As a kid I remember getting so excited to see “VBS” written on the family calendar that hung in our kitchen. It meant a week of fun, songs, games, and crafts with all my friends. And now, nearly three decades later, churches in our city are getting ready to host VBS programs for our kids this summer!
VBS (Vacation Bible School) is a nationwide program that incorporates themed activities that entertain kids with the chance to learn about God. VBS programs choose one theme for the week and they use this theme to creatively adapt it to teachings from the Bible — we’ve listed those themes for you in the descriptions below! Most VBS programs take place in the morning before lunch, and are generally 3-5 mornings in a week.
Each church will do VBS differently, so we have included the links to their website! We’ve got lots of great information for you and we want to make this as easy for you to consume so we sorted the events by date. With many churches canceling their summer programs in 2020, it’s exciting to find ways to be back together this summer!
VBS Programs in Colorado Springs:
International Anglican Church || Free || Preschool – 6th Grade || Theme: Wilderness Escape
Woodman Valley Chapel || $25 per child || Theme: Blast Off!
Vanguard Church || $15 per child || 9am – 12pm || K-5th grade || Theme: Olympian *Only three days. Starts on June 8th.
Austin Bluffs Evangelical Free Church || Cost Varies || 9am-12pm || Age 4 – Grade 5 || Theme: Mystery Island
Bethel Lutheran Church || $15 per child or $40 for three or more from the same family || 9am-12pm || K-5th grade || Theme: Rocky Railroad
New Life (+ New Life Downtown) || $40 per child || 9am-12pm || K-5th grade || Theme: Go Big
Village 7 || See Website for Cost || 9am – 12 pm || 1st- 6th Grade || Theme: Treasured.
June 28 – July 2
Rocky Mountain Calvary || Free || 9 am – 12pm || K-5th || Theme: Concrete & Cranes
Calvary Worship Center || Full details not yet released – Check Website for cost, times, and ages || Theme: The Greatest Show
First Pres || Free || 9am-12pm || Preschool – 5th grade || Theme: Treasured
Please note that while we made every attempt to make sure this information is correct, you should contact each program directly to get more details and to find out if there is still space available. If you are interested in your kids attending any of these VBS programs, we encourage you to sign up sooner than later, as spots may fill up and deadlines for many are approaching!
Did we miss one? Leave a comment with the location, dates, and a website for information! We’ll update this list as we learn more!