VBS Near Me: Find a 2023 Vacation Bible School

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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.”

This article is sponsored by First Presbyterian Church of River Forest.

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

First Pres Vacation Bible School

First Presbyterian Church of River Forest
7551 Quick Avenue
River Forest, IL 60305
(708) 366-5822
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First Pres Vacation Bible School (VBS) is for children entering Kindergarten through 4th grade. This week-long Christian camp runs from 9:00-11:30 am each day, July 17-21, 2023. Campers are grouped with peers in the same grade and remain in those groups all week as they learn about Jesus (for the first time or the 101st time), play games, make crafts, sing, and create friendships that carry beyond the camp. Each camper receives a camp t-shirt!

Our theme this year is Stellar VBS and each day is filled with awesome Bible-learning experiences kids see, hear and touch! Through our daily activities including the songs kids sing, Bible stories they learn, snacks, and relationships formed in their small groups, kids will learn that God loves them and how to shine God’s light in their own lives. We hope you will join us for an out of this world experience!

Aurora VBS

Chapel Street Church
July 17-20, 2023 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm
307 Banbury Road, North Aurora, IL 60542
(630) 232-7068
Incoming grades 1-5, registration information coming soon.

Christ Community Church – Aurora Campus
July 17-21, 2023 | 9:00am – 12:30pm
40W098 Galena Boulevard, Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 450-8000
$25 per child, incoming grades 1-6. 

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 26-30, 2023 | 6:00pm – 8:15pm
1401 W. Galena Boulevard, Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 897-6428
Incoming grades 1-6.

Batavia VBS

Immanuel Lutheran Church
June 19-23, 2023 | 9:00am – 11:30am
950 Hart Road, Batavia, IL 60510
(630) 879-7163
Free, preschool through 5th grade. Check back for updated information on their website.

Bethany Lutheran Church
July 10-14, 2023 | 9:00am – 12:15pm
8 S. Lincoln Street, Batavia, IL 60510
(630) 879-3444
$40 per child or $100 per family.

Ascension Lutheran Church
Dates are likely to be in late July, but they are still being finalized. Check back on the website for more info.
0S850 Wenmoth Road, Batavia, IL 60510
(630) 879-9455
Free, ages 3 through 8th grade.

Bolingbrook VBS

New Life Lutheran Church
June 26-30, 2023 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
249 N. Bolingbrook Drive, Bolingbrook, IL 60440
(630) 759-7636
Free, ages 3 through 5th grade.

Carol Stream VBS

Our Savior Lutheran Church
July 17-20, 2023 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
1244 Army Trail Road, Carol Stream, IL 60188
(630) 830-4833
$30 per child, ages 4-12.

Clarendon Hills VBS

Avenue Christian Church
June 19-22, 2023 | 9:00am – 11:30am
5750 Holmes Avenue, Clarendon Hills, IL 60514
(630) 323-3456
The theme is Camp Chemistry, which is a Bible-based science camp. Preschool through 4th grade.

Darien VBS

Camp at the Corners
June 26-30, 2023 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
8251 S. Lemont Road, Darien, IL 60561
(630) 541-9184
$25 per child or $50 family package, scholarships are available. Ages 4 (must be potty trained) through 6th grade.

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
July 10-14, 2023 | 12:00pm – 3:00pm
8404 S. Cass Avenue, Darien, IL 60561
(630) 852-3303
Check website for updates.

Downers Grove VBS

First Congregational Church – United Church of Christ
June 5, 12, 19, 26 & July 3, 2023 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm
1047 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 968-0358
Family VBS with evening hours, see website for more information.

Faith United Methodist Church
June 12-16, 2023 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
432 59th St, Downers Grove, IL 60516
(630) 968-0442
For children from age 4 to 5th grade. $10 per child.

First Baptist Church of Downers Grove
June 12-16, 2023 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm
929 Maple Ave, Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 852-0800
PreK – 5th grade (based on grade just completed). Free to attend. Must register online or at the door.

Elmhurst VBS

Immanuel Lutheran Church
July 24-28, 2023 | 9:00am – 11:30am
142 E 3rd Street, Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 832-1649
$25 per child, ages 4-10.

Grace Bible Church
June 12-15, 2023 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
398 W. Eggleston Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 832-8416
$20 per child.

Epiphany Lutheran Church
June 19-22, 2023 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm
314 W. Vallette Street, Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 832-8457
Price is TBD, grades K-5th grade.

Faith Christian Reformed Church
June 20-23, 2023 | 9:00 – 11:00am
1070 S Prospect Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 279-1776
Grades K-5.

Glen Ellyn VBS

First Presbyterian Church
June 19-23 and June 25, 2023 | 9:00 – 11:30am
550 N Main Street, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 469-2007
$50/child, scholarships available. Ages 4 through 5th grade. Program has reached capacity; you can join a waitlist. 

First Congregational Church (with co-hosts Faith Lutheran Church of Glen Ellyn, Grace Lutheran Church of Glen Ellyn, First United Methodist of Glen Ellyn, St. Paul Lutheran of Wheaton, First United Methodist Church of Lombard)
June 26-30, 2023 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
535 Forest Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 469-3096
$20 suggested donation. Ages 4 through 5th grade. Registration has reached capacity; you can join a waitlist.

