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2018 Guide to Awesome Colorado Springs Vacation Bible Schools

 

Summer is here! Woohoo! Days of sunscreen, swinging in the back yard, and popsicles dripping down our chins stretch out before us. I love spending these days with my kids. But sometimes my kids and I need a break from each other. Enter myriad great Vacation Bible School (VBS) options around town.

Easy on the budget, but big on fun and new friends, VBS is a great way to give your kids a little variety and perhaps get a little break for yourself.

The Skinny on VBS

Some programs take kids as young as three years old, as long as they are potty trained. Other programs will take kids from kindergarten on up. In addition, there are opportunities for your tween or teen to be a Vacation Bible School assistant or counselor for the week – great for learning leadership and racking up those volunteer hours! 

Most take place in the morning before lunch, and are generally 4 or 5 mornings for one week. There is an evening option, too. What follows is a partial list of the many Vacation Bible School programs that are happening in our area this summer.

Please note that while we made every attempt to make sure this information is correct, you should contact each program directly to get more details and to find out if there is still space available. And please comment below, if we missed any. Enjoy!

Dates: June 18th-21st 

Time: 9 am-noon

Ages: See website

Theme: Shipwrecked

 Cost: $15 per kid, $40 max per family. 

Dates: June 11th-15th

Time: 9 am-12 pm 

Ages: 4 years old through 6th Volunteer opportunities for older kids. 

Theme: Ocean Commotion

Cost: See website

Dates: July 16-20

Times: 9 am-11:30 am

Ages: 3 years old through completing 5th grade

Theme: Peace Lab

Cost: FREE

Dates: June 18 – 21, 2018

Time: Monday through Thursday, 9 AM – 1130 AM, special family program that evening with a dinner at 6 PM

Ages:  4 years old to entering 4th grade (2018-19 school year)

Theme: Fun Down Under. They also have other week-long camps available throughout the summer.

Cost: Cost: $10/child, max $25/family

 

Dates: June 19th-22nd

Time: 9 am-12 pm 

Ages: 3 years (potty trained) through 6th grade

Theme: Scar Force

Cost: FREE

Dates: July 16th-20th

Time: 9 am-12 pm

Ages: K-6

Theme:  Shipwrecked

Cost: $20.00 per child

Dates: July 9th-13th 

Time: 9:30 pm-11:30 am

Ages:K-4th grade

Theme: Miracles of Jesus. Other summer programs also available.

Cost: $10/child

Dates:  Different weeks at two different locations.

    • Location: Downtown (Preschool–6th Grade only). Dates: Monday–Friday, June 25th-29th, from 9 am – 12:30 pm Cost: $15
    • Location: Banning Lewis Ranch (4 years through 4th Grade) Dates: Monday–Friday, July 23rd – July 27th  from 9 am – 12:30 pm Cost: $30

Theme: Lego Building God’s Kingdom

 

Dates: June 18th-22nd

Time: 9 am-11:30 am

Ages: 3-12

Theme: Hero Central

Cost: $10/child, $20/family

Dates: June 24th-29th

Time: 4 & 5 year-olds M-F 9 am-12 pm; Elementary M-F 9 am-3 pm; Middle School and High School Sun-Thurs. 7 pm-9:10 pm

Ages: See above

Theme: Totus Tuus

Cost: $30/child, max $50/family

Dates: June 11th-15th

Time: 9 am-12 pm

Theme: Babylon

Cost: FREE

Dates:  June 25th-28th

Time: 9 am-1 pm

Ages: Kindergarten through 6th grade

Theme: Super Nova

Cost: $65.00

Dates:  June 11th-15th

Time: 6 pm-8:30 pm

Ages: 3 years old through 5th grade

Cost: FREE

Theme: Amped

Dates: June 25th – 29th

Time: 9 am-12 pm

Ages: K-5th 

Theme: Game On

Cost: FREE

Dates: July 8th-13th

Time: 1st-6th M-F 9am-3pm; 7th-12th Sun-Thurs. 7:30pm-9:45pm

Ages: See above

Theme: Light of Faith

Cost: $25/child, $75 max/family

Dates: June 18th-22nd

Time: 9 am-12 pm 

Ages: Preschool – 5th grade

Theme: Amped

Cost: $15, max $20 per family

 

Dates:  June 5th-7th

Time: 9 am -12 pm

Ages: 3 years+ (potty trained)-5th grade

Theme: Mission Incredible

Cost: $12/child or $35/family

Dates: June 11th-15th

Time: 8:45 am-12 pm

Ages: Entering 1st grade through 5th grade. Volunteer opportunities for older kids.

Theme: Game On

Cost: FREE

Dates:  Different weeks at three different locations.

    • Location: Monument Campus (1st–6th Grade only). Dates: Monday–Thursday, June 25th-28th, from 9 am – 12:30 pm
    • Location: Rockrimmon Campus (3 years through 6th Grade) Dates: Monday–Thursday, June 11th-14th  from 9 am – 12:30 pm for Grades 1-6, and from 9 am – 12pm for Pre-school through Kindergarten
    • Location: Woodmen Heights Campus (age 3–6th Grade). Dates: Monday–Thursday, June 25th-28th, from 9 am – 12:30 pm for Preschool-6th grade.

Ages: 2 years old through 6th grade (depending upon location). Volunteer opportunities for older kids. 

Theme: The Big Top 

Cost: FREE

Will your children be participating in Vacation Bible School this summer? Tell us below!

Colorado Springs Moms Blog’s Guide to Summer!

 

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4 Responses to 2018 Guide to Awesome Colorado Springs Vacation Bible Schools

  1. Brittany May 23, 2018 at 1:17 pm #

    Gateway Church is doing Time Lab VBS from June 18-22! 9:00am-11:45am, kids ages 4-11. $17 per child.
    http://www.gccommunity.org/#/events/vbs-2018

  2. Harry J Chaskey May 23, 2018 at 5:07 pm #

    Can I get our churches VBS schedule added to your list?

  3. Shelly Wright June 5, 2018 at 3:01 pm #

    Pikes Peak Park Church
    3725 El Morro Rd
    Colo Sprgs, Co 80906

    Vacation Bible School–Game On
    June 11-15
    Time: 9-12
    Cost: FREE

    Kick off Registration is Saturday, June 9th, 12-2 (food, music, games, and a whole lot of fun)

  4. Kim Sommer June 17, 2018 at 7:06 pm #

    Pikes Peak UMC
    Rolling River Rampage Vacation Bible School
    2927 West Pikes Peak Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
    July 9th-13th from 9 am to noon!
    Cost: none
    Ages 3-12
    Phone: 719-634-3589

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