Guide to VBS In Ventura County


    Vacation Bible School is back! Big on fun and new friends, but easy on the budget, VBS is a great summer option for your kids.

    VBS {Vacation Bible School} is a program hosted by many local churches, giving children an opportunity to learn about religion, make new friends, engage in activities, arts and crafts, and most importantly, have a great time! We hope this guide can help you find a local VBS in Ventura County to attend.


    More Summer Fun

    Looking for even more fun activities for you child this summer?  Make sure to check out all the exciting camps happening in our 2023 GUIDE TO SUMMER CAMPS. Also, make sure you kids are safe this summer in the water.  Find swim lessons in our 2023 GUIDE TO SWIM LESSONS.



    Chapel City Church

    We hope you will visit Mystery Island with us as we go on an epic hunt for the One True God! Register below to let us know if we will see your K – 5th Grader on shore June 26 – 30, 2023, 9AM – 12PM at Chapel City Church.

    WHEN: June 26-June 30
    WHERE: Chapel City Church
    WHO: Kindergarten – 5th Grade
    COST:$10 per child; $50 max per family
    THEME: Kingdom Chronicles


    Godspeak Calvary Chapel 

    G’day, Mates! Join us for an aus-some adventure time at the Zoomerang Vacation Bible School! We will learn how valuable life is to God through Land Down Under Lessons, Top Koala-ty Treats, Hoppin’ Good Games, and Turtle-ly Terrific Science & Crafts!

    WHEN: June 19-23, 9 am-12 pm
    WHERE: Godspeak Calvary Church
    THEME: Zoomerang Vacation Bible School



    Mount Cross Lutheran Church

    Our theme, Operation Restoration, is focused on Mending God’s World. During this exciting weeklong program, kids learn to be menders of the universe as they explore the daily themes of Feed, Heal, Forgive, Pray, and Rest.

    WHEN: July 31 – August 4, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    WHERE: Mount Cross Lutheran Church
    WHO: 4 years old – 10 years old


    Peace Lutheran Church

    Kids step back in time at Babylon, exploring traditions, food, and fun activities. Each day they will learn and sing catchy songs, play games, dig into Bible-times snacks, visit the “Daniel School,” and collect Bible Memory Makers to remind them of God’s love for them in Jesus the Messiah.

    WHEN: JUNE 19-JUNE 23. 9am – 12pm
    WHERE: Peace Lutheran Church
    WHO: PreK – 5th Grade
    COST: $20 per child/$40 max per family



     Community Christian Church

    With Keepers of the Kingdom, your kids will learn how they can be part of God’s kingdom through salvation in his Son and will be equipped with the armor of God to become Keepers of the Kingdom who stand strong in today’s battle for truth. Enjoy us for amazing time of Bible teaching, Crafts, Games, and Dinner is Provided

    WHEN:July 10-14, 2023 5:15 pm – 8:00 pm
    AGES: All kids Age 3 1/2 (Potty Trained) – 6th graders
    WHERE:  Community Christian Church of Moorpark
    COST: Free
    THEME:: Keepers of the Kingdom


    Cornerstone Community Church

    Vacation Bible School Stellar – Shine Jesus’ Light!

    WHEN:  June 19 – 23, 2023
    WHERE:  Cornerstone Community Church of Moorpark
    COST: Free
    THEME: Steller Shine Jesus’ Light


    Moorpark Presbyterian Church

    Our kids grapple with questions like these every day. At Mystery Island, we’ll uncover the truth about our Creator God! There’s a sea of confusion about who God is and what he’s like, so we’ll track down the one true God and learn how amazing he is through the pages of Scripture.

    WHEN:  June 10 – 24, 2023  9am – noon
    WHERE: Moorpark Presbyterian Church
    THEME: Mystery Island

    Santa Paula

    1.  LifeWay Baptist Church 
      Come enjoy games, crafts, sports, music, and bible.
      WHEN: July 25 – 29   8:30am – noon
      WHERE:  Lifeway Baptist Church



    Cornerstone Church

    Join us for this year’s STELLAR VBS, jam-packed with 2 ¼ hours of fun each day, beginning with “Sing and Play” in the morning and followed by Bible storytime. There will also be crafts, snacks, games, and a missions focus. We hope you can join us for an OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD time!

    WHEN: June 26 – 29, from 10 AM – 12:15 PM
    WHERE: Cornerstone Church
    COST:  $65 (Early Bird April 1-30) $80 (Regular Pricing May 1-31)

    StoneBridge Community Church 

    Join us for a fun week at StoneBridge Day Camp! Our theme this year is Ready, Set, Move!, where kids will learn about following Jesus here, there, and everywhere! From exciting games to engaging lessons, your child will have a blast while growing in their faith. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience!

    WHEN: June 12-16, 8:45am – 11:45am
    WHERE: StoneBridge Church
    Juniors: 3 1/2 years old (by 6/2023) through Kindergarten completed
    Seniors: 1st through 5th grade completed.
    COST:  $45

    Simi Covenant Church

    KiDS Camp is Simi Covenant’s 5-day summer camp held at Simi Covenant Church. Your camper will have a blast each day as they spend time with friends, experience well thought out activities, learn about God, make some noise, and great memories in a safe environment.

    WHEN:June 26th – 30th from 9am-12:30pm
    WHO: Pre-K (potty trained) through 6th grade (if a better fit, 6th graders may request to be a volunteer).

