Vacation Bible School (VBS) Summer 2017

Vacation Bible School is a free (or inexpensive) camp where children learn about God through fun activities and songs over the summer. You do not have to be a member of the church or even attend church to send your kids to VBS. In general, VBS is for ages 3 through 12. Registration starts soon and often fills up, so check the individual websites or give them a call at the numbers provided for more information.

Christian Church of Clarendon Hills
June 12-16, 2017 | 9:00 – 11:30 am
Free
5750 Holmes Avenue
Clarendon Hills, IL 60514
(630) 323-3456
website | registration link

Kids entering kindergarten through 6th grade are invited to join us at Maker Fun Factory, where kids discover that God made them on purpose for a purpose! Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, enjoy high-energy songs with a live band, play fun outdoor games (weather permitting), devour yummy (and good for us!) treats, experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them of God’s love, and test out fun hands-on experiments they’ll take home and play with all summer long.  Each day concludes with the Funshop Finale that gets everyone involved in celebrating and living what they’ve learned. All volunteers undergo a thorough background check and training and there is a registered nurse on campus during the entire program. This FREE event will be a highlight of your child’s summer!

 

Vacation Bible School (VBS) Options by Week

A huge thank you to Christian Church of Clarendon Hills for sponsoring this year’s VBS guide!
Below are the local Vacation Bible School options this summer, listed in chronological order. Please note that many churches either have a maximum cost per family or discounts for two or more children. You can click on the church link for more information and online registration if available.

 

Week of June 12

Christian Church of Clarendon Hills
June 12-16, 2017 | 9:00 – 11:30 am
Free
5750 Holmes Avenue
Clarendon Hills, IL 60514
(630) 323-3456
website | registration link

Western Springs Baptist Church
June 12-16, 2017 | 8:45am-12:15pm
$18 per child per week
4475 Wolf Road
Western Springs, IL 60558
(708) 246-1530
[email protected]

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
June 12-16, 2017 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
$20 per child with a maximum of $50 per family
350 E Madison St
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 620-0072

LaGrange Bible Church
June 12-16, 2017 | 9:30 – 11:45 am
Free
850 S 7th Ave
La Grange, IL 60525
(708) 354-2485

Holy Cross Lutheran Church
June 12—16, 2017 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
$20 per child with a $60 max per family
802 E. Geneva Road
Wheaton, IL 60187-2808
(630) 665-1515

Calvary Church
June 12–16, 2017 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Free
16100 S. 104th Ave
Orland Park, IL 60467
(708) 429-2200

Belmont Bible Church
June 12-16, 2017 | 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Free
5430 Belmont Rd
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(708) 203-7477

Presbyterian Church of Western Springs Music and Drama (MAD) Camp
June 12-16, 2017 | 2:00 – 5:00 pm
$25 per child
5250 Wolf Road
Western Springs, IL 60558
(708) 246-5220

 

Week of June 19

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
June 19-23, 2017 | 5:00 – 8:00 pm
$40 per child, discounts for additional children in same family
611 Randolph Street
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 848-4741

Union Church
June 19-23, 2017 | 12:45 – 3:30 pm
$50 per child with a family rate of $125
137 S Garfield St
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 323-4303

Peace Lutheran
June 19-23, 2017 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
$25 per child
21W500 Butterfield Rd
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 627-1101

Bethel Lutheran
June 19-23, 2017
Free
36 N. Grant Street
Westmont, IL 60559
(630) 968-3232

First United Methodist Church of La Grange
June 19-23, 2017 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
$40 per child
100 W. Cossitt Ave
La Grange, IL 60525
(708) 352-1250 x215

Christ Church of Oak Brook
June 19-23, 2017 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
$35 per child with a 10% family discount when you register two or more children
501 Oak Brook Rd
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(630) 654-1882

Redeemer Lutheran Church
June 19-23, 2017 | 9:00 – 11:30 am
$50 suggested donation for the week
139 E 1st St
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 323-5530

Friendship Baptist Church
June 19-23, 2017 | 6:00 – 8:30pm
Free
15801 IL-59
Plainfield, IL 60544
(815) 436-2380

 

Week of June 26

Presbyterian Church of Western Springs
June 25-29, 2017 (it starts on Sunday)
$20 per child
5250 Wolf Road
Western Springs IL 60558
(708) 246-5220

Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church
June 26-30, 2017 | 9:00 – 11:45 am
$70 for one child, $120 for two children in same family, $150 for three children in same family
744 Fair Oaks Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 386-4920

Western Springs Christian Reformed Church
June 26-29, 2017 | 8:30 – 11:00
Free
5140 Wolf Road
Western Springs, IL 60558
(708) 246-4638

St. John of the Cross
June 26-29, 2017 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
$50 per child
5005 Wolf Road
Western Springs, IL 60558
(708) 246-4404

Good Shepard Lutheran Church
June 26-30, 2017 | 9:00 – 11:30 am
Free
525 63rd Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 852-1519

 

Week of July 10

Immanuel Lutheran Church
July 10-14, 2017
5211 Carpenter St
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 968-3112

Hinsdale United Methodist Church
July 10-14, 2017 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
$45 per child until May 31, $55 after that
945 S Garfield St
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 325-1280

Our Savior Lutheran Church
July 10-13, 2017 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
$25 per child; $30 after June 11
1244 W. Army Trail Road
Carol Stream, IL 60188
Julie Moedt: (708) 642-6904

 

Week of July 17

Hope Church
July 17-21, 2017 | 6:00 – 8:30 pm | free
5707 Wolf Road
La Grange, IL 60525
(708) 246-2780

First Presbyterian Church of River Forest
July 17-21, 2017 | 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
$60 per child
7551 Quick Avenue
River Forest, IL 60305
(708) 366-5822

St. John Lutheran Church
July 17-21, 2017 | 9:00 – 11:45 am
$20 per family before July 7, $25 after
7214 South Cass Ave
Darien, IL 60561
(630) 969-7987

Community United Methodist Church
July 17-21, 2017 | 6:00 – 8:00 pm
$2/child/day, no more than $25/family/week
20 N. Center Street
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 355-1483

Downers Grove Community Church
July 17-21, 2017 | 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
$5 per child
6600 Fairview Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60516
(630) 969-3320

 

Week of July 24

Southminster Presbyterian Church
July 24-28, 2017 | 6:00 – 8:30 pm
$25 per child with a maximum of $50 per family
680 S. Park Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 469-9149

Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church
July 24-28, 2017 | 8:30 – 11:30 am
$20 per child
1125 Franklin Street
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
(630) 968-9188

First Presbyterian Church of La Grange
July 24-28, 2017
150 S Ashland Ave
La Grange, IL 60525
(708) 354-0771

 

Week of July 31

Grace Lutheran Church
July 31-August 4, 2017 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
$50 for the first child, $40 for each additional sibling
200 N Catherine Avenue
La Grange, IL 60525
(708) 352-0730

Grace Episcopal Church
July 31-August 3, 2017 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
$75 per child
120 E. First Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 323-4900

 

The following churches has had VBS in the past, but information is not available online for 2017 and I have not heard from them yet. Check back for updates!

Downers Grove First United Methodist Church
1032 Maple Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 968-7120

Grace Fellowship Church
15150 Oak Park Avenue
Oak Forest, IL 60452
(708) 535-1200

Hinsdale Seventh-Day Adventist Church
201 N. Oak Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 696-2870

Lutheran Church of the Resurrection
15050 Central Ave
Oak Forest, IL 60452
(708) 687-2170

Bethel United Church of Christ
315 E St Charles Rd
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 279-4040

Evangelical Covenant Church
412 S Garfield St
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 323-2318

Saint Giles Catholic Parish
1045 Columbian Ave
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 383-3430

Evangel Baptist Church
1900 Manchester Road
Wheaton IL 60187
(630) 668-3225

Yorkfield Presbyterian Church
1099 S York St
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 833-6600

Please note that Bethel United Church of Christ in Elmhurst is no longer doing Vacation Bible School.

 

If your Vacation Bible School is not on this list, please email the information to [email protected] and I would be happy to include it!

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Annie Tandy
Annie loves making great memories with her kids and started Kidlist so she can help others do the same! Besides finding fun and exciting things to do, Annie, her husband, and their kids enjoy caring for their chickens and hanging out with them in the backyard. Click here to read about Annie's chickens and see pictures! She also finds joy in gardening, home improvement projects, knitting, soap making, and painting along with being active in her community, church, and as a board member of the Western Springs Business Association. You can follow Annie on Instagram here.

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