Twin Cities Vacation Bible School Opportunities – 2024

Kids writing in journals in an open field "Vacation Bible School"

According to Facts & Trends, two thirds of American parents plan to send their kids to Vacation Bible School. If you are looking for a VBS program in the Twin Cities where your kids can learn Bible Lessons and have new adventures, we have some options. Thank you to our marvelous Facebook Community for recommending many of these churches. We’ve added your testimonials to those entries.

2024 Vacation Bible School Programs

We have begun adding 2024 programs as they are announced. When new information is not available, we include information on last year’s program to give an idea of what to expect.

Also, check out our new Faith-Based Summer Camp List.

Budget Hint:

 While not all VBS programs are free, many communities have scholarships available. They don't always advertise them, so you need to ask. Or, if you are able, you can offer to fund another child's tuition.

June VBS Programs

Presbyterian Church of the Way

3382 Lexington Ave N, Shoreview, MN 55126
VBS Theme: Fan the Flame
Ages: Age 3-17
Price: $20/pp ($60/family)
Registration: Open.
Dates/Times
: June 9-13, 2024; 5:30pm-7:30pm

Grace Lutheran Church & Lord of Life Church

Lord of Life Church 14501 Nowthen Blvd NW, Ramsey, MN
VBS Theme: SCUBA. 
Ages
: Age 4-Grade 6
Price
: $45-$95
Registration: Open. Discounts prior to May 10th.
Dates/Times
: June 10-13. 2024; Ages 4-1st Grade: 9am-12pm; Grades 2-6 9am-3pm.

“Diving into Friendship with God”

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

4030 Jackson St NE, Columbia Heights, MN 55421
VBS ThemeTotus Tuus (“Totally Yours”)
Ages: Kids entering Grades 1-12
Price
: $35 ($85/family max)
Registration: Open and Required.
Dates/Times
:
• Grades 1-6: June 10-14, 2024; 9am-2:30pm
• Grades 7-12: June 9-13, 2024; 7-9pm.

I love Immaculate Conception's family-centered community. It has been the most welcoming parish we have ever belonged to. This shows the most in their youth and family faith formation programs.

Free Grace United

Locations in Albertville, Elk River, Milaca, Princeton, Zimmerman
VBS Theme: Breaker Rock Beach
Ages: 4-12
Price
: $0-$20/child
Registration: Open and Required.
Dates/Times
: June 10-13 from 6pm – 8:30pm

“VBS” stands for “Vacation Bible School”, and it’s basically a week-long evening summer camp for kids!”

St. John's Lutheran Church

20165 Heath Avenue. Lakeville, MN 55044
VBS Theme: SCUBA
Ages: Preschool kids Age 4 through 4th Grade
Price
: FREE ($10/suggested donation)
Registration: Open and Required.
Dates/Times
: June 10-13, 2024; 9am-12pm

Amazing teachers and family/friends!

VBS at Saint Ambrose

4125 Woodbury Drive, Woodbury, MN 55129
VBS Theme: SCUBA
Ages: Preschool through 5th Grade
Price
: FREE ($10/suggested donation)
Registration: Open. Closes May 10th .
Dates/Times
: June 10-14, 2024; 9am-12pm

We love Saint Ambrose Catholic Community VBS program in June

Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church

3611 North Berens Road NW, Prior Lake, MN 55379
VBS Theme: Created to Be
Ages: Preschool kids Age 4 through 4th Grade
Price
: $75/Half Day; $165 Full Day
Registration: Open Now.
Dates/Times
: June 10-13, 2024; 9am-11:45am or 3:30pm

We love VBS at Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church!!

Prince of Peace

13801 Fairview Dr. Burnsville, MN 55337
VBS Theme: SCUBA
Ages: Age 2 – Grade 5
Price
: $50 ($125/family)
Registration: Open and Required.
Dates/Times
: June 10-13, 2024; 9am-Noon; Thursday Night Family Picnic: 5:30-7pm

“[T]he energy is amazing. Children’s Ministry rocks at Prince of Peace.” – Brianna

Zion Lutheran

209 Bluejay Avenue, Mayer, MN 55360
VBS Theme: Stellar
Ages: Age 4 through 5th Grade
Price: $20/child; $65 family max
Registration: Open.
Dates/Times
: June 10-13, 2024; 9-11am

“Shine Jesus’ Light.”

