2016 Guide to Vacation Bible School in San Antonio

Summertime is fast approaching, and along with a number of summer camps being offered in the Alamo City, Vacation Bible School is a favorite summer activity for many local families. Vacation Bible School offers children a chance to immerse themselves in a week-long camp with a biblical theme. Crafts, games, songs, and fun are common threads in VBS programs. With close to 40 programs being offered in and around San Antonio, there’s a program to suit almost any family’s summer schedule. Please let us know if there are any we need to add by clicking on the button at the end of this guide! And don’t forget to check directly with the church to confirm times, dates, and details.

2016 Guide to Vacation Bible School in San Antonio

June

Abiding Presence Lutheran Church

Dates: June 20–24
Times: 9:00–11:30 A.M.
Ages: Kindergarten–5th grade
Theme: Surprise! Discovering the Stories of Jesus
Cost: Free

Alamo Heights United Methodist Church

Dates: June 13–17
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Kinder–5th grade (Fall 2016)
Theme: Cave Quest: Following Jesus the Light of the World
Cost: $30 per child if registered before May 6

Castle Hills Church

Dates: June 13–16
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Theme: Submerged: Finding Truth Below The Surface
Cost: Free

*Information will be on the website soon.

Christ Episcopal Church

Dates: June 6–9
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Four years–5th grade
Theme: Egypt: Joseph’s Journey from Prison to Palace
Cost: $25 per child with $50 max

Coker UMC

Dates: June 26–June 29
Times: 8:45 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Entering Kinder–completed 5th grade
Theme: Surf Shack: Catch the Wave of God’s Amazing Love
Cost: $5 per child

Colonial Hills United Methodist Church

Dates: June 27–June 30
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Three years–5th grade
Theme: Expedition Norway
Cost: $25.00 per child. Early registration (before May 22): $15.00 per child. Maximum registration per family (at same address): $50.00. Free registration for children of 4-day volunteers.

Concordia Lutheran Church

Dates: June 20–24
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Four years–5th grade (Fall 2016)
Theme: Cave Quest: Following Jesus The Light of The World
Cost: Free

Cornerstone Church

Dates: June 14–16
Times: 8:00 A.M.–4:30 P.M.
Ages: Five years–6th grade
Theme: Global Vacation Bible School at Cornerstone Church
Cost: Free; lunch and snacks will be provided.

Crossroads Baptist Church

Dates: June 20–24
Times: 6:00–8:30 P.M.
Ages: Completed Kindergarten–6th grade
Theme: Submerged: Finding Truth Below The Surface
Cost: Free

Crown of Life Lutheran Church

Dates: June 20–23
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Four years–5th grade (completed)
Theme: Barnyard Roundup: Jesus Gathers Us Together
Cost: Free

Destiny Church

Dates: June 20-24
Times: 8:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: 3-12 years old
Theme: Cave Quest: Following Jesus The Light of The World
Cost: Free

Fellowship Bible Church

Dates: June 20–24
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Toddlers–5th grade
Theme: Ocean Commotion: Diving into Noah’s Flood
Cost: Free

*Information session being held on April 24.

First Baptist Church Helotes

Dates: June 20-24
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Four years–5th grade (Fall 2016)
Theme: Ocean Commotion: Diving into Noah’s Flood
Cost: Free

First Baptist Church San Antonio

Dates: June 12–17
Times: 6:00–8:30 P.M.
Ages: Four years–5th grade
Theme: Submerged: Finding Truth Below the Surface
Cost: Free

First Baptist Church Universal City

Dates: June 13–16, Family Night on the 16th.
Times: 8:30 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Four years–5th grade
Theme: Submerged: Finding Truth Below The Surface
Cost: Free

*Registration link on website will be live the first weekend in May.

