VBS in Grand Rapids – Where to Find 2024 Vacation Bible School Programs

Grand Rapids VBS Guide

Vacation Bible Schools for West Michigan Kids

Grand Rapids summer fun is everywhere – including many local churches who love opening their doors to kids in their community with activities, games, songs and smiles every year for Vacation Bible School.

Vacation Bible Schools are one of many types of Grand Rapids summer camps. You don’t have to attend any church to participate in VBS, and most of them are free.

Grand Rapids VBS List

*Be sure to register your child for any VBS programs you’re interested in to ensure a spot.

We are continually updating this list, so check back regularly for new additions!

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This is a free service but we do ask that if your church has a Facebook page, website, or newsletter, please include a little blurb about us in your summer family announcements.

Please submit your Vacation Bible School as early as possible. It will be added to this list as soon as it is approved.

2024 VBS Listings

GRKIDS provides this VBS information as a general service to the community. Decisions on participation in any religious-based program are, as always, based on a personal / family decision.

2023 VBS Listings

SCUBA VBS at Fifth Reformed Church

VBS in Grand Rapids

SCUBA! Vacation Bible School 2024
July 22, 2024 — July 25, 2024
9:00am — 12:00pm (EDT)
Fifth Reformed Church

SCUBA Vacation Bible School takes kids on a deep dive into an amazing undersea adventure where they’ll experience the ever-flowing, never-ending love of God. At Scuba VBS, kids will be immersed in the Word and discover what living water is really all about!

SCUBA is offered for students Age 4 (by 7/22/2024) - entering 5th grade!

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VBS: Creator God! at Madison Church: North Campus

VBS in Grand Rapids

God made everything including people, plants, and animals. Come learn and explore with us, both indoors and out!

VBS: Creator God! at Madison Church: North Campus is for kids entering into PreK-4th grade in the fall. We have the capacity for 80 kids to attend our VBS.

Indoor activities will include arts and crafts, games, build-your-own snacks, stories, and music.

Outdoor activities will include a scavenger hunt, messy creative play, playground time, and nature activities. With Eastern Park right next to our building, we can easily enjoy exploring and playing in nature!

Please list any medical or behavioral needs in your registration. We want to be able to support your child well! Rest assured, all of our volunteers have undergone an application process and completed a background check.

We're looking forward to a fun-filled week of activities that will help us get to know our Creator God better!

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Crossfire Church “Set Sail” VBS

VBS in Rockford

Join us for Vacation Bible School August 14-18 for kids age 3 - 5th grade.

Set sail where Jesus leads! Come learn about Jesus' love for you!

Enjoy worship, games, snacks, crafts, and prizes. Find out what special treasure awaits as we learn to listen and follow Jesus.

There will be a VBS family celebration on Friday night August 18 at 6pm.

**Children must be potty-trained to participate**

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"Zoomerang: Returning to the Value of Life" @ Hahn-In Christian Reformed Church

VBS in Wyoming

We learn about the worder and value of life, from the lives of preborn babies to eternal life in the Kingdom of God.

The VBS shows the wonders of life through the wildlife, culture, and beauty of Australia.
Activities: Craft, Science Experiment, Games, Snacks

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North Kent Bible Church Twists & Turns VBS

VBS in Rockford

June 12-15 (M-Th), from 6-8 PM!

Join us for free games, music, stories, crafts, skits and snacks as kids discover that Jesus guides us through all life’s twists and turns!

An adult study about navigating twists and turns is offered M-Th from 6-7 PM with a dessert reception following.

We invite families to join us on the last evening of VBS, (Thursday, June 15, at 6 PM) for a free dinner and performance by the kids, where they will show us what they learned throughout the week.

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Good News Farms at Wyoming Park Bible

VBS in Wyoming

Join us down on the farm for fun games, yummy snacks, cool crafts, and best of all… worshipping and learning about Jesus and his Good News!

Prizes for every kid, every night.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Welcome Home, Child of God! @ Living Water CRC

VBS in Grand Rapids

At Living Water's VBS, you'll meet Adorabilis the octopus. We call her Dora, and we will be following her journey learning about God’s love for us, told with a biblical basis in the parable of the Prodigal Son.

Come to Living Water where all children are included in God’s great big house. We are all God’s children, and God is welcoming us through Jesus’ work on the cross!

So we welcome you to Living Water’s 2023 VBS. After all of our learning, crafts, and games, we plan to have a great big multicultural meal and a water activity on Saturday.

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Stellar VBS at Westview CRC

VBS in Grand Rapids

Westview CRC invites YOU to our "Stellar VBS" this summer!

Children entering grades kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to learn about shining Jesus' light through Bible stories, crafts, skits, music and MORE.

VBS will run Monday-Thursday from 6:00-8:00 PM. Join us on the last night for a fun family night!

More details to come. Register TODAY for a fun week!

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Aldersgate United Methodist Church’s Hero Hotline

VBS in Grand Rapids

Our theme for this year is HERO HOTLINE!

Children from 3 years of age through those entering sixth grade are encouraged to join us, as we become Young Heroes, discovering how we are called together to serve God.

We will also learn songs, play games, make crafts, have snacks, and come to learn to strive for things that bring peace & build each other up. Our staff is hard at work planning and are ready to help your children learn to serve God.

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VBS at Martin Reformed Church

VBS in Martin

Stellar VBS is four days of fun!

We will play games, learn Bible stories, snacks, crafts, science experiments, music and more. We hope you can join us!