Normandale Lutheran Church

6100 Normandale Rd, Edina, MN 55436
VBS Theme: SCUBA
Ages: Age 3 through 2nd Grade
Price: $65/child
Registration: Open.
Dates/Times
: June 10-13, 2024; 9am-Noon

Messiah United Methodist

17805 County Road 6, Plymouth, MN 55447
VBS Theme: SCUBA
Ages: Age 4 through 5th Grade
Price: $40/child; $80/family max
Registration: Open.
Dates/Times
: June 10-14, 2024; 9am-Noon

Golden Valley Lutheran Church

5501 Glenwood Avenue Golden Valley, MN 55422
VBS Theme: SCUBA
Ages: Age 3 through 6th Grade
Registration: Open.
Dates/Times
: June 10-14, 2024; 9am-Noon

Cross of Glory

4600 Shady Oak Rd S, Hopkins, MN  55129
VBS Theme: SCUBA
Ages: Age 4 through 5th Grade
Price
: FREE ($10/suggested donation)
Registration: Open.
Dates/Times
: June 17-20, 2024; 9am-12pm

We love Cross of Glory Church.

Crossroads Church - Hastings Campus

225 33rd Street, Suite #2, Hastings, MN 55033
VBS Theme: CR Kids Mini-Camp – Start the Party
Ages
: Age 4 through 5th Grade
Price: $55/child; $165/family max
Registration: Open 
Dates/Times:  June 17-20, 2024; 9am-11:30am

Calvary Memorial Church

2420 Dunwoody Ave., Wayzata, MN 55391
VBS Theme: The Helper
Ages: 3-11
Price
: FREE
Registration: Open
Dates/Times
: June 17-20. 2024; 6pm-8:30pm

“The Holy Spirit, will teach you all things!”

Living Hope Lutheran Church

9350 Portland Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55420
VBS Theme: Stellar
Ages: Age 2 through 4th Grade
Price
: $15/child; $40/family max; CDs $10
Registration: Open
Dates/Times: June 17-20, 2024; 8:45-11:45am

“Come celebrate God’s greatness!”

Shepherd of the Valley

14107 Hudson Rd S., Afton, MN 55001
VBS Theme: SCUBA
Ages: Age 3 through 3rd Grade
Price
: $50 
Registration: Registration Closes May 31, 2024.
Dates/Times
: June 17-21, 2024; 9am-Noon

“Vacation Bible School takes kids deep into an amazing undersea adventure where they’ll experience the ever-flowing, never-ending love of God!”

North Haven Church 

2240 15th Avenue East, North St. Paul, MN 55109
VBS Theme: Twists & Turns
Ages: Age 4 through 5th Grade
Price
: FREE
Registration: Open.
Dates/Times
: June 17-21, 2024

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Oak Hill Church

Oak Hill Church, 8901 France Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55431
VBS Theme
: Twist & Turn
Registration: Open.
Dates/Times
: June 24-27, 2024; 9am-11:30am

We love Oak Hill Church

Crossroads Church - Cottage Grove Campus

7955 Ivystone Ave., Cottage Grove, MN 55016
VBS Theme: CR Kids Mini-Camp: Start the Party
Ages: Age 4 through 5th Grade
Price: $55/child; $165 Family max
Registration: Open 
Dates/Times:  June 24-27, 2024; 9am-11:30am

Community of Grace

4000 Linden Street, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
VBS ThemeHometown Nazareth: Where Jesus Was a Kid
Ages: Age 3 through 5th Grade
Price
: $25/child; CDs $5
Registration: Open (Limited to 130 kids)
Dates/Times: June 24-27, 2024; 9am-12pm

AMAZING youth ministry leaders and volunteers!

Newport Lutheran Church

900 15th St, Newport, MN 55055
VBS Theme: TBA
Ages: Age 4 through 5th Grade
Price: This VBS is free (free will donations accepted but not expected) and lunch will be served.
Registration: Registration starts in May and space is limited.
Dates/Times: 2024 TBA.

 

“Take a journey with us to discover the mystery of how to grow our faith, serve, love, and care for others.”

Grace Church

9301 Eden Prairie Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55347

VBS Theme: Romans 12:2 – Breaker Rock Beach
Ages: Kindergarten through 5th Grade
Registration: Open
Dates/Times: June 24-27, 2024; 9am-12pm

“God’s rock-solid truth in a world of shifting sands”

Oak Heights Covenant Church

1398 South Grade Road SW, Hutchinson, MN 55350
VBS Theme: 2024 TBA
Ages: 3 years to 5th Grade
Registration: TBA
Dates/Times: 2024 TBA.

