Guide to VBS In 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)

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.

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CAMARILLO 

Chapel City Church

We hope you will join us on The Great Jungle Journey as we take an epic cruise from Genesis to Revelation!Register below to let us know if we will see your K – 5th Grader

WHEN: June 24 – 28, 2024, 9AM – 12PM
WHERE: Chapel City Church
WHO: Kindergarten – 5th Grade
COST:$10 per child; $50 max per family
THEME: The Great Jungle Journey

 

Mount Cross Lutheran Church

Our theme this year is “On Earth As In Heaven” written by ELCA World Hunger. Each day our kids will be learning parts of the Lord’s Prayer through stories, crafts, games, and music.

WHEN: August 5 – 9,2024 from 9:00 AM – 12:00
WHERE: Mount Cross Lutheran Church
WHO: 4 years old – 10 years old

 

Peace Lutheran Church

Kids like to go to the carnival, enjoying 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: JUN 17 – JUN 21, 2024, 9am-12
WHERE: Peace Lutheran Church
WHO: PreK – 5th Grade
COST: $20 per child/$40 max per family
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Moorpark

 Community Christian Church

At this VBS, your kids will explore the biblical answers to these questions as they set off on an epic adventure from Genesis to Revelation. Amid sloths, butterflies, river dolphins, and dart frogs, your children will sail along on a fun jungle cruise, stopping at seven ports of call. These ports are the 7 C’s of History: Creation, Corruption, Catastrophe, Confusion, Christ, Cross, and Consummation. Kids will discover how these events shape our world, and they will learn to reconnect the Bible to their everyday life.

WHEN: July 8-12, 2024 from 5:15 pm – 8:00 pm
AGES: All kids Age 3 1/2 (Potty Trained) – 8th graders
WHERE:  Community Christian Church of Moorpark
COST: Free

 

Cornerstone Community Church

Come and join us for an unforgettable undersea adventure, where your child can go scuba diving deep with God and experience His never-ending love. We will explore the Word of God and understand what it truly means to be immersed in living water. Through interactive Bible lessons, games, crafts, and more, your child will discover that God is a faithful friend on whom they can always rely. By joining us, your child will leave with a stronger connection to God!

WHEN:  June 17 – 21, 2024 from 9am – 12pm
WHERE:  Cornerstone Community Church of Moorpark
COST:$45 per child, which includes a daily snack and a T-shirt

 

Moorpark Presbyterian Church

We invite children age 4 (as of 6/1/24) through completing 4th grade to join us for Camp Firelight VBS.  It will be an exciting journey where kids learn to trust God no matter what situation life brings, know God is always with them, and feel confident in sharing the good news of God’s love through Jesus Christ.

WHEN:  July 15 – 19, 2024  9am – noon
AGES: 4 (as of 6/1/24) through completing 4th grade
WHERE: Moorpark Presbyterian Church
COST: $50 per child
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Santa Paula

 LifeWay Baptist Church 

Come enjoy the great jungle journey!

WHEN: July 22– 26 from 8:30 am – 12pm
WHERE:  Lifeway Baptist Church
COST:
Free for VBS program
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SIMI VALLEY

Cornerstone Church

Join us for this year’s Scuba VBS, jam-packed with over 2 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. Come and Shell-ebrate with us!

WHEN: June 25 – 28, 2024 from 10 AM – 12:15 PM
WHERE: Cornerstone Church
COST:  $75 per child 

 

StoneBridge Community Church 

Join us for a fun week at StoneBridge Day Camp! Our theme this year is Start the Party, where kids will learn to celebrate the Good News! 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 17-21, 2024 from 8:45am – 11:45am
WHERE: StoneBridge Church
WHO:
Juniors: 3 1/2 years old (by 6/2024) through Kindergarten completed
Seniors: 1st through 5th grade completed
COST:  $75 per child

 

Simi Covenant Church

KiDS Camp 2024 : “The Sweet Life” is Simi Covenant’s 5-day summer camp held at Simi Covenant Church. Your camper will have a blast each day as they have fun with friends, experience well thought out activities, learn about God, make some noise, and great memories in a safe environment.

