June 25 - 29 from 9am to 12noon
Venture onto an uncharted island where kids survive and thrive. Anchor kids in the truth that Jesus carries them through life’s storms and join us for all the adventure that awaits!
VBS at Bethany is divided into 3 age ranges:
- Preschool: Must be age 3 by June 1, 2018 and potty trained (limited space: 150 kids)
- Elementary: Entering Kindergarten to Entering 4th grade.
- CIA (Compassion in Action): Entering 5th through 6th grade. (limited space: 75)
We need your help with decoration and snack supplies. Can you help getting the decorations ready? Some large items we need: Inflatable boat/ canoe/ kayak (borrow), Large Cardboard Boxes (80), Tiki Torches (8), Wire Hangers (unlimited), and Astrobright Paper Packs (unlimited). For more stuff, check out our supplies page on Amazon or download the latest document.
CIA (Compassion in Action)
Compassion in Action (CIA) coincides with Vacation Bible School specifically for entering 5th and 6th graders. This allows an opportunity to serve the community by visiting three different sites with about 75 other students (spaces are limited and once the CIA fills up we will not be able to accommodate additional students). Tuesday through Thursday will be service days, while Monday will be for team building and a chance to learn more about the places we will be serving. Friday is our celebratory day for all of the CIA participants at West Gate Bowling. Here are two locations we are going:
- Sammy’s House is a non-profit organization that helps and serves children ages 0 to 16 years that are with and without special needs. Sammy’s house provides a development center, respite care program, summer camp and family support services.
- Marbridge Foundation is a non-profit community that offers lifetime and transitional care for adults with a wide range of cognitive abilities. This offers them opportunities to achieve a whole new life.
Volunteers (Youth and Adults)
We are looking for crew leaders, assistant crew leaders, and many more. Are you entering 7th grade or higher? You are eligible to volunteer and earn community service hours! We also need adult volunteers to help with our the kids and other tasks.
Camp Bethany is another opportunity for you kid to learn and grow! Camp Bethany is a licensed summer camp with various themes and activities each week to keep everyone busy and having fun! Camp Bethany is for students entering Kindergarten through 6th grade with opportunities for 7th-9th graders to learn leadership skills and help with aspects of the camp!