The Kalkaska Church of Christ has constructed their very own Escape Room. The idea came up as an evening activity for High School campers attending Wilderness Christian Assembly. Three groups of campers came through it Monday evening and had a blast! This week the Escape room is open to anyone who wants to register at the church website and go through it. Donations are welcome for a 2018 mission trip to Haiti. Ironically, the title of the escape room is “Escape from Port-au-Prince” which is the capital of Haiti!
What is an “escape room?” It’s a very popular type of entertainment for groups of 4-8 people who are all “locked” in a room with 60 minutes. The goal is to solve a series of puzzles and locks using only clues and hints within the room and try to “escape” before time runs out. There are other variations from room to room, but that’s the basic premise.
These escape rooms have popped up all over the U.S. Each room has a different theme and they vary in difficulty. Sadly, they aren’t cheap. Participating in many escape rooms can run around $25 a person! But they have become very popular for birthday parties, bachelor parties, and the like.