Vacation Bible Schools Tucson - Summer 2023

Vacation Bible Schools Tucson

A number of churches around Tucson are putting on Vacation Bible School programs for kids this summer (2023)! VBS programs typically last one week and include games, crafts, snacks, and Bible activities. See below for a full listing including dates, location, cost, and registration deadlines.

May 29-June 2, 2023

Child Evangelism Fellowship - Christian Youth In Action (CYIA) *May 31-June 1 only

  • LOCATION: CEF local office, 5956 E 30th Street, Tucson AZ 85711
  • DESCRIPTION: Summer Youth Training and Ministry Opportunity! Registration is now open for middle school and high school students for CEF's summer youth program! Christian Youth In Action® (CYIA™)is a one-week training program where students learn to share the gospel with children through the 5- Day Club® (5DC) program. This is an excellent opportunity for students to do something this summer that will help them grow closer to God, meet other Christian youth, and serve Christ in their community.
  • TIME: See website.
  • AGES: Middle School
  • COST: $100+
  • REGISTER

Holy Cross Lutheran Church *May 31-June 2 only

  • LOCATION: Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 241 N. Harrison Rd, Tucson
  • DESCRIPTION: Tasty Treats
  • TIME: 9:00am-12:00pm
  • AGES: PreK-6th grade
  • COST: Free
  • REGISTER

Oro Valley Church of the Nazarene *May 31-June 3

  • LOCATION: Oro Valley Church of the Nazarene, 500 W Calle Concordia, Oro Valley
  • THEME: MINI-MEGA
  • DESCRIPTION: Plenty of activities like music, arts & crafts, a bounce house, playground time!
  • TIME: 5:45pm-8:15pm
  • AGES: 4 yrs old-K (just completed Kindergarten)
  • COST: FREE
  • REGISTER

Oro Valley Church of the Nazarene *May 31-June 3

  • LOCATION: Pusch Ridge Christian Academy, 9500 N. Oracle Rd, Tucson
  • THEME: MEGA Sports Camp for Elementary
  • DESCRIPTION: Sign up for soccer, flag football, basketball ultimate field games, volleyball, cheerleading or MEGA outdoors.
  • TIME: 6:00pm-8:30pm
  • AGES: 1st - 5th grade (grade just completed)
  • COST: FREE
  • REGISTER

Vail Christian Church *May 30-June 2 only

  • LOCATION: Vail Christian Church, 9455 E. Valencia Rd, Tucson
  • THEME: Hero Hotline
  • DESCRIPTION: Join Vail Christian Church for a week of fun as children learn to strive for the things that bring peace and the things that build each other up as we are taught in Romans 14:19.
  • TIME: 9:00am-12:00pm
  • AGES: Ages 3-4 (not entering into kindergarten for the 2023/2024 school year)
  • COST: $45 per child ($55 after May 14th)
  • NOTE: *All children attending must be fully potty trained and able to independently use the restroom.
  • REGISTER

June 5-9, 2023

Calvary Tucson

  • LOCATION: Calvary Tucson East Campus, 8711 E Speedway Boulevard, Tucson
  • THEME: Stellar: Shine Jesus' Light
  • DESCRIPTION: Kids will start each day with a Sing and play Blast-off, play outdoors at the All Star Games, participate in a Stellar Bible Adventure, learn fascinating things at the Imagination Station, and watch true stories in the Kid Vid cinema. Lunch is provided at the galactic Snack Center and then finish the day with a Cosmic Closing.
  • TIME: 8:00am-12:00pm
  • AGES: Ages 6-12
  • COST: $15/child
  • REGISTER

Catalina Foothills Church *June 5-8 only

  • LOCATION: 2150 E. Orange Grove Rd, Tucson
  • THEME: Twists & Turns
  • TIME: 8:30am-12:00pm
  • AGES: four years old (by June) through 5th grade
  • COST: TwIsTs & tUrNs is free, but the suggested amount is $10 per child and is super appreciated if it's within your means -- but it is optional.
  • REGISTER

Child Evangelism Fellowship - Christian Youth In Action (CYIA)

  • LOCATION: Prescott, AZ
  • DESCRIPTION: Summer Youth Training and Ministry Opportunity! Registration is now open for middle school and high school students for CEF's summer youth program! Christian Youth In Action® (CYIA™)is a one-week training program where students learn to share the gospel with children through the 5- Day Club® (5DC) program. This is an excellent opportunity for students to do something this summer that will help them grow closer to God, meet other Christian youth, and serve Christ in their community.
  • TIME: See website.
  • AGES: High School
  • COST: $100+
  • REGISTER

