Vacation Bible School (VBS) Roundup for Kalamazoo – 2022

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Vacation Bible School for Kids in SW Michigan

On the lookout for a fun camp option for your children this summer? Vacation Bible School events are one option for summer camp for kids to have a blast dancing, singing, crafting and meeting new friends.

Consider adding a VBS session to your summer bucket list in the sunny days ahead and register soon! Most churches open registration in April and May.

Vacation Bible School Intel

  • Duration: Typically 3-5 days
  • Ages: vary by church; most are K-5
  • Cost: many programs are free or have a nominal fee
  • Registration: Many offer online registration; verify sign-up deadline

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Kalamazoo Vacation Bible Schools- 2022

VBS programs listed are open to the public, regardless of religious denomination.

Make sure to visit the hosting church’s website for contact information, registration deadlines, cost, directions and other information.

KZOOKids.com provides the VBS information as a general service to the community. Decisions on participation in any religious-based program are, as always, based on a personal / family decision.


Agape Christian Church - Monumental VBS

609 Cherokee St Kalamazoo, MI 49006

VBS in Kalamazoo

Come join us for a Monumental adventure through the colorful canyons and sunbaked trails of the southwest. By exploring God's awesomeness, kids form a rock-solid faith for the road ahead!

Agape' Kids is excited to offer an in-person VBS this summer. While we continue to monitor current health guidelines we are confident that we can hold a fun and safe VBS for your children.

VBS program is from 5:30pm-8:30pm.


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Berean Baptist Church- Action Day Camp

7813 S 12th Street Portage, MI 49024

VBS in Portage

ACTION DAY CAMP 2022: “KOOKABURRA COAST”
JULY 11-15, 2022

Action Day Camp is an exciting week for children! Hosted by Berean Baptist Church, ADC is a week-long day camp packed with FUN – games, crafts, friends, Fun Trips, Carnival day!

Action Day Camp meets Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. We spend the morning at the church, and most afternoons on Fun Trips such as the zoo, Jungle Joe’s, Kalamazoo Valley Museum, River Oaks Park, or the Nature Center (trips change from year to year).

Campers are placed on teams of 10-15 children led by a counselor (high school senior through adult) and assistant counselors (high school teens).

Register by June 9th to guarantee T-shirt size.

Calvary Bible Church- Zoomerang

855 S Drake Rd Kalamazoo, MI 49009

VBS in Kalamazoo

Join us as we journey through the Australian Outback exploring the wonder and value of life, from the lives of pre-born babies to eternal life in the kingdom of God! We’ll see ya there, mate!

Mon Jul 11– Fri Jul 15, 9AM - Noon


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Cherry Creek Community Church - Monumental VBS

10641 Shaver Rd Portage, MI 49024

VBS in Portage

Give kids a "grand-new" perspective!

Go off-road for a Monumental adventure through the colorful canyons and sunbaked trails of the southwest. By exploring God’s awesomeness, kids form a rock-solid faith for the road ahead.

This in-person VBS includes a daily rotation of stations such as Bible stories, games, singing, snack, and STEM activities. VBS will be from 9 am-noon, Monday through Friday.


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Connections Community Church- Make Waves

11500 N US Hwy 131 Schoolcraft, MI 49087

VBS in Schoolcraft

We think it’s possible for kids and volunteers to create a ripple effect that can impact the world around them in ways they will never forget. God dropped you onto this planet to do the same thing — to make waves.
You’re designed to make positive change in the world. And the kids who show up in your ministry need to believe that about themselves, too.

VBS Schedule:
6:00 pm Doors open for Registration
6:15 pm Auditorium doors and Preshow starts
6:30 pm VBS begins.
8:25 pm kids will be returning to Auditorium and will not be able to be picked up until Leader is able to check them out and verify your pickup.
8:30 pm Student checkout.

Preschool - 4th grade
Preschoolers must be potty trained. 5th grade and up can volunteer.


