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2021 Vacation Bible Schools (VBS) Around Tampa Bay That Are Free and Cheap

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Vacation Bible School (V.B.S.) can be found all across the Tampa Bay area. It is a special religious program that is commonly tailored to children in elementary-middle school. However, each VBS program age is slightly different. In addition to all the wonderful 2021 Summer Camp options around Tampa, VBS usually occurs in the summer for a week-long program of religious education.

The program may include Bible stories, activities, songs, arts and crafts, games and other engaging activities that teaches them a particular value or concept pertaining to the Bible.

 

Below you will find a list of over 40 VBS Programs in Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas Counties. 

Frequently Asked Questions About VBS

What is a typical day at VBS like? VBS programs may include themed activities, crafts, singing, spiritual lesson on life principles or Bible stories, interactive games, and lots of fun!

 
 

What does it cost? Most churches provide VBS programs at no cost to those attending. Some churches, may charge a fee for their program.

 
 

Who can attend? Typically if your child has completed Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th grade this past school year, he or she is welcome to attend. However, some programs provide a preschool or Teen VBS program. All VBS programs are different. Please contact them for their age/grade limits.

 

Do you have to be a member of that church to attend? In most cases, you do not. Register in advance to save your child’s spot, as space may be limited.

How do I register? Depending on the VBS location, you may be able to register online, in-person or on the phone.

How long are VBS programs? They usually last for a week at a time. Hours vary from 2-8 hrs a day. Each VBS program is different.

Do they provide a meal or a snack? Some VBS program  includes a meal and/or a snack. If your child has a specific dietary restriction, they may be able to accommodate, or they may encourage you to bring in a desired meal or snack for them. The cost, if any, is established by each church.

Do VBS programs fill up quickly? Many Vacation Bible School do fill to capacity each year. The number of children they can enroll is based on the number of team leaders they have. Please register early.

 

Are the adult team leaders screened? Each church has different ways that they screen their adult leaders. VBS programs do want to provide a safe environment for your child and many have extensive background checks for those who work with VBS children. Please contact the VBS location for specifics.

 

Do I need to stay with my child? It is not necessary, or expected. Please call your local VBS location to determine their policy.

Will my child have fun? VBS programs are designed to be fun for children. Call the VBS location to learn about their fun program schedule.

 

 

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Hillsborough County VBS Programs 

The VBS programs listed are for informational purposes only. We do not endorse any particular program. Dates, time, cost and availability are subject to change without notice. Please contact your local VBS for confirmation. This is NOT an all-inclusive list. There may be more VBS programs that are not listed.



 

Bay Hope Lakeshore VBS
17030 Lakeshore Road Lutz, Fl 33558
Dates: June 21 – June 25 • 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
Age: Preschool and Elementary children who are 3 years old to completion of 5th Grade
 
 
 

Bay Hope Westchase VBS
10701 Sheldon Road Tampa, Fl 33626
Dates: June 28 – July 2 • 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Age: Preschool and Elementary children who are 3 years old to completion of 5th Grade
 

Bay Life Church
1017 Kingsway Rd
Brandon, Florida, 33510
813-661-3696
www.baylife.org
Email: baylife@baylife.org

KIDAPALOOZA is Bay Life’s slime-filled, super funny, high-energy VBS. Kidapalooza is for kids who are entering Kindergarten through kids who are entering the 5th grade. This year, we are back on campus AND online! If you have questions, just check out our FAQs below!

Dates: June 2-4, 2021 (K-5th grade)
June 7-11, 2021 (2-5th Grade)
Age: Entering Kindergarten – 5th grade
Fee:  Register for more info. 

Bell Shoals Baptist Church VBS (Brandon Campus) 
2102 Bell Shoals Rd
Brandon, FL 33511-6699
Register: www.bellshoals.com
Dates: June 7-11, 2021!
Time: 9am-12:00pm
Age: 4 years old by 9/1/2020 through completed 5th grade.
Fee:  Free

Bell Shoals Baptist Church VBS (Riverview Campus) 
9990 South Hwy 301
Riverview, Florida 33569
Register: www.bellshoals.com
Dates: June 7-11, 2021!
Time: 9am-12:00pm
Age: Completed kindergarten to 5th grade.
Fee:  Free