Christ Community Church

  • LOCATION: Christ Community Church, 530 S. Pantano Rd, Tucson
  • THEME: Keepers of the Kingdom
  • DESCRIPTION: The emphasis this year will be "The Armor of God."
  • TIME: 8:30am-12:00pm
  • AGES: Kindergarten thru 4th grade graduates. Preschoolers welcome with parent volunteer.
  • COST: $15 per child through May 15; $20 thereafter
  • REGISTER

New Life Bible Fellowship

  • LOCATION: New Life Bible Fellowship, 4900 W. Cortaro Farms Rd, Tucson AZ 85742
  • DESCRIPTION: Ready, Set, Move! Day Camp
  • TIME: Ready, Set, Move! is a Day Camp experience that encourages every child to follow Jesus, Here, There, and Everywhere! Preschoolers and Elementary kids will MOVE with engaging lessons and God's word, rotations, worship, and mission ideas! They'll discover that we can DO what Jesus does, BELIEVE who Jesus is, LOVE who Jesus loves, SHARE what Jesus did, and GO where Jesus leads. Everyday will include crafts, games, snacks, small group conversation, and LOTS of large group fun!
  • AGES: Ages 4 thru entering 6th grade
  • COST: Unknown
  • REGISTER

Pantano Christian Church

  • LOCATION: Pantano Christian Church, 1755 S. Houghton Rd, Tucson
  • THEME: Ultimate Kids Camp
  • DESCRIPTION: A full week of ULTIMATE fun! Kids will learn about our awesome God and have an amazing experience while doing it. During the week, kids will hear thrilling stories from the Bible, enjoy boppin’ music, participate in exciting games, create cool art projects, and be amazed by this world God created for us. This camp has it all – Bible learning, Science, Art, and Physical activity all rolled into one week! All participants of the camp will receive a free summer t-shirt. Snacks will be provided – kids must bring their own sack lunch.
  • TIME: 9:00am-3:00pm
  • AGES: Entering 2nd-5th grade
  • COST: $90
  • REGISTER

Sabino Road Baptist Church

  • LOCATION: Sabino Road Baptist Church, 2710 N. Sabino Canyon Rd, Tucson
  • THEME: Stellar
  • DESCRIPTION: At Stellar, kids discover how they can shine Jesus’ love and hope in everyday life! Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and devour yummy treats, experience one-of-a-kind Bible Adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them of Jesus’ light, and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos. Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Each day concludes with a Cosmic Closing that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned.
  • TIME: 9:00am-12:00pm
  • AGES: 4 years old to finishing 5th grade
  • COST: Free
  • REGISTER

St. Paul's United Methodist Church

  • LOCATION: St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 8051 E. Broadway Blvd, Tucson
  • THEME: Hero Hotline
  • DESCRIPTION: Learn how to use your gifts to be a solution to problems everywhere – how to bring peace, build each other up, and share the story of God’s love for everyone!
  • TIME: 9:00am-12:00pm
  • AGES: Ages 2 thru 5th grade
  • COST: $15/child; $40 max per family
  • NOTE: An afternoon option is provided by the Tucson Twist-Its Jump Rope Club!
  • REGISTER

Tucson Mountain Baptist Church

  • LOCATION: Tucson Mountain Baptist Church, 5757 W. Ajo Highway, Tucson
  • THEME: Twists & Turns
  • DESCRIPTION: Spin the spinner, beat the clock, skip ahead, level up, and play to win! Twists & Turns™ is a fantastical celebration of games of all kinds. From classic tabletop games to strategy games to video games and more, kids will play their way through VBS in fun locations such as the Bible Study Game Room, Wild Card Crafts, Multi-player Missions, and Skip Ahead Snacks! But more importantly, they’ll see Jesus through the eyes of one of His closest friends and discover that trusting Jesus as Savior and following Him changes the game entirely!
  • TIME: 6:00pm-8:00pm (Come at 5:00pm for a snack)
  • AGES: Grades 1-6
  • COST: Unknown
  • REGISTER

June 12-16, 2023

Calvary Tucson

  • LOCATION: Calvary Tucson West Campus, 5170 S Julian Drive Tucson
  • THEME: Stellar: Shine Jesus' Light
  • DESCRIPTION: Kids will start each day with a Sing and play Blast-off, play outdoors at the All Star Games, participate in a Stellar Bible Adventure, learn fascinating things at the Imagination Station, and watch true stories in the Kid Vid cinema. Lunch is provided at the galactic Snack Center and then finish the day with a Cosmic Closing.
  • TIME: 8:00am-12:00pm
  • AGES: Ages 6-12
  • COST: $15/child
  • REGISTER

