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Vacation Bible Schools

Looking for something fun for your kids to do this summer? Check out this list of Vacation Bible Schools in the DC area for children of all ages boasting great activities that they are sure to love. If you see that your Vacation Bible School isn’t listed please send the information to Laura Triplett at [email protected]


District of Columbia

Union Temple Baptist Church

1225 W Street, SE

Washington, DC 20020

http://www.uniontemple.com/index.cfm

Call for dates and times.

Maryland

Burtonsville Baptist Church

3400 Spencerville Road

Burtonsville, MD 20866

(301) 421-9080 (local)

(877)-421-9080 (toll-free)

http://burtonsvillebaptist.org/vbs_main

Call for dates and times.

Saddle up for VBS 2010 where kids will be ridin’ the range and roundin’ up questions like, “What is God’s plan for me?” and “How can I be like Jesus?” At the end of the day, they’ll discover God’s Word has all the answers. Each night kids will experience Worship Rally Valley (songs and scripture), Bible Study Bunkhouse, Crafts at Blazing Star Stables, Rec at Mustang Mountain (kids play outside almost every night), Big Sky Grill (yummy snacks) and more. Ages: Age 2 to those who have completed 8th grade. Cost: Free! Register online.

The Church at Severn Run

8187 Telegraph Road

Severn, MD 21144

410-551-6654

http://www.severnrun.com/index.cfm?page=22

Call for dates and times.

Ages: Kids entering Kindergarten in 2010 through kids who have completed 6th grade. Cost: Free Theme Saddle up for VBS 2010, Saddle Ridge Ranch, where kids will be ridin’ the range and roundin’ up questions like: “What is God’s plan for me?

Covenant United Methodist Church

20301 Pleasant Ridge Drive

Montgomery Village, Maryland 20886

(301) 926-8920

http://www.covenant-umc.org/app/w_page.php?type=section&id=77

Call for dates and times.

Our theme this year is “Hero Headquarters.” There will be an evening celebration. During this time the children will share what they’ve learned with their families Mark your calendars now for this exciting event! Registration is currently open to everyone. Hurry, classes are filling fast! The preschool, pre K, Kindergarten, and 1st grade classes are full. Teachers, assistants, snack, recreation and craft helpers are needed. For more information or to volunteer to help call Marcia Pitts at (301) 926-8920 extension 105, or email [email protected].

Damascus United Methodist Church

9700 New Church Street

Damascus, MD 20872

301-253-0022

http://dumc.wikidot.com/vbs-2008

Call for dates and times.

Ages: Pre-K (age 4) to Grade 6.

Join us for Glory Rock 2010 as Damascus United Methodist Church is transformed into an American Idol type of competition. We will rock Damascus as we praise God in all circumstances. Registration form can be found online. Any questions? Please contact Cathy Scarbrough (301) 972-6844 or email her at [email protected].

First Baptist Church

15000 First Baptist Lane

Laurel, MD 20707

301-725-1688

http://www.fbclaurel.com/2010/04/28/vbs-2010/

Call for dates and times.

This year’s VBS will be Saddle Ridge Ranch. Parents must accompany children to register. For children who’ve completed Kindergarten to 5th grade. Saddle up for VBS 2010 where kids will be ridin’ the range and roundin’ up questions like, “What is God’s plan for me?” and “How can I be like Jesus?” At the end of the day, they’ll discover God’s Word has all the answers!

Grace Episcopal Church

6725 Montgomery Road

Elkridge, MD 21075

410-796-3270

http://sites.google.com/site/gracechurchelkridge/vbs-2010

Call for dates and times.

VBS 2010: SonRock Kids Camp. Where kids build their lives on the rock: Jesus. It is offered for kids ages 4 to 10. The cost is $15/child or max $30/family. There will be nightly lessons, theme-oriented crafts, snacks, music, and games. To register, you can 1) print out a registration form and send it in along with your registration fee to the address on the form; or 2) submit the form below online and bring your registration fee with you on the first night of camp.

Oak Grove Baptist Church

2106 Churchville Rd

Bel Air, MD 21015-4908

410.838.9898 (phone)

http://www.oakgrovebaptist.com/church/?page_id=57

Call for dates and times.