First Chinese Baptist Church

Dates: June 20–24
Times: 6:15–9:00 P.M.
Ages: Three years (before September 1, 2015)–8th grade
Theme: Cave Quest: Following Jesus The Light of The World
Cost: Free

First Presbyterian Church

Dates: June 20–24
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Pre-K–5th grade (Fall 2016)
Theme: Submerged: Dive Deeper into God’s Word
Cost: $10 registration fee (aftercare available until 5:30 P.M. for $25/day or $100/week)

First United Methodist Church New Braunfels

Dates: June 13–17
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Four years–6th grade (Fall 2016)
Theme: Egypt: Joseph’s Journey from Prison to Palace
Cost: Free ($3 for a T-shirt)

Grace Bible Church La Vernia

Dates: June 13–17
Times: 5:30–8:30 P.M.
Ages: Three years–5th grade (Fall 2016)
Theme: Cave Quest: Following Jesus The Light of The World
Cost: Free

Grace Point Church (Medical Center Campus)

Dates: June 26–29
Times: 6:00–9:00 P.M.
Ages: Four years (by June 1st)–5th grade
Theme: Submerged: Finding Truth Below The Surface
Cost: $5 per child

Grace Point Church (West Campus)

Dates: June 12–15
Times: 6:00–9:00 P.M.
Ages: Four years (by June 1st)–5th grade
Theme: Submerged: Finding Truth Below The Surface
Cost: $5 per child

Holy Trinity Catholic Church

Dates: June 13–17
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Kindergarten–6th grade (Fall 2016)
Theme: Cave Quest: Following Jesus The Light of The World
Cost: May 1st – May 15th: $35.00, May 16th – May 31st: $40.00, After June 1st: $45.00 (per child)

Oxford United Methodist Church

Dates: June 27–July 1
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: 3 years (must be 3 by June 1)–5th grade (Fall 2016)
Theme: Cave Quest: Following Jesus The Light of The World
Cost: $15 per child (includes t-shirt, daily snacks, crafts, and bible buddies)

Parkhills Baptist Church

Dates: June 27–30
Times: 9:30 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Completed Kindergarten–5th grade
Theme: Submerged: Finding The Truth Below The Surface
Cost: Free

Redeemer Presbyterian Church

Dates: June 21–24
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Completed Kindergarten–5th grade
Theme: God’s Plan for You
Cost: $10 per child with a $35 cap per family

Shearer Hills Baptist Church

Dates: June 5–9
Times: 6:30–8:30 P.M.
Ages: Three years (by September 1, 2015)–5th grade
Theme: Submerged: Finding Truth Below The Surface
Cost: Free

St. Anthony de Padua

Dates: June 20–24
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Four years–6th grade (Fall 2016)
Theme: Cave Quest: Following Jesus The Light of The World
Cost: $30 (one child), $55 (two children), $85 (three children or more)

St. Brigid Catholic Church

Dates: June 20–24
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Pre-K–5th grade
Theme: Barnyard Roundup: Jesus Gathers Us Together
Cost: $20 for first child, $10 each additional child

St. John’s Lutheran Church & Academy

Dates: June 13–17
Times: 8:30 A.M.–3:30 P.M.
Ages: Kinder–5th grade
Theme: Superheroes and Saints
Cost: $75 per child, sack lunch required, scholarships available on need basis

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

Dates: June 13-17
Time: 9:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.
Ages: 4 years-5th grade
Theme: Cave Quest: Following Jesus The Light of The World
Cost: $25 per child (family cap of $75)

*Link available on church website soon.

St. Mark's Episcopal Church

Dates: June 20–23
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Four years–6th grade (Fall 2016)
Theme: Egypt: Joseph’s Journey from Prison to Palace
Cost: $20 per child with a family cap of $40

St. Paul Lutheran Church

Dates: June 26–30
Times: 6:00–8:30 P.M.
Ages: Three years–adult
Theme: Christmas in June
Cost: $10 per child with a $20 cap per family

St. Thomas Episcopal Church

Dates: June 6–10
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Four years–5th grade
Theme: Creative You: Made in God’s Image
Cost: Free

Stonebridge Baptist Church

Dates: June 12–16
Times: 6:00–8:00 P.M.
Theme: Submerged: Finding Truth Below the Surface

*Call (210) 688-0842 for more information.

Triumphant Lutheran Church

Dates: June 13–17
Theme: Surf Shack: Catch the Wave of God’s Amazing Love

*Call (210) 651-9090 for more information.

