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2017 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 one 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.

2017 Guide to Vacation Bible School in San Antonio

June

Abiding Presence Lutheran Church

Dates: June 12–16
Times: 9:00–11:30 A.M.
Ages: Kindergarten–5th grade
Theme: TBD
Cost: Free

Alamo Heights United Methodist Church

Dates: June 12–16
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Kinder–5th grade (Fall 2016)
Theme: Maker Fun Factory: Created by God, Built for a Purpose
Cost: $30 per child if registered before May 5

Castle Hills Church

Dates: June 6
Times: 8:00 A.M.–4:30 P.M.
Ages: 1st–5th grade
Theme: Adventure Days
Cost: Free

*Information will be on the website soon.

Christ Episcopal Church

Dates: June 5–8
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Four years–5th grade
Theme: Rome: Paul and the Underground Church
Cost: $25 per child with $50 max

Coker UMC

Dates: June 26–June 29
Times: 8:45 A.M.–12:15 P.M.
Ages: Entering Kinder–completed 5th grade
Theme: Maker Fun Factory: Created by God, Built for a Purpose
Cost: $5 per child

Colonial Hills United Methodist Church

Dates: June 26–June 30
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Three years–5th grade
Theme: Passport to Peru: Discovering God’s Good Gifts
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 12–16
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Four years–5th grade (Fall 2017)
Theme: Maker Fun Factory: Created by God, Built for a Purpose
Cost: Free

Cornerstone Church

Dates: June 13–15
Times: 8:00 A.M.–4:30 P.M.
Ages: Five years–6th grade (Fall 2017)
Theme: Kingdom VBS at Cornerstone Church
Cost: Free; lunch and snacks will be provided.

Crossroads Baptist Church

Dates: June 26–30
Times: 6:00–8:30 P.M.
Ages: Completed Kindergarten–6th grade
Theme: Galactic Starveyors: Discovering The God of The Universe
Cost: Free

Crown of Life Lutheran Church

Dates: June 19–22
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Four years–5th grade (completed)
Theme: Mighty Fortress: In Jesus, the Victory Is Won!
Cost: Free

First Baptist Church Helotes

Dates: June 19-23
Times: 5:30–8:30 P.M.
Ages: Four years–5th grade (Fall 2017)
Theme: Hero Central
Cost: Free

First Baptist Church San Antonio

Dates: June 11–15
Times: 6:00–8:30 P.M.
Ages: Four years–5th grade (Fall 2017)
Theme: Galactic Adventure
Cost: Free

First Baptist Church Universal City

Dates: June 12–15
Times: 9:00–11:00 A.M.
Ages: Four years–5th grade (Fall 2017)
Theme: TBA
Cost: Free

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

First Chinese Baptist Church

Dates: June 19–23
Times: 6:15–9:00 P.M.
Ages: Three years (before September 1, 2016)–8th grade
Theme: Maker Fun Factory: Built by God, Created for a Purpose
Cost: Free

First Presbyterian Church

Dates: June 19–23
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Pre-K–5th grade (Fall 2017)
Theme: Hero Central
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 19–23
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Four years–6th grade (Fall 2017)
Theme: Hero Central
Cost: Free 

Holy Trinity Catholic Church

Dates: June 12–16
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Kindergarten–6th grade (Fall 2017)
Theme: Maker Fun Factory: Built by God, Created for a Purpose
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: TBA
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: 3 years (must be 3 by June 1)–5th grade (Fall 2017)
Theme: TBA
Cost: $15 per child (includes t-shirt, daily snacks, crafts, and bible buddies)

Parkhills Baptist Church

Dates: June 26–29
Times: 9:30 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Completed Kindergarten–5th grade
Theme: Galatic Starveyors
Cost: Free

Redeemer Presbyterian Church

Dates: June 20–23
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Completed Kindergarten–5th grade
Theme: TBA
Cost: $10 per child with a $35 cap per family

Shearer Hills Baptist Church

Dates: June 4–7
Times: 6:30–8:30 P.M.
Ages: Entering Kindergarten–6th Grade
Theme: Camp Out: Getting S’more of Jesus
Cost: Free

St. Anthony de Padua

Dates: June 19–23
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Four years–6th grade (Fall 2017)
Theme: Maker Fun Factory: Created by God, Built for a Purpose
Cost: $40 (one child), $95 (maximum per family)

St. Brigid Catholic Church

Dates: TBA
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Pre-K–5th grade
Theme: TBA
Cost: $20 for first child, $10 each additional child

St. John’s Lutheran Church & Academy

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

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

Dates: June 12-16
Time: 9:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.
Ages: 4 years-5th grade
Theme: Maker Fun Factory: Built by God, Created for a Purpose
Cost: $25 per child (family cap of $75)

*Link available on church website soon.