Saddle up for VBS, where kids will be ridin’ the range and roundin’ up questions like, “What is God’s plan for me?” and “How can I be like Jesus?” At the end of the day, they’ll discover God’s Word has all the answers! Theme Verse—James 1:5 – Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives to all generously and without criticizing, and it will be given to him. James 1:5 (HCSB). Motto: Need Answers? Ask God. VBS is available for all children, age 3 through 5th grade. Register online now!

Potomac United Methodist Church

9908 South Glen Road

Potomac, MD 20854

301-299-9383

http://www.cokesburyvbs.com/galactic-blast/PUMC

Call for dates and times.

At Galactic Blast VBS, cadets will voyage into outer space praising God. Through daily Bible missions, kids will see space like never before, gain a new perspective on our planet Earth, and learn easy ‘green’ earth tips they can practice at home. Ages: 3 to 10. Cost: $25/child. Register online.

Virginia

Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church

8712 Plantation Lane

Manassas, Virginia 20110 

703-368-3943 

https://www.groupvbspro.com/vbs/ez/bethelvbs2010/gpgs/home.aspx

Call for dates and times.

This summer, we’re setting sail for VBS fun on the HIGH SEAS! Kids will feel the sea spray on their face as sails snap overhead. They’ll experience the deep rolling waters of God’s love. It’s easily the best time they will have all summer. Don’t miss the ship—register now to be a part of this High Seas Expedition VBS! Ages: Preschool to 5th Grade. Cost & Registration Info: Register online.

Bethel Presbyterian Church

19856 Evergreen Mills Road

Leesburg, Virginia

(703) 777-4221

http://www.bethelpres.com/vbs/

Call for dates and times.

Blast off into an exhilarating orbit as Space Probe propels young “Astronauts” to new dimensions in their relationship with God. Time-traveling starships take crew members deep into the book of Genesis where God’s design for his world unfolds as eye-witness storytellers bring God’s Word to life. By mission’s end, Astronauts are challenged to be certain that they are safe in the “Ark” of eternal salvation, Jesus Christ! Cost & Registration Info: Free! Registration information will be available in mid-spring. Ages: Age 4 through those who just finished sixth grade.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church

8922 Little River Turnpike

Fairfax, VA 22031

(703) 978-3131

http://www.blclife.org/Discover/kids_vbs.htm

Call for dates and times.

Come learn God’s word through the High Seas Expedition program. Kids will learn through arts & crafts, bible passages and more. Ages 3-10. Registration Fee: $15 (older “captain’s helpers” may register at no charge). Registration form found online, forms & fees may be delivered to the BLC office.

Burke United Methodist Church

6200 Burke Centre Parkway

Burke, VA 22015

703/250-6100

http://www.cokesburyvbs.com/galactic-blast/vbs.php?title=burkeumcvbs2010

Call for dates and times.

Galactic Blast! At Galactic Blast VBS, cadets will voyage into outer space praising God. Through daily Bible missions, kids will see space like never before, gain a new perspective on our planet Earth, and learn easy ‘green’ earth tips they can practice at home. Join us on this cosmic combination of faith and fun as cadets develop a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ! Cost & Registration Info: $10 per child – each child receives a daily snack, screen printed shirt and Cokesbury CD with related songs and games. Ages: 1st to 4th Grade; preK program available to parent volunteers. Please contact Judy Fender at [email protected].

Church of the Epiphany

3301 Hidden Meadow Drive

Herndon, Virginia 20171

703.481.8601

http://www.epiphany-herndon.org/news/index#article96

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Cost & Registration Info: $30/child with a family limit of $75. Ages: 3 years to rising 5th grade. Registration forms can be obtained at the church office or by email Babette Arnold at [email protected]

Corpus Christi Catholic Church

15100 Enterprise Court, Suite 300

Chantilly, VA 20151-1214

703-378-1037

http://www.corpuschristisr.org/

Call for dates and times.

Open to children Age 3 to Rising 4th graders

Fairfax Baptist Church

10830 Main Street

Fairfax, Virginia, 22030

703-273-1820

http://www.fairfaxbaptist.com/

Call for dates and times.

