Twin Cities Vacation Bible School Opportunities – 2022

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.

We have begun adding 2022 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.

2022 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

Presbyterian Church of the Way

3382 Lexington Ave N, Shoreview, MN 55126
VBS Theme: Knights of North Castle
Ages: Age 3-17
Price: FREE
Registration: Open.
Dates/Times
: June 12-16, 2022; 5:30pm-7:30pm

Grace Lutheran Church

13655 Round Lake Blvd NW, Andover, MN 55304
VBS Theme: On the Case
Ages
: PreK-5th Grade
Price
: $30/child ($75/family max)
Registration: Open.
Dates/Times
: June 12th-19th, 2022; 8am-4pm

“Take a four-day journey with kid detectives as they dig into a few of Jesus’ parables to solve the mysteries of how to grow their faith”

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

4030 Jackson St NE, Columbia Heights, MN 55421
VBS ThemeTotus Tuus (“Totally Yours”)
Ages: Kids entering Grades 1-12
Price
: $25 ($75/family max)
Registration: Open and Required.
Dates/Times
:
• Grades 1-6: June 13-17, 2022; 9am-2:30pm
• Grades 7-12: June 12-16, 2022; 7:30pm-9:30pm

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.

St. John's Lutheran Church

20165 Heath Avenue. Lakeville, MN 55044
VBS Theme: Monumental: Celebrating God’s Greatness
Ages: Preschool kids Age 4 through 4th Grade
Price
: FREE ($10/suggested donation)
Registration: Open and Required.
Dates/Times
:
• Traditional Program: June 13-16, 2022; 9am-12pm
• Family Program: June 13-15, 2022; 5:30pm-7:30pm

“Explore God’s awesomeness and form a rock-solid faith for the road ahead.”

Amazing teachers and family/friends!

Prince of Peace

13801 Fairview Dr. Burnsville, MN 55337
Ages: Age 2+
Price
: $50-$60 ($125-$150/family)
Registration: Open and Required.
Dates/Times
: June 13-16, 2022; 9am-Noon; Family Night Friday: 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: Rainforest Explorers
Ages: Age 4 through 5th Grade
Price: $30/child; $85 family max
Registration: Open.
Dates/Times
: June 13-16, 2022; 9am-11:30am

Messiah United Methodist

17805 County Road 6, Plymouth, MN 55447
VBS Theme: Monumental Bible Adventures
Ages: Age 4 through 5th Grade
Price: $35/child; $70/family max
Registration: Open.
Dates/Times
: June 13-17, 2022; 9am-Noon

Newport Lutheran Church

900 15th St, Newport, MN 55055
VBS Theme: On The Case
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: June 20-22, 2022; 10am-1pm. Subject to change.

 

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

Crossroads Church - Cottage Grove Campus

7955 Ivystone Ave., Cottage Grove, MN 55016
VBS Theme: Make Waves
Ages: Age 4 through 5th Grade
Price: $35/child; $105 Family max
Registration: Open 
Dates/Times:  June 20-22, 2022; 9am-11:30am

Crossroads Church Woodbury does a great job!

Calvary Memorial Church

2420 Dunwoody Ave., Wayzata, MN 55391
VBS Theme: Ready to Fly on the Wings of Faith in Christ!
Ages: 3-11
Price
: FREE
Registration: Email: kristenvoned@hotmail.com
Dates/Times
: June 20-23, 2022; 6pm-8:30pm

“High-flying drama and risky adventure unfold over the ‘rooftop of the world’ as Paul, our pilot, and Timothy, our co-pilot, get ready to fly supplies over the Himalayas to bring what’s truly needed into a war-torn world.”

Living Hope Lutheran Church

9350 Portland Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55420
VBS Theme: Rocky Railway
Ages: Age 4 through 4th Grade
Price
: $15/child; $40/family max
Registration: Open (Traditionally fills fast)
Dates/Times: June 20-23, 2022; 8:45-11:45

“Climb aboard for mountains of fun on a faith-filled adventure where kids discover that trusting Jesus pulls them through life’s ups and downs!”

Shepherd of the Valley

14107 Hudson Rd S., Afton, MN 55001
VBS Theme: Treasured: Discovering You’re Priceless to God
Ages: Age 3 through 3rd Grade
Price
: $50 ($35 before 4/24/22)
Registration: Open and Required.
Dates/Times
: June 20-24, 2022; 9am-Noon

“Embark on an epic quest through hidden ruins, ancient caves, and dense jungles to discover God’s greatest treasure”

North Haven Church 

2240 15th Avenue East, North St. Paul, MN 55109
VBS Theme: Monumental: Celebrating God’s Greatness
Ages: Preschool through 5th Grade
Price
: FREE
Registration: Open.
Dates/Times
: June 20-24, 2022

Crossroads Church - Woodbury Campus

5900 Woodbury Drive, Woodbury, MN 55129
VBS Theme: Make Waves
Ages: Age 4 through 5th Grade
Price: $35/child; $105 Family max
Registration: Open 
Dates/Times:  June 27-29, 2022; 9am-11:30am

Crossroads Church Woodbury does a great job!

Community of Grace

4000 Linden Street, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
VBS ThemeJerusalem Marketplace
Ages: Age 3 through 6th Grade
Price
: $25/child
Registration: Open (Limited to 120 kids)
Dates/Times: June 27-30, 2022; 9am-12pm
“Step back in time to where Jesus walked to the Cross.”

AMAZING youth ministry leaders and volunteers!

Grace Church

9301 Eden Prairie Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55347four-day construction themed adventure is an opportunity for kids to have fun and experience bible teaching and worship.

