Have you found a great VBS near me yet?
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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 before booking.
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!
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Here are some awesome places for VBS near me in Collin County for the Summer of 2023.
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 program 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.
Most of our local churches offer some type of VBS near me but are limited on options for dates. They usually only run one week at a time.
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 to children in the church, create outreach to the surrounding communities, and 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 Schools (VBS near me) in Collin County offer a chance to pull out all the stops and create an unforgettable experience for kids during the Summer.
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.
Vacation Bible Schools (VBS near me) in June
VBS in Plano, Texas
St. Andrew UMC
Address: 5801 W Plano Pkwy, Plano, TX 75093
Monday, June 19 – Thursday, June 22, 2023, 9 am – 12 pm
Sunday June 25, 2023 from 9:30 am – 10:30 am or 11 am – 12 pm
At Stellar VBS and Pre-Teen VBS, kids discover how they can shine Jesus’ love and hope in everyday life!
Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, devour yummy treats, experience one-of-a-kind Bible Adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them of Jesus’ light, and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos they’ll take home and play with all summer long.
Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings.
Each day concludes with a Cosmic Closing that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned.
Family members and friends are encouraged to join in daily for this special time at 11:40am each day of camp.
Christ United Methodist Church
Address: 3101 Coit Rd. Plano TX 75075
June 26 – 30 | 9 am – 12 pm
The cost is $25 per child which includes a t-shirt, access to the new VBS music, and loads of fun!
This event is for any child who has already turned four by September 1, 2022, but has not yet started sixth grade.
Custer Road United Methodist Church
Address: 6601 Custer Road, Plano, TX 75023
Monday, June 19-Friday June 23
Daytime Session: 9:00-12:00
Evening Session: 6:15-8:30
Stellar VBS at Custer Road will launch kids on a cosmic quest where they’ll have a blast shining Jesus’ light to the world while having light years of faith-building fun through crafts, games, music, snacks, and more. Register at crumc.org/vbs
$25/child includes a t-shirt and an epic end of VBS celebration on June 23 from 6:15-8:30
Faith Lutheran Church
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Citizens Church Plano
Address: 4501 Legacy Dr, Plano, TX 75024
June 5 – 8, 8.45 am start
CitiCamp is their annual summer day camp for children who will have completed 1st through 5th grade at the conclusion of this school year.
CitiCamp runs June 5 – 8 and is hosted at Citizens Church.
They would love to have your kids join them this summer for a week packed full of activities, music and lessons about God.
Prestonwood Baptist Church
PLANO CAMPUS: 6801 W. Park Blvd, Plano, TX 75093
June 5 – 8, 9 am – 12 noon
Ages 3 – Grade 6 and Special Friends
NORTH CAMPUS – 1001 W Prosper Trail, Prosper, TX 75078
Age 4 – Grade 6 and Special Friends
Have you signed up your kids for Adventure Week yet?
They’ll love the games, Bible lessons and crazy fun during four jam-packed days. FREE!
Christ Church Plano
Address: 4550 Legacy Dr, Plano, TX 75024
June 5 – 9, 9 am – 12 noon
Come to Christ Church summer VBS and discover God’s Word come to life in story and song.
Build friendships in age-specific small groups and have a blast at their indoor and outdoor activities.
- VBS is open to children currently preschool age through grade 5.
- Cost is $45/child. If you have more than 3 children, contact them for a family discount.
- Registration ends on Sunday, May 21. Register now to ensure a spot at VBS.
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Address: 201 W Renner Rd, Richardson, TX 75080
June 6 – 9, 9 am – 12 pm
COST: $25 per child (non-refundable)
WHO: Entering Kindergarten (Fall ’23) – Completed 6th grade
WHERE: The Heights Church Campus
Online registration closes on Sunday, June 4 at 1 PM. To ensure your child has the best possible experience, we encourage you to register online ahead of time. (A limited number of walk-ups will be available.)
VBS is a fun-filled, high-energy, week-long experience for kids that focuses on teaching them who Jesus is. This year it’s “The Best Week Ever”.
Join as they study the BEST WEEK in all of history, starting with Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, and culminating with the exciting truth that Jesus is alive
The key verse is Romans 10:9: “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”
FOR 5th & 6th GRADE – VBS Extreme is a special experience designed specifically for 5th & 6th graders. Live worship, fun games, teaching tailored to 5th & 6th graders, extreme attractions, and small group time.
The cost for VBS Extreme is the same $25 per child.