Head to VBS at Fairfax Baptist Church where the theme is High Seas Expedition — Exploring the Mighty Love of God. Ages: For children starting Kindergarten through 6th grade. Cost: Free! Register online or contact the church office at 703.273.1820.

Fairfax Church of Christ

3901 Rugby Rd

Fairfax, VA 22033

703-631-2100

http://www.fxcc.org/index.php/Kingdom-Kids-News/vacation-bible-school.html

Call for dates and times.

Adventure to the SonQuest Rainforest! Explore and discover enormous plants, amazing animals, fabulous fish and intelligent insects. Come and learn about four parables that Jesus told that will make a difference in our kids’ lives. These four days of discovery not only give kids the knowledge of God’s word but also the opportunity to respond to His truth by living out their Christian faith. Ages: All children ages four years old through 6th grade are welcome. Register online.

Faith Lutheran Church

3313 N Arlington Blvd.

Arlington, VA 22201

(703) 525-9283

http://www.faithlutheranarlington.org/education/VBS.htm

Call for dates and times.

This year’s theme is Baobab Blast: God’s Great Get-Together which will take us to the wilds of Africa as we learn more about Jesus. We will conclude with a short performance by the children. Ages: Pre-K to Grade 3. Cost: Free! Extended care is available for a fee which covers lunch and babysitting for the afternoon hours. If you are interested in volunteering to assist with the music, crafts, and other instruction during the morning, please email Carrie ([email protected]) or Kristy ([email protected]).

Falls Church Presbyterian Church

225 E. Broad St.

Falls Church, VA 22046

(703) 532-6518

http://www.fallschurchpresby.org/index.php?n=VacationBibleSchool.VacationBibleSchool

Call for dates and times.

Galactic Blast! Calling all space cadets, ages 4 through rising 6th grade, for an outer space adventure as we learn about God and the earth! This five-day mission is full of fun and faith. Contact Margaret Ayers regarding registration.

Franconia United Methodist Church

6037 Franconia Road

Alexandria, VA 22310

703-971-5151

Call for dates and times.

Children will go on an exciting journey to the mountaintop to learn about God’s majesty, mystery, and power, and care for each of us. Through lively music and exciting Bible dramas that tell how people experienced God on a mountain, they will discover their own ways to meet God and follow Jesus’ teachings in their lives. Children will discover they can meet God anywhere, talk to God both in happy times and in times of trouble, and follow Jesus’ teachings from the Sermon on the Mount to be truly happy. Age 4 to 8th grade. Register online. Please visit the website at http://www.franconiaumc.org/vbsweek.html. Call Frank at 703 971-5151, [email protected].

Immanuel Bible Church

6911 Braddock Road,

Springfield VA 22151-3602

703.941.4124

http://immanuelbible.net/community/children/vbs.php

Call for dates and times.

The morning program theme is: Under Construction: Building Hearts to Serve and the evening program’s theme is: Project Serve. For children 4 years old through entering 3rd Grade (morning program); For children entering 4th through entering 6th Grade (evening program). Cost: $20 per child (includes t-shirt, snacks and crafts).

Lake Ridge Baptist Church

12450 Clipper Drive

Woodbridge, VA  22192

703-494-8413

http://www.lakeridgebaptist.com/children/vbs2010.html

Call for dates and times.

Dive into God’s Word with us in a High Seas Expedition! This summer, we’re setting sail for VBS fun on the HIGH SEAS! Kids will feel the sea spray on their face as sails snap overhead. They’ll experience the deep rolling waters of God’s love. It’s easily the best time they will have all summer. Don’t miss the ship—register now to be a part of this High Seas Expedition VBS! You may register online or in the church office.

Lutheran Church of the Covenant

15008 Cloverdale Road

Woodbridge,VA 22193

http://woodbridgevbs.wufoo.com/forms/vacation-bible-school-registration-form/

Call for dates and times.

