VBS is a summer staple for many families, and some families like to send their children to more than one VBS. I certainly understand that! I have some of the fondest childhood memories from VBS.
I want to make your search for a VBS easier this year. Below you will find Midlands VBS options. All the Vacation Bible Schools listed below are FREE or a small cost to attend.
Temple Baptist Church: This VBS runs Sunday – Wednesday from 6 – 8:30 p.m. Call Pam Pavey at 803-776-3488 for more information.
First Calvary Baptist Church: Supper at 6 p.m. for all kids & students, ages 3 – 12th grade, 6 – 8:30 p.m. This year’s theme is Galactic Starveyors. Register online.
Malvern Hill Baptist Church: Ages 2 years old – completion of 6th grade, 6 – 8:30 p.m., includes dinner. VBS is Mon. – Thurs., family night is Friday. This year’s theme is Galactic Starveyors. Register online or register in person at the church.
Northside Baptist Church – Lexington campus: Rising K – 6th grade completion, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The theme is Gadgets and Gizmos. Registration available on the church website.
Lugoff First Baptist Church: This VBS runs Sunday – Thursday from 6:15 – 8:30 p.m. for K3-5th grade. This year’s theme is Galactic Starveyors. Online Registration begins May 14.
First Presbyterian Church of Columbia: 4 year olds – rising sixth graders. Theme is Maker Fun Factory. Contact Hannah Lampman at [email protected] or 803-799-9062 Ext. 237 to register or register in person at the church.
Shandon Baptist Church: 9 a.m. – noon for rising 4K-5th grade. The theme is Star Journey; May the Force of God be with you (a play on Star Wars). Registration available online or at the church, Monday June 12 starting at 8:30 a.m.
Riverland Hills Baptist Church: VBS is provided for all children born on or before September 1, 2012 through 5th Grade (just completed) from 9 a.m. – noon. The theme is Sweet Life. Registration available online.
North Trenholm Baptist Church: This VBS runs Sunday – Wednesday, 6 – 8 p.m., 4K through 5th grade completion. The theme is Galactic Starveyors. Registration is available on the church website.
Spring Valley Baptist Church: 9 a.m. – noon, rising K – 7th grade completion. The theme is Galactic Starveyors. Registration is available on the church website.
Calvary Chapel Northeast: 6 – 8 p.m. Dinner provided on Wednesday and a celebration. Theme is Mighty Fortress. Register online.
Rehoboth United Methodist Church: Limited to 50 children. 6 – 8:30 p.m. with dinner at 5:25 p.m. Theme is Maker Fun Factory. Register online. For more information, please call (803) 788-2220 or email [email protected]
Willow Ridge Church: Family VBS is for the whole family, parents are asked to attend alongside their children. Ages pre-K through 5th grade, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Theme is Maker Fun Factory. Register online.
Northside Baptist Church – West Columbia campus: Rising K – 6th grade completion, 6 – 8:30 p.m. Theme is Gadgets and Gizmos. Registration available on the church website.
Eastminister Presbyterian Church: EPC’s annual Vacation Bible School for rising 4K-rising 6th grade from 9 a.m. – noon each day (with a closing dinner program on Thursday). The theme is Mighty Fortress. Cost $20 per child.
Hope Lutheran Church: VBS is available for ages 3K (and potty trained) up to rising 6th graders. Rising 7th – 12th graders are invited to participate as helpers. The theme is Mighty Fortress. $10 craft fee/child will be collected on July 10 upon arrival.
Platt Springs United Methodist Church: VBS is available for everyone! Birth-3 years in the nursery, kids through the 5th grade in the children’s classes, teens in middle and high schools have their own group, and adults have a class as well. While you don’t need to register your teen or adult, please register all children so they can ensure adequate supplies and supervision. Complimentary dinners will be served Monday-Wednesday nights before VBS. Theme is Maker Fun Factory. Register online.
First Baptist Church Columbia: Rising 4K – 5th grade, 9 a.m. – noon. The theme is Galactic Starveyors. You can register on the church website.
Three Rivers Baptist Church: Ages 6 – 12, 9 a.m. – noon. The theme is Operation Arctic. Register online.