    COST: $75 per camper – includes t-shirt, snacks, and all the fun!

    Lighthouse Bible Church

    WHEN: June 19 – 22. 9:45 – noon
    WHO:  5 – 12 year old




    CCCTO: The English Ministry of Chinese Christian Church of Thousand Oaks

    Ready to blast off?!

    Join us for our VBS, June 26-30, for an unforgettable week of summer fun! We will journey through God’s word and learn to … DO what he says,  BELIEVE who He is, LOVE who He loves, SHARE what He did and GO where He leads.

    WHEN: June 26-30, 2023. 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    WHO: 4-11
    COST: $30 per child (Includes T-shirt, crafts and snacks)
    THEME:  Ready, Set, Move


    Living Oaks Church

    With Keepers of the Kingdom: Standing Strong in Today’s Battle for Truth, the knights and fair maidens will learn how to be a part of God’s kingdom and wear the armor of God. Our Royal Majesty’s kingdom is under attack, and we must prepare for battle.

    WHEN: June 19-22, 2023
    WHO: Age 3 through 5th grade
    COST: $40/child, and or each child half off with a family of 3 or more
    THEME:  Keepers of the Kingdom



    Godspeak Calvary Chapel

    Hear ye, hear ye! Welcome, Keepers of the Kingdom! We are engaged in an epic battle between two spiritual kingdoms for the hearts and minds of our youth. Every day, our kids are bombarded with lies about who they are and where their salvation comes from.
    But we are not meant to fight this battle alone! God, the ruler of the good kingdom, has given his kingdom keepers spiritual armor to wear. With this VBS, all the volunteers and the kids will learn how they can be part of God’s kingdom through salvation in his Son. And they will be equipped with the armor of God as they train to become Keepers of the Kingdom who stand strong in the battle for truth! Huzzah!

    WHO: Age 5 through 6th grade
    COST: $35 per child for first two siblings. Additional siblings is $20
    THEME:  Keepers of the Kingdom


    Ventura Missionary Church

    We are so excited your kids will be joining us for our 2023 VBS! Invite your neighbors and friends!

    WHEN: June 26th – 30th.  9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    WHERE: Ventura Missionary Church
    WHO:  Preschool 4 & up – incoming 6th graders
    COST:$55 for 1st child & $50 for each additional child


    Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Ventura

    WHEN:  July 10th-14th, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    WHERE: Our Lady of the Assumption
    COST: $40


    ENCOUNTER Kids VBS – Spin the spinner, beat the clock, skip ahead, level up and play to win! Twist & Turns is a fantastical celebration of all kinds of games. Kids will see Jesus through the eyes of one of His closest friends and discover that trusting Jesus as Savior and following Him changes the game entirely!

    WHEN: JUNE 19 – 23 from 9 AM – 12 PM
    WHERE: In-person at ENCOUNTER
    WHO: 4 Years – Grade 5
    COST: $30 per child
    THEME: Twists and Turns

    Near Ventura County

    Grace Community Church – Sun Valley

    Each year, hundreds of volunteers devote a week of their year to serve these children and their families as small group leaders, game leaders, and craft and snack-time assistants. While this week is packed with fun crafts, games, and skits, our desire as a church is to teach children from a young age their need of a Savior.

    WHEN:  June 2023, 2023. 9:00 am-12:30 pm
    WHERE: Grace Community Church
    WHO: For children entering grades K–6 in fall of 2023
    COST: Free


    Church at Rocky Peak

    We are so excited to host Stellar: VBS 2023 from July 10–14 from 8:15am –12pm. Whether we are learning about God’s unique creation, playing games, or watching a Bible story come to life, your child will love being a part of our biggest event of the year! It will give your child intentional time with the Lord, their friends, and leaders. God always shows up in big ways!

    WHEN:  July 10 – 14, 2023.  8:18am – 12p
    COST and AGE: 
    VBS (1ST-5TH) – Early Bird: $75, After June 27: $95
    For those entering Kindergarten Fall 2023. Spots are very limited for Kinder, so sign up now!  Early Bird: $55. After June 27: $75
    Costs include a t-shirt, daily snacks, water bottle, Bible buddies, a music CD or download card (one per household), and more!
    WHERE: Church at Rocky Peak

    Did we miss a local Vacation Bible School? Make sure to tell us in the comments so we can add it to our list!

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    Miriam was raised in Oxnard, CA. She attended Sweet Briar College in Virginia and graduated with a degree in Sociology. She moved back home and eventually pursued a career in affiliate marketing. After working in that industry for 10 years, she decided to prioritize her health and her family and became a stay-at-home mom. Throughout the years, she and her husband have lived in various parts of Ventura County – Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, and now Camarillo – and are currently raising a 4-year-old boy named Benji. She has always loved writing as a child and is excited to be a part of Ventura County Mom Collective. Reading nonfiction books, doing Pilates, exploring new restaurants, and hiking with her family are some of her favorite hobbies. After experiencing years of postpartum depression, she considers herself to be an advocate of women’s mental health (especially moms!) and loves to encourage and uplift others. She tries to live by the motto “Grace over Guilt.”


    1. Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Ventura
      is presenting “Signs and Wonders” VBC.
      3 Sessions: June 20th-24th 9:00-12:00
      June 27th-July 1st 6:00-8:00 pm
      July 10-15 9:00-12:00
      One experience, three opportunities.
      $20/child Volunteer’s children $10


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