Make this summer even more fun while giving of your time in a meaningful way through Vacation Bible Camp! YOU can make a difference in the life of a child this summer!
VBC will look a little different this summer (and we expect this to continue in the future as we navigate changes with the addition of a childcare center).
THIS SUMMER: VBC will meet in the evenings June 28-July 1 (M-Th) from 6-8pm. This change allows us to avoid construction noise and extra people being onsite. The only available space inside the church that works for all ages is the sanctuary and half of the Celebration Center, so we are planning for stations and small groups to meet outside. We are currently working on rain plans and will share those in June.
The theme is Jesus & Me: Choose Kind. This curriculum was created by Church of the Resurrection's children's ministries based off the book/movie Wonder and connected to 2 Bible verses and a saying often attributed to John Wesley. T-shirts will be provided for anyone volunteering for the bulk of the week and t-shirts are included with the registration fee for all campers! (Hopefully we are able to get them in time, as there are continued supply chain shortages.)
Here's a schedule of how the evening will go:
- 6-6:15 Students arrive and meet outside in their small groups
- 6:15-6:55 Large Group time in the sanctuary. Includes a drama, music, Bible verse/precept/video clip of the day, Bible story
- 7-7:25 Rotation - Kids will visit only one station and it will be a different one each evening. Stations include: craft, Mission project, recreation (organized games), and "recess" - we are looking into making recess be the last day and having some sort of fun group activity
- 7:30-8:00 Small Group Time & Check Out - kids will eat their snack and participate in activities in their small groups.
All volunteers should plan on attending one of two Zoom training sessions. Monday, June 21st at noon or Tuesday, June 22nd at 7pm. I anticipate training will take 30-60 minutes.
If you are not currently Safe Gatherings certified, please consider planning a time to complete these. It is an important piece of how we show that we care deeply for our children, youth, and vulnerable. This can be done online and you can start/stop as needed. It takes approximately two hours total to complete and certification lasts for 4 years. https://safegatherings.com/app/registration
All volunteers need to register this year. REGISTER ONLINE TO HELP!