Guide to Vacation Bible Schools


Summer is a great opportunity to enroll your kids in Vacation Bible School! Each camp gives your children the chance to explore their senses, make new friends, and there is a valuable topic to focus on each day. It’s also typically cheap or FREE and full of arts, crafts, games and songs! Most Vacation Bible Schools are welcome to the general public, so you do not have to be members of the church. Your kids will leave the week gaining confidence, friends, and a meaningful message. Browse your area of town and get signed up today! If you are looking for other fun activities for your children this summer, be sure to check out our comprehensive list of Summer Camps.

Guide to Vacation Bible Schools {2023}

Canal Winchester

Peace Free Lutheran Church

July 16-20, 2023 from 6:15 p.m.- 8:30 p.m., with dinner served before from 5:30-6:15 p.m. The theme this year is God’s Living Water. FREE


Immaculate Conception

VBS is a Monday through Friday program offered from July 17-21, 2023, scheduled for 9 a.m. to 12 Noon. Children, ages 4 to those entering 5th grade, ie for Fall 2023.

Our Lady of Peace

Vacation Bible School is typically held in July, check the website for updates.


Dublin Baptist Church

June 18-22, 2023 from 6-8:30 pm. The theme is Ready, Set, Move!

Indian Run United Methodist Church of Dublin

June 19-23, 2023. Sign up today!

Northwest Chapel

June 12-16, 2023

Northwest Presbyterian Church

July 10- 13, 2023 | Sign up now!

St. Brigid of Kildare

June 19, 2023- June 23, 2023

St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church

July 17- July 21, 2023 | $30.00 for registration before July 1st or $35.00 for late registration (after July 1st)

Dublin Presbyterian Church

Their annual VBS takes place during the evening and is one week long, normally in the month of June. Kids from DPC and the greater community ages Pre-K to 5th grade participate in Bible lessons, crafts, and games. A light dinner is served each night.

Amlin UMC

They are planning to host an in-person Vacation Bible School this summer!  Mark your calendars for July 17-20, 2023, and get ready for fun!


Liberty Presbyterian Church

Monday, July 24-Friday, July 28
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Children in Preschool (potty-trained and acclimated to a preschool setting) through Fifth Grade attend the program.


Stonybrook Church VBS

June 5, 2023- July 8, 2023 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | A free dinner starting at 5:00 pm. At 6:00 pm, VBS will begin and will conclude at 8:00 pm. On June 8 from 6:00-8:00 pm, there will be a family party with food and games, and will be a good time for the whole family! Sign your child up today by clicking here and if interested sign yourself or a youth here to volunteer and allow yourself or youth to be transformed too!

Mifflin Presbyterian Church VBS

July 10- July 14, 2023- Sign up today!

Peace Lutheran VBS

June 19- 23, 2023 | 3..2..1…Blast off theme! $40 per kid with an $80 dollar family max!


Granville Vacation Bible School 

June 5-9, 2023 is the kickoff-Granville Ecumenical VBS provides Christian programming, fellowship, and fun for children, aged 4 – rising sixth grade, utilizing teen and adult volunteers from the community. They strive to build relationships across congregational lines by focusing on our common beliefs.

Grove City

First Presbyterian Church of Grove City

June 19-June 23,2023 | Ages Pre-k-6th grade and sign-ups are coming soon!


Northwest Bible Church

Join them June 19–23, 9am–Noon or 6–9pm, in a world of wonder that will delight our senses while captivating our hearts and minds at The Great Jungle Journey: An Epic Cruise from Genesis to Revelation.


Marysville Church of Christ

Vacation Bible School (VBS) is an annual event at the Marysville Church of Christ. Each year they create a theme that they believe will connect children. Through VBS, they teach children God’s word through a high-energy atmosphere using drama, crafts, stories, songs, etc. VBS is open to all children age 4 through 6th grade.

Marysville Grace

June 26-June 30 | Excitement and adventure await from the first minute of each day when kids gather in the Great Hall for a high-energy beginning.  Afterward, they will rotate through snacks, games, crafts, and a Bible teaching time.  For the last 30 minutes of the morning, everyone heads back to the Great Hall for the closing for more fun with our Emcees, an announcement of our daily contest winners, and our highly anticipated daily drama!