The whole church comes together and pulls off the most fun 5-night event

Salem Covenant Church

2655 Fifth Street NW, New Brighton, MN 55112

VBS Theme: Breaker Rock Beach
Cost: $35/child
Registration: Open
Dates/Times: June 17-21, 2024; 9am-12pm.

Mount Olive Church

700 Western Street, Anoka, MN 55303
VBS Theme: Stellar
Ages: 4 years to 4th Grade
Price:  $20-$25/pp.
Registration: Open. Limited to 180 children (60 PreK)
Dates/Times: June 24-27, 2024; 9am-12pm

Mount Olive Church in Anoka is Wonderful!

JULY VBS Programs

CityLife Church

225 Cleveland Ave S, St Paul, MN 55105
VBS Theme: Evening program with optional family dinner served 5-5:45pm.
Ages: Age 3 through 6th Grade
Price: Free
Registration: Open
Dates/Times:  July 8-11, 2024; 6pm-8pm

St. Peter Lutheran Church

880 Neal Ave South, Afton, MN 55001
VBS Theme
: 2024 TBA.
Ages: PreK – 6th Grade
Price: Free
Registration: 2024 TBA
Dates/Times: 2024 TBA (7/10-14/23); 9am-Noon

Crossroads Church - Eagan Campus

4100 Lexington Way, Eagan, MN 55123
VBS Theme: CR Kids Mini-Camp – Start the Party
Ages: Age 4 through 5th Grade
Price: $55/child; $165 Family max
Registration: Open 
Dates/Times:  July 15-18, 2024; 9am-11:30am

Rockpoint Church

5825 Kelvin Ave N., Lake Elmo, MN 55042
VBS Theme: Stellar, Shine Jesus’ Light
Ages: Age 3 through 5th Grade
Price: $40/child; $120/family max
Registration: FULL. This program has sold out quickly the last couple of years. We recommend signing up for weekly emails. 
Dates/Times: July 15-19, 2024; 9am-noon

They go all out and make it so fun and memorable!

Crossroads Church - Woodbury Campus

5900 Woodbury Drive, Woodbury, MN 55129
VBS Theme: CR Kids Mini-Camp – Start the Party
Ages
: Age 4 through 5th Grade
Price: $55/child; $165 Family max
Registration: Open 
Dates/Times:  July 22-25, 2024; 9am-11:30am

Crossroads Church Woodbury does a great job!

Emmaus Free Lutheran Church

8443 2nd Ave South, Bloomington, MN 55420
VBS Theme
: Breaker Rock Beach
Registration: Open.
Dates/Times
: July 22–26, 2024; 9am-noon

Waite Park Church

1510 33rd Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
VBS Theme2024 TBA
Ages: Nursery through 5th Grade
Price: FREE
Registration: Strongly Encouraged
Dates/Times: 2024 TBA (7/24-28/23); 5:45pm-8pm.

“Bring your whole family out to explore how to shine Jesus’ light at Stellar VBS! We’ll have awesome Bible-learning experiences kids see, hear, and touch. Sciency-Fun Gizmos, team-building games, unforgettable Bible songs, and tasty treats are just a few of the standout activities that help faith flow into real life. It’s an out-of-this-world adventure your family won’t soon forget.”

Lutheran Church of the Resurrection

3115 Victoria St N., Roseville, MN 55113
VBS Theme: Prepare for and perform a musical on Friday night.
Ages: Age 4 through 6th Grade
Registration: $45/child or $90 family maximum. Registration deadline is July 1, or until camp fills 
Dates/Times: Sunday, July 28, 1-4 pm
and Monday, July 29 – Thursday, Aug. 1, 9 am-noon

Messiah Lutheran Church

16725 Highview Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044
VBS Theme: SCUBA
Ages: Age 3 through 4th Grade
Price
: $20-$25/child or $40-$50/family
Registration: Open
Dates/Times
: July 29-August 1, 2024; 6:15-8:15pm

[A] great program... They sing and have a great time.

Farmington Lutheran Church

20600 Akin Road Farmington, MN 55024
VBS Theme: SCUBA
Ages: Age 3 through 4th Grade
Price
: $50/child
Registration: Open
Dates/Times
: July 29-August 1, 2024; 8:30am-12:15pm

We love Farmington Lutheran Church’s VBS

Cross of Hope Lutheran Church

5730 179th Ln NW, Ramsey, MN 55303
VBS Theme: 2024 TBA
Ages: Age 3 through 5th Grade
Price: 2024 TBA
Registration: Coming Soon 
Dates/Times: July 29- August 1, 2024; 9 am -12 noon

There will be great music, crafts, snacks, Bible stories, science projects, and much more.

