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Vacation Bible Schools in the Cedar Rapids Area 2024

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What is Vacation Bible School? A “VBS” is an educational/fun event hosted by local churches for school age children. Age ranges vary from Preschoolers (potty-trained) all the way up to 6th grade. A Vacation Bible School typically has a kid-friendly theme that entertains the kids while also teaching Bible stories or life lessons.

These programs can be a great resource for families who want their children to experience a family friendly environment with a religious message. Parents can drop kids off, or stay and volunteer to help with the program. Some Vacation Bible Schools have a small fee to cover program costs, but most are free of charge.

After searching high and low, we’ve put together a comprehensive list of all the VBS programs in the Cedar Rapids area we could find.

Faith Bible Church
1800 46th St NE, Cedar Rapids
June 10-14, 9am-Noon
Entering K-6th Grade
Theme: Island Lost & Found
Free (Link Here)

King of Kings Lutheran Church
3275 N Center Point Road, Cedar Rapids
June 10-14, 9-11:30am
Entering PreK-6th Grade
Theme: The Great Jungle Journey
Free (Link Here)

St. Ludmila Catholic Parish
211 21st Ave SW, Cedar Rapids
June 10-11, 9am-3pm
PreK-5th Grade
Theme: Marvelous Mystery: The Mass Comes Alive
$10/child (Link Here)

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
1340 3rd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids
June 10-13, 9am-Noon
4 years old-5th grade
Theme: Compassion Camp
$25/family (Link Here)

Trinity Lutheran Church
1361 7th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids
June 10-13, 9-11am
Entering PreK-6th Grade
Theme: Celebrate The Savior: Jesus Gives Us Joy
Free (Link Here)

New Covenant Bible Church Day Camp
3090 N Center Point Road, Cedar Rapids
June 13-14, 9:30am-3:30pm
Age 4-Entering 5th Grade
Theme: Bold & Brave
$75/child (Link Here)

Noelridge Christian Church
7111 C Ave NE, Cedar Rapids
June 16-20, 5:30-8:15pm
PreK-6th Grade
Theme: Camp Firelight
Free (Link Here)

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
8300 C Ave, Marion
June 17-20, 9am-Noon
Entering K-5th Grade
Theme: Scuba: Diving Into Friendship With God
$12/child (Link Here)

Noelridge Park Church
1147 Clifton Street NE, Cedar Rapids
June 17-21, 6-8pm
PreK-6th Grade
The Great Jungle Journey
Free (Link Here)

Calvary Baptist Church
5338 Johnson Ave SW, Cedar Rapids
June 17-21, 9-11:30am
Entering PreK-6th Grade
Theme: The Great Jungle Journey
Free (Link Here)

Antioch Christian Church SW
300 Stoney Point Rd SW, Cedar Rapids
June 17-21, 9am-3pm
Entering 5th-8th Grade
Theme: Journey Sports Youth Basketball Camp
$75/child (Link Here)

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
2900 42nd St NE, Cedar Rapids
June 20-22, 9am-Noon
Ages 3-6
Theme: Little Lambs Basketball Camp
$30/child (Link Here)

Christ Community Church
3000 Alburnett Road, Marion
June 23-27, 6-8:15pm
Entering PreK-6th Grade
Theme: Breaker Rock Beach
Free (Link Here)

Maranatha Bible Church
526 3rd Ave SW, Cedar Rapids
June 24-26, 9-11:30am
Ages 4-Entering 6th Grade
Theme: Breaker Rock Beach
Free (Link Here)

Shueyville Methodist Church
1195 Steeple Lane NE, Swisher
June 24-27, 6-7:30pm
Entering PreK-5th Grade
Theme: Scuba: Diving Into Friendship With God
Free (Link Here)

Bethany Lutheran Church
2202 Forest Drive SE, Cedar Rapids
June 24-27, 5:15-8pm
Ages 4-11 as of June 1, 2024
Theme: Celebrate The Savior
Free (Link Here)

Marion Methodist Church
5603 Rec Drive, Marion
June 24-28, 9am-Noon
Entering K-7th Grade
Theme: Scuba: Diving Into Friendship With God
Free (Link Here)

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish
1350 Lyndhurst Drive, Hiawatha
June 24-28, 9am-Noon
Entering PreK-4th Grade
Theme: Scuba: Diving Into Friendship With God
$50/child (Link Here)

East Iowa Overnight Bible Camp
1433 F52 Trail, Deep River, IA
June 7-10 or July 10-13 (overnight camp)
Completed 1st-5th Grade
Theme: Bold & Brave
$235/child (Link Here)

St. Jude Catholic Church
50 Edgewood Rd NW, Cedar Rapids
July 8-12, 9-11:45am
4yrs old-4th Grade
Theme: Scuba: Diving Into Friendship With God
Free (Link Here)

Lutheran Church of The Resurrection
3500 29th Ave, Marion
July 9-12, 9-11:30am
Entering PreK-1st Grade
$20/child (Link Here)

First Lutheran Church
1000 3rd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids
July 15-19, 9-11:30am
Entering PreK-5th Grade
Theme: Scuba: Diving Into Friendship With God
$30/child (Link Here)

First Lutheran Church
1000 3rd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids
July 15-19, 9am-4pm
Entering K-5th Grade
Theme: Scuba: Diving Into Friendship With God
$90/child (Link Here)

First Presbyterian Church of Cedar Rapids
310 5th St SE, Cedar Rapids
July 15-19, 6-8pm
Entering PreK-5th Grade
Theme: Hero Hotline
Free (Link Here)

Zion Lutheran Hiawatha
201 1st Ave, Hiawatha
July 21-25, 6:15-8pm
Ages 3-Entering 6th Grade
Theme: Celebrate The Savior: Jesus Gives Us Joy
Free (Link Here)

St. John’s Lutheran Church Ely
1420 Walker Street, Ely
July 22-26, 6-8:15pm
Ages 3-Entering 5th Grade
Theme: Stellar: Shine Jesus’ Light
Free (Link Here)

Prairie Bible Church
9255 Atlantic Drive SW, Cedar Rapids
July 27th, 9-11:30am, Lunch to follow
Entering K-5th
Theme: Fishers of Men
Free (Link Here)

St. Patrick Catholic Church
120 5th Street NW, Cedar Rapids
July 28-August 2, 9am-2:30pm
1st-6th Grade
Theme: Totus Tuus Catholic Youth Summer Camp
$35/child (Link Here)

Lutheran Church of the Resurrection Day Camp
3500 29th Ave, Marion
Aug 5-8, 9am-2pm
Entering 1st-6th Grade
$50/child (Link Here)

Salem Methodist Church
3715 33rd Ave SW, Cedar Rapids
Augusut 6-8, 6-7:45pm
Entering PreK-5th Grade
Theme: Scuba: Diving Into Friendship With God
Free (Link Here)

Good News Baptist Church
1203 3rd Ave SW, Cedar Rapids
August 7-11, 6-8:30pm
Entering K-8th Grade
Theme: Breaker Rock Beach
Free (Link Here)

Did we get them all? If you know of one that is missing from this list, please send us a message and we will get it added.

A Note From The Author: Churches are run entirely on donations and volunteering, so if you are able, please consider making a goodwill donation where your child attends VBS, if possible. Thank you!

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