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North Park Reformed Church - Discovery on Adventure Island VBS

1316 Barney Rd Kalamazoo, MI 49004

VBS in Kalamazoo

From a whimsical lighthouse on an enchanted island, Explorers are guided by a Lighthouse Keeper and Beacon the Puffin on an exciting quest to find five mysterious Infinity Lanterns to help light their way. Using map coordinates from the Reference Book (the Bible), children discover clues to finding each Lantern while learning how God's light shines in the lives of familiar biblical characters in Old and New Testament stories.

VBS happens June 20-24 from 9am-11:30am.


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Oakwood Bible Church- Spark Studios

4100 Oakland Dr Kalamazoo, MI 49008

VBS in Kalamazoo

Spark imagination and kick creativity into high gear at Spark Studios.

Kids will learn that God’s creativity didn’t stop in Genesis. The Master Artist is working to redeem, reclaim, and transform us– His creation–to the design He planned for us. Kids will see the beautiful truth that they are God’s workmanship as they learn to use their talents to bring glory to Him.

VBS will run Monday-Friday, 6:00 PM – 8:15 PM for kids going into Kindergarten through 6th grade.


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Portage Chapel Hill - Adventure Island VBS

7028 Oakland Dr Portage, MI 49024

VBS in Portage

Join us for Discovery on Adventure Island! We will be enjoying songs, crafts, snacks, stories, games and a LOT of fun!

Snacks will be provided - please indicate on your registration if your child has any allergies. Please bring a water bottle, and plan to wear a swimsuit under your clothes on Wednesday, July 13!

This VBS is for 1st-6th graders and is from 6pm-8pm.


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Portage Chapel Hill - Beginners VBS

7028 Oakland Dr Portage, MI 49024

VBS in Portage

Join us for Discovery on Adventure Island! This VBS is designed for pre-readers and kids just beginning their faith journey. Expect lots of music, movement, games and FUN!

Snacks will be provided - please indicate on your registration if your child has any allergies. Please bring a water bottle and a back-up set of clothes. Bring a swimsuit on Wednesday, June 29!

This VBS is for ages 3-6 and is from 10am-12pm each day. Potty trained preferred, but pull-ups are okay if needed.


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Riverside Church - Make Waves VBS

207 E Michigan Ave Three Rivers, MI 49093

VBS in Three Rivers

In this wet and wild VBS, kids will learn that what you do today can change the world around you. When you put your trust in Jesus, you can “make waves” because of His Spirit living inside you. Through fun activities, engaging lessons, and God’s Word, we’ll help kids understand how they can share God’s love with the people around them.

We will be hosting a parent night on the 15th! The whole family is invited to join us for a time of faith, family and fun!

Ages: Kindergarten through 5th grade
Dates: July 12th - 15th
Time: 6pm-8pm
Location: Riverside Church


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Southridge Church - Camp Christmas

6726 Texas Dr Kalamazoo, MI 49009

VBS in Kalamazoo

"Camp Christmas" is open to children entering Kindergarten-5th grade. Monday, June 20th - Thursday, June 23rd from 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Each day will feature two exciting times of worship and teaching, bible time acting, snack, fun games (indoor & outdoor), and STEM activities and crafts.

**PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL VBS PARTICIPANTS AND WILL CLOSE ON FRIDAY, JUNE 10th or when registration is full.**
We will be unable to take WALK-INs, and have capped the enrollment at 250 participants. A waiting list will be available once registration is full.


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St. Catherine of Siena- Monumental VBS

1150 W Centre Ave Portage, MI 49024

VBS in Portage

Go off-road for a Monumental adventure through the colorful canyons
and sunbaked trails of the southwest. By exploring God’s awesomeness,
kids form a rock-solid faith for the road ahead.

Monday - Friday, July 18-22, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


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St. Michael Lutheran Church - Rocky Railway

7211 Oakland Dr Portage, MI 49024

VBS in Portage

Climb aboard for mountains of fun at Rocky Railway! On this faith-filled adventure, kids discover that trusting Jesus pulls them through life’s ups and downs.

This adventure filled week is open to kids 4 years - 5th grade.

Rocky Railway meets Monday - Friday from 9:00am - 12:00pm.


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