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church

5005 Northwest Blvd., Plymouth, MN 55442
VBS Theme: SCUBA
Ages: Age 3 through 6th Grade
Price: $25/child; family max of $50
Registration: Open 
Dates/Times: July 29-August 2, 2024; 9:00am — 12:00pm

Calvary Lutheran Church

18360 Minnetonka Blvd, Wayzata, MN 55391
VBS Theme: Let’s Start the Party
Ages: Age 4 through 5th Grade
Registration: Open
Dates/Times: Monday-Friday, July 29-August 1, 2024; 9:30am-12pm.

Calvary Lutheran Church Logo

August VBS Programs

Calvary Lutheran Church

7520 Golden Valley Rd, Golden Valley, MN 55427
VBS Theme: Let’s Start the Party
Ages: Age 4 through 5th Grade
Registration: Open
Dates/Times: Monday-Friday, August 5-8, 2024; 9:30am-12pm.

Calvary Lutheran Church Logo

Calvary Lutheran Church has Year-Round Family-Friendly Events & Activities. Learn More Here.

Discover Church

1400 81st Ave N., Brooklyn Park, MN 55444

VBS Theme: Stellar – Shine Jesus Light
Ages: Completed K-5th Grade
Registration: Coming Soon 
Dates/Times: August 5-9, 2024; 9:30am-12pm

Wayzata Community Church

125 Wayzata Boulevard East, Wayzata, MN 55391
VBS Theme: Start the Party
Ages: Age 3 through 5th Grade
Price: $100/camper
Registration: Open 
Dates/Times: August 5-9, 2024; 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon daily

“We believe God’s love and the Gospel of Jesus are the best news ever!! So, let’s have a party to celebrate!”

Christ the Lord Lutheran Church

9998 90th Street South, Cottage Grove, MN 55016
VBS Theme: Art Camp
Ages: Age 3 through 9th Grade
Price: $20-$40/camper
Registration: Registration Open.
Dates/Times: Monday-Thursday August 5-9, 2024. Grade School AM; Middle School PM.

[A]n amazing art camp. I'm super impressed with the art!

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 I'll continue to add them throughout the summer.

16 thoughts on “Twin Cities Vacation Bible School Opportunities – 2024”

  1. I’m so glad you shared this information! My family is looking for a fun and engaging VBS program for our kids this summer and I’ve been struggling to find one that fits our schedule. Can you please provide more details about the programs you mentioned? Specifically, what are the dates and times for each program? Thanks in advance!

    1. I’m glad you are finding it helpful. Dates and times are listed on each VBS program’s entry and we have the entries listed in chronological order – earliest camps first.

  2. Neet and angel apk

    Great post! I’m thrilled to hear about all the Vacation Bible School programs available in the Twin Cities this summer. I’m particularly interested in the program at St. Mary’s Church, as I have a friend who has been going there for years and raves about how much their kids learn and have fun. I’ll definitely be checking it out with my own kids. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Exciting! Let us know how they like their VBS program. This page is built on testimonials from parents. Also, we are not currently aware of a St. Mary’s that is offering VBS, so please share more information with our Catholic readers. We would love to have more options.

    1. Thanks for checking in Bobbi. We will have a 2023 list, but most VBS programs are run by volunteers and do not get announced until close to the event. Check back in late May or early June for an up-to-date list. In the meantime, follow the links for the 2022 events because the same churches will likely have similar programs at around the same time each year.

    2. Tirzah-Marie Lewis

      I clicked on the 2022 links and found the 2023 programs on the websites of some of the churches. They may not have ‘put it out there yet’ but for quite a few I was able to navigate to their 2023 offerings by clicking the 2022 links.

    1. Hi Candi. Feel free to share your Western Wisconsin VBS programs in the comments. If they are not too far from the Twin Cities, we’ll add them to the main list.

  3. Hi, thanks for including our church’s vbs!
    The correct address for Calvary Memorial Church’s
    2022 vbs, “Ready to Fly”, June 20-23 is
    2420 Dunwoody Ave., Wayzata, MN 55391

    Thanks!!!

    1. Thanks for catching that error, Kristen. I’ve fixed it. Feel free to email me directly through our contact forms to submit any family-friendly events or activities or edits. — Joy.

  4. Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Plymouth -Treasured VBS August 2-6, 9am-noon. 3 years old- 6th grade

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