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Fellowship Church VBS

VBS in Hudsonville

We have a fast paced VBS where the kids move through rotations of games, memory work games, music, crafts, science and class with a large group opening and closing time each day.

We can take up to 720 kids grades K-5 and 75 kids in 6th grade, but we are 75% full as of May 1, so don't wait to register.

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Stellar VBS 2023 at Belmont Revelation Pointe

VBS in Belmont

Join the fun and follow Jesus' light as we celebrate God's creation of space!

Register online or at our free Carnival on Saturday, June 17 from 11 AM - 1 PM.

Belmont and Revelation Pointe want you to explore God's love with puppets, games, Bible stories and activities, free t-shirts, and lots of fun!

Hope to see you there!

Kids Camp VBS at Hillside Community Church

VBS in Grand Rapids

God has a plan and purpose for your life!

At Kids Camp VBS, you will hear Bible stories, sing songs of praise and choose your own adventure - from games to crafts - to reinforce our theme "I Wonder".

Also offering an Inclusive Track for kids with needs.

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Survivor VBS at Community Reformed Church

VBS in Zeeland

Kids will travel with crews for creative Bible stories, crafty crafts, high-energy worship songs, and exciting games.

Our theme this year is Survivor, and you will see fun characters competing.

Invite your friends and sign up TODAY at commref.org/signup.

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Twist and Turns at First Baptist Ostego

VBS in Otsego

Come Join us the week of June 18 - 22 for our VBS from 5:45 PM to 8:15 PM.

Bible stories ,memory verses, games, snacks, crafts and more.

Use our web address to register.

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VBS Stellar @ Thornapple Covenant Church

VBS in Grand Rapids

We are using the Stellar curriculum at Thornapple Covenant Church this year.

Kids will go through 5 different stations including Bible, Snack, KidVid, Games, and projects, with at purpose to learn about how to shine Jesus' Light.

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Backyard Bible Camp at Northlawn United Methodist

VBS in Grand Rapids

At 'God's Backyard Bible Camp,' kids will get to learn about serving our community and God through fun hands-on Bible stories, games, activities, crafts and more!

Our VBS is geared towards kids K-5.

This is a 'weekend VBS' kicking off Friday night, continuing during the day on Saturday and finishing up with a Sunday service and community carnival open to the whole family!

**All of our volunteers are vetted and pass a background check!**

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Babylon - Daniel's Courage in Captivity @ Redeemer Church

VBS in Ada

Take a journey back to Bible times as we follow Daniel in his adventures of learning to have courage amidst captivity in a faithless world.

During our week together, children will travel throughout the marketplace trying their hand at pottery and jewelry making, attend the courtyard palace for games and songs, and, of course, learn daily Bible verses about God's truths!

Whether you will have a child attending, be volunteering, or simply praying over this ministry event, we cannot wait to bring "Babylon: Courage in Captivity" to the Redeemer church and community.

Welcoming all children 5 years old - 5th grade (entering fall 2023).

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Soccer Camp at Kent City Baptist Church

VBS in Kent City

Join us for a four-night (Mon-Thurs) soccer camp at KCBC for kids entering grades 1-5.

It is FREE and includes soccer drills and scrimmages, snacks, Bible teaching, and a whole lot of fun!

Save the date for this coming soccer camp, July 10 - 13, 2023, from 6 - 8:30 PM.

Registration opens May 7 on our website.

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Babylon: Daniel's Courage in Captivity at Grand Rapids Central

VBS in Grand Rapids

Join Daniel who was torn from his home and forced into the king's service.

Explore exotic sights and smells in a Babylonian bazaar!

Kids and adults will find that they're not much different from Daniel and his friends, who kept their faith in a faithless culture.

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Sunshine Community Church

VBS in Grand Rapids

All kids ages 3-10 are invited to join us in Babylon this summer for a special Vacation Bible School!

We’ll focus on the miraculous stories of God’s provision to Daniel in the lion’s den and his amazing protection of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the fiery furnace. What IS a fiery furnace anyway? We'll find out!

Of course, we’ll also have plenty of games, crafts, songs, and snacks!

We hope you'll travel back in time with us and bring a friend!

This 3-day VBS will run from Tuesday, July 11 through Thursday, July 13. Each day will begin at 9 AM and end at 11:30 AM with a snack during pick up.

Our team is background checked and vetted to ensure your children's safety during our VBS. We also provide security through the event.

Questions or concerns? Let us know at [email protected]

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BREAKOUT! VBS at Oakhill Church Grand Rapids

VBS in Grand Rapids

K-5th Kids, come experience people in the Bible that BROKE OUT of the unfortunate situations that they were in!

Crafts, Bible, Games, Activities, Snacks, and Music will greet you every day during the week of July 10-14.

10 AM - 12 PM on M-Th and 12 PM - 1 PM on Friday.

Can't wait to see you there!

Emmanuel Episcopal Church Hastings

VBS in Hastings

Go on an Adventure at Discovery Island when you attend VBS at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Hastings!

The hours will be 4:00 PM - 6:15 PM and dinner will be provided.

We are an affirming and welcoming church.

Keepers of the Kingdom at Byron Center Bible Church

VBS in Byron Center

Join us for VBS featuring Keepers of the Kingdom by Answers VBS!

Get ready to battle for truth in today’s world as we learn to put on the full armor of God!

VBS @St John's UCC

VBS in Grand Rapids

Join us for a fun week of Vacation Bible School including crafts, games, stories, mission projects, and more.

Our theme this year is Water in the Bible. VBS is free to all and will include dinner each night as well.

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