Vacation Bible School seems to be a little like scouts or sleep-away camps in that some parents did it when they were kids and consider it a childhood rite of passage. While others, like me, did not even know these camps existed until I was an adult. I have very little experience with VBS, so this list is merely a collection of churches that have submitted their programs to us. I can’t personally endorse any.
Faith formation of our children is such a personal matter, that I recommend visiting the websites of these churches and possibly attending a service to decide for yourself if the program is a good fit for your family. Follow the links to explore and register for programs.
June Vacation Bible School Programs
6/5-6/9 • Calvary Lutheran Church, Golden Valley • Deep Sea Discovery • 9:30-11:30 am • Ages 3½-Kindergarten • $15/child.
6/12-6/16 • Calvary Lutheran Church, Golden Valley • Deep Sea Discovery • 9:15 am-12:15 pm • Ages 4½-completed grade 5 • $15/child.
6/12-6/15 • King of Grace Lutheran Church, Golden Valley • Mighty Fortress • 9 am-11:30 am • Ages 3+ (3-year-olds require a parent to be present) • FREE.
6/19-6/22 • Living Hope Lutheran Church, Shakopee • Cave Quest • 9 am-noon • Ages 2+ (2 and 3 yr olds need a parent) • $10 donation request/child.
6/19-6/22 • Grace Church, Eden Prairie • Big Story • 9 am-12:15 pm • K-5th Grade • FREE.
July Vacation Bible School Programs
7/10-7/13 • Calvary Memorial, Wayzata • The Heavenly Story • 6 pm-8:30 pm • Games, crafts, snacks, small groups… the Gospel of John, and Jesus Christ! • FREE.
7/24-7/28 • Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, Roseville• VBS Theatre Camp • 9 am-12 pm • Age 4 – 6th Grade • Musical performance Friday, July 28 @ 7pm • $35/child or $70/family before 6/25; $45/child or $90/family after 6/25.
August Vacation Bible School Programs
8/7-8/11 • Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Plymouth • Maker Fun Factory • 9 am-12 pm • Age 4 – 6th Grade • FREE!
For more ideas on how to keep your kids busy this summer check out our 2017 Guide to Twin Cities Summer Camps.