St. Mark's Episcopal Church

Dates: June 5–9
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Four years–6th grade (Fall 2017)
Theme: Journey to Nazareth
Cost: $20 per child with a family cap of $40

St. Paul Lutheran Church

Dates: June 25–29
Times: 6:00–8:30 P.M., dinner served 5:15 P.M.
Ages: Three years–adult
Theme: Go Fish: Victory in Jesus
Cost: $10 per child with a $20 cap per family

Triumphant Lutheran Church

Dates: June 26–30
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: 3+
Theme: Hero Central: Discover Your Strength in God
Cost: $10 per child with a $30 maximum per family

True Vine Baptist Church

Dates: June 26–30
Times: 6:00 –9:00 P.M.
Ages: 2 years to adult
Theme: Galactic Starveyors
Cost: Free

Wayside Chapel

Dates: June 12–16
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Completed Kinder–5th grade
Theme: Maker Fun Factory: Created by God, Built for a Purpose
Cost: $10 per child (scholarships are available) Younger children may attend if a parent is volunteering. Cost includes a t-shirt iron-on, yummy snacks, crafts, and lunch on Friday.

Woodlake Baptist Church

Dates: June 12–16
Times: 6:00–9:15 P.M.
Ages: Four years–12th grade
Theme: Maker Fun Factory: Created by God, Built for a Purpose
Cost: Free

University Baptist Church

Dates: June 25–29
Times: 6:00–8:30 P.M.
Ages: Infant–adult
Theme: Galatic Starveyors
Cost: Free

University UMC

Dates: June 20–23
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: Camp Out: Getting S’more of Jesus
Cost: Free

July

Bracken UMC

Dates: July 17–21
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:15 P.M.
Ages: Three years–5th grade
Theme: TBA
Cost: $15 for one child, $10 for additional children in the same family (max $35)

Bulverde UMC

Dates: July 11–14
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Four years–6th grade (Fall of 2017)
Theme: Hero Central
Cost: Free

Churchill Baptist Church

Dates: July 24–28
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Four years–entering 6th grade 
Theme: TBA
Cost: Free

Community Bible Church

Dates: July 17–20
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Theme: Grand Prix
Ages: Completed Kinder–5th grade
Cost: $10 per child

Hope Arise UMC

Dates: TBA
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Theme: Hero Central
Ages: Pre-K 4–entering 6th grade
Cost: $10 (shirt optional $10)

Laurel Heights UMC

Dates: July 10–14
Times: 8:30 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Four years–6th grade (Fall of 2017)
Theme: Hero Central
Cost: Free

Northside Church of Christ

Dates: July 17–20
Times: 9:30 A.M.–12:30 P.M.
Ages: 3 years by March 1–5th grade (Fall 2017)
Theme: Maker Fun Factory: Built by God, Created for a Purpose
Cost: $7 per child (for the cost of a t-shirt)

Northwest Hills Baptist Church

Dates: July 10–14
Times: 6:30 P.M.–8:30 P.M.
Ages: Pre-K–6th grade
Theme: Maker Fun Factory: Created by God, Built for a Purpose
Cost: Free

Spring Creek United Methodist Church

Dates: June 27–29
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Four years–5th grade (Fall 2017); 6th graders and older children are welcome to volunteer
Theme: Hero Central
Cost: Free

St. Andrew's United Methodist Church

Dates: June 19-23
Times: 9:00 –11:30 A.M.
Ages: 4 years as of June 1, 2017 – entering 5th grade
Theme: TBA
Cost: $20 per child ($50 family maximum)

St. David’s Episcopal Church

Dates: July 10–14
Times: 8:30 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Two years–5th grade
Theme: Maker Fun Factory: Created by God, Built for a Purpose
Cost: $35 (ages two–three years); $25 (ages four years–5th grade); after school care available for $40 (Monday–Thursday).

Travis Park UMC

Dates: July 10–14
Times: 9:00 A.M.–3:00 P.M.
Theme: TBA

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

True Vision Church

Dates: July 17–20
Times: 6:45.–9:00 P.M.
Ages: Three years+
Theme: TBA
Cost: Free

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