Here comes summer! It is sneaking up on us and bringing with it sunshine, pool days, and long days of freedom. Isn’t it refreshing how some things never change? Generations over, kids still always look forward to these staples of summer, including one of the most fun traditions: Vacation Bible School (VBS)! VBS has evolved over the years, transforming from glue and construction paper inside a church gymnasium, into activity tracts of sports, reading and art, centered around common themes. There are plenty to choose from, so if you’re interested, find one that fits your flavor and availability!
If you are planning out your VBS schedule now, here are some options around town to check out. A word to the wise: many of the churches are requesting pre-registration so plan ahead when you can. Be sure to check all the details when making your plans!
2022 Chattanooga Vacation Bible Schools
First Baptist Church (downtown): Monumental: Celebrating God’s Greatness. June 6-10th from 9-noon. K – 5th grade.
First Centenary United Methodist Church: Monumental: Celebrating God’s Greatness. June 27-July 1 from 9-noon. PreK-5th grade.
First Presbyterian Church: Ocean Commotion. June 5-8 from 5:30-8. nursery-5th grade.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church: Food Truck Party: On a Roll With God. June 6-10 from 8:30-12:30. Rising 1st graders through rising 6th graders. Cost is $30.
Red Bank/Signal Mountain
Red Bank Baptist Church: Zoomerang. June 6-10th from 9-12:15pm. (4 years old-5th grade).
Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church: In backyards across Signal Mountain. June 13-16 from 9:00-11am. Rising K-rising 6th.
Calvary Baptist Church: Wanted. June 13-17 from 6:00-8:30pm.
Signal Crest United Methodist Church: Monumental. June 27-30 from 9-12:30. Rising K-5th grade.
The Point Church: Zoomerang. June 20-24 from 9-12:15.
St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church: Mission Possible. June 13-17 from 9-noon. Pre-K through rising 4th graders and 5th -12th grade as helpers.
Hixson United Methodist Church: Monumental. June 13-16 (several time options available). 4years through rising 6th grade.
Abba’s House: Focus. June 1-3 from 6-8pm. Rising kindergarteners-rising 6th graders. $20.
Stuart Heights Baptist Church (Soddy Daisy campus): Rocky Railway. June 12-16 from 6-8pm. 4 years-5th grade.
Sale Creek Baptist Church: Monumental. June 18-22 from 6-8pm.
Burks United Methodist Church: Mission Deep Blue Sea. July 24-28 from 6-8:45pm.
Ridgedale Baptist Church: Spark Studios. June 12-16 from 6-8pm. K-5th grade.
Brainerd Baptist Church: Spark Studios. June 6-9 from 6-8:30pm. 3 years old – rising 6th graders.
Morris Hill Baptist Church: Spark Studios. June 5-9 from 6-9pm. Ages 3 – 6th grade.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church: 6-10 from 5:30-8:30. Pre-K through 5th grade.
Silverdale Baptist Church: Quest Camp. June 27-30, 8:30-12:30pm. K-5th grades. Cost is free or $10 to include a t-shirt.
Church United Methodist Church (East Brainerd): Monumental. June 6-9 (morning and evening sessions available).
Collegedale Community Church: Monumental. June 13-17 from 9:30-12:30pm. Ages 4-11.
Collegedale Church of Seventh-day Adventists: Jerusalem Marketplace. June 13-17 from 9am-noon. Ages 4-11.
Bayside Baptist Church: Spark Studios. June 6-10 from 8:45-12:00pm. Ages 4 – 5th grade.
Grace Baptist Church: July 17-21.
Providence Baptist Church: Zoomerang. July 11-15 from 6-8:30. Ages 4 -12.
Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church: Explore! June 13-16 from 9:30-noon. Rising 1st through 6th grade.
First Baptist Fort Oglethorpe: Focus. July 25-29th.
Peavine Baptist Church: Super Mario. July 10-13 from 6-9pm.