2018 Vacation Bible Schools 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.

2018 Guide to Vacation Bible School in San Antonio

June

Alamo Heights United Methodist Church

Dates: June 11–15
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Kinder–5th grade (Fall 2018)
Theme: Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus
Cost: $35 per child if registered before May 5

Christ Episcopal Church

Dates: June 4–7
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Four years–5th grade
Theme: Babylon: Daniel’s Courage in Captivity
Cost: $25 per child with $50 max

Coker UMC

Dates: June 25–June 28
Times: 8:45 A.M.–12:15 P.M.
Ages: Entering Kinder–completed 5th grade
Theme: TBD
Cost: $5 per child

Colonial Hills United Methodist Church

Dates: June 25–June 29
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Three years–5th grade
Theme: Discover Kenya: Love God, Love Others
Cost: $30.00 per child for first two children in a family. $15.00 per additional child. Register before May 18 to get a free t-shirt. 

Concordia Lutheran Church

Dates: June 11–15
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Four years–5th grade (Fall 2018)
Theme: Shipwrecked: Rescued By Jesus
Cost: Free

Cornerstone Church

Dates: June 12–14
Times: 8:00 A.M.–4:30 P.M.
Ages: Five years (June 2018)–6th grade (Fall 2018)
Theme: Epic: The Greatest Story Ever Told
Cost: Free; lunch and snacks will be provided.

First Baptist Church Helotes

Dates: June 25-29
Times: 5:30–8:30 P.M.
Ages: Four years–5th grade (Fall 2018)
Theme: Game On!
Cost: Free

First Baptist Church San Antonio

Dates: June 18–22
Times: 6:00–8:30 P.M.
Ages: Four years–5th grade (Fall 2018)
Theme: Game On!
Cost: Free

First Baptist Church Universal City

Dates: June 25–28
Times: 8:30 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Four years–5th grade (Fall 2018)
Theme: Shipwrecked: Rescued By Jesus
Cost: Free

First Chinese Baptist Church

Dates: June 18–22
Times: 6:00–8:45 P.M.
Ages: Three years (before September 1, 2018)–8th grade
Theme: Game On!
Cost: Free

First Presbyterian Church

Dates: June 18–22
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Pre-K–5th grade (Fall 2018)
Theme: TBD
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 18–22
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Four years–6th grade (Fall 2018)
Theme: Rolling River Rampage, Experience the Ride of a Lifetime with God!
Cost: Free 

Holy Trinity Catholic Church

Dates: June 18–22
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: 5–11 years old
Theme: Shipwrecked: Rescued By Jesus
Cost: May 1st – May 15th: $35.00, May 16th – May 31st: $40.00, After June 1st: $45.00 (per child)

Hope Center Church

Dates: June 26–29
Times: 7:00 –9:00 P.M.
Ages: Pre-K–5th grade (Fall 2018)
Theme: TBD
Cost: Free

Huisache Avenue Baptist Church

Dates: June 11–15
Times: 5:30 –7:30 P.M.
Ages: 3 years-adults
Theme: Jungle River Adventure: Ride The Current to God’s Perfect Plan
Cost: Free

Lackland Baptist Church

Dates: June 24–28
Times: 6:30–8:30 P.M.
Ages: Infants–adults
Theme: Moose on the Loose
Cost: Free

Parkhills Baptist Church

Dates: June 24–28
Times: 6:30–8:45 P.M.
Ages: Completed Kindergarten–5th grade
Theme: Game On!
Cost: Free

Redeemer Presbyterian Church

Dates: June 19–22
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Completed Kindergarten–5th grade
Theme: SonQuest Rainforest
Cost: Before June 1, $10 per child with a $35 cap per family. After June 1, $15 per child with a $50 cap per family.

Shearer Hills Baptist Church

Dates: June 18–21
Times: 6:30–8:30 P.M.
Ages: Entering Kindergarten–6th Grade
Theme: Amped!
Cost: Free

St. Andrew's United Methodist Church

Dates: June 24-28
Times: 9:00–11:30 A.M.
Ages: 4 years as of June 1, 2018 – entering 5th grade
Theme: Hero Central
Cost: $20 per child ($50 family maximum)

St. Anthony de Padua

Dates: June 11–15
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Four years–6th grade (Fall 2018)
Theme: TBD
Cost: $40 (one child), $95 (maximum per family)

