Information for 2023 Vacation Bible School!
We are looking forward to having your children join us this year for a fun week. Our Theme this year is Parachuting with the Angels! 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, 2023 and closes on June 3.
T-Shirt, Packet and Assignments: You may pick up your t-shirts, packets and group assignments on Sunday, June 18 from 8:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. or Monday, June 19 between 4:00 pm and 6:30 p.m. Packets not picked up during these times will be left on a table in the cafeteria vestibule on Tuesday morning before camp. (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 20 (Tuesday)-June 23 (Friday) 8:45-12:00.
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 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.
Tuesday – Friday
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
Buddies: VBS is divided by grade to have age-appropriate lessons and activities. We will honor 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). 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. If your child has an allergy, PLEASE let us know if your child can participate with the snack provided or if he/she will bring his/her own snack. 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 Tuesday morning with the person at the desk next to the kitchen 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 is a pot-luck of side dishes and desserts. Hot hot dogs and pulled pork sandwiches will be provided by VBS. We will have games, 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 Family Picnic Signup
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.
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 child receives a t-shirt (must be worn daily), faith materials, craft projects, and snacks. Saturday is our potluck picnic enjoyed by the entire family. Children will perform one of the songs they learned with their group.
This year’s theme is Parachuting with the Angels.
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, 2023 to participate — NO EXCEPTIONS)
- Elementary – Children Rising 1st – Rising 4th grade
- Rising 5th-6th Graders – Special Age-Appropriate Activities
- Jr. Teens and Teens (Rising 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.