Canyon Del Oro Bible Church

  • LOCATION: Canyon Del Oro Bible Church, 9200 N. Oracle Rd, Oro Valley
  • THEME: Keepers of the Kingdom
  • DESCRIPTION: With Keepers of the Kingdom, your kids will learn how they can be part of God’s kingdom through salvation in his Son and will be equipped with the armor of God to become Keepers of the Kingdom who stand strong in today’s battle for truth.
  • TIME: 9:00am-12:00pm
  • AGES: Preschool thru 5th grade
  • COST: UNKNOWN
  • REGISTER

Covenant Generations Church

  • LOCATION: Covenant Generations Church, 651 S. Kolb Rd, Tucson
  • THEME: Twists and Turns
  • DESCRIPTION: From classic tabletop games to video games and more, kids will play their way through VBS while learning that Jesus guides them through all the twists and turns of their lives.
  • TIME: 8:00am-12:00pm
  • AGES: Grades K-6th
  • COST: $25
  • NOTE: Registration closes on June 4.
  • REGISTER

Grace Community Church

  • LOCATION: Grace Community Church, 9755 N. La Cholla Blvd, Tucson
  • THEME: Stellar: Shine Jesus' Light
  • DESCRIPTION: New friends * Amazing Experiments * Creative Games * Surprising Adventures * Incredible Music
  • TIME: 6:00pm-8:30pm
  • AGES: Entering Kindergarten through entering 6th Grade
  • NOTE: Younger children are also welcome! Pre-schoolers will enjoy a slightly modified curriculum. A nursery will also be open.
  • COST: Free
  • REGISTER

New Life Bible Fellowship *June 15-17 only

  • LOCATION: New Life Bible Fellowship, 4900 W. Cortaro Farms Rd, Tucson AZ 85742
  • THEME: Our aMAZEing God
  • DESCRIPTION: 5th & 6th Grade Summer Camp
  • TIME: Upcoming 5th and 6th Graders come to an in-house camp at New Life! The theme is “Our aMAZEing God” where we will dive into God’s word and learn how He can transform our hearts and lives through His aMAZEing Ways. Plus, spend the night at the church!
  • AGES: entering 5th & 6th graders
  • COST: $100 ($50 due at registration)
  • REGISTER

Pantano Christian Church

  • LOCATION: Pantano Christian Church, 1755 S. Houghton Rd, Tucson
  • THEME: Adventure Camp
  • DESCRIPTION: Enjoy an exciting week of adventure as we travel through God’s Word and learn of His incredible love for us! Kids will enjoy creative crafts, yummy snacks, giggly games, and toe-tapping music. All kids that attend this camp will receive a free summer t-shirt.
  • TIME: 9:00am-12:00pm
  • AGES: Kids turning 3 yrs. old by 8/31/2023 – Kids entering 1st grade
  • COST: $45
  • REGISTER

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church

  • LOCATION: St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 7650 N. Paseo del Norte, Tucson
  • THEME: Stellar: Shine Jesus' Light
  • DESCRIPTION: Discover what it means to shine Jesus’ light! Kids will explore how Jesus shined hope, love, forgiveness, and joy to the world—and how we can do the same with His power!
  • TIME: 9:00am-12:00pm
  • AGES: Preschool thru 5th grade
  • COST: $40/child; $110 max per household
  • REGISTER

St. Thomas the Apostle Parish

  • LOCATION: St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, 5150 North Valley View Road, Tucson
  • THEME: Stellar: Shine Jesus' Light
  • DESCRIPTION: Each day the children will experience Bible stories, participate in simple science projects, enjoy snacks, play great games, and - through it all - discover God's promise and His life-saving love!
  • TIME: 8:45am-12:00pm
  • AGES: Unknown
  • COST: $50 - $10 a day (includes take-homes and snacks)
  • REGISTER

Tucson Baptist Church

  • LOCATION: Tucson Baptist Church, 1525 S. Columbus Blvd, Tucson
  • THEME: Bible Scuba Camp
  • DESCRIPTION: Each evening, from Monday to Friday, enjoy activities, crafts, skits, and Bible lessons. Your children will have a blast while learning about God.
  • TIME: 6:00pm-8:30pm
  • AGES: 3 years old thru finishing the 6th grade
  • COST: FREE
  • REGISTER