Hinsdale VBS

Redeemer Lutheran Church
June 19-23, 2023 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm
139 E 1st Street, Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 323-5530
More information and sign-ups will be available after Easter.

Grace Episcopal Church
July 24-27, 2023 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
120 E 1st Street, Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 323-4900
$95 per child, preschool through 5th grade.

La Grange VBS

First United Methodist Church
June 19-23, 2023 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
100 W Cossitt Avenue, La Grange, IL 60525(708) 352-1250
Ages 4 years – 5th grade.

St. John’s Lutheran
July 24 – 28, 2023 | 9:00am – 11:30am
505 S. Park Road, La Grange, IL 60525(630) 772-1688
Ages 4 through 6th grade. Check the website for updated information.

Grace Lutheran Church
July 31 – August 4, 2023 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
200 N Catherine Ave, La Grange, IL 60525
(708) 352-0730
$60 per child and $50 for each additional sibling, ages 4 years through 6th grade.

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

Lombard VBS

Lombard Gospel Chapel
June 5 – 9, 2023 | 2:00pm – 4:30pm
369 N Stewart Avenue, Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 534-9819
Scheduled, but no other details announced yet. Check the website for updates.

Peace Church
June 19 – 23, 2023 | 9:00am – 11:30am
21W500 Butterfield Road, Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 627-1101
Registration begins May 1.

Naperville VBS

Good Shepherd Church
July 17-21, 2023 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
1310 Shepherd Drive, Naperville, IL 60565
(630) 961-9220
$50 per child, scholarships available, ages 4 years through 5th grade.

Knox Presbyterian Church
June 19 – 23, 2023 | 8:45am-11:30am
1105 Catalpa Lane, Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 355-8181
3 years old (potty-trained) through 5th grade

Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church
July 17 – 21, 2023 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
815 S. Washington Street, Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 355-2522
4 years old through 5th grade.

Grace Pointe Church
July 17 – 21, 2023 | 9:30am-12:00pm
1320 E. Chicago Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 355-4126
$35/child, 4 years old through 5th grade.

St. Thomas the Apostle
June 12-16, 2023 | 9:00am – 12:15pm
1500 Brookdale Road, Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 355-8980
$35 per child plus snacks, K-4th grade. Call for additional information. 

Alleluia Lutheran Church
June 12 – 16, 2023 | 9:00am-11:30am or 1:00pm-3:30pm
4055 Book Road, Naperville, IL 60564
(630) 904-3311
$60/first child, $50/second child.

Oak Brook VBS

Christ Church
Oak Brook Campus:
June 29-23, 2023 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
501 Oak Brook Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523
(630) 645-1882
Butterfield Campus:
June 26 – June 30, 2023 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
2S361 Glen Park Road, Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 654-1884
$50 per child. Ages 4 (must be potty trained) through 5th grade. Some grades at the Oak Brook location are full; Butterfield location has all spots open.

Oak Park VBS

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
June 19-23, 2023 | 5:00pm – 7:30pm 
611 Randolph St, Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 848-4741
$75 for one child; reduced for additional children. Scholarships available. Dinner included.

River Forest VBS

First Presbyterian Church of River Forest
July 17-21, 2023 | 9:00am – 11:30am
7551 Quick Avenue, River Forest, IL 60305
(708) 366-5822
$99 per child, scholarships are available. For incoming K through 4th grades.

Schaumburg VBS

Church of the Holy Spirit
July 24-28, 2023 | 10:00am – 1:00pm
1451 W. Bode Road, Schaumburg, IL 60194
(847) 882-7584
$50 per child, ages 3 (by 9/1/23) through 5th grade.

St. Charles VBS

Hosanna! Lutheran Church
July 24 – 28, 2023 | 9:00am – 11:50am
36W925 Red Gate Road, St. Charles, IL 60175
(630) 584-6434
Ages 4 (by September 1, 2023) through 5th grade.

Warrenville VBS

Grace Church of Dupage
June 19 – 23, 2023 | 9:00am-12:00pm
27W344 Galusha Ave, Warrenville, IL 60555
(630) 393-7344
Incoming K-5th grade.

Immanuel Presbyterian Church
June 26-30, 2023
29W260 Batavia Road, Warrenville, IL 60555
(630) 393-4400
Grades 1-6. See website for more information.

Western Springs VBS

Presbyterian Church of Western Springs
Website will be updated in the spring with dates and information.
5250 Wolf Road, Western Springs, IL 60558
(708) 246-5220
Preschool through 5th grade. 

Western Springs Baptist Church
June 5-9, 2023 | 3:30pm – 6:00pm
4475 Wolf Road, Western Springs, IL 60558
(708) 246-1530
$50 per child, grades K-5th grade.

Westmont VBS

Bethel Lutheran Church
June 19 – 23, 2023 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
36 N. Grant Street, Westmont, IL 60559
(630) 968-3232
Free, ages 5-12 welcome.

Wheaton VBS

St. Matthew United Church of Christ
1420 S. Gables Boulevard, Wheaton, IL 60189
(630) 665-1236
Check website for updated information.

St. Michael Catholic Church
June 19-23, 2023 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
310 S Wheaton Avenue, Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 665-2250
$35/child, for children grades K-5.


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 2023 Summer Camp Guide for inspiration!

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