Vacation Bible School
& Volunteer Sign-Up
WHEN: July 16 – 20, 2018; 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
WHO: Children rising into Kindergarten through 6th Grade
WHAT: make new friends, have fun, and learn about Jesus during this 5-day summer camp / Vacation Bible School program. PLUS, the students support a mission project for the week and hold a food drive to refill the shelves at the Western Fairfax Christian Ministries food bank.
REGISTRATION DATES & FEES: From May 15 through June 15, VBS registration continues but the cost is $40 per child with no family maximum. ** No refunds will be issued after June 15. **
On June 16, the VBS wait list begins. To ensure enough supplies and VBS materials are available, a wait list will be created. As spots become available, children will be placed in their age appropriate group. Sign up early to avoid the wait list!
In addition to the online registration, each child needs to have a parent or guardian complete and sign the 2018 Child Emergency Care Form (pdf). Please note that a new Emergency Care Forms needs to be completed for each child every calendar year. Forms may be mailed or delivered to the church office, attention of Diane Beatley.
VOLUNTEER SUPPORT: There are many opportunities for youth (rising 7th grade and up) and adults to volunteer. Letters recognizing community service hours are available. There is nursery care and a preschool program for the children of parents who serve throughout the whole week of VBS.
In addition to the online registration, each youth volunteer needs to have a parent or guardian complete and sign the Youth Emergency Care Form-2018 (pdf). Adult volunteers are also asked to complete an Adult Emergency Care Form (pdf). Please note that new Emergency Care Forms are needed each calendar year. Forms may be mailed or delivered to the church office, attention of Diane Beatley.
HOW IT WORKS: The VBS experience for children rising into Grades K – 5, begins and ends each day with a general assembly in the sanctuary where parents will sign the students in and out with their small group leader. Each small group is assigned a color and a mascot — look for the balloons and colored signs. Following the opening assembly, students will rotate through stations by color group. The stations include: science, interactive Bible story, crafts, music, and outdoor recreation followed by snack.
Rising 6th graders will participate in the opening assembly most days and then work on special mission projects, including a trip to the WFCM food pantry. The preschool children (aged 2- 5) will have their own smaller-scale version of VBS with their peers. Nursery care and the preschool program are reserved for children of volunteers.