First Baptist Church Tampa VBS
302 W. Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, Florida, 33606
813-690-8083
Register: www.fbctampa.org
Dates: June 7 – 11, 2021!
Time: 8:45am-12:00pm
Age: 3 (by September 1st) through those who have completed grade 5
Fee:  Free

First Baptist Church of Lutz
18116 US Highway 41 N
Lutz, FL 33549
(813) 949-7495
Age: 5yrs old to 5th grade
Dates: June 28- July 2, 2021!
http://www.lutzfbc.com/vacation-bible-school

 

FishHawk Fellowship Church VBS
15326 FishHawk Blvd.
Lithia, FL 33547
(813) 655-7431
https://www.fishhawkfc.org/kids/
Dates: August 2-5, 2021
Time:
See registration page
Age:
Completed Kindergarten through 5th grade
Fee:
Sign-ups coming soon!

Hillsdale Baptist Church VBS
6201 Ehrlich Rd
Tampa, Florida, 33625
813-884-8250
www.hillsdalebaptist.org
Email: Info@hillsdalebaptist.org
Dates: July 12-16, 2021
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Age: Children K-5 to the 6th grade.
Fee:  Free

Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church VBS
604 N. Valrico Road
Valrico, FL 33594
(813) 689-3130
http://hiepiscopal.org/

Email: office@hiepiscopal.org
Dates: June 21-25, 2021!
Time: Contact for times
Age: 4-year-old to 5th grader
Fee: FREE

Hyde Park United Methodist Church VBS
500 W Platt St
Tampa, Florida 33606
(813) 253-5388
www.hydeparkumc.org
Email: kpassath@hydeparkumc.org
Dates:  Tentative dates of June 21-25, 2021.
Time: More information coming soon.




Idlewild Baptist Church VBS
18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd
Lutz, FL 33548
813-264-1515
www.idlewild.org
Dates: June 7-11, 2021
Time: 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Age: Kindergarten – 5th grade. Note: Children ages 0 – 5 will not be able to participate unless their parent or caretaker is a registered VBS volunteer.
Fee: Free

Messiah Lutheran Church VBS
14920 Hutchison Rd
Tampa, FL 33625
(813) 961-2182
Register: http://www.messiahtampa.com/grow/vacation-bible-school
Dates: June 14-18, 2021!
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Age: Attendees must be 4 year old preschool age – 6th grade.
Fee: Registration fee is free

Mission Hill Church
10002 North 56TH St.
Temple Terrace, FL 33617
(813) 988-1138
https://missionhill.org/vbs-2021/
Dates: Dates vary for all campuses. See below.

WHEN:  JUNE 28-JULY 2 | 9am-12:45pm
WHERE: Central Campus
WHO: Children 4yrs by 9/1/21 through 4th grade  
COST: FREE
REGISTER HERE FOR CENTRAL CAMPUS VBS!

WHEN: JULY 12-16 | 9am-12:45pm
WHERE: Lake Carroll Campus
WHO: Children 4yrs by 9/1/21 through 4th grade 
COST: FREE
REGISTER HERE FOR LAKE CARROLL VBS!

WHEN: JULY 26-30  | 5pm-8pm
WHERE: Six Mile Campus
VBS & VBX
WHO: Children thru High School – 4yrs by 9/1/21 through 12th grade
COST: FREE

REGISTER FOR SIX MILE VBS!

Northdale Lutheran Church VBS
15709 Mapledale Blvd
Tampa, FL 33624
(813) 930-5280
Email: info@northdalelutheran.org
Dates: July 12-16, 2021
Time: 9AM-Noon
Age: Ages 3K (Potty Trained) – 5th grade
Fee: $40 per child
Register here: https://northdalelutheran.org/vacation-bible-school/

Palma Ceia Presbyterian VBS
3501 W. San Jose St
Tampa, FL, 33629
813-253-6047
http://palmaceia.org
Email: prayer@palmaceia.org
Dates: June 6-9, 2021!
Time: 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Age: Pre-K4-5th grade
Fee: $50 per family 

South Tampa Fellowship VBS
(Ballas Point Campus)
5101 Bayshore Blvd,
Tampa, FL 33611
813-251-1515
http://stfchurch.com/
Dates: June 7-11, 2021;
Time: 8:55am-12:15pm
Age: K5 – 5th grade
Fee: $15