New Albany

Church of the Resurrection

Evening and Morning Session: Evening session:  Sunday June 18 – Thursday June 22  6:00-8:40 pm

Morning session:  Monday,, June 19 – Friday, June 23   9:00am-Noon
**The morning session is full for grades K-5 (unless you are volunteering). Spaces remain for the preschool session.

Jersey Church

July 17-20, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | VBS for ages 4 – 5th grade.

New Albany Presbyterian Church

July 31- August 4, 2023 | Ages 4 years through 4th grade. Registration begins in May.


Violet Baptist Church VBS

Mega Sports camp will be held June 18-20 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Through action-packed sports training sessions mixed with interactive rallies, kids will have fun in this years theme- GOOD VIBES ONLY.


July 10 – 14 from 9 am – noon for four-year-olds – kids entering grades 1-6. $20 fee.

Plain City

Jerome Church

May 31-June 3, 2023 | This year they will be offering two session times (morning and afternoon). Please select the morning OR afternoon session (not both) when registering. Registration is FREE and includes a participant t-shirt and all supplies, and is available to kids ages Preschool* through 5th grade**. Registration deadline is May 29*** and capacity is limited. Pre-registration is required.


Liberty Presbyterian Church

Monday, July 24-Friday, July 28, 2023
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.| Children in Preschool (potty-trained and acclimated to a preschool setting) through Fifth Grade attend the program.

New Hope Church

June 12 – June 16, 2023|  Two sessions this year! Daytime and evening times- registration is open! $40 per kid.

Powell United Methodist Church

June 5- June 9, 2023  from 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. is the evening session. Dinner is served from 5:30 pm – 5:55 pm.

June 5 – June 9, 2023 is the morning session from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. | Registration is open and slots are filling up. The VBS Camp is offered for children in preschool (fully potty trained) through 6th grade.

Saint Joan of Arc

Please see their website to see about registering this year in 2023!


Reynoldsburg UMC

June 19 – 22, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. – Noon |  Pre-K through current 4th Grade- Registration open now!

Reynoldsburg Baptist Church

June 19-23, 2023 | Register after April 15 for ages Kindergarten through 6th grade


Sunbury Christian Church

Outta This World VBX will be held on July 9-13 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.


Church of the Messiah

June 27-June 29, 2023

Westerville Christian Church

June 12-16, 2023 | 6:30 p.m. -8:45 p.m. This year the church is taking VBS to the streets! They are having a Totally 80’s neighborhood block party” in the evenings. Registration opens May 2. 

Genoa Baptist

July 24- July 26, 2023 | See website for more info soon!

Grace Lutheran

July 23- July 26 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Launch kids on a cosmic quest where they’ll have a blast shining Jesus’ light to the world. Stellar rockets kids on an out-of-this-world adventure that’s light years of faith-building fun.


Saint Michael’s Church

Check back soon for plans for 2023!

Worthington Presbyterian Church

June 5-9, 2023 | Join them at the Mirolo Pavilion as they dance, craft and play their way in the light of God! Be a Hero and spread the word! Children in Preschool through Fifth Grade are invited to attend the program. Click the button below to register your child or sign up to volunteer. Cost is $25.00 per child and financial assistance is available upon request.

All Saints Lutheran Church

June 19- 23, 2023 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | The theme is twists and turns!

St. John’s Episcopal Church

Monday evenings in June from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.- (4 consecutive Mondays in June)

Linworth Baptist Church

June 26-30, 2023. Registration begins soon!

Upper Arlington/Grandview Heights

Riverside United Methodist Church

July 31-August 4

Covenant Presbyterian Church

June 12-15, 2023.

Upper Arlington Lutheran Church

Save the date for June 26-30, 2023! More info to come!

St. Christopher Parish

Check website for updates! Announcement soon!

As you can see, there are a lot of options all around the city! If you are a member of a church that you know is offering a VBS this summer and we didn’t include it in this Vacation Bible Schools list, please let us know. As always check websites for updates or changes to price, date, or time. Don’t miss out on this educational, fun, and affordable way to make summer memories!

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  1. Time Lab VBS June 25-29, 9:00am-12pm, July 1, 10:45-3:00 closing program/family picnic at Maranatha Baptist Church in West side Columbus
    4663 Trabue Rd, Columbus OH 43228
    4yrs – entering 8th grade
    Register online at

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