Parkway Hills Baptist
Address: 2700 Dallas Pkwy, Plano, TX 75093
June 5 – 8, 9am – 12pm
Day 5 of VBS & Family Worship | Sunday, June 11 | 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location – Parkway Hills Baptist Church | 2700 Dallas Parkway Plano, TX 75093
Price – Free (Registration is required)
Completed PreK (4 by 9/1/22) – Completed 5th Grade
First Baptist Plano
Address: 3665 W President George Bush Hwy, Plano, TX 75075
June 12 – 16, 9 am – 12 pm
4 years – 5th grade ( Under 4 years may attend with a parent/guardian. )
Prairie Creek Baptist Church
Address: 201 W 15th St, Plano, TX 75075
June 19 – 23, 5 pm – 8 pm
Ready, Set, Move! Dinner will be provided. 1st – 5th grade completed.
Family Splash Day will kick off VBS on Sunday, June 18th after the morning service.
Grace Presbyterian Church
Address: 4300 W Park Blvd, Plano, TX 75093
June 26 – 30, 9 am – 12 pm
Ages 4 – 5th grade
$30 registration per child
One Community Church
Address: 4300 W Park Blvd, Plano, TX 75093
June 26 – 29
Join them for the annual Vacation Bible School.
Kids kinder – 5th grade can enjoy live worship, amazing creatives, Bible stories, and more during VBS.
Address: 1801 W Plano Pkwy, Plano, TX 75075
June 26 – 30, 9 am – 12 noon
Join them for VBS this year as they launch into an out-of-this-world event and shine a light on Jesus’ love.
Each day they will go on a cosmic quest where they’ll have a blast on an out-of-this-world adventure that’s light years of faith-building fun.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Community
Address: 2700 W Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, TX. 75023
June 13 – 16, 9 am – 12 pm
Join them this summer for VBS where kids discover what it means to shine Jesus’ light.
At Stellar VBS, kids explore how Jesus shined hope, love, forgiveness, and joy to the world – and how we can do the same!
VBS is open to Preschool *3 year old (by June 30, 2023) through 5th graders. *Children 3 years through kindergarten require a parent to stay and volunteer each day.
Another exciting addition to VBS this year is the “Middle School Experience”
2022-2023 6th thru 8th grade Middle Schoolers will have their own, age-appropriate activities (separate from the little ones)
Vacation Bible School (VBS near me) in Allen, Texas
Address: 1517 W McDermott Dr, Allen, TX 75013
June 12 – 15, 9 am -12 noon
Preschool to 5th-grade kids can enroll.
Cottonwood Creek (Allen)
Address: 1015 Sam Rayburn Tollway, Allen, TX 75013
June 5 – 8, 9am – 12noon
VBS is an amazing and impactful week for kids ages 4 years – 5th grade to worship, have fun, and learn about Jesus.
VBS registration for children whose parents are not serving will open on April 2.
Address: 261 Country Club Rd, Allen, TX 75002
June 5 – 8, 9 am – 12 noon
The cost of VBS is $30 per kid.
Please register using the grade level your child completed in May 2023.
(Pre-K – must be potty trained)
(Elementary – K-5th as of May 2023)
VBS in Frisco, Texas
Frisco First Baptist Church
Address: 7901 Main St, Frisco, TX 75034
Theme: Twists & Turns
June 5 – 9, 9 am – 12 pm
Completed K–6th Graders
This year is a celebration of games where kids will play their way through the week and learn that with Jesus, no matter the twists and turns of their lives, it’s never game over. VBS is free, but space is limited.
First Frisco UMC
Address: 7659 Preston Rd, Frisco, TX 75034
June 12 – 15, 9:00 am-Noon
Ages: 4 Years old – Completed 5th Grade
Cost: $25 per child, $50 family max
Children or siblings of volunteers attend free
Ready, Set, Move – Whether your kids are preschool or elementary-aged, they will move to follow Jesus here, there, and everywhere.
St Philips Episcopal Frisco
Address: 6400 Stonebrook Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034
June 20 – 23, 9 am – 12.30 pm
Every child will receive a Hero Hotline t-shirt that they can wear every day as they worship God with powerful praise and learn to love God as they travel through craft and mission stations, interactive Bible expeditions, music, snack and games.
VBS is open to children who are 3 years old and potty trained through entering 5th grade. You want to register them based on the grade they will be going into, not the grade they are in now.
Cost is $30 per child. Scholarships may be available.
Other VBS near me, around Collin County & Dallas, TX
Valley View Christian Church, Dallas
Address: 17601 Marsh Ln, Dallas, TX 75287
June 4 – 7, 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Join them for Vacation Bible School “On the Case” for what’s guaranteed to be an action-packed, fun-filled week for kids (age 3 – entering 5th grade).