South Tampa Fellowship VBS
(Davis Island Campus)
97 Biscayne Avenue
Tampa, FL 33606
813-251-1515
http://stfchurch.com/
Dates: July 12-16, 2021
Time: 8:55am-12:15pm
Age: K5 – 5th grade
Fee: $15

Tampa Covenant Church
13320 Lake Magdalene Blvd,
Tampa, FL 33618
813-968-2979
www.tampacovenant.org
Email: tccinfo@tampacovenant.org
Dates: July 19-23, 2021!
Time: 9 a.m. -12 p.m. 
Age: PK4 – 6th grade
Fee:  Free

Tampa Bay Presbyterian Church
19911 Bruce B. Downs Blvd
Tampa, FL 33647
(813) 973-2484
www.tampabaypresbyterian.org
Age: 4 years old (by June) through rising 5th grade
Dates: June 22-24, 2021!
Please call or contact for 2021 VBS dates. VBS@TampaBayPresbyterian.org.



 

Redeemer Church
12404 Boyette Rd.
Riverview FL 33569
(813) 741-1776
http://www.redeemerriverview.org/vbs.html
Dates: June 7-10, 2021!
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Age: Children ages 4-12 (5th grade is the highest grade a child can have completed)

University Church of Christ
14314 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33613
Dates: June 28-30, 2021!
Time: 10:00am
Age: All ages, including adults
Register Here: Sign up on Eventbrite

Pasco County VBS Programs 

(VBS in Lutz, Land O’ Lakes, Odessa, Zephyrhills, New Port Richey and Wesley Chapel)

All Saints Lutheran Church
5315 Van Dyke Road
Lutz, FL 33558
813-963-0969
Dates: June 21 – 25, 2021
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Age: PK3 – 5th grade
Fee: Free with pre-registration

Register here: PDF Form 
www.allsaintstampa.org

 
Bay Hope Lakeshore VBS
17030 Lakeshore Road Lutz, Fl 33558
Dates: June 21 – June 25 • 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
Age: Kindergarten through 5th Grade
 
 
 

 

 

 

Fair Haven Baptist Church
34927 Eiland Blvd
Zephyrhills, FL 33541
813-210-0046
Dates: June 21-25, 2021
Time:5:45-8:30pm
Age: PreK – 6th grade
Fee: $Contact for pricing
http://www.fhbc.us/
Contact church for 2021 VBS registration. Karen Gaskin, (813) 782-7115 vbs@fhbc.us

First Baptist Church of Land O’ Lakes
5105 School Rd,
Land O’ Lakes, FL 34638
813-996-2651
Dates: June 7 — 11, 2021
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Age: K5 – 6th grade
Fee:  Free

Register: https://vbspro.events/p/events/fbclol2021

First Baptist Church of Lutz
18116 US Highway 41 N
Lutz, FL 33549
(813) 949-7495
Age: 5yrs old to 5th grade
Dates: June 28- July 2, 2021!
http://www.lutzfbc.com/vacation-bible-school

First Baptist Church of New Port Richey
6800 Trouble Creek Road
New Port Richey, FL 34653
(727) 849-4210
Dates: June 21-25, 2021
Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm
Age: Completed Pre-K-6th grade
Fee:  Free

Register: https://kideventpro.lifeway.com/myEvent/?id=57737

Grace Family Church (Kids Summer Zone) 
5101 Van Dyke Rd
Lutz, FL 33558
(813) 265-4151
https://gfconline.com/
Dates: June 14 – 18, 2021

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Age: Elementary age children
Fee:  $70 with early bird registration

Harvester United Methodist Church VBS
2432 Collier Pkwy,
Land O Lakes, FL 34639
813-948-2311

Pastor Gary @ ghallam517@aol.com

Dates: June 21-25, 2021
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Age: Pre-K – rising 5th Grade.
Fee: Free

Learn More: http://www.harvesterumc.com/vbs

Hope Church VBS
5107 W. Lutz Lake Fern Road
Lutz, FL 33558
(813) 818-1211
Dates: June 14-18, 2021
Age: Contact for details
Fee:  Free

Register: https://hope4tampa.com/events/hope-vacation-bible-school/

Idlewild Baptist Church VBS
18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd
Lutz, FL 33548
813-264-1515
www.idlewild.org
Dates: June 7-11, 2021
Time: 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Age: Kindergarten – 5th grade. Note: Children ages 0 – 5 will not be able to participate unless their parent or caretaker is a registered VBS volunteer.
Fee: Free

