2021 Guide to VBS Around Ventura County

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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.

(PLEASE CHECK WEBSITES TO DOUBLE CHECK DATES, TIMES AND AVAILABILITY AS THINGS CAN CHANGE)

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CAMARILLO 

  1. Chapel City Church
    We will be looking at how we Drive! through this life with Christ as our Sponsor. We will learn about how important it is to know and apply God’s Word, how to stay on track, how to refuel, and how to tell others about the race!
    WHEN: June 21–25
    WHERE: Chapel City Church
    WHO: Kindergarten – 5th Grade
    COST:$10 per child
    THEME: Drive
  2. Godspeak Calvary Chapel 
    Join us on the Rocky Mountain Railway where children learn trusting in God pulls us through life’s ups and downs.
    WHEN: June 21- June 25 from 9 AM – 12 PM
    WHERE: Godspeak Calvary Church
    COST: Cost is $35 until June 6 then $45. Third child $20. Reg closes June 13 or at 200 kids.
    THEME: Rocky Mountain Railway
  3. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF CAMARILLO
    Come discover the truth about Jesus Christ through an adventurous journey of learning about real life archaeological findings of ancient Israel and explore artifacts that bring the world of the Bible to life.
    WHEN: 7/19/21 – 7/23/21 4:00PM – 7:00PM
    WHERE: FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF CAMARILLOTHEME: Destination Dig
  4. Camarillo Christian Church
    THIS SUMMER’S THEME IS “ANCHORED, DEEPENING OUR FAITH IN GOD” WHERE WE WILL DIVE INTO VBC FUN TO INCLUDE VARIOUS STATIONS SUCH AS CRAFT ACTIVITIES, GAMES, WORSHIP TIME, AND SO MUCH MORE!
    WHEN: MONDAY, JUNE 28TH THROUGH WEDNESDAY JUNE 30TH FROM 6PM-8PM
    WHERE: In-person Camarillo Christian Church
    WHO: CHILDREN AGES 4 THRU 5TH GRADE
    COST:$15 per child
    THEME: Anchored
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Santa Paula

  1. LifeWay Learning Center- A ministry of LifeWay Baptist Church 
    Come enjoy games, crafts, sports, music, bible and cooking.
    WHEN: Mondays & Wednesdays all summer beginning June 21, 9-noon
    WHERE: Lifeway Learning Center with Lifeway Baptist Church
    COST:: $10 a day
    THEME:: 
    Under the Sea

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SIMI VALLEY

  1. Cornerstone Church
    Yes, it’s that time of year again…VBS 2021! Our theme this year is “ROCKY RAILWAY!” A fun time of learning and experiencing God’s goodness in the midst of the rockiness of life.
    WHEN: June 21-25 from 10am-12:15pm
    WHERE: Indoor and outdoor at Cornerstone Church
    Phone: 805-581-9532 extension 7007
    Email:  [email protected]

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THOUSAND OAKS

  1. CCCTO: The English Ministry of Chinese Christian Church of Thousand Oaks
    Come spend the mornings with us as we exercise our physical AND spiritual muscles and learn how we as Christ followers will receive a crown that will last forever (1 Corinthians 9:25). This interactive VBS will give the kids a taste of the Competitor’s Creed as we play different sports such as baseball, soccer, volleyball, tennis, and basketball.
    WHEN: July 19-23, 2021 from 9 am – 12 pm
    WHERE: In-person at CCCTO and outdoors
    WHO: Preschool (3 years old and potty trained by 9/1/2020) through 5th grade
    COST: $15 per child (Includes T-shirt)
    THEME: Mega Sports Camp
  2. Christian Church of Thousand Oaks
    WHEN: June 21-24, 2021  9:00am – 10:30am
    WHERE: In-person at CCCTO and outdoors
    WHO: 4 years old through incoming 6th graders
    THEME:Summer Mountain VBS
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VENTURA

  1. Ventura Missionary ChurchAll Aboard for our Rocky Railway Outdoor VBS Adventure!
    Games, activities, small groups, and music will help kids learn that Jesus’ power will always pull us through.  Invite your neighbors and friends!
    Please register by Monday, June 7.
    WHEN: June 21-24, 2021 from 9:30 am – 11:30 am
    WHERE: Upper Campus Parking Lot at Ventura Missionary Church
    WHO: For Kids going into 1st-6th Grade.
    COST: $15
  2. ENCOUNTER
    Join ENCOUNTER Kids as we Press Play for amazing worship, fun activities, games and community at our summer VBS! This year we have TWO sessions on campus for VBS: June 21 – 25 or June 28 – July 2 (same content both weeks, families can only register for one session).
    WHEN:
    Session 1: June 21-25, 2021 from 9 am – 12 pm OR
    Session 2: June 28 – July 2 from 9 am – 12 pm
    WHERE: In-person at ENCOUNTER
    WHO: Ages 4 (must be 4 by June 1) — Kindergarten and Grades 1 – 5 (child’s grade going into in the fall)
    THEME: Press Play
    ***PLEASE NOTE: Registration ENDS on Sunday, JUNE 13.
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Near Ventura County 

  1. The Church At Rocky Peak Chatsworth
    Whether your kids are learning about God’s unique creation, playing water games or seeing a Bible story reenacted, they will love being a part of our biggest event of the year!
    WHEN: July 12-16, from 8:15am-12pm daily
    WHERE: The Church at Rocky Peak
    WHO: Kids going into first through fifth grade
    THEME: Treasured
  2. Grace Community Church – Sun Valley
    This year’s VBS theme is centered around the attributes of God. Each day will include music and teaching focused on exalting God as children learn about His sovereignty, omniscience, love, and holiness. These lessons will be reinforced by small group discussions, crafts, and games.
    WHEN: Tuesday, June 22 to Friday, June 25
    WHERE: Grace Community Church
    WHO: For children entering grades Kinder to 6th grade in Fall 2021.
    COST: Free
    THEME: The Great Exploration

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.”

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