Information for 2022 Vacation Bible School!
We are looking forward to having your children join us this year for a fun week. Our Theme this year is Vocations! Below is information to answer most of your questions and make the camp run more smoothly. If we missed anything contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration begins on-line March 1, 2022.
T-Shirt, Packet and Assignments: You may pick up your t-shirts, packets and group assignments at the Family Opening Picnic in the Cafeteria on Sunday, June 26 between 6:30 pm and 8:00 p.m. If you are out of town on Sunday and cannot make it, you can pick them up on Monday, June 27 before VBS begins between 8:15 -8:35 a.m. (If you come earlier, you will have to wait until 8:15 and if you come later, you may have to wait until 9:15 after the opening ceremony to check in.) (Please note: we order the size t-shirts that you indicate on your registration form. We will not have extras. If the shirt you ordered does not fit, we are sorry, but it cannot be traded.)
Dates and Time: Actual Camp June 27 (Monday)-June 30 (Thursday) 8:45-12:00. Thursday will be a special day of programming.
8:45-9:00 Children meet their group leaders (If you come early, you may have to wait with your child until the volunteer leader arrives).
Children will be assigned to a group that is the same color as their t-shirts and the meeting area will be marked with a “Star” balloon of the same color. There are 5 Meeting Stations for each Level.
PreK/K Children meet at a table in the Cafeteria.
Grades 1-4 Children meet at a designated spot in the Gym (along the wall)
Grades 5-6 will have special programming and will meet along the back wall of the Cafeteria.
Monday – Wednesday
9:00- 9:15 Opening Skit and Program (Parents are welcome to stay) in Gym
9:15- 11:45 Half hour rotations to: Faith, Crafts, Games, Snack and Music)
11:45-12:00 Closing Program in Gym and pick-up
9:00 – 12:00 Schedule to be Announced
Buddies: VBS is divided by grade to have age-appropriate lessons and activities. We have honored all buddy requests if the buddy is in the same grade level. Within each larger group, there are several sections so if your child has a different section than their friend, they will still be in the same group. As long as the color of the group is the same, they can be assured they have a buddy.
Snacks: Children will receive a light snack and water when they come in from their Games rotation. There is also water out at the field at the games station. Please do not send them with any water bottles or snacks (unless there is an allergy) because they will have a difficult time keeping track of it. The snack is light, so please be sure they have breakfast before they come.
Food Allergies: More information will be coming about the specific snacks during the week with ingredient information if you have indicated an allergy at the time of registration. We have avoided all common allergies of nuts/peanuts. PLEASE let us know if your child has an allergy if he/she can participate with the snack provided or if he will bring his/her own snack on that day with a return email. If your child has a substitute snack, please put the child’s name on it and drop it off at the kitchen in the morning.
Epipens: Please drop off Epipens when you pick up your packets or on Monday morning with the person handling packet distribution in a baggie that is clearly marked with the child’s name. If you will bring it daily, drop it off every morning with the person at the desk next to kitchen.
Family Picnic: The Family Picnic will Kick-off VBS this year after the 5:30 Mass on Sunday, June 26. This will give children a chance to become familiar with VBS within the security of their family. We will send out more information as it develops. The plan is a pot-luck of side dishes and desserts with hot dogs and pulled pork sandwiches as our main course provided. We will have games, races, moon bounces, face painting, etc. You can sign up to let us know how many in your family are coming and what dish you will bring at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e054fa8a62aa13-sttimothy13
Volunteers: We need Adults to help run the stations for Faith, Crafts, Music, Games, and Snacks and to supervise groups of campers as they rotate from station to station. Children of adult volunteers receive a discounted camp fee. We also need children/teens grades 7-12 to help the adult volunteers. When you register, you can select your preference for volunteer duties. Student volunteers will be contacted after registration to determine their volunteer interests.
Pre-Camp Preparation Days and Skit Rehearsals for anyone 5th-12th Grade: More information on this will be available shortly.
Service Project for All:
We will also have boxes at the entrance of the cafeteria where you can drop off canned goods for the St. Vincent de Paul Society to sustain the lives of families in need. Thank you for your donations.
God Bless you and your family! See you in June!
St. Timothy’s Vacation Bible School program has decades of success and has grown to serving over 300 children each summer. Children ages 4-18 can enjoy our program as participants or volunteers.
Each family receives a music CD. Each child receives a t-shirt (must be worn daily), faith materials, craft projects, and snacks. Sunday is our kick-off with a potluck picnic enjoyed by the entire family. Thursday will be another fun day that will include the family.
This year’s theme is Vocations: God’s Call to You.
3 Age-Appropriate Parallel Programs
St. Timothy’s VBS offers three different programming tracks:
- PreK/K – Children ages 4-5 years old, including rising kindergartners. (child must be 4 by July 1, 2022 to participate — no exceptions)
- Elementary – Children 1st – 4th grade
- 5th-6th Graders – Special Age-Appropriate Activities
- Jr. Teens and Teens (7th – 12th grader) may co-lead groups of children as they circulate through the stations of Faith, Crafts, Games, Snacks and Music or assist the adults running the various stations.
Teens and Jr. Teens may help with pre-camp preparations (create posters, decorations, prepare camp materials, etc), and/or act in the opening assembly skits. Those who will be involved in the skits will be required to participate in pre-camp rehearsals. Dates and times will be announced shortly.