2024 Vacation Bible School (VBS) Roundup for Kalamazoo

VBS Vacation Bible School

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 activities list in the sunny days ahead and register soon! Most churches open registration in April and May.

What is VBS?

“VBS” stands for “Vacation Bible School.” Local churches offer VBS programming during the summer, like a day camp for kids.

Programming is generally driven by an annual theme from a VBS starter kit. It’s common to see several churches select the same theme for the summer.

Most programs are offered for elementary school aged kids (K-5), although some include older or younger children as well.

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 the sign-up deadline
• Volunteers: Many programs seek both kids and adults to volunteer during VBS

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Kalamazoo Vacation Bible Schools

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 this 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.

VBS in Kalamazoo

609 Cherokee St Kalamazoo, MI 49006 - (269) 385-5772

VBS Program Details:
June 24-28, 2024

Ages: Preschool, Grades K-5

2024 Scheduled Week: June 24 to 28

VBS in Portage

7813 S 12th Street Portage, MI 49024 - (269) 375-0244

VBS Program Details:
Online registration for Action Day Camp 2024 will open on April 1, 2024

Save the date: “WildLive: Showcasing Christ’s Character” (July 15-19, 2024)
Bible lessons, songs, crafts, games, Carnival Day, Fun Trips!

Children who have completed Kindergarten and have not entered grade 6 may attend.

Action Day Camp meets Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

ADC is a great opportunity for children to receive the benefits of a traditional Vacation Bible School, as well as experience the fun of a camp, while not having to stay overnight. We would love to see your camper join the fun this summer!

The cost for the week is $98.00. A $25 DEPOSIT is required to ensure your child is registered. This price includes all camp activities and trips, supplies, official Action Day Camp T-shirt, the cook-out on Monday, crafts, snacks, and prizes for everyone who participates.

Ages: Grades K-5

2024 Scheduled Week: July 15 to 19

VBS in Portage

9316 Oakland Dr Portage, MI 49024 - (269) 327-1570

VBS Program Details:
Join us for an exciting week of exploration and fun at Breaker Rock Beach!

Families are invited to join us for FREE dinner from 5:30-6:00 p.m. VBS will follow from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Kids will be challenged as they discover that God’s truth never changes, everyone needs Jesus, and learn to speak the truth in love. Adventure awaits each day as kids explore tide pools, spot orcas, fly kites, and watch the mighty waves crash up against the immovable Breaker Rock!

Ages: Preschool, Grades K-5

2024 Scheduled Week: July 15 to 19

VBS in Kalamazoo

855 S Drake Rd Kalamazoo, MI 49009 -

VBS Program Details:
VBS 2024 is scheduled for June 24-28, 2024

Ages: Grades K-5

2024 Scheduled Week: June 24 to 28

VBS in Schoolcraft

11500 N US Hwy 131 Schoolcraft, MI 49087 -

VBS Program Details:
This summer, we are inviting kids to get READY, get SET, and MOVE as we jump into what it looks like to follow Jesus here, there, and everywhere! We want to do what Jesus says, believe who Jesus is, love who Jesus loves, share what Jesus did, and go where He leads. We want to MOVE!

We can’t wait to learn more about the lives of Jesus and his disciples, so that we can get ready, get set, and move!

Who: Children entering Kindergarten-6th Grade in the Fall of 2024

When: June 17-20 from 6:30-8:00 PM

What: Each day will follow the general structure below.
6:20 PM- Doors open for Check In
6:30 PM- Whole Group Worship and Bible Message
7:00-8:00 PM- Crafts, Games, Snacks, and More!
8:00- Check out

Cost: Free!

Questions? Email Kristen at ckm@my3c.org

Ages: Preschool, Grades K-5

2024 Scheduled Week: June 17 to 21

VBS in Portage

3600 W Milham Ave Portage, MI 49024 - (269) 655-5860

VBS Program Details:

July 22 - 26
VBS Program from 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Ages: Grades K-5, Grades 6-8

2024 Scheduled Week: July 22 to 26

VBS in Kalamazoo

1316 Barney Rd Kalamazoo, MI 49004 - (269) 345-6718

VBS Program Details:
The Living Well & North Park Reformed Churches welcome all children entering preschool through fifth grade to VBS this summer.

VBS program is from 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM, June 17-21, 2024

Ages: Preschool, Grades K-5

2024 Scheduled Week: June 17 to 21

VBS in Three Rivers

207 E Michigan Ave Three Rivers, MI 49093 - (269) 273-8723

VBS Program Details:
Jesus gives us the most amazing reason to party. That’s why we believe God’s love and the Gospel of Jesus is the best news ever.

Celebrate the good news of Jesus with us this summer, not only for a great week of Summer Blast but also for a celebration that will last all summer long.

Start the Party Summer Blast will teach your kids about:

Abundant life

We will be hosting a parent night on the 11th! The whole family is invited to join us for a time of faith, family and fun!

Ages: 3 yrs. old (must be potty trained) through graduated 5th graders
Dates: July 8th - 11th
Time: 6 pm-8 pm
Location: Riverside Church

Ages: Grades K-5

2024 Scheduled Week: July 8 to 12

VBS in Portage

1150 W Centre Ave Portage, MI 49024 - (269) 327-5165

VBS Program Details:
Join us for Vacation Bible School (VBS). This year’s theme is SCUBA– Diving into Friendship with God!

Grab your dive buddies for a whale of a good time! At SCUBA, kids plunge into an undersee world brimming with colorful coral, flashy fish and abundant life. Immersed in oceans of fun, kids discover God is a real friend who loves them forever!

Monday - Friday
July 15-19, 2024
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Open to all children entering 4-year-old preschool through 5th grade in the fall.

The cost for this fun filled learning experience is $30 per person or $60 per family (3+ children).

This summer we will take kids deep into an amazing undersea adventure where they’ll experience the ever-flowing, never-ending love of God. At Scuba VBS, kids will be immersed in the Word of God through songs, recreation, science experiments and bible stories! Daily snacks will be served and each participant will receive a tshirt!

Ages: Preschool, Grades K-5

2024 Scheduled Week: July 15 to 19

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