Land O’ Lakes Christian School
5105 School Rd
Land O’ Lakes, Florida 34638-3699
(813) 995-9040
Lolcs.org
Dates: Jun 7-11, 2021
Please contact to register or 2021 VBS information

Myrtle Lake Baptist VBS
2017 Reigler Rd,
Land O’ Lakes, FL 34639
813-949-5516
Dates: June 14-18, 2021
Time: Starts at 9AM
Age: Completed Kindergarten-5th grade
Fee: Free
Register: www.myrtlelake.org

Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church
2348 Collier Pkwy
Land O’ Lakes, Florida 34639
(813) 949-4565
Dates: June 14-18, 2021
Time: 6:00-8:30pm
Age: Completed Kindergarten -5th grade
Fee:  Free

Register: www.ladyrosary.org 



Pinellas County VBS Programs 

Calvary Baptist Church VBS
110 McMullen Booth Rd,
Clearwater, FL 33759
727-441-1581
www.calvarybaptist.org
Email: apotter@calvary.us
Dates: June 27-31, 2021
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Age: 4 (by June 1st) – completed 5th grade
Fee:  Free

Calvary Chapel Palm Harbor VBS
32676 US Hwy 19 N
Palm Harbor, FL 34683
(727) 785-7969
Email: PraiseHisHolyName@tampabay.rr.com
Dates: July 12-16, 2021
Time: 9:00AM-Noon
Age: Contact for details
Fee: Free
Register Here: http://www.ccpalmharbor.org/

First United Methodist Church VBS
212 3rd St N,
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-894-4661
Outdoors with limited attendance
Dates: June 21-25, 2021
Time: 9:00-11:00AM
Age: PK3 – 5th grade
Fee: $35
Register: https://www.stpetefirst.org/children

Our Lady of Lourdes Parrish
750 San Salvador Dr
Dunedin, FL 34698
(727) 733-3606
Dates: June 14-18, 2021
Time: 9:00AM-Noon
Age: Age 3 – 5th grade
Fee: Free
Register: https://ourladydunedin.org/vacation-bible-school/

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

455 Missouri Avenue
Largo, FL 33770
T: 727.585.9969

Dates:June 28- July 2, 2021
Time: 9:00AM-Noon
Age:Children age 4 through 5th grade
Fee: Price not listed

Register here: https://poplargo.org/vbs/

 
 
Seminole First Baptist Church
11045 Park Blvd
SeminoleFL337
72727-392-7729
Email: fischer12laura@gmail.com
Dates: June 21 – 25 2021
Times: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Age: K – 5th grade
Fee: Free
 
 
St. James United Methodist Church VBS
16202 Bruce B Downs Blvd
Tampa, FL 33647
813-971-4790
http://www.stjamestampa.org/vbs/
Email: info@stjamestampa.org
Dates:July 12-16, 2021!
Age: Completed Kindergarten-5th Grade
Fee: $40 per child

 

VBS INFO COMING SOON!

Apostolic Gospel Temple VBS
7045 N. Armenia Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33604
813-228-7729
www.agtemple.org
Dates: 2021 dates coming soon!
Age: Pre-K- Grade 6
Fee: Registration $20

Christ Fellowship VBS
300 E Sligh Ave
Tampa, Florida 33604
813-238-5673
www.christfellowshiptampa.com
Email: info@christfellowshiptampa.com
Dates: 2021 dates coming soon!
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Age: K – 5th grade
Fee:  Free

Belmont Baptist Church VBS
7830 North 56th Street
Tampa, Florida, 33617
813-988-1501
www.belmonttampa.org
Dates: 2021 dates coming soon!
Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm  
Age: 4-year-old to 12th grader + Adults
Fee:  Free

Beulah Baptist Church VBS
5300 Beulah Church Road
Lithia, FL 33547
863-425-1876
www.beulahbc.info
Dates: 2021 dates coming soon!
Age: K – 5th grade
Fee:  Free

City Life Church VBS
8411 N. Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL 33614
813 933-3991
http://citylifechurch.cc
Dates: 2021 dates coming soon!
Time: 7-9pm
Age: K – 5th grade
Fee:  Free

