Guide to Vacation Bible Schools

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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 {2021}

Clintonville

Immaculate Conception

See website for additional information for plans for Vacation Bible School this summer.

Our Lady of Peace

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

Dublin

Dublin Baptist Church

June 20- June 23rd, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.| Food trucks will begin each night at 4:30, followed by VBS. It is for kids Kindergarten – 6th grade. Registration is online.

Indian Run United Methodist Church of Dublin

Decision has not yet been made for 2021!

Northwest Chapel

Will be back in 2022!

Northwest Presbyterian Church

July 12- 16, 2021 | Registration is at the end of May. See the calendar for more information.

St. Brigid of Kildare

Will only be offered to those enrolled in summer enrichment!

St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church

July 12- July 16, 2021 | This year, they will celebrate together both at home and in person (outdoors). Registration begins May 1.

Dublin Presbyterian Church

Their annual Vacation Bible School takes place during the evening and is one week long, normally in the month of June.

Amlin UMC

See website for registration!

Delaware

Liberty Presbyterian Church

July 26- July 30, 2021 | Preschool through 5th grade can register after April 5, 2021.

Gahanna

Stonybrook Church VBS

July 21 – July 25, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Ages 4 (potty trained) through 4th grade

Mifflin Presbyterian Church VBS

As of now, VBS has been postponed.

Peace Lutheran VBS

June 14 – 18, 2021 and June 21-25, 2021  from 9:00 a.m.- Noon | Two sessions this year to help keep numbers down!

Granville

Granville Vacation Bible School 

June 13, 2021 is the kickoff -Families are invited to pack a picnic dinner and meet at Wildwood Park from 6-7 pm. This year BOLT will be offered which is an online VBS. Families can register for free to participate in this online event. You will find videos, games, coloring pages, and origami instructions for VBS fun in the comfort of your own home.

This week of fun is hosted by Centenary UMC, First Presbyterian, St. Edwards, St. Luke’s, and United Church of Granville.

Grove City

First Presbyterian Church of Grove City

Hope to hold in person VBS in 2021. Check website in Spring for dates!

Hilliard

Northwest Bible Church

July 19- July 23, 2021 | Vacation Bible School will be a fun and safe environment for your kids, July 19–23, 2021. We’ll be making lots of changes this year with attendance policies, class arrangements, and, of course, COVID-19 protocols.

Marysville

Marysville Church of Christ

Dates aren’t listed on the church website, but it does say there is a different theme each year. VBS is open to all children age 4 through 6th grade. Hope to hold this year!

Marysville Grace

June 21-25, 2021 | For kids who attended Kindergarten through 6th grade in the 2020-2021 school year. Mystery Island is the theme! There is no cost, but donations are accepted for a missions project. There is a FAQ section and a lot of details about this VBS Camp on the Marysville Grace website.

New Albany

Church of the Resurrection

Check back often- hope to hold this event in 2021!

Jersey Church

Junly 19-22, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | VBS for ages 4- 5th grade.

New Albany Presbyterian Church

July 26 – 30, 2021 | Ages 4 years through 4th grade. Registration begins in May.

Pickerington

Violet Baptist Church VBS

Check facebook page for updates on this summer’s program!

Peace UMC VBS

Check website for 2021 updates!

Plain City

Jerome Church

Typically hold a community-based VBS at the end of May and VBS on multiple dates in July. Check their website for updates!

Powell

Liberty Presbyterian Church

July 26 – July 30, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Preschool through 5th grade. Registration opens April 15. This year will be an outdoor adventure!

New Hope Church

June 7 – June 11, 2021  with two sessions this year! Daytime and evening times- registration is open! $40 per kid.

Powell United Methodist Church

June 6- June 10, 2021  from 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. is the evening session. Dinner is served from 5:30 pm – 5:55 pm.

June 7 – June 11, 2021 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

Updates on dates coming soon for 2021!

Reynoldsburg

Reynoldsburg UMC

June 28 – 1, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. – Noon |  Pre-K through current 4th Grade- Registration open now!

Reynoldsburg Baptist Church

August 9-13, 2021 | Register after April 15 for ages Kindergarten through 6th grade

Sunbury

Sunbury Christian Church

July 18-21, 2021 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:40 p.m.

Westerville

St. Paul’s Catholic Church

Last year was a staycation VBS, but hope to be in person this year!

Church of the Messiah

Stay tuned for dates for 2021!

Westerville Christian Church

June 6-10, 2021 | 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 26- July 29, 2021 | See website for more info soon!

Worthington

Saint Michael’s Church

No VBS this year!

Worthington Presbyterian Church

June 26-30, 2021 | Updates will be added about class size and outdoor location!

All Saints Lutheran Church

June 12- 16, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | The theme is treasured!

St. John’s Episcopal Church

Monday evenings in June from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.- will meet in person as long as county remains at level 2.

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church

Website to be updated soon!

Linworth Baptist Church

June 20-25, 2021. Registration begins April 18.

Upper Arlington/Grandview Heights

Riverside United Methodist Church

More information to come so be sure to check their website often.

Covenant Presbyterian Church

Dates to be announced soon!  Sign up is mid-April and cost is $25.

Upper Arlington Lutheran Church

Save the date for June 13, 2021! More info to come!

St. Christopher Parish

Check website for updates!

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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15 COMMENTS

  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 mbccolumbus.org

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