Twin Cities Vacation Bible School Opportunities – 2021

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

2021 Vacation Bible School Programs

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

6/13/21-6/17/21 • Oak Heights Covenant Church, Hutchinson • Rocky Railway  • Age 3-5th Grade • FREE.

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

6/14/21-6/17/21 • North Haven Church, Saint Paul • Mission: Deep Sea • 9:30am-11:30am. Pre-K-12th Grade.

6/14/21-6/17/21 • St. John’s Lutheran Church, Lakeville • Rocky Railway •  Traditional VBS: 9:00am-12:00pm; Family program: Mon-Wed 6pm-7:30pm • Age 4-4th Grade • Free ($10/suggested donation for those wishing to contribute).

"Amazing teachers and family/friends!"

6/14/21-6/18/21 • Shepherd of the Valley, Afton • Rocky Railway • 9:00am-12:00pm • Ages 3-3rd Grade • FULL.

6/14/21-6/18/21 • Immaculate Conception, Columbia Heights • Totus Tuus • 9am-2:30 pm • Grades 1-6 • Also, June 13-17 teen program 7:30pm-9:30pm • $25/child or $75/family.

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.

6/15/21-6/17/21 • Zion Lutheran, Mayer • Jesus Is My Superhero! •  9:00am-10:30am • Age 4-Grade 5 • $10/child.

6/20/21, 6/22/21, 6/24/21  • Presbyterian Church of the Way, Shoreview • Lights Camera Worship – Virtual Program •  Lessons will be available each day Sunday June 20- Thursday June 24 starting at 9 am on our YouTube channel. Age 3-17 • FREE Online and/or $10/kit.

6/21/21-6/24/21 Calvary Memorial, Wayzata • ALMOST Shipwrecked – Christ Came to Save Sinners • 6pm-8:30pm • Age 3-11 •  FREE.

6/21/21-6/24/21 • Living Hope Lutheran Church, Shakopee • ROAR! • 9:00am-12:00pm • Ages 4-4th Grade • FULL.

6/21/21-6/25/21 • Salem Covenant Church, New Brighton •  FOCUS – Take a Closer Look  • 9:00am-12:00pm • Students will have the opportunity to worship together, build connections in small groups, and experience fun and games • Ages PreK-Grade 5 • $25.00.

6/28/21-7/1/21 • Southland City Church, Rosemount • The Way Kids Camp • 7:30am-1:30pm • Ages 8-12 • $277/child

"They do a great job!"

6/28/21-7/1/21 • Mount Olive Church, Anoka • Rocky Railway • 9:00am-12:00pm • Ages 4-Grade 4 • $25/child.

"Mount Olive Church in Anoka is Wonderful!"

6/28/21-7/1/21 • Community of Grace, White Bear Lake • Wilderness Escape • Open to 100 kids entering Preschool – completed 5th grade • Price $20

"AMAZING youth ministry leaders and volunteers!"

6/30/21-8/4/21 • Memorial Lutheran Church, Afton •  VBS • Wednesday Evenings • 5:30 gathering time, followed by Bible study, stations and a campfire at 7:45pm. • PreK- 6th Grade • FREE (Freewill Donations Accepted).

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JuLY VBS Programs

7/12/21-7/16/21 • Grace Church, Eden Prairie • Family Bootcamp • 6:15pm-8pm • Families with Kids through Grade 5. This is NOT a drop-off programs. Parents must attend with kids. • FREE.

7/19/21-7/23/21 • Rockpoint Church, Lake Elmo • Treasured • 9:00am-12:00pm • Ages 3-5th Grade •  FULL.

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

7/25/21-7/29/21 • Messiah Lutheran, Mounds View • Treasured • 6pm-8:30pm • Age 3-Grade 5 • FREE.

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

7/26/21-7/29/21 • Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, Roseville • VBS Mural Camp • Instead of the usual musical, kids will be weaving a art mural for the newly renovated and empty church walls.

7/26/21-7/30/21 • Wayzata Community Church, Wayzata • Press Play • Ages 3-5th Grade • $100/child.

August VBS Programs

2021 TBA • Crossroads Church, All Campuses – Woodbury, Eagan, Cottage Grove, Hastings 2020 Information: • FOCUS on God: Hear, Talk, Pray, Live –  Virtual Program • 9:30am-11:30am • Ages 4-Grade 5 • FREE

"Crossroads Church Woodbury does a great job!"

8/2/21-8/5/21 • Christ the Lord Lutheran Church, Cottage Grove • Art Camp • Morning Session: 9:30am-11:30am; Evening Session: 6:00pm-7:30pm • Age 3 – 6th Grade • $20/child.

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

8/2/21-8/5/21 • Cross of Hope Lutheran Church in Ramsey • Knights of the North Castle by Cokesbury • 9am-noon. • Potty-trained PreK- 6th grade. Register online or call 763-753-2057. • $20/child.; $55/family max (+$5 after July 20th).

"There will be great music, crafts, snacks, Bible stories, science projects, and much more. The theme this year is. … Limited extended day care options for families who need it through the Adventures Summer Day Camp which runs from 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the church. "

8/2/21-8/6/21 • Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Plymouth • Treasured VBS • 9am-noon. • 3 years old- 6th grade.

08/09/21-08/12/21 • Community of Joy, Eagan• Bolt! Totally 80s • 12pm-3pm • Kindergarten – 6th Grade • $20/child includes snacks.

8/16/21-8/20/21 • Calvary Lutheran Church, Golden Valley • Press Play • Save the Date.


2021 TBA • Amazing Grace Lutheran Church, Inver Grove Heights • 2021 TBD • 9:00am-500pm (Drop off as early as 7:30am) • Ages 3-6th Grade • $65/child; $120 family.

2021 TBA • Guardian Angels Catholic Church, Oakdale • TBA •  $30/per child suggested/if able.

2021 TBA • Woodbury Lutheran Church, Multiple Campuses • TBD  • 9:30am-12:00pm • Ages 4 years-4th grade • FREE. (See additional dates in July at different campuses).
Online/At Home Resources: Participate in online children’s services and print weekly lessons.

“Leaders are amazing! and it’s FREE!” – Molly

Postponed to 2022 • Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Burnsville • Check Out Other Children’s Ministries Here

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

Do You Have a VBS Submission?

 I'll continue to add them throughout the summer.

2 thoughts on “Twin Cities Vacation Bible School Opportunities – 2021”

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

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