VBS Near Me: Where to Find a 2024 Vacation Bible School

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Classes and Camps for Kids

Each summer, churches host week-long Vacation Bible School (VBS) sessions. During these camps, children participate in crafts, games, singing, and learning lessons from the Bible to help ignite a passion for their faith in a fun and engaging way!

We’ve rounded up more information about the various VBS camps in the western suburbs that will help you in your search for the best “VBS near me.”

four girls with their arms around each other wearing vacation bible school t-shirts with smiles on their faces, ready to start VBS for the day

Addison VBS

Messiah Baptist Church
July 22-26, 2024 | 6:30pm – 8:45pm
600 S. Villa Avenue, Addison IL 60101

Arlington Heights VBS

Saint James Parish
June 10-13, 2024 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
820 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
(224) 345-7200

Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church
June 24-28, 2024 | 9:00am – 12:30pm
1234 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
(847) 255-8700

First Presbyterian Church of Arlington Heights
July 8-12, 2024 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
302 N. Dunton Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
(847) 255-5900
4 year-old (potty-trained) preschoolers through incoming 4th graders

First United Methodist Church of Arlington Heights
July 15-18, 2024 | 3:00pm – 5:45pm
1903 East Euclid Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL, 60004
(847) 255-5112

Aurora VBS

Chapel Street Church
June 10-14, 2024 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm
307 Banbury Road, North Aurora, IL 60542
(630) 232-7068
Registration opens later this Spring.

Christ Community Church – Aurora Campus
July 15-19, 2024 | 9:00am – 12:30pm
40W098 Galena Boulevard, Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 450-8000
Registration information will be available online near the third week of April.

Village Baptist Church
515 S. Frontenac Street, Aurora, IL 60504
(630) 851-4120
Program held annually in the last week of June; open registration begins the week prior.

Village Bible Church
June 24-28, 2024 | 6:00pm – 8:15pm
1401 W. Galena Boulevard, Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 897-6428
Incoming grades 1st – 6th.

Batavia VBS

Ascension Lutheran Church
Dates are likely to be in late July, but are still being finalized; check their website for updates.
0S850 Wenmoth Road, Batavia, IL 60510
(630) 879-9455
Free, ages 3 – 8th grade.

Bethany Lutheran Church
July 8-12, 2024 | 9:00am – 12:15pm
8 S. Lincoln Street, Batavia, IL 60510
(630) 879-3444
$60 per child or $120 per family.

Immanuel Lutheran Church
Program held annually mid-June; check their website for updates.
950 Hart Road, Batavia, IL 60510
(630) 879-7163

Bolingbrook VBS

New Life Lutheran Church
Dates are being finalized; check the website for updates.
249 N. Bolingbrook Drive, Bolingbrook, IL 60440
(630) 759-7636
Free, ages 3 – 5th grade.

Buffalo Grove VBS

Saint Mary Parish
June 17-21, 2024 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
10 N Buffalo Grove Rd, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
(847) 541-1450
St. Edna Catholic Church in Arlington Heights is partnering with St. Mary’s this year to provide VBS.

Carol Stream VBS

Gospelife Church
June 10-14, 2024 | 6:00pm – 8:15pm (time TBD)
1N100 Gary Avenue, Carol Stream, IL 60188
(630) 668-5900
Registration and more information available in April.

Gospelife Church
June 17-21, 2024 | 6:00 – 8:15pm (time TBD)
600 Kuhn Rd, Carol Stream, IL 60188
(630) 668-5900
Registration and more information available in April.

Our Savior Lutheran Church
July 22-25, 2024 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
1244 Army Trail Road, Carol Stream, IL 60188
(630) 830-4833
Ages 4 – 12.

Clarendon Hills VBS

Avenue Christian Church
June 17-19, 2024 | 9:00am – 11:30am
5750 Holmes Avenue, Clarendon Hills, IL 60514
(630) 323-3456
Preschool – 5th grade. The program will also have a camp-themed family night on June 20. $15 per child, $30 per family

Darien VBS

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
July 15-19, 2024 | 12:00pm – 3:00pm
8404 S. Cass Avenue, Darien, IL 60561
(630) 852-3303
$30 per child, ages 4 – 6th grade.

Downers Grove VBS

The Grove Church 
June 10-14, 2024 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
6600 Fairview Avenue, Downers Grove, IL 60516
Ages 4-entering 6th grade. $25 per child, $50 per family. Scholarships are available. 

Faith United Methodist Church
June 10-14, 2024 | 9:00am – TBD
432 59th St, Downers Grove, IL 60516
(630) 968-0442
Ages 4 – 5th grade. More info to come; check website for updates.

First Baptist Church of Downers Grove
June 10-13, 2024
929 Maple Ave, Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 852-0800
PreK – 5th grade; register in advance or at the door.

First Congregational Church – United Church of Christ
June 15 & July 20, 2024
1047 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 968-0358
Family VBS; website will be updated with additional information.

