Have you made your VBS plans yet?
Disclaimer: We aim to update this post with updated Vacation Bible School information as we get it. We recommend you contact the Churches directly for details this Summer 2021.
Summertime is here.
There are several churches around town that put on a great week of vacation bible school (VBS) for children ages preschool through 5th-6th grades. Some ages vary so read their guidelines!
Older children can serve as volunteers and help out! VBS is a great option for parents because it’s very affordable (some are even FREE!!!) and kids can learn a lot and have fun!
Here are some awesome places for VBS in Collin County near Plano and Frisco for the Summer of 2021.
What images pop into your head when you hear the words Vacation Bible School? Do you have fond memories, or are you wondering what is VBS? Vacation Bible School is a summer church outreach focused on giving kids a fun and creative place to learn about the Bible and to build relationships with churches and other kids in the area.
If Vacation Bible School has been a great experience for you as a child or adult (or both!), you are probably smiling. Some may think of VBS as “old school” or not an event for your style of ministry. You might think VBS is OK, but you feel pressure because you need an event that sets your church apart from others in your area.
What Is the Purpose of VBS?
Many people may wonder what the purpose of Vacation Bible School is and if it’s still relevant. The answer is actually very simple: the purpose of VBS is to minister children in the church, create outreach to the surrounding communities, and to create evangelism opportunities. This purpose is supported by a creative theme of Bible study, activities, worship, and even time for some tasty snacks.
Vacation Bible School in Collin County, Texas offers a chance to pull out all the stops and create an unforgettable experience. Research shows connections made during VBS result in salvation, a discovery of church prospects and potential workers for other ongoing children’s programs. Also, it is not uncommon for a leader to volunteer to help for “just one week of VBS,” and feel God’s tug on his or her heart to work with kids permanently.
June Vacation Bible Schools
VBS in Plano, Texas
First Ever Family VBS
June 13 – June 17 | 6 – 7:30 PM
Register at cumc.com/vbs
Custer Road United Methodist Church – details to follow
Faith Lutheran Church no details yet for 2021
Citizens Church Plano
CitiCamp is our annual summer day camp for children who will have completed 1st through 5th grade at the conclusion of this school year. CitiCamp runs June 14 – 17 and is hosted at Citizens Church. We would love to have your kids join us this summer for a week packed full of activities, music and lessons about our God.
Prestonwood Baptist Church
Adventure Week @ Prestonwood
June 21-24, Monday-Thursday 9 am – Noon
3 year olds thru 6th grade (completed)
Registration required – www.prestonwood.org/adventure week
Thursday Evening family party @ 6 pm with Food Trucks, Free Inflatables and games and more!
North Dallas Community Bible Fellowship – details to be confirmed
June 15-19, Online
Ages: Preschool – Elementary. This is a free virtual experience for Kids Week (VBS)! Adaptations will be available for Preschool and Elementary.
Church of Christ on McDermott – no details yet for 2021
Christ Church Plano – no details yet
FUMC Plano – June 21 – 25
The Heights – June 8 -11, 9 am – 12 pm
Our VBS theme for this year is Adventure World: Alive in Jesus’ power. Our VBS verse is 2 Peter 1:3a: “His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of Him.” VBS will be from June 8-11. We are going to transform our church into a theme park where our kids can have fun and grow in their relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ. Children who are going to be entering Kindergarten in the Fall of 2021 can participate.
Parkway Hills Baptist – Pre-teen camp June 14 – 18 at Mt Lebanon. Mini Camp July 16 – 17 at Camp Copass.
Vacation Bible School – Entering Kinder – Rising 6th Grade – 6/21-6/24
Camp In The City – Upcoming 1st Grade – 6th Grade – 7/5-7/9
Sci Kids Science Camp – Pre K – 7th Grade – 7/12-7/16, 7/19-7/23, 7/26-7/30
Messiah Lutheran – June 21 – 25 – Virtual & In person
Preschoolers attend before lunch, while school aged children attend in the afternoon.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Community – details to be confirmed
Chase Oaks, Plano
VBS in Allen, Texas
June 7-11, In-Person
Registration for Church members and their Preschool will begin in mid-April, and then registration for the general public will open afterwards.
June 7-10, In-person, 9am – 12noon
Free to attend for ages 4 years – 5th grade
June 14-17, Virtual
VBS in Richardson, Texas
June 15- 19 at 5pm on Zoom, Online
- Theme:Knights of North Castle
- With lots of other content to access at your own pace
- Registration $10 | Scholarships available
VBS in Frisco
June 14-18, 9am – 12noon, In-person
VBS is open to children who are entering TK/Kindergarten through entering 5th grade.
Cost is $35 per child, $125 family max
June 7 – June 11, 9 am – 12 pm
Grab your pickaxe and shovel! VBS 2021 is headed to present-day Israel where discovery awaits at Destination Dig. Kids will unearth more than dirt as they dig up exciting evidence that proves biblical events were not just stories. As junior archaeologists, kids will explore real-life archaeological finds that have helped to uncover the truth about Jesus! Along the way, they’ll discover the truth of Jeremiah 29:13, that God reveals Himself to us when we seek and search for Him with all our hearts. Registration is now open; please note changes to our schedule and review the new health & safety guidelines thoroughly before you register. https://www.friscofirst.church/vbs
First Frisco UMC
June 28th – July 2nd, 9:00 am – Noon
Ages: 4 years (by Sept. 1) – exiting 5th grade
Cost: $25 for 1 child, $40 for 2 children, $50 family max
VBS in Dallas
Church of the Holy Communion
June 14 – 18, 2021. 9 am – 2.30 pm
Kindergartners to 12th graders are invited to participate in our week of church camp where we will learn about the Book of Jonah. The camp will include camp songs, crafts, skits, scavenger hunts, softball, chapel, a water day, and a camp play at the end of the week. Phone 972-248-6505.
July Vacation Bible School
July 13-17th, 2021, Online
Ages: Pre-K through 5th grade. This year’s theme is Rocky Railway: Jesus’ Power Pulls Us Through.
REGISTRATION COST: $35 for a take-home kit
Grace Presbyterian Plano
June 14th-18th , 8:30-11:00am
Outside VBS, $25 per child
Limited capacity, Register here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f44adac2ea2fb6-vbs
Trinity Bible Church – no details yet for 2021
Hunter’s Glen Baptist Church
Join us July 12th-16th for VBS 2021 Concrete & Cranes! Come worship, hear Bible stories, make friends and learn how Jesus is the strongest foundation. VBS is 9am to Noon each day. Another change to our VBS this year – kids must have completed Kindergarten – 6th Grade to participate. Spots for infants – PreK will only be for kids of parents working VBS, HGBC member kids and kids enrolled in our CLC. Register now as space is limited.
Elevate Life Church – July 14-16 for all kids ages 5 thru 5th Grade. (8:30am – 12:30pm each day)
High Pointe Church of Christ McKinney – no details yet for 2021
Vacation Bible School Creates Lasting Memories
VBS is a special event that creates memories that help lock Bible truths in a child’s heart and mind for a lifetime. Birthday parties and other special events have themes that use creativity to evoke feelings of excitement. Games, food, decorations and fun all link together in a total package. VBS does the same thing.
When we connect with kids through this ministry, the biblical truths that permeate all aspects of VBS also connect with their hearts and minds.
The biblical content built into the curriculum lays foundational truths that help kids understand who Jesus is and why they need a personal Savior. The relationships you develop with kids and their families can provide many opportunities to not only show the love of Jesus but to share the truth of the gospel.
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