True Vine Baptist Church

Dates: June 13–17
Times: 6:00 –9:00 P.M.
Ages: 2 years to adult
Theme: Submerged: Finding The Truth Below The Surface
Cost: Free

True Vision Church

Dates: June 6–9
Times: 6:45.–9:00 P.M.
Ages: Three years+
Theme: Submerged: Finding The Truth Below The Surface
Cost: Free

Wayside Chapel

Dates: June 13–17
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Completed Kinder–5th grade
Theme: Cave Quest: Following Jesus The Light of The World
Cost: $10 per child (scholarships are available)

Woodlake Baptist Church

Dates: June 13–17
Times: 6:00–9:15 P.M.
Ages: Four years–12th grade
Theme: Submerged: Finding Truth Below The Surface
Cost: Free

University Baptist Church

Dates: June 26–30
Times: 6:00–8:30 P.M.
Ages: Infant–adult
Theme: Submerged: Finding Truth Below The Surface
Cost: Free

University UMC

Dates: June 14–17
Times: 8:45 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Entering Kindergarten–5th grade; two-, three-, and four-year-olds may attend with an adult volunteer
Theme: Deep Sea Discovery: God Is With Me Wherever I Go
Cost: Free

July

Bracken UMC

Dates: July 18–22
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:15 P.M.
Ages: Three years–5th grade
Theme: Surf Shack: Catch The Wave of God’s Love
Cost: $15 for one child, $10 for additional children in the same family (max $35)

Bulverde UMC

Dates: July 12–15
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Four years–6th grade (Fall of 2016)
Theme: Surf Shack: Catch The Wave of God’s Amazing Love
Cost: Free

Churchill Baptist Church

Dates: July 20–24
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Four years–5th grade (completed)
Theme: Cave Quest: Following Jesus The Light of The World
Cost: Free

Community Bible Church

Dates: July 18–21
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Theme: Team Jesus
Ages: Completed Kinder–5th grade
Cost: $10 per child

Hope Arise UMC

Dates: July 25–28
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Theme: Surf Shack: Catching the Wave of God’s Love
Ages: Pre-K 4–entering 6th grade
Cost: $10 (shirt optional $10)

Laurel Heights UMC

Dates: July 11–15
Times: 8:30 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Four years–6th grade (Fall of 2016)
Theme: Surf Shack: Catch The Wave of God’s Amazing Love
Cost: Free

Northside Church of Christ

Dates: July 25–28
Times: 9:30 A.M.–12:30 P.M.
Ages: 3 years by March 1–5th grade (Fall 2016)
Cost: $7 per child (for the cost of a t-shirt)

Northwest Hills Baptist Church

Dates: July 11–15
Times: 6:30 P.M.–8:30 P.M.
Ages: Pre-K–6th grade
Theme: Egypt: Joseph’s Journey from Prison to Palace
Cost: Free

Spring Creek United Methodist Church

Dates: July 18–22
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Four years–5th grade (Fall 2016); 6th graders and older children are welcome to volunteer
Theme: Surf Shack: Catch The Wave of God’s Amazing Love
Cost: Free

St. Andrew's United Methodist Church

Dates: July 11–15
Times: 9:00 –11:30 A.M.
Ages: 4 years as of September 1, 2015 – entering 4th grade
Theme: Cave Quest: Following Jesus The Light of The World
Cost: $15 per child ($5 for any additional children in the same family)

St. David’s Episcopal Church

Dates: July 11–15
Times: 8:30 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Two years–5th grade
Theme: Cave Quest: Following Jesus The Light of The World
Cost: $35 (ages two–three years); $25 (ages four years–5th grade); after school care available for $40 (Monday–Thursday).

St. Pius X Catholic Church

Dates: July 18–22
Theme: Cave Quest: Following Jesus The Light of The World

*Email Stephanie Kristek ([email protected]) for more information.

Summit Christian Center

Dates: July 25–30
Ages: Kindergarten–6th grade
Theme: Cave Quest: Following Jesus The Light of The World
Cost: Free

Travis Park UMC

Dates: July 11–15
Times: 9:00 A.M.–3:00 P.M.
Theme: Surf Shack: Catch the Wave of God’s Love

*Contact Carol Kohrs at (210)226-8341 x334 or at [email protected] for more information.

Trinity Baptist Church

Dates: July 27–31
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Two years–6th grade
Cost: Free

Woodland Baptist Church

Dates: July 11–15
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Completed Kindergarten–5th grade
Theme: Cave Quest: Following Jesus The Light of The World
Cost: Free

*Registration begins June 1.

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One Response to 2016 Guide to Vacation Bible School in San Antonio

  1. Bonita April 18, 2016 at 3:47 pm #

    I love the layout this year! Makes it very easy to find a close church!