Traveling Team Provides Minn. Churches with Ready-Made Vacation Bible School
Does your church struggle to plan a week-long kids Vacation Bible School?
Is recruiting volunteers a major headache?
A traveling VBS is making stops all across the state, helping churches put on a high-energy, Gospel-focused summer day camp.
“A great hindrance for smaller churches is to find the staff to hold VBS; we are able to bring all staff with us, and provide a great program for the churches so they can provide an outreach for their community,” said Joanna Christensen, Trout Lake Camp Day Camps Director.
The traveling VBS offers three different age-appropriate curriculums for three age groups ranging from Kindergarten to sixth grade.
“The Gospel message is presented very clearly in the curriculum with new Bible stories every year; it’s geared toward outreach, and geared toward growth for the kids who have heard the Gospel message,” said Christensen.
Trout Lake Day Camp staff brings a whole slew of activities with them: inflatables, archery, tie-die, gag a ball pits, water games, 4-square in the air.
“We have activities to keep kids moving, fun skit times, Bible study group times, individual time alone with God, and at the end of each day we have large group worship times and a lesson,” said Christensen.
Trout Lake Day Camps are open to all churches and denominations, and they still have some open weeks if your church is in need of a ready-made VBS program.
The day camps require a minimum of 50 participants, but day camp coordinators recommend partnering with other churches in your community, and treating this as an outreach opportunity to invite children in your community to hear the message of God’s love and mercy.
“We provide churches a banner to put outside their church and postcards with the church’s name on it for them to invite other people to the VBS program,” said Christensen.
If you’d like more information about signing your church up for a Summer Day Camp week, contact Joanna Christensen, at Trout Lake Camp.