Vail Christian Church 

  • LOCATION: Vail Christian Church, 9455 E. Valencia Rd, Tucson
  • THEME: Hero Hotline
  • DESCRIPTION: Join Vail Christian Church for a week of fun as children learn to strive for the things that bring peace and the things that build each other up as we are taught in Romans 14:19.
  • TIME: 9:00am-12:30pm
  • AGES: Entering kindergarten through 5th grade
  • COST: $60 per child ($70 after May 28th)
  • REGISTER

June 19-23, 2023

22nd Street Baptist Church *June 19-22 only

  • LOCATION: 22nd Street Baptist Church, 6620 E 22nd St, Tucson
  • THEME: Stellar: Shine Jesus' Light
  • DESCRIPTION: Launch kids on a cosmic quest where they’ll have a blast shining Jesus’ light to the world. Stellar rockets kids on an out-of-this-world adventure that’s light years of faith-building fun.
  • TIME: 5:00pm-7:30pm
  • AGES: Unknown
  • COST: Unknown
  • REGISTER

Church of God of Prophecy

  • LOCATION: Church of God of Prophecy, 3002 E. Glenn St, Tucson
  • THEME: Keepers of the Kingdom
  • DESCRIPTION: Grab your armor and your trusty steed and get ready for a merry time as we travel back to the time of castles and dragons! Kings, queens, knights, jesters—all are welcome to attend!
  • TIME: 5:30pm-8:30pm
  • AGES: Ages 6-12
  • COST: Free
  • REGISTER

Grace Lutheran Church

  • LOCATION: Grace Lutheran Church, 830 N. 1st Ave, Tucson
  • THEME: Back to Jerusalem
  • DESCRIPTION: Turn back the clock in Jerusalem, Jericho, Golgotha, a Lonely Road, and Athens and discover the Bible’s truths through songs, games, crafts, snacks, and lessons.
  • TIME: 9:00am-11:30am
  • AGES: Entering Preschool through Grade 5 (older siblings invited to attend and help out)
  • COST: FREE
  • REGISTER

Living Branch Church *June 19-21 only

  • LOCATION: Senate Valley Elementary School, 10750 E. Bilby Rd, Tucson
  • THEME: Art & Science Discovery Camp
  • DESCRIPTION: An incredible 3-night Art & Science Discovery Camp hosted by Living Branch Church.
  • TIME: 5:30-8:30pm
  • AGES: K-5th grade
  • COST: FREE
  • REGISTER

June 26-30, 2023

Book of Life Community Church

  • LOCATION: Book of Life Community Church, 2151 N. Palo Verde Blvd, Tucson
  • THEME: Lava Lava Luau
  • DESCRIPTION: Explore how to deal with your emotions in a volcanic world. Islands Treats, Lava Games, Water Day, Sandy Crafts, Lei Music, and Island Tales!
  • TIME: 8:30am-12:00pm
  • AGES: 3-12 years (Toddlers must be Potty Trained!)
  • COST: Free
  • REGISTER

El Camino Baptist Church

  • LOCATION: El Camino Baptist Church, 7777 E. Speedway Blvd, Tucson
  • THEME: Keepers of the Kingdom
  • DESCRIPTION: Train to become Keepers of the Kingdom, who battle in the Armor and with the weapons of God against the deception and lies of the enemy. We are champions for truth, under Jesus Christ our Savior.
  • TIME: 9:00am-12:00pm
  • AGES: 3 years - entering 5th grade
  • COST: $25
  • REGISTER

Northminster Presbyterian Church

  • LOCATION: Northminster Presbyterian Church, 2450 E. Ft. Lowell Rd, Tucson
  • THEME: Splash Canyon
  • DESCRIPTION: Enjoy five days of fun games, inventive crafts, yummy snacks, live music, and exciting Bible stories.
  • TIME: 9:00am-12:00pm
  • AGES: ages 3 (by January 1, 2023) through grade 5 completed
  • COST: $15
  • REGISTER

July 3-7, 2023

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July 10-14, 2023

The Oasis Church

  • LOCATION: The Oasis Church, 8961 East Tanque Verde Road,Tucson
  • THEME: Twists & Turns
  • DESCRIPTION: You are invited to The Oasis Church's art studio to discover that you are God's workmanship and can use your talents to bring Him glory.
  • TIME: 9:00am-12:00pm
  • AGES: 4 years old (by July 10, 2023) to (completed) 6th grade
  • COST: Unknown
  • REGISTER

July 17-21, 2023

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July 24-28, 2023

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July 31-August 4, 2023

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