WHEN:June 24 – 18 from from 9am-12:15pm
WHO: Pre-K (4yrs by 9/1/24, potty-trained, and school experience) through 6th grade

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

Lighthouse Bible Church

WHEN: June 24 – 27, 2024 from 9:45am – 12pm
WHO:  5 – 12 year old

COST:  FREE
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THOUSAND OAKS

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

The goal of Shine! VBS is to help everyone see the glory of Jesus throughout the Scriptures and be compelled to trust and worship Christ. 

Join us at SHINE! VBS 2024 where we will be looking at the redemption story of Jesus through the lens of five different movies. 

WHEN: June 24 – 28, 2024  9:00 am – 12:00 pm
WHERE: CCCTO
WHO: 4-11
COST: $30 per child (Includes T-shirt, crafts and snacks)

 

Living Oaks Church

Come travel the “seven C’s” with us as we embark on The Great Jungle Journey – An Epic Cruise from Genesis to Revelation! For five days, preschool and elementary-aged kids can experience friendship, adventure, and the truth of the Bible in a whole new way! Register your child or sign up to volunteer today!

WHEN: June 17 – 21, 2024 from 9am – 12pm
WHO: Age 3 through 5th grade
COST: $40/child, each child after the second is $20/child

 

Godspeak Calvary Chapel 

Kids will discover how these events shape our world, and they will learn to reconnect the Bible to their everyday life. Prepare to swing into fun as we head out on The Great Jungle Journey!

WHEN: June 17-21, 2024  from 9:00am-12:00pm
WHO: 5 yrs old thru 6th grade
WHERE: Godspeak Calvary Church
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VENTURA

Ventura Missionary Church

We are so excited your kids will be joining us for our 2024 VBS! Invite your neighbors and friends!

WHEN:June 24 – 28, 2024 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
WHERE: Ventura Missionary Church
WHO:  Preschool 4 & up – incoming 6th graders
COST: $65 for 1st child & $60 for each additional child

 

Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Ventura

WHEN: June 17th-21st, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
June 24th-28th, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
July 8th-12th, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Our Lady of the Assumption
COST: $40 per camper

 

ENCOUNTER

ENCOUNTER Kids VBS – Get ready for a week of adventure at Breaker Rock Beach where kids will learn that God’s truth never changes!

WHEN: JUNE 17 – 21, 2024 from 9am – 12am
WHERE: In-person at ENCOUNTER
WHO: 4 Years – Grade 5
COST: $30 per child

 

Trinity Lutheran Church

Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime at VBS Summer 2024!  Join us for an action-packed week of games, crafts, music, and amazing Bible stories. 

This year’s theme, “What Every Living Thing Needs”

WHEN: JUNE 17 – 21, 2024 from 9am – 12am
WHO: preschool and kindergarten
COST: $90 per child
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Near Ventura County

Grace Community Church – Sun Valley

The kingdom of heaven is the focus of this year’s VBS.  During our 4-day VBS, children will be taught through the gospel of Matthew what the kingdom of heaven is and how one may enter it through Christ.

WHEN:  June 18 – 21, 2024 9:00 am-12:30 pm
WHERE: Grace Community Church
COST: Free

 

Church at Rocky Peak

Kids Camp is a week-long program that serves as a chance for Elementary aged children to encounter God with less distractions. It is an opportunity for kids to grow closer to the Lord, experience His presence, learn more of His truth, and have fellowship with their peers. Kids will engage in small groups called crews that will travel to different venues throughout the day all focused on one daily truth.

WHEN:  July 8 – 12, 2024  8:30am – 12p

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 Cave
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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  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

  2. This summer, Jubilee Church is having Vacation Bible School called “What a Mess”. Because Sometimes Life Can Get A Little…MESSY!

    The good news is, Jesus loves messy people! Whether you’re 5, 45, or 105, we all have our own messes. What a Mess! VBS is about how Jesus deals with our messes; our sins, mistakes, and weaknesses.

    WHEN: June 24th-28th, 2024 from 9 am – 12 pm
    WHERE: Jubilee Church in Camarillo
    WHO: Children ages 4-13
    COST:  $35 per child
    https://www.jubileechurch.org/events/what-a-mess-vbs/

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