Elmhurst VBS

Epiphany Lutheran Church
June 17-20, 2024 | 5:30 – 8:30pm
314 W. Vallette Street, Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 832-8457
Grades K – 5th.

Faith Christian Reformed Church
June 4-7, 2024 | 9:00 – 11:00am
1070 S Prospect Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 279-1776
Free, grades K – 5th.

Grace Bible Church
June 10-13, 2024 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
398 W. Eggleston Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 832-8416
$25 per child, grades K – 5th.

Immanuel Lutheran Church
July 22-26, 2024 | 9:00am – 11:30am
142 E 3rd Street, Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 832-1649
$25 per child, ages 4 – 10.

Geneva

Chapelstreet Church
June 24-28, 2024 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
3435 Keslinger Road, Geneva, IL 60134
(630) 232-7068
Registration begins later this Spring.

Glen Ellyn VBS

First Congregational Church
June 24-28, 2024 | 8:30am – 12:00pm
535 Forest Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 469-3096
$25 suggested donation; ages 4 – 5th grade.

First Presbyterian Church
June 17-21, 2024 | 9:00 – 11:30am
550 N Main Street, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 469-2007
Ages 4 – 5th grade. Due to facility updates, space is limited and the 2024 program has reached capacity. 

Hinsdale VBS

Grace Episcopal Church
Information TBD for 2024
120 E 1st Street, Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 323-4900

Redeemer Lutheran Church
June 10-14, 2024 | 5:30 – 7:30pm
139 E 1st Street, Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 323-5530
More information will be available in April; check their website for updates.

La Grange VBS

First United Methodist Church
June 24-28, 2024 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
100 W Cossitt Avenue, La Grange, IL 60525
(708) 352-1250
$50 per child; ages 4 – 5th grade.

Grace Lutheran Church
June 24-28, 2024 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
200 N Catherine Ave, La Grange, IL 60525
(708) 352-0730
Check the website for updates.

St. Cletus Parish
Dates and information is TBD; check the website for updated information.
600 W. 55th Street, La Grange, IL 60525
(708) 352-6209

St. John’s Lutheran
July 22-26, 2024 | 9:00am – 11:30am
505 S Park Road, La Grange, IL 60525
(630) 772-1688
Ages 4 – 6th grade. Check the website for updated information.

Lombard VBS

Lombard Gospel Chapel
June 17-21, 2024 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm
369 N Stewart Avenue, Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 534-9819
Grades K – 8th.

Peace Church
June 17-21, 2024 | 9:00am – 11:30am
21W500 Butterfield Road, Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 627-1101
$25 per child, ages 3 – 5th grade. Registration begins May 5.

Medinah VBS

Jubilee Bible Church
June 24-28, 2024 | 9:00am – 12:30pm
900 Foster Avenue, Medinah, IL 60157
(630) 980-9421
$40/child (scholarships available). Age 3 (and potty trained) – 5th grade.

Naperville VBS

Alleluia Lutheran Church
June 10-14, 2024 | 9:00am – 12:00pm or 1:00pm – 4:00pm
4055 Book Road, Naperville, IL 60564
(630) 904-3311
$60/first child, $50/second child.

Good Shepherd Church
July 15-19, 2024 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
1310 Shepherd Drive, Naperville, IL 60565
(630) 961-9220
$50 per child (scholarships available), ages 4 – 5th grade.

Grace Pointe Church
July 15-19, 2024 | 9:30am – 12:00pm
1320 E. Chicago Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 355-4126
$35 per child (scholarships available), ages 4 – 5th grade.

Knox Presbyterian Church
June 17-21, 2024 | 8:45am – 11:30am
1105 Catalpa Lane, Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 355-8181
$35 per child by June 3 (raises to $50 after that), ages 3 (potty-trained) – 5th grade.

Living Water Evangelical Church
June 17-21, 2024 | 8:45am – 12:00pm
1256 Wehrli Road, Naperville, IL 60565
(630) 983-5677
$45 per child through April 30; $55 per child beginning May 1. After-care is available for a fee. Grades K – 5th.

Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church
June 24-27, 2024 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
815 S. Washington Street, Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 355-2522
$50 per child, ages 4 – 5th grade.

St. Thomas the Apostle
June 10-14, 2024 | 9:00am – 12:15pm
1500 Brookdale Road, Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 355-8980
Ages 4 – 4th grade. Registration forms are available in the Gathering Area.

Oak Brook VBS

Christ Church
Oak Brook Campus:
June 17-21, 2024 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
501 Oak Brook Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523
(630) 645-1882
Butterfield Campus:
June 24-28, 2024 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
2S361 Glen Park Road, Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 654-1884
$50 per child. Ages 4 (must be potty trained) – 5th grade.

