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 2018 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.


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.


Apostolic Gospel Temple VBS
7045 N. Armenia Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33604
Dates: June 18 – 22, 2018
Age: Pre-K- Grade 6
Fee: Registration $20


Bay Life Church
1017 Kingsway Rd
Brandon, Florida, 33510
Dates:  June 11 – 15, 2018
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Age: Kindergarten – 5th grade
Fee:  Free


Bell Shoals Baptist Church VBS (Apollo Beach Campus) 
408 Apollo Beach Blvd
Apollo Beach, FL 33572
Dates: June 11-15, 2018
Time: 9am-12:00pm
Age: 4 year old to 6th grader
Fee:  Free


Bell Shoals Baptist Church VBS (Brandon Campus) 
2102 Bell Shoals Road
Brandon, Florida, 33511
Dates: July 18-22, 2018
Time: 8:45am-12:00pm
Age: 4 year old to 6th grader
Fee:  Free


Belmont Baptist Church VBS
7830 North 56th Street
Tampa, Florida, 33617
Dates: June 10 – 15, 2018
Time: 5:00pm-8:30pm  
Age: 4-year-old to 12th grader + Adults
Fee:  Free


Beulah Baptist Church VBS
5300 Beulah Church Road
Lithia, FL 33547
Dates: June 2018
Age: K – 5th grade
Fee:  Free

Calvary Alive VBS (Vacation Bible School)
5309 U.S. Highway 41 N.
Apollo Beach, FL
(813) 645-1305
VBS offers educational opportunities and fun for all ages through a weeklong evening program that usually runs in June or July.
Contact Director Of Volunteers and Programs Jayne Lauve, or Director of Youth and Families Jordan Palzer for more information.

Christ Fellowship VBS
300 E Sligh Ave
Tampa, Florida 33604
Dates: June 11 – 15, 2018
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Age: K – 5th grade
Fee:  Free


City Life Church VBS
8411 N. Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL 33614
813 933-3991
Dates: June 6 – 9, 2018
Age: K – 5th grade
Fee:  Free


FBC Temple Terrace/Mission Hill Church
10002 North 56TH St.
Temple Terrace, FL 33617
(813) 988-1138
Dates: June 4-8, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Age: 4 year old (by Sept. 1, 2018) through 4th grader
Fee:  Free


First Baptist Church Brandon VBS
216 N. Parsons Ave
Brandon, Florida, 33510
Dates: June 18-22, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM-12:15 PM
Age: 4 (by Sept.1, 2018) through 5th Grade completion
Fee:  Free


First Baptist Church Tampa VBS
302 W. Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, Florida, 33606
Dates: June 4–8, 2018  
Time: 8:45am-12:00pm
Age: 3 (by September 1, 2017) through those who have completed grade 5
Fee:  Free

FishHawk Fellowship Church VBS

15326 FishHawk Blvd.
Lithia, FL 33547  /  Phone:
(813) 655-7431
Dates: June 18–22, 2018  
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Completed Kindergarten through 5th grade
Registration cost is $10