VBS is free of charge but registration is required. On June 7th they’ll be having a Vacation Bible School Family Night starting at 7:30 for parents to join them.
Each day, kids will be discovering Bible truth as they dig into the mysteries of Jesus’ parables.
Kids will participate in memorable Bible activities, play games, enjoy snacks, sing songs, and build friendships.
Register your kids today.
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Carrollton
Address: 4000 Midway Rd, Carrollton, TX 75007
June 5 – 9, 2023. 9 am – noon.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
- Sunday, June 5 at 10:30 am worship – VBS Blessing
- Monday, June 6 through Friday, June 10 at 9 am to Noon – VBS
- Friday, June 9 at noon to 2 pm – Family Fun Finale
Lakepointe Church Rockwall
Address: 701 E Interstate 30, Rockwall, TX 75087
June 12 – 15, 2023. Details to follow.
Church of the Holy Communion
Address: 17405 Muirfield Dr, Dallas, TX 75287
June 12 – 16, 9:00 am – 2:30 pm Monday through Thursday, and 9:00 am – 1:00 pm on Friday.
ages preschool – 12
Vacation Church Camp occurs annually at the CHCC campus in June.
This VBS typically attracts over 100 kids, the camp is geared towards pre-school and elementary school-aged children with middle and high school student campers acting as counselors and mentors under adult supervision.
Themes are taken from Old and New Testament lessons and activities throughout the week emphasize and provide additional teaching on the chosen theme.
Daily activities include camp songs, crafts, skits, scavenger hunts, softball, chapel, a water day, and a camp play at the end of the week.
Vacation Bible School (VBS near me) in July
Trinity Bible Church
details to follow
Hunter’s Glen Baptist Church
Address: 4001 Custer Rd, Plano, TX 75023
July 10 – 14, 9 am – 12 noon
Join them for VBS Twists & Turns. Come worship, hear Bible stories, make friends, and learn how following Jesus changes the game!
VBS is free and open to kids PreK (must be 5 years old by Sep 1, 2023) to complete 6th Grade.
Spots for infants – 4 years old will only be for parents working VBS.
After-VBS Sports Camp run by Triumph Sports will be July 11th-14th from 12:15 to 4:15 at The Hill.
Register now as space is limited.
First Presbyterian Church of Plano
details to follow
Elevate Life Church
Address: 8500 Teel Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034
July 12 – 14, 9 am – 12.30 pm
Ages 5 – 11
High Pointe Church of Christ McKinney
details to follow
Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church
details to follow
Why is Vacation Bible School (VBS near me) so great?
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 that VBS develops 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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Sunday 21st of May 2023
Any evening vbs from June 1st-16th for kids that just graduated fifth grade for the Richardson, Wylie, Murphy, Garland areas?
Tuesday 23rd of May 2023
Hey Chelsea, do you see anything in our list that may help you? If you find any via Google let us know, and we would be happy to add them to our list.
Wednesday 17th of May 2023
Hello there! Valley View Christian Church in Dallas, TX is hosting a FREE VBS. Can you add it to this list? https://vvcc.org/calendar/2023/6/4/valley-view-kidz-vbs
Join us for Vacation Bible School "On the Case" on June 4-June 7, 6:30-8:30pm, for what’s guaranteed to be an action-packed, fun-filled week for kids (age 3 - entering 5th grade). VBS is free of charge but registration is required. On June 7th we will be having a Vacation Bible School Family Night starting at 7:30 for parents to join us.
Each day, kids will be discovering Bible truth as they dig into the mysteries of Jesus' parables. Kids will participate in memorable Bible activities, play games, enjoy snacks, sing songs, and build friendships.
Register your kids today!
*Vacation Bible School t-shirts are available for purchase by selecting 'add-ons' during registration.
Thursday 4th of August 2022
Has anyone heard of a vbs going on for after Aug 5th?
Tuesday 9th of August 2022
I don't think there is one, as most local public schools return the week commencing August 8th.
Monday 27th of June 2022
Can you add First Presbyterian Church of Plano to this year's list?
July 18-22, 2022 5-8 pm
ages Kindergarten-5th grade Theme: Food Truck Party
All free - dinner and t-shirt provided!
registration link at www.fpc-plano.org
Please join us! We are a really small church and provide a small, intimate VBS experience for the kids.
Friday 24th of June 2022
Does anybody know if there is anything happening between June 25th to Aug 1 near Denton, TX? I have two 11 year old (boy and girl) visiting for the summer I would love to get them involved in a vacation bible camp.
Monday 11th of July 2022
We don't cover the Denton area. So sorry about that.