Oak Park VBS

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
June 17-21, 2024 | 5:00pm – 7:30pm
611 Randolph St, Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 848-4741
Website | Facebook | Instagram

At Good Shepherd’s SCUBA VBS, we’re diving deeper into our friendship with God! Our evening VBS starts with a hot dinner! Students then go through three rotations — games, music, and storytelling — before our closing time on the front lawn. We are open to children age three (by June 17) through outgoing grade five. $50 per student with a family max of $200. June 17-21, 5:00-7:30pm. Register at tinyurl.com/gslcVBS2024. Find out more about Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Oak Park IL at goodshepherdlc.org. Contact for VBS is Deaconess Debbie Speer, 708-848-4741.

Village Church of Oak Park
Dates are being finalized; check website for updates.
911 S Taylor Ave, Oak Park, IL 60304
(708) 665-3986
Ages 4 – 5th grade.

Palatine VBS

First United Methodist Church of Palatine
Dates and times TBD
123 N Plum Grove Road, Palatine, IL 60067
(847) 359-1345
Information should be posted on their website and Facebook page by early April.

Park Ridge VBS

St. Paul of the Cross
VBS is offered for one week each June and dates have not been announced yet.
320 South Washington Street, Park Ridge, IL 60068
(847) 825-7605

River Forest VBS

First Presbyterian Church of River Forest
July 22-26, 2024 | 9:00am – 12:15pm
7551 Quick Avenue, River Forest, IL 60305
(708) 366-5822
$99 per child (assistance is available), different programs for incoming K – 7th grades.

Schaumburg VBS

Church of the Holy Spirit
July 22-26, 2024 | Times TBD
1451 W. Bode Road, Schaumburg, IL 60194
(847) 882-7584
Registration will begin May 1; more information will be updated on their website.

St. Charles VBS

Hosanna! Lutheran Church
July 29-August 2, 2024
36W925 Red Gate Road, St. Charles, IL 60175
(630) 584-6434
Registration opens April 3.

Warrenville VBS

Grace Church of DuPage
June 17-21, 2024 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
27W344 Galusha Ave, Warrenville, IL 60555
(630) 393-7344
Incoming K – 5th grade.

Immanuel Presbyterian Church
June 10-14, 2024
29W260 Batavia Road, Warrenville, IL 60555
(630) 393-4400
More information will be coming to their website soon.

Western Springs VBS

Presbyterian Church of Western Springs
Weeks of July 15, 22, and 29, 2024.
5250 Wolf Road, Western Springs, IL 60558
(708) 246-5220
They’ve partnered with Summer City Adventures for week-long programs for ages 5 – 12. 

Western Springs Baptist Church
June 4-7, 2024 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
4475 Wolf Road, Western Springs, IL 60558
(708) 246-1530
$50 per child, grades K – 5th.

Westmont VBS

Bethel Lutheran Church
June 17-21, 2024 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
36 N Grant Street, Westmont, IL 60559
(630) 968-3232
Free, ages 5 – 12.

Wheaton VBS

St. Matthew United Church of Christ
June 4-6, 2024 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
1420 S Gables Boulevard, Wheaton, IL 60189
(630) 665-1236
$35 per child by May 30, age 3 – 5th grade.

Gary United Methodist Church
June 17-20, 2024 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
224 N. Main St.
Wheaton , IL 60187
$30/child; scholarships available. Age 4 – 4th grade.

St. Michael Catholic Church
June 17-21, 2024 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
310 S Wheaton Avenue, Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 665-2250
$35/child, grades K – 5th.

Vacation Bible School in Chicago

North Park Covenant Church
June 10-14, 2024 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
5250 N Christiana Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625
The cost is $25/child, and children must be potty-trained. 

St. Josaphat School
June 11-14, 2024 | 9:00am – 11:30am
2311 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 327-8955
$200 per child. VBS Elementary for children preschool through 4th grade and VBS Preschool.

Saint Francis Borgia Catholic Church
June 24-28, 2024
8033 W Addison St, Chicago, IL 60634
$50 per child. 5 years old to 6th grade

Uptown Baptist Church
July 15-19, 2024
1011 West Wilson Avenue, Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 784-2922

St. Paul’s Bible Church
July 22-26, 2024 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
1960 W 94th Street, Chicago, IL 60643
(773) 238-4368
Ages 4-12.

St. Benedict Parish
July 22-26, 2024 | 9:00am – 12:30pm
2215 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 588-6484
Incoming kindergartener through 4th grade.

Windy City Church
July 28 – August 1, 2024 | 6:00pm – 8:15pm
6131 N. Newark, Chicago, IL 60631  

Fourth Presbyterian Church
2024 dates have not been announced yet
126 E. Chestnut Street, Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 573-3362

Victory In Christ Kingdom Church
2024 dates have not been announced yet
2735 W. 79th Street, Chicago, IL 60652

KingsWord International Church at 4250 W Walton Street, Chicago IL 60651 has had Vacation Bible School in the past, but we haven’t seen dates announced yet.


If your church’s Vacation Bible School is not on this list, please email the information to annie@mykidlist.com and we will include it.

Are you looking for more ideas of amazing summer camps for your kids? Check out our 2024 Summer Camp Guide for inspiration!

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