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At Vacation Bible School, children will spend each morning learning the daily bible point by singing songs, exploring a bible story, playing games, being imaginative, and learning about their Catholic faith all while having fun!


Vacation Bible School 2020

Registration begins Sunday, March 8 at 8pm for Participants and Youth Volunteers (Grades 6-12)!

Vacation Bible School 2020 Online Registration

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June 22- 26, 2020

9 am – 12 pm

For Children 3years old through 5th grade in Fall 2020

(Children must be 3years old by January 1, 2020, and potty trained.)

 

Registration Deadline: Music CD & t-shirt included for registrations received by May 29 at 12pm!

 

Vacation Bible School Cost

$40 per child

Fee Assistance is available. Click here for the VBS Fee Assistance Form.  Please register your child(ren) through the online registration and also fill out the Fee Assistance Form.

 

Children With Special Needs

All of God’s children are welcome!  In order to meet the needs of all, we ask parents of children with special needs to register no later than May 29.

 

Snacks

Snack will provided each day.

Monday – Scooby Snacks & Applesauce Cup

Tuesday – Pretzels & Cheese Stick

Wednesday – Goldfish & Bananas

Thursday – Rice Krispie Treat & Applesauce Cup

Friday – Cheeze-it & Cheese Stick

*All snacks will be prepackaged and serviced with water.


Adult & Youth Volunteers Needed

We are looking for adult and youth volunteers for the 2020 Rocky Railway VBS!  See below for more information.

All adult and youth volunteers will need to attend a Volunteer Training.  There are 3 options to choose from:

  1. Wednesday, June 17 at 9am
  2. Thursday, June 18 at 5pm
  3. Thursday, June 18 at 7pm

Each volunteer training will take place in the St. Clare for about 45mins.  Volunteers will receive their t-shirt at this training.

 

Adult Volunteers

We are in need of adult volunteers for our VBS program. Adult volunteers are needed for the whole week or even a few days.

The VBS Fee is waived for all adult volunteer’s children who volunteer all 5 days.

For more information about each of the volunteer roles, visit VBS Volunteer Opportunities 2020.

Adult Volunteer Roles:

  1. Nursery Infant (Birth-2years): This is for the tiniest of tots. While the volunteers will surely interact with the kiddos, this is more of a childcare-type station to help out the volunteers in other stations.
  2. Crew Leader (Preschool): These volunteers lead a small group of children around VBS for one week. They learn their names and assist with their immediate needs.
  3. Crew Leader (Elementary): These volunteers lead a small group of children around VBS for one week. They learn their names and assist with their immediate needs.
  4. Station Helper: These volunteers will be assigned to one of the VBS stations to provide specific guidance on the day’s activity that supports the daily Bible Point.
  5. Special Needs Assistant: These volunteers will be matched up with one of our kids with special needs to assist them during VBS.

For adult volunteers, there will be an option to register on your child’s registration. If are not registering a child participant, please select VBS Adult Volunteer when registering.

 

Youth Volunteers

We welcome our middle and high school youth to volunteer at VBS!  In addition to attending a Youth Volunteer Training, all youth will be required to sign and follow the Youth Volunteer Code of Conduct.  Please review the VBS Youth Volunteer Code of Conduct 2020 prior to attending the Youth Volunteer Training.

6th Grade Volunteer Roles:

6th Grade Youth can volunteer as 6th Grade Buddies.  They will help Preschool Crew Leaders guide the preschool crew from one station to another.

Junior High (Grade 7-8) & High School (Grade 9-12) Youth Volunteer Roles:

  1. Nursery
  2. Preschool Crew Assistant
  3. Elementary Crew Assistant
  4. Station Helper
  5. Special Needs Assistant

Space is limited for all youth volunteers and will be taken first come, first serve. All youth volunteers need to be able to volunteer for all 5 days of VBS.  Please register according to your grade in Fall 2020.

All the Junior High Youth Volunteers spots are currently filled, however please register your child for the waitlist.  We will be in contact if more spots open up based on participant registrations.

For more information about each of the volunteer roles, visit VBS Volunteer Opportunities 2020.


If you have any questions about Vacation Bible School, please contact VBS Coordinators, Michelle Hershberger and Holli Wilson, at vbs@saintfrancischurch.org or call the Faith Formation Office at 515-440-1030.