Epiphany Lutheran Church, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, and Lutheran Church of the Covenant have joined together for Vacation Bible School. Theme is: Baobab Blast. Ages 3+, must be potty-trained. Cost Info: Free! Donations gladly accepted. Register online. Each participant will need to bring a clean white t-shirt to be decorated.

Nativity Lutheran Church

1300 Collingwood Road

Alexandria, VA 22308

(703) 768-1112

http://www.nativitylutheran.org/cgi-bin/website/menu.cgi?vw=ta&array=HOME&level=1&match=HOME&memb_id=G51-07142010122933&parent=HOME&record=

Call for dates and times.

Ages: 4 and up. Cost Info: $30 for 1, $55 for two children and $70 per family of three or more.

Oakton Church of the Brethren

10025 Courthouse Rd.

Vienna, VA

703-281-4411

Go to www.oaktonbrethren.org for more information and online registration.

Call for dates and times.

This year’s VBS theme is “High Seas Expedition VBS!”  Faith-filled activities will include crafts, games, music and Bible stories. Registration is open to the public for all pre-K to 6th grade classes and nursery is available to VBS volunteers.  Grades 7 and up are invited to register as volunteers.  To help cover VBS expenses, the church suggests a donation of $10 per child with a maximum of $25 per family.

Old Presbyterian Meeting House

323 South Fairfax Street

Alexandria, VA 22314 

703-549-6670

http://www.opmh.org/article237121.htm

Call for dates and times.

The program will begin with a picnic and opening on Sunday evening at 5pm. the theme this year is “We’re Havin’ A Praise Party!” Kids will learn songs of praise, make musical instruments, dance and celebrate God’s love for all people. Kids will also explore ways we can share God’s love with others through our VBS mission project. Children ages 3 years through rising 5th graders are invited. Cost & Registration Info: Registration is set at $60.00 per child, family max. of $120.00, discounts apply for children of volunteers, and scholarship funds are available.

Shiloh Baptist Church

10704 Gunston Rd

Lorton, VA 22079

http://www.shilohlorton.org/our-church/current-activities

Call for dates and times.

This year’s theme is ‘Step Up, Go Green for Jesus’. Ages: 2 and up.

Cost & Registration Info: call 703.550.8557 for more information.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

6744 South Kings Highway

Alexandria, VA 22306  

703-765-3949

http://www.stmarksalex.org/default.asp

Call for dates and times.

This year we will be using Cokesbury’s Galactic Blast Vacation Bible School program. According to Cokesbury’s description, ‘Students will voyage into outer space praising God. Through daily missions, your kids will see space like never before, gain a new perspective on our planet Earth, and learn easy ‘green’ earth tips they can practice at home. This cosmic combination of faith and fun will have your cadets developing a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ.’ Ages: 3 through completed elementary school. Cost is $15/child. For registration forms call 703-765-3949 or see our website at www.stmarksalex.org. (Forms will be on the website in June.)

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church

201 E. Frederick Dr.

Sterling, VA 20164

703-241-2474

Call for dates and times.

Welcome to High Seas Expedition, where we will explore the Mighty love of God! Get ready for a swashbuckling adventure through God’s Word, and discover that God shows his powerful love throughout Scripture. Three year olds must be accompanied by a parent or dedicated care giver each day. Four year olds may be dropped off.  All children must be potty trained. Questions: Email [email protected]

St. Michael’s Episcopal Church

1132 North Ivanhoe Street

Arlington, VA 22205

http://www.stmichaelsarlington.org/

Call for dates and times.

Galactic Blast: A Cosmic Adventure Praising God Join us for an outer space voyage praising God! With daily Bible stories, songs, crafts, and games, children are sure to have a blast! Ages: 4 to 12. Cost & Registration Info: $15/child includes dinner, with a max. of $45 per family. For more info and registration forms visit www.stmichaelsarlington.org.

Sydenstricker United Methodist Church

8508 Hooes Road

Springfield, VA 22153

(703) 451-8223

www.sumcdisciples.org

Call for dates and times.

Description: This year’s theme is ‘Galactic Blast’. Ages: for children 4 years through completed 6th graders. All children must be potty-trained. Cost & Registration Info: Fill out the registration form which can be downloaded online. $20/child; $40/max per family.

 

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