What is Awana?

 is a FUN Tuesday night club for children in PreK - 6th grade. Children look forward to engaging activities that help them build confidence and cultivate meaningful relationships. Our passionate volunteers believe that every child is valuable and loved by God.



Cubbies is a club designed for preschoolers and parents who love to read, learn and do fun activities at home to prepare for a great night in Cubbies. During the Cubbie night, kids enjoy interactive activities, puppet shows, music, snacks, and games that all reinforce what was introduced at home.

In order to ensure a successful Cubbies Program, Cubbies must meet the following requirements:

  • At least one parent must attend the mandatory parent meetings (annually in August).
  • Child must be 1 or 2 years away from beginning 5k.
  • Cubbies must be fully potty trained before the first night of the club.
  • Due to limited space, Cubbies is open to children who attend Alliance Church. To request an exception, please contact [email protected].

Tuesdays 6:30-7:55 p.m. | September 17 2024 - April 8, 2025



Kindergarten-2nd Grade

Sparks is a fast-paced night filled with games, music, Bible verses, and lessons that will help students better understand the Bible and how it applies to their lives. There is no registration deadline for Sparks – join any time!

Tuesdays 6:30-7:55 p.m. | September 17 2024 - April 8, 2025

T&T (Truth and Training)

3rd-6th Grade

T&T is designed with tweens in mind. Music, energetic games, quality spiritual conversations, and Bible lessons will help your students build confidence and stand firm in their faith during the highs and lows of life. There is no registration deadline for T&T – join any time!

Tuesdays 6:30-8:00 p.m. | September 17 2024 - April 8, 2025

Bring a Friend!

Guests are welcome in Sparks (5k-2nd Grade) and T&T (3rd-6th Grade) any night of Awana, but our monthly theme nights make it fun and easy for your students to extend the invitation. Guests must match the grade demographics of the program they want to attend.

Visitors who have never attended Alliance Church (Sunday or Tuesday) can save time by completing the First Time Visitor Form.

Special Needs

We value and love every child, which is why we have designed our One2One Ministry. One2One focuses on children with special needs. Our goal is to create a safe, fun, educational experience for all children while meeting their individual needs. 

Serve at Awana

Serving in Awana is fun and rewarding; you'll have the opportunity to teach children about Christ, encourage them to memorize Scripture, and see yourself grow in your own life as you teach children to build their lives on the truth of God’s Word. 


Can I visit the other Alliance Church Awana club occasionally?

We recommend you remain at the same location the full school year. Sparks (K-2nd grade) and T&T (3rd-6th grade) students can visit other clubs occasionally, but their awards will only be given at their registered location. Cubbies (pre-K) must remain at the same location the full school year.

Do we need to attend Awana at the same Alliance Church location each week?

Yes, our goal is to have the same quality Awana at both Alliance Church locations (Hortonville and Appleton). When you register for a specific location your books, awards and uniforms will be at that location. Before registering, please decide as a family which Awana club you will attend.

How many times can a visitor come before they need to register? Is there a deadline for registration?

  • Cubbies (pre-K) is a closed program and all participants must register prior to the first night of Awana. (Please view the Awana Registration Details for more information about Cubbies Registration.)
  • Sparks (K-2nd grade) and T&T (3rd-6th grade) students can register any time during the school year.
  • We encourage Sparks and T&T students to bring friends any night of the year. If a visitor plans to attend more than once per month, we would ask that they complete registration.

How much does Awana cost? Is financial assistance available?

  • Books - Cubbies and Sparks $15.00, T&T $16.00
  • Uniform - Cubbies and Sparks $12.00, T&T $20.00
  • Book Bags (Cubbie/Sparks) - $7.00
  • Yearly Dues - 45.00/student

We understand that many circumstances can make it difficult to pay for Awana dues or materials, which is why we are happy to provide financial assistance so everyone can participate in Awana. To inquire about financial assistance, please complete the Financial Assistance Request Form, found in the description of the Awana registration, or contact [email protected].

Is there a parent meeting for Sparks (5k-2nd Grade) and T&T (3rd-6th Grade)?

Yes, a zoom parent meeting will be held in the month of Augustmore information can be found in the Awana Registration details or by emailing [email protected]. Although it is not required, we recommend that parents attend so that their family can get the most out of Awana.  

My child has special needs, can they attend?

Alliance Church has a wonderful ministry for students with special needs so that all participants can be happy, successful and safe during AWANA. To ensure that support is available for your child, we ask that you contact our Special Needs Ministry Coordinator [email protected] prior to registration. For more information about the Special Needs Ministry at Alliance please visit our special needs page

What does the name “AWANA” Stand for?

The name Awana is an acronym for “Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed,” which comes from their key verse: “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15, KJV). At Awana, we develop resilient disciples who love studying God’s word to deepen their relationship with Him. 

What is the Cubbie Parent Meeting? Is it Mandatory?

We want every preschooler and parent who participates in Cubbies to enjoy the maximum benefit from the program, which is why at least one parent must attend the Cubbie Parent Meeting before your child can register for Cubbies, even if they participated last year. Visit our events page or contact [email protected] to register for a Cubbie Parent Meeting.

Will my child be safe at Awana?

Safety and security is our top priority in Discovery Land, which is why we have put the following safety procedures in place:  

  • Children in preschool receive a matching wristband with the parent who drops them off; the parent with the matching wristband must be the person who picks up the child. 
  • All volunteers have background checks and are trained in all security standards and safety procedures. 
  • A trained security team is onsite for all Awana programming. 

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Alexandria Abitz

Alexandria Abitz

Assistant to the Executive Director of Discovery Land
Melanie Hilstad

Melanie Hilstad

Director of Discovery Land/Location Coordinator - Hortonville
Jak Kamp

Jak Kamp

3rd-6th Grade Ministry Assistant
Andrea Klarner

Andrea Klarner

DL Multi Site Project Manager
Mikayla Krull

Mikayla Krull

Discovery Land Administrator
Laura Page

Laura Page

Birth-Three Coordinator
Amber Simons

Amber Simons

Discovery Land Adminstrator
Kris Smoll

Kris Smoll

Executive Director of Discovery Land Global
Jessica Taylor

Jessica Taylor

K-2nd Grade Awana Coordinator
Hannah Wagner

Hannah Wagner

Preschool Coordinator
Colton Westby

Colton Westby

3rd-6th Grade Coordinator