✝️VBS- Lots of Local Options!

✝️VBS- Lots of Local Options!

So what exactly is VBS? Vacation Bible Schools provide Christian Education for kids, and churches try to make them really fun! Some camps pay for curriculum, so you may see the same graphics at different churches. Some great reasons for sending your child to a VBS camp this summer:

  • Church is a big part of your life, and VBS is a way to make church fun for your kiddos.
  • You are interested to see if a certain church is a good fit for your family.
  • You have been meaning to get the family to church, but just haven’t quite gotten there yet.
  • You have decided that church isn’t for you, but would like your children to have a church/Christian experience.
  • Most of the VBS camps are free or very low-cost, and it will get your kids out of the house this summer!

Susquehanna Kids is not affiliated with any religious organization, however, VBS summer camps are such great opportunities for enrichment and are open to everyone, so its a great resource for us to share.

St. Luke Lutheran Church (Bloomsburg)

When: June 17-21; 6:00-8:30pm
Age: 5 years old-5th grade
Theme: Welcome to Nazareth, where Jesus was a kid! We’re so glad you’ve chosen to join us on this Bible times adventure. Our prayer is that St. Luke’s Nazareth VBS will allow God’s Word to come to life like never before… touching lives, changing hearts and drawing your entire family closer to Christ.

Columbia/Montour Counties

Emmanuel Baptist Church (Millville)

Patch the Pirate Club is an exciting and instructive ongoing club designed to instill Biblical truth into our church’s children to equip them to live successful, Christ-centered lives. The Sailor’s log provides the tools children need for daily spiritual growth, and weekly musical training. Sailors earn awards pins, medals and other incentives for faithfulness and good behavior.
When: Sunday nights @ 6pm
Age: Grades 1st – 6th
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Stillwater Christian Church (Stillwater)

When: June 9-13, 6:30-8:30pm
Age: Age 3 (potty trained) through 6th grade
Theme: Camp Firelight: A Summer Camp Adventure with God
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Shiloh Bible Church (Bloomsburg)

When: June 9-13, 6:00-8:30pm
Age: 3 years to 6th grade
Theme: The Great Jungle Journey: An Epic Cruise from Genesis to Revelation
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Ebenezer Faith Bible Church (Berwick)

When: June 9-13, 6:00-8:15pm
Age: 3 years to 8th grade
Theme: The Great Jungle Journey: An Epic Cruise from Genesis to Revelation
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Mill-Green United Methodist Church (Millville)

When: June 10-14, 6:00-8:00pm
Age: 4 years to 7th grade
Theme: Operation Arctic: Exploring the Coolest Book on the Planet
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Light Street United Methodist (Bloomsburg)

When: Beginning June 13, Thursday nights throughout the summer, 6-8pm
Age: Program 1: 3 years through 4th grade
Program 2: Middle and High School students
Theme: Jungle Journey Cruise through the Bible. Children are invited to swing into fun, learn about some animals, and reconnect the Bible to everyday life. Middle and High School students are invited to a summer fun night on Thursdays, also beginning June 13, 6-8 pm. Every night will include making food and playing games, while learning just 3 simple rules that guide life in the Christian faith: Do no harm. Do good. Stay in love with God.
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Glad Tidings Mega Sports VBS (Bloomsburg)

When: June 17-21, 5:30-8:30
Age: 5-12 years
What: Participants can choose between soccer or basketball to play throughout the week. We also have plenty of fun games for them, snacks, engaging Bible stories, and each participant receives a free t-shirt.
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Lime Ridge New Hope Church (Lime Ridge)

When: June 17-21, 6:00-8:00
Age: 5-14 years
Theme: At WildLIVE! we will be showcasing Christ’s Character. Come wrap your “pawsaround the adventure of following Jesus! This animal theme VBS helps kids encounter creatures from around the planet, complete with amazing skills, special habitats, and surprising features. Through the lessons, students will focus on Jesus’ captivating character and discover how to follow Him in their own “habitats.”
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Wesley United Methodist Church (Bloomsburg)

When: June 23-27, 6:00-8:30pm (with a light meal at 5:30pm)
Age: Pre-K through 6th grade
Theme: Camp Firelight: A Summer Camp Adventure with God
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Bethany Church (Berwick)

When: June 23-27, 6:00-8:30pm (with a family meal at 5:30pm)
Age: 4-12 years
Theme: Start the Party: Celebrate the Good News

Calvary Baptist Church (Bloomsburg)

