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A huge Guide to the best VBS near me(Vacation Bible Schools)

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VBS near me

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.

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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 2024.

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 17 – Thursday, June 20, 2024, 9 am – 12 pm

Rising Kindergarten to Rising 6th Graders.

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.


Christ United Methodist Church

Address: 3101 Coit Rd. Plano TX 75075

June 10 – 13, 2024

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

June 17 – 21, 2024

Daytime Session: 9:00-12:00

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.


Faith Lutheran Church 

June 17 – 21, 2024 9 am – 12 pm


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 3 – 6 and is hosted at Citizens Church. Registration opens Sunday, March 17 at 5 pm – Only 250 spots available! 

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 3 – 6, 9 am – 12 noon
Ages 3 – Grade 6 and Special Friends
Cost: Free

NORTH CAMPUS – 1001 W Prosper Trail, Prosper, TX 75078

Age 4 – Grade 6 and Special Friends
Cost: Free

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 10 – 14, 2024 9 am – 12 pm

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 discounted at $35/child until March 31, then increases to $45/child. If you have more than 3 children, contact us for a family discount.
  • Registration ends on Sunday, May 26. Register now to ensure a spot at VBS.

FUMC Plano

June 3 – 6, 2024


The Heights

Address: 201 W Renner Rd, Richardson, TX 75080

June 4 – 7, 9 am – 12 pm
COST: $35 per child (non-refundable)
WHO: Entering Kindergarten (Fall ’24) – Completed 6th grade
WHERE: The Heights Church Campus

The Heights’ VBS is a fun filled, high-energy, week long experience for kids that focuses on teaching them who Jesus is. They will be diving deep into the life of Jesus – starting with Jesus’ birth and moving through his calming of the seas, death, and resurrection. Our hope is that through studying these scriptures, your children increase in their desire to know Jesus, to trust him with their hearts, to see him as worthy of worship and to share his love with others. It’s the Best Week Ever because Jesus is the OG best ever!

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 $35 per child.


***FEATURED EVENT***Parkway Hills Baptist

Address: 2700 Dallas Pkwy, Plano, TX 75093

June 10 – 13, 2024, 9am – 12pm

Day 5 of VBS & Family Worship | Sunday, June 16 | 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 9/1/23) – Completed 5th Grade


First Baptist Plano

Address: 3665 W President George Bush Hwy, Plano, TX 75075

June 10 – 14, 2024, 9 am – 12 pm

4 years – 5th grade ( Under 4 years may attend with a parent/guardian. )


Prairie Creek Baptist Church

Address: 3201 W 15th St, Plano, TX 75075

June 24 – 28, 2024 5.30 pm – 9 pm

Start the Party! Jesus gives us the most amazing reason to party. God’s love and the Gospel of Jesus is the best news ever! Dinner provided!

For children who have completed Kindergarten through 5th Grade.

FREE!


Grace Presbyterian Church

Address: 4300 W Park Blvd, Plano, TX 75093

Grace PC Camp Firelight VBS!

June 24th-28th

9AM – 12PM (Traditional VBS) or

9AM – 2PM (Traditional VBS + Extended activities)

at Grace Presbyterian Church of Plano, TX.

  • Ages 4 yrs (by Sept 1st) – Completed 5th grade
  • $30 9am – 12pm Registration fee/child
  • $40 9am – 2pm Registration fee/child (Child bring sack lunch each day)
  • VBS Registration closes on June 10th

Want another week of fun? Join us for our Summer Music and Arts Camp for Kids (SMACK), July 8th-12th, 9am-2pm! Children learn an entire musical in one week! The children also participate in creating the set and learning handbells. SMACK is for children who have completed 2nd – 6th grade, and SMACK Jr. is for children who have completed Kindergarten – 1st grade. Sign-up at www.gracepc.org/sign-ups.


One Community Church

Address: 4300 W Park Blvd, Plano, TX 75093

June 24 – 28, 2024

Join them for the annual Vacation Bible School.

Kids kinder – 5th grade can enjoy live worship, amazing creatives, Bible stories, and more during VBS.


Messiah Lutheran

Address: 1801 W Plano Pkwy, Plano, TX 75075

June 24 – 28, 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 10 – 14, 2024, 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 1, 2024) through 5th graders.  *Children 3 years through kindergarten require a parent to stay and volunteer each day.


Vacation Bible School (VBS near me) in Allen, Texas

Suncreek UMC

Address: 1517 W McDermott Dr, Allen, TX 75013

June 10 – 13, 9 am -12 noon
Preschool to 5th-grade kids can enroll.


Cottonwood Creek (Allen)

Address: 1015 Sam Rayburn Tollway, Allen, TX 75013

June 10 – 13, 2024, 9 am – 12 noon

VBS is an amazing and impactful week for kids ages 4 years – 5th grade to worship, have fun, and learn about Jesus.