St. Brigid Catholic Church

Dates: June 18–22
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:30 P.M.
Ages: 3–12 years old 
Theme: Shipwrecked: Rescued By Jesus
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 18-22
Time: 9:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.
Ages: 4 years-5th grade
Theme: Shipwrecked: Rescued By Jesus
Cost: $25 per child (family cap of $75)

St. Mark's Episcopal Church

Dates: June 18–21
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Four years–6th grade (Fall 2018)
Theme: Babylon: Daniel’s Courage in Captivity
Cost: $20 per child with a family cap of $40

St. Paul Lutheran Church

Dates: June 24–28
Times: 6:00–8:30 P.M., dinner served 5:15 P.M.
Ages: Three years–adult
Theme: Time Lab: Discovering Jesus from Eternity Past to Eternity Future
Cost: $10 per child with a $20 cap per family

Triumphant Lutheran Church

Dates: June 10–14
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: 3+ (must be potty trained)
Theme: Rolling River Rampage
Cost: $10 per child with a $30 maximum per family

True Vine Baptist Church

Dates: June 18–22
Times: 6:00 –8:30 P.M.
Ages: 2 years to adult
Theme: Game On!
Cost: Free

Wayside Chapel

Dates: June 18–22
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Completed Kinder–5th grade
Theme: Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus
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.

University Baptist Church

Dates: June 10–14
Times: 6:00–8:30 P.M.
Ages: Infant–adult
Theme: Game On!
Cost: Free

University UMC

Dates: June 18–22
Times: 8:30 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Entering Kindergarten–5th grade; two-, three-, and four-year-olds may attend with an adult volunteer
Theme: Gotta Move! Keepin’ In Step With The Spirit
Cost: Free

July

Abiding Presence Lutheran Church

Dates: July 9–13
Times: 9:00–11:30 A.M.
Ages: Pre-Kindergarten–5th grade
Theme: Maker Fun Factory
Cost: Free

Bracken UMC

Dates: July 16–20
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:15 P.M.
Ages: Three years–5th grade
Theme: Amped: Live Fully Alive
Cost: $15 for one child, $10 for additional children in the same family (max $35)

Bulverde UMC

Dates: July 10–13
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:15 P.M.
Ages: Four years–6th grade (Fall of 2018)
Theme: River Rampage
Cost: Free

Church of Reconciliation

Dates: July 30–August 3
Times: 8:30 A.M.–12:00 P.M.  Breakfast provided
Ages: Rising Kindergarten–5th grade (Fall of 2018)
Theme: Shipwrecked
Cost: Free

Churchill Baptist Church

Dates: July 23–27
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Four years–entering 6th grade 
Theme: Shipwrecked: Rescued By Jesus
Cost: Free

Community Bible Church

Dates: July 23–26
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Theme: Under The Sea
Ages: Completed Kinder–5th grade
Cost: $10 per child

Crossroads Baptist Church

Dates: July 23–27
Times: 6:00–8:30 P.M.
Ages: Completed Kindergarten–6th grade
Theme: TBD
Cost: Free

Crown of Life Lutheran Church

Dates: July 9–12
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Four years–5th grade (completed)
Theme: TBD
Cost: Free

Laurel Heights UMC

Dates: TBD
Times: 8:30 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Four years–6th grade (Fall of 2018)
Theme: TBD
Cost: Free

Northside Church of Christ

Dates: July 30–August 2
Times: 9:30 A.M.–12:30 P.M.
Ages: 3 years by March 1–5th grade (Fall 2018)
Theme: Shipwrecked: Rescued By God
Cost: $7 per child (for the cost of a t-shirt)

Spring Creek United Methodist Church

Dates: July 16–19
Times: 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Four years–5th grade (Fall 2018); 6th graders and older children are welcome to volunteer
Theme: Rolling River Rampage
Cost: Free

St. David’s Episcopal Church

Dates: July 16–20
Times: 8:30 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Ages: Two years–5th grade
Theme: Shipwrecked: Rescued By God
Cost: $35 (ages two–three years); $25 (ages four years–5th grade); after school care available for $40 (Monday–Thursday).

St. Paul Lutheran Church

Dates: July 23–29
Times: 6:30–8:30 P.M.
Ages: Five years–adult
Theme: TBD
Cost: Free

True Vision Church

Dates: July 16–19
Times: 6:45.–9:00 P.M.
Ages: Three years+
Theme: TBA
Cost: Free

Woodlake Baptist Church

Dates: July 9–13
Times: 6:00–9:15 P.M.
Ages: Four years–12th grade
Theme: Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus
Cost: Free

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