Summer Vacation Bible Camp
TO MARS AND BEYOND:
Explore Where God’s Power Can Take You!
VBC 2019: July 15-19, 2019
Vacation Bible Camp is a fun, half-day camp for children ages 3 (by September 1 and potty-trained) through entering 6th grade held for a week in July every year. The theme changes annually, but always includes powerful Bible stories, impactful music, fun craft and science activities, special visitors, recreation, and a mission project to benefit organizations and people in need.
Register for One Camp or Two
This year, we’re getting ready to “Explore Where God’s Power Can Take You” with To Mars and Back, July 15-19, 2019, 9 am-12 noon. This is a morning day camp. An optional afternoon multi-sports camp extends our half-day program to 3:30 pm, or gives you the option to just do an afternoon camp, 12:30-3:30 pm. If you do both camps, we’ll provide a half hour for lunch from 12 noon-12:30 pm; just send your child with a sack lunch. Registration for Sportball is separate from VBC; see the button below for Sportball Registration, following the VBC registration button. VBC costs $35/student ($10 more after June 30, 2019.) Sportball is $115/child. Both are open to children age 3 (and potty-trained) by September 1 through children entering 6th grade in the fall (age 11).
VBC Volunteers Receive a Discount
Volunteers receive a special discounted fee for their children to attend, and we offer childcare for their children younger than age 3. If you would like to volunteer, click the button below:
VBC Mission Focus and Field Trip
Every year, children attending our Vacation Bible Camp program participate in at least one big mission project. Last year, the Rolling River Rampage VBC kids at Paradise Valley United Methodist Church partnered with Oasis for Orphans, an organization which provides a holistic care approach for orphaned children, focusing on four key areas, including physical, spiritual, educational, and social development. We had Undie Sundays and collected underwear for children served by Oasis for Orphans.
Past VBC missions have included Heifer International, UMOM – United Methodist Outreach Ministries – New Day Centers (homeless shelter), Helping Hands for Single Moms, Camp Mingus, UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) disaster support, and Soles4Souls.
Fifth and sixth graders follow a program designed specifically for tweens. They serve on a one-day local mission project/field trip for an additional fee ($5). This year, as in past years, they will go pack meals at FMSC (Feed My Starving Children) in Mesa, AZ. We provide the transportation.
Every summer, we serve approximately 150 campers and need 50 or more volunteers to work with our campers, from preschool to 6th grade.
Children’s Summer Camp Brochure Available NOW
Click here to download our Children’s Summer Camp brochure for 2019, which includes information on VBC, Mingus Mountain Camp, and Imagine That! Summer Camp, as well as Summer Sundays and Family Sundays.