When: June 24-28, 9:30am-2:00pm
Age: 5 years-9th grade
What: Camp Calvary is dedicated to providing a well-rounded program for your child while exploring medieval history and culture. We endeavor to meet the physical, mental, social, and spiritual needs of each camper. During the week, your child will be involved in singing, sports, Bible lessons, arts and crafts, missions, memorizing Bible verses and team competition.
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Danville First Baptist Church

When: July 8-12, 6:00pm-8:30pm
Family Fun Day: July 14
Age: 3 years (potty trained) through 6th grade (two separate programs)
Theme: At this VBS, your kids will explore the biblical answers to these questions as they set off on an epic adventure from Genesis to Revelation. Amid sloths, butterflies, river dolphins, and dart frogs, your children will sail along on a fun jungle cruise, stopping at seven ports of call. Prepare to swing into fun as we head out on The Great Jungle Journey!
Pre-K Program: Littles as young as 3 years old (must be potty-trained) will not only have a blast, but benefit spiritually as well. This program is tailored to their needs and wiggles!
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St. Joseph School/Church (Danville)

When: July 8-12; 5:30-8:00pm
Age: Grades K-6th
Theme: Scuba: Diving Into Friendship with God
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Emmanuel Baptist Church (Millville)

When: July 15-19; 5:30-8:00pm
Age: 4 years-6th grade
Theme: Big Fish Bay: Hooked on God’s Mercy
At Big Fish Bay, kids will explore the depths of God’s boundless mercy through engaging Bible stories, focusing on different parts of the life of the prophet Jonah. Each day will feature lively songs, thrilling games, creative crafts, and delicious snacks, with plenty of chances to win awesome prizes! 
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Collaboration (Bloomsburg): The Table Lutheran Church, First Presbyterian Church of Bloomsburg & The Trinity Reformed UCC

When: July 22-29, 9:00am-3:00pm
Age: 5-12 years
What: Kids Day Camp centered on youth faith formation.
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St. Columba Catholic Church (Bloomsburg)

When: July 29-August 2; 9:00am-12:00pm
Age: Grades K-6th
Theme: Scuba: Diving Into Friendship with God
*Cost: $20-25/child
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Bloomsburg Christian Church

When: July 29-August 2, 6:00-8:15pm
Preschool-K: 3 days
Elementary/Middle School: 5 days
Age: 3 years old (potty trained)-5th grade; This year we will be implementing a teen version of VBS for 6-8th grade!
Theme: Kids will be challenged as they discover that God’s truth never changes, everyone needs Jesus, and learn to speak the truth in love. Adventure awaits each day as kids explore tide pools, spot orcas, fly kites, and watch the mighty waves crash up against the immovable Breaker Rock! 
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Union County

First Presbyterian Church (Lewisburg)

When: June 17-20, 12:00-3:00pm
Age: 3 years old (must be potty trained) – entering 5th grade
Theme: Stellar: Shine Jesus’s Light
Join us for an out of this world week of fun crafts, music, Bible stories, and games!
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Dreisbach United Church of Christ (Lewisburg)

When: June 10-14, 6:30-8:30pm
Age: 3 years-6th grade
Theme: Surrounded by water, trees, and rolling hills, Camp Firelight is the perfect location for every Camper’s favorite summer activities! This program will teach us about people in the Bible who experienced the gift of a trusting relationship with God. In addition, it will teach us to trust that God will go with us, lead the way, share wisdom, to give us peace, and spark joy as we celebrate the good news of Jesus in our own lives and in the lives of others.
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Snyder County

Cornerstone United Pentecostal Church (Selinsgrove)

When: June 24-28, 6:00-9:00pm; Sunday is “VBS Family Day” at 10:00am (FREE LUNCH PROVIDED)
Age: 5-15 years
Theme: Moose on the Loose: Discovering God’s Forgiveness
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Christ United Methodist Church (Selinsgrove)

When: July 29-August 2, 6:00-8:30pm
Age: 5-15 years
Theme:  Camp Firelight: A Summer Camp Adventure with God.
A fun week of learning about God’s word along with games, crafts, and more. The week will culminate on Sunday morning with a Vacation Bible School service and a camp bonfire lunch.
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Northumberland County

Sunbury Bible Church

When: June 9-13, 6:00-8:30pm
Age: 3 years to 5th grade
Theme: Scuba: Diving into Friendship with God
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Paradise United Church of Christ (Milton)

When: June 17-20, 6:00-7:30pm
Age: All ages welcome
Theme: The Gospel According to Bluey
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Hope Community Church (Mt. Carmel)

When: August 4-8, 6:15-8:15pm
Age: Grades 1-6
Theme: The Great Jungle Journey: An Epic Cruise from Genesis to Revelation
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