Virtual VBS, Kits, and In-Person Options for Vacation Bible School 2021

Vacation Bible School (VBS) is an exciting way for children to gather together, explore religion and learn about Bible stories through games, lessons, crafts, and snacks. Many churches that offered virtual VBS in 2020 have found ways to safely gather in 2021, but you will also find some virtual programming this upcoming summer, too. Registration is already opening, so make sure to look into these great options soon.

Vacation Bible School 2021

Four Corners Community Church (Darien)
Week 1: June 7–10 or Week 2: June 14–17
At-home option with easy-to-follow instructions, minimal preparation and daily video. To register, email by May 17.

Grace Bible Church (Elmhurst)
June 14 – 17, 2021 | 9:00 – 10:30am or 11:00am – 12:30pm
For children K-5th grade. $8 registration fee.

Peace Church (Lombard)
Pickup: June 14, 16, and 18, 2021 | 10:00am – 1:00pm
21W500 Butterfield Road, Lombard, IL 60148
Each VBS kit is $10.

First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton
June 14 – 18, 2021 | 9:00am – 11:00am
Discovery on Adventure Island VBS will be a week packed with outdoor fun.

First Baptist Church of Downers Grove
June 14 – 18, 2021 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
Students who have completed P4 – 5th grade are invited to take part in this Treasured week-long event full of games, crafts and activities. Registration is now open!

Harvest New Beginnings (Oswego)
June 14 – 18, 2021 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
Treasured VBS is free and will take place both indoors and outdoors, as children dig into the fun of learning more about God.

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Horseback Riding Stables and Farms Where Kids Can Saddle Up

Alleluia Lutheran Church (Naperville)
June 14 – 18, 2021 | in-person sessions from 9:00am – 11:00am or 1:00pm – 3:00pm. Virtual offerings also available.
This summer’s theme is totally rad! BOLT: Totally 80’s will be a VBS experience your child will never forgot.

First United Methodist Church (Downers Grove)
June 15 – 17, 2021 | 9:00am – 11:00am
In-person for incoming K-6th grade.

St. John’s Lutheran (La Grange)
Wednesdays, June 16 – July 21, 2021 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Free. Family picnic at 5pm included.

First United Methodist Church (Downers Grove)
June 19 and 26, 2021 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
In-person for incoming K-6th grade.

Grace Church of DuPage (Warrenville)
June 21 – 25, 2021 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
For children K-5th grade in the fall.

Christ Church Butterfield (Lombard)
June 21 – 25, 2021 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Explore hidden gems and ancient caves as this Treasured VBS dives into God’s teachings. This programming is free to all participants.

Faith Lutheran Church (Glen Ellyn)
June 21 – 25, 2021 | 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Faith Lutheran Church, Grace Lutheran Church, and First Congregational Church of Glen Ellyn collaborate for in-person and remote family fun.

Bethel Lutheran Church (Westmont)
June 21 – 25, 2021 | livestream at 10:10am

Village Baptist Church (Aurora)
June 21 – 25, 2021 | 9:00am – 11:45am
For children ages 3 years old through incoming 6th graders

First United Methodist Church (Downers Grove)
June 22 – 24, 2021 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm
In-person for incoming K-6th grade.

Western Springs Baptist Church | The Village Church (Western Springs)
July 5 – 9 and July 12 – 16, 2021
For kids going into K-5th grade. Registration opens May 17.

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Kids in Sports is Coming to Naperville

Community United Methodist Church (Naperville)
Wednesdays, July 7, 14, 21, 28, 2021 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Geared for children ages 3 and up.

Hope Church (La Grange)
July 9, 2021 | 6:00pm – 8:30pm
July 10, 2021 | 1:00pm – 3:30pm

Highpoint Church (Naperville, North Aurora, Wheaton, and Romeoville)
July 12 – 16, 2021 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
Join the inspirational fun at Highpoint Church’s Summerfest. Sign up before June 17, 2021 to take advantage of a $10 early-bird discount.

Downers Grove Community Church
July 12 – 16, 2021 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
Join the Rocky Railroad fun with small group rotations through games, activities and crafts. The first two children per family are $10 each, with additional children free.

Grace United Methodist Church (Naperville)
July 12 – 16, 2021 | 9:00am – 10:00am
Virtual Knights of North Castle registrations must be received on or before June 27, 2021 to receive a complimentary VBS kit while supplies last.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (Naperville)
July 19 – 23, 2021 | 9:00am – 11:00am or 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Good Shepherd is offering in-person VBS for their Treasured programming in 2021. Registration is $45/per participant and is for children 4 years old through 5th Graders (2021-2022 school year).

Grace Fellowship Church (Oak Forest)
July 19 – 23, 2021 | 9:15am – 12:15pm
Follow along in the fun of Mystery Island during VBS 2021. Explore questions that you and others have about God.

Hinsdale United Methodist Church (Hinsdale)
July 19 – 23, 2021 | 9:00am – 11:30am or 12:30pm – 3:00pm
Registration fee is $50 per child and includes a Rocky Railway t-shirt.

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Kid-Friendly Stops on the BNSF Metra Line

Westbrook Christian Church (Bolingbrook)
July 19 – 22, 2021 | 6:00pm – 7:45pm
For kids ages 3 years old to 5th grade

Word of Life Lutheran Church (Naperville)
July 19 – 23, 2021

Our Savior Lutheran Church (Carol Stream)
July 26 – 29, 2021 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
Registration Deadline: Registration is limited to the first 50 children

St. Olaf Lutheran Church (Montgomery)
July 26 – 30, 2021 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Kindergarten through 5th grade. Suggested donation of $10.

Our Lady of Mercy (Aurora)
August 2 – 6, 2021 | 9:00am – 12:00pm
In-person and at-home options available.

Grace Lutheran Church (La Grange)
August 5-6, 2021

VBS 2021 To Be Announced

These churches have offered VBS programming in the past, but have not announced their plans for 2021 as of June 21, 2021. Check their websites or call to find out the most up-to-date information.

If your Vacation Bible School is not on this list, please email the information to and we will include it!

For more help planning your kids’ best summer ever, check out our 2021 Summer Camp Guide. There are great in-person and virtual camps happening this summer!

About the Author

Katie Mayle
Katie is a mother of three children, ages 7, 5, and 2. A Joliet native, she and her husband moved back to his hometown of Naperville after the birth of their second daughter. Her three kids keep her family very active, and she is grateful for the countless indoor and outdoor opportunities available to families in the western suburbs. She looks forward to sharing family-friendly fun with the parents of young children.

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