ministry usage of our materials. Instead, under the provisions of our ministry agreements with churches, homeschooling families, and other entities, we provide our materials as a servant to the body of Christ, and trust their use to the dedicated members of that body found in many different ministry contexts.
Awana is dedicated to kids and families! Being a leader in Awana for over 8 years, I can attest to the fact that their focus is not on what church you attend or what club you go to. They want to reach kids with the transforming message of Christ, and developing mature believers.
I was very pleased to see that they include a music CD and parent book to go along with the T&T handbook. I wish they included a parent book in the Trek kit (who knows – that might be coming).
The Awana at Home parent book covers some of the same verses and topics as the student handbook, so it is great for family study.
Awana Homeschool also provides a Facebook group for support, questions, and community. There have already been several questions over there that are being addressed. Some of them include:
- Will single handbooks be available so you don’t have to buy an entire kit? (this is being addressed)
- If we join a club later, will the work my child did at home count? (logistics are being worked on – but there is no reason for a club to reject work done through Awana Homeschool)
- Can my child get awards?
- Does my child need a uniform?
A lot of these questions are being answered and addressed on the group on or the FAQ section of the Awana Homeschool page.
Obviously, my kids are/were familiar with Awana so we don’t really have anything to “review” other than our excitement over being able to continue this awesome program even though we can’t make it to club.
And I know other families who are in situations like ours. They move often, they homeschool in an area without a club, they are missionaries on a field, or they have some other situation that doesn’t fit well with a standard club situation.
Awana Homeschool is a great option for all of these. As far as shipping for missionaries and people overseas – I recommend contacting Awana (on the Facebook group or through their customer service) and explaining your situation.
Awana for Homeschool Co-ops and Groups!
Awana is taking their dedication to homeschoolers even further by allowing co-ops and groups to start their own clubs!
For homeschool co-ops, we are now offering a traditional club registration which provides the full opportunity to run Awana Clubs in your co-op.
If you really want an Awana club but can’t find one at a local church, you now have the option of creating one that operates in your homeschool group!
Homeschool groups wanting to start a club will need to meet the requirements for leaders and pay the $99 registration fee. They will have full access to Awana ministry support, materials, and local ministry team.
For more information, refer to the FAQ section at Awana Homeschool.