VBS Theme:  Psalm 62:1-2, Jesus is our Cornerstone – our Chief Cornerstone
Ages: Kindergarten through 5th Grade
Registration: Open
Dates/Times: June 27-30, 2022; 9am-12:15pm

“A four-day construction themed adventure where kids have fun and experience bible teaching and worship”

Memorial Lutheran Church

15730 Afton Blvd S., Afton, MN 55001
2022: TBA.
2021 Details: Last year’s program was held Wednesday evenings beginning the last week of June and running through early August. It included  Bible study, stations and a campfire. • PreK- 6th Grade • FREE (Freewill Donations Accepted).

Oak Heights Covenant Church

1398 South Grade Road SW, Hutchinson, MN 55350
2022 Details: TBA
2021 Details: Last year’s program was run mid-June with the Rocky Railway theme • Age 3-5th Grade • FREE.

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
2022
: TBA.
2021 Details: Last year’s program was held the third week of June with a theme of  FOCUS – Take a Closer Look that included worship, small groups and fun and games • 9:00am-12:00pm • Ages PreK-Grade 5 • $25.00.

Mount Olive Church

700 Western Street, Anoka, MN 55303
2022: TBA.
2021 Details: Last year’s program was held the last week of June into July with a theme of Rocky Railway • 9:00am-12:00pm • Ages 4-Grade 4 • $25/child.

Mount Olive Church in Anoka is Wonderful!

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JuLY VBS Programs

Crossroads Church - Hastings Campus

225 33rd Street, Suite #2, Hastings, MN 55033
VBS Theme: Make Waves
Ages: Age 4 through 5th Grade
Price: $35/child; $105 Family max
Registration: Open 
Dates/Times:  July 11-13, 2022; 9am-11:30am

Crossroads Church Woodbury does a great job!

Crossroads Church - Eagan Campus

4100 Lexington Way, Eagan, MN 55123
VBS Theme: Make Waves
Ages: Age 4 through 5th Grade
Price: $35/child; $105 Family max
Registration: Open 
Dates/Times:  July 18-20, 2022; 9am-11:30a

Crossroads Church Woodbury does a great job!

Rockpoint Church

5825 Kelvin Ave N., Lake Elmo, MN 55042
VBS Theme: Monumental: Celebrating God’s Greatness
Ages: Age 3 through 5th Grade
Price: $40/child; $120/family max
Registration: Open 
Dates/Times: July 18-22, 2022; 9am-noon

“Go off-road for a Monumental adventure through the colorful canyons and sunbaked trails of the Southwest.”

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

Lutheran Church of the Resurrection

3115 Victoria St N., Roseville, MN 55113
VBS Theme: Technicolor Promise
Ages: Age 4 through 6th Grade
Registration: Open 
Dates/Times: July 24-28, 2022; Sun: 1-4pm; Mon-Thur: 9am-noon

Waite Park Church

1510 33rd Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
VBS Theme: Monumental
Ages: Nursery through 5th Grade
Price: FREE
Registration: Open 
Dates/Times: July 25-29, 2022; 5:45pm-8pm

“Bring your whole family out to celebrate God’s greatness at Monumental 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.”

Messiah Lutheran Church

16725 Highview Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044
2022: TBA.
2021 Details: Last year’s program was held the third week of July with a theme of Treasured • 6pm-8:30pm • Ages 3-Grade 5 • FREE.

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

August VBS Programs

Christ the Lord Lutheran Church

9998 90th Street South, Cottage Grove, MN 55016
VBS Theme: Art Camp
Ages: Age 3 through 6th Grade
Price: $20/camper
Registration: Registration Open.
Dates/Times: August 1-5 2022; 9Morning Session: 9:30am-11:30am; Evening Session: 6:00pm-7:30pm. Art Show on Friday.

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

Wayzata Community Church

125 Wayzata Boulevard East, Wayzata, MN 55391
VBS Theme: Make Waves
Ages: Age 3 through 5th Grade
Price: $100/camper
Registration: Open 
Dates/Times: August 8-12, 2022; 9am-noon

“Whoever believes in me…rivers of living water will flow from within them.” John 7:38, NIV

Wilderness Escape

1510 33rd Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
2022: TBA.
2021 Details: Last year’s program was the first week of August with a Wilderness Escape theme • 5:45 PM to 7:45 PM • Families with children nursery through entering 5th Grade • FREE. 

Cross of Hope Lutheran Church

5730 179th Ln NW, Ramsey, MN 55303
2022: TBA.
2021 Details: Last year, Knights of the North Castle by Cokesbury ran the first week of August • 9am-noon. • Potty-trained PreK- 6th grade. Register online or call 763-753-2057. • $20/child.; $55/family max (+$5 after July 20th). 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. 

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

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church

5005 Northwest Blvd., Plymouth, MN 55442
2022: TBA.
2021 Details: 8/2/21-8/6/21 • Treasured VBS • 9am-noon. • 3 years old- 6th grade.

Community of Joy

4015 Northview Terrace, Eagan, MN 55123
2022: TBA.
2021 Details: 08/09/21-08/12/21 • Community of Joy, Eagan• Bolt! Totally 80s • 12pm-3pm • Kindergarten – 6th Grade • $20/child includes snacks. 

Calvary Lutheran Church

7520 Golden Valley Rd, Golden Valley, MN 55427
2022: TBA.
2021 Details: 8/16/21-8/20/21 • Press Play • Save the Date.

St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church

One North Road, Circle Pines, MN 55014
2022: TBA.
2021 Details: 8/9/21-8/13/21 • God’s Good Creation • Dinner 5-6pm; VBS 6-8pm • Ages 3-12 • $5/pp or $15/family.

2022 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.

2022 TBA • Guardian Angels Catholic Church, Oakdale • TBA •  $30/per child suggested/if able.

2022 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

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8 thoughts on “Twin Cities Vacation Bible School Opportunities – 2022”

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

  2. 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.

    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.

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