Kings Avenue Baptist Church VBS
2602 South Kings Avenue
Brandon, Florida, 33511
813 685-3095
www.kingsavenue.org
Email: church@kingsavenue.org;  rice.kabc@gmail.com
Dates: 2021 dates coming soon!
Age: 4 years to 6th Grade
Fee: Free

Holy Trinity Lutheran School VBS
3712 W El Prado Blvd
Tampa, FL, 33629
813-839-0665
www.htlstampa.org
Email: office@htlstampa.org
Dates: 2021 dates coming soon!
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm or 12:00pm-3:00pm
Age: 3-year-old to 5th grader
Fee:  Registration fee of $40 per child

Limona Village Chapel United Methodist Church VBS
408 Limona Rd
Brandon, FL 33510
813-689-8385
www.limonavillagechapel.com
Dates: 2021 dates coming soon!
Time: 5:00pm-8:30pm
Age: 3 (and potty trained) through incoming 5th graders
Fee: No charge and includes free dinner

Morning Star Baptist Church
5102 W. Linebaugh Ave.
Tampa, FL 33624
(813) 960-3030
 http://mstarchurch.org/connect/vacation-bible-school
Dates: 2021 dates coming soon!
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Age: Open to children 4 years old through 5th grade.
Fee: Registration fee is free, donations accepted. Free Dinner.

Nativity Catholic Church VBS
705 E Brandon Blvd,
Brandon, FL 33511
813-681-4608
http://nativitycatholicchurch.org/
Dates: 2021 dates coming soon!
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Age: K – 4th grade
Fee:  $25 (Register here!

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
16202 Bruce B Downs Blvd
Tampa, Fl 33647
(813) 971-4790
http://www.stjamestampa.org/vbs/
ROAR” – Life is wild, God is good!
Dates: 2021 dates coming soon!
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Fee: $35/child
Age: Completed Kindergarten- Completed 5th Grade

Faith Community Church VBS
11501 Walker Ave,
Seminole, FL 33772
727-391-0596
http://faithrus.org/
Dates: 2021 dates coming soon!
Time: 8:30am-12:30pm
Age: PK3 – 5th grade
Fee:  Free

Northside Baptist Church VBS
6000 38th Ave N,
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
727-381-3642
www.nbcstpete.com
Dates: 2021 dates coming soon!
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Age: 4 year – 6th grade
Fee:  Free

Park Place Wesleyan Church VBS
4400 70th Ave N,
Pinellas Park, FL 33781
727-526-3674
www.ppwc.org
Dates: 2021 dates coming soon!
Times: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Age: K – 5th grade
Fee: Call for more information.

 
 

First Baptist Church Of Indian Rocks VBS
12685 Ulmerton Rd,
Largo, FL 33774
727-595-3421
www.indianrocks.org
Dates: 2021 dates coming soon!
Age: PK3 – 8th grade
Fee: Free

First Presbyterian Church VBS
701 Beach Dr NE,
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-822-2031
https://fpc-stpete.net/
office@fpc-stpete.org
Dates: 2021 dates coming soon!
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Age: PK3 – 5th grade
Fee: $20

Saint Thomas Episcopal Church VBS
1200 Snell Isle Blvd NE,
St. Petersburg, FL 33704
727-896-9641
www.stthomasstpete.org
Dates: 2021 dates coming soon!
Time: 5:00pm-8:00pm
Age: PK3 – 5th grade
Fee: $35

Faith Baptist Church
6300 Oakley Blvd
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
813.907.9462
http://www.faithbaptistofwc.org/vbs.html
Dates: 2021 dates coming soon!
Age: 4 years – 6th grade
Fee: Free with pre-registration

Keystone United Methodist Church
16301 Race Track Rd
Odessa, FL 33556
(352) 359-3513
https://www.keystoneunitedmethodistchurch.com
Dates: 2021 dates coming soon!
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Age: 4+
Fee:  $25 per child or $50 per family. Scholarships available for those who need it.

Revolutionary Life Church
18310 N US-41
Lutz, Florida 33549-4467
(813) 948-7555
www.rlifechurch.com
Please contact for 2019 VBS information

Zephyrhills First Nazarene VBS
6155 12th St,
Zephyrhills, FL 33542
813-782-7032
www.zfnfamily.org
Please contact for 2021 vbs info

 

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