Creekwood UMC

Address: 261 Country Club Rd, Allen, TX 75002

June 10 – 13, 2024, 9 am – 12 noon

Christ United Methodist Church
Christ United Methodist Church, Plano

VBS in Frisco, Texas

Frisco First Baptist Church

Address: 7901 Main St, Frisco, TX 75034

Theme: Twists & Turns

June 3 – 7, 2024, 9 am – 12 pm
Completed K–6th Graders

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!


Preston Ridge Church, Frisco

June 29, 9 am – 2 pm

They are excited and looking forward to having another VBS that is full of songs, Bible stories, crafts, and fun! 


First Frisco UMC

Address: 7659 Preston Rd, Frisco, TX 75034

June 10 – 13, 2024, 9:00 am-Noon
Ages: 4 Years old – Entering 5th Grade

Cost: $25 per child
Children of volunteers attend free

Also offering After VBS Sports Camp from 12 pm – 4 pm on June 10 – 13.


St Philips Episcopal Frisco

Address: 6400 Stonebrook Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034

June 18 – 21, 2024, 9 am – 12.30 pm

Camp Firelight VBS invites children to answer the call to serve God together. Their eyes will be open to the countless ways God provides and helps make their mission possible through following Jesus, helping others, working together, listening to God and showing grace.

$30 for 3 years old and potty trained through entering 5th grade.


Other VBS near me, around Collin County & Dallas, TX

Valley View Christian Church, Dallas

Address: 17601 Marsh Ln, Dallas, TX 75287

June 3 – 5, 2024 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.

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 3 – 7, 2024. 9 am – noon.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

  • Sunday, June 2 at 10:30 am worship – VBS Blessing
  • Monday, June 3 through Friday, June 7 at 9 am to Noon – VBS
  • Friday, June 7 at noon to 2 pm – Family Fun Finale

Freedom Church, Carrollton

June 3 – 7, 2024, 9 am – 12.30 pm

Pre K/Kinder $50; 1st – 5th grades Free

In the Wild West they are all about capturing the outstanding outlaws for their crimes. And they are going to travel through the Wild West and capture the stories from the most outstanding outlaws of the Bible! People who are most wanted for standing up for Jesus! Saddle up, grab them horses, and come join us in the Wild West!!


Lakepointe Church Rockwall

Address: 701 E Interstate 30, Rockwall, TX 75087

lots of Summer Fun planned – see website for details


Church of the Holy Communion

Address: 17405 Muirfield Dr, Dallas, TX 75287

June 3 – 7

Kindergartners to 12th graders are invited to participate in our week of church camp where we will learn about Saints Peter and Paul. The camp will include camp songs, crafts, skits, scavenger hunts, games, soccer, chapel, a water day, and a camp play at the end of the week. Mark your calendars for June 3-7 and sign up now! Camp Runs M-Thr 9 to 2 & Fri 9 to 1.


Canyon Creek Project, Richardson

June 10-11 & 13-14 : 6:15-8:45pm
June 15 : 10am-11:30am

Grab your dive buddies for a whale of a good time! Join us this summer as we dive into a deeper friendship with Jesus! SCUBA takes kids deep into an amazing undersea adventure where they’ll experience the ever-flowing, never-ending love of God.


St Luke’s Lutheran Church, Richardson

Saturday June 8, 10 am – 4 pm


Vacation Bible School (VBS near me) in July

Trinity Bible Church

June 17 – 21, 2024 9 am

We are taking reservations for a Jungle Journey for kids ages 3 through age 10 and volunteers for preparation before and for the many fun activities and teaching during the week.

The journey will take us from Genesis through Revelation with exciting ports of call along the way.  Registration will close once we reach our capacity of 80 passengers, so sign up now to make sure your spot is secured for this biblical expedition created by Answers in Genesis.  See you there!

Hunter’s Glen Baptist Church

Address: 4001 Custer Rd, Plano, TX 75023

July 8 – 12, 2024, 9 am – 12 noon

For kids entering Kindergarten to completed 6th grade.

VBS is free.


Elevate Life Church

Address: 8500 Teel Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034

July 8 – 10, 2024, 9 am – 12 pm

Ages 5 – 12

Cost: Free


Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church

Monday Jul 15 – Sunday Jul 21, 2024

  • Monday Jul 15, 2024 (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)
  • Tuesday Jul 16, 2024 (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)
  • Wednesday Jul 17, 2024 (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)
  • Thursday Jul 18, 2024 (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)
  • Friday Jul 19, 2024 (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)
  • Sunday Jul 21, 2024 (9:30 am – 12:30 pm)

Kids entering Kindergarten- Exiting 5th are invited to join us as we dive deep into an amazing undersea adventure where kids will experience the Bible in immersive and engaging ways. This summer at Canyon Creek, kids will be immersed in the Word and learn what living water is really all about!


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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Author

Chelsea Couch

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?

Abbie

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.

Bianca

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.

Chelsea Couch

Thursday 4th of August 2022

Has anyone heard of a vbs going on for after Aug 5th?

Abbie

Tuesday 9th of August 2022

I don't think there is one, as most local public schools return the week commencing August 8th.

Kasye Palmer

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.

Betzi

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.

Abbie

Monday 11th of July 2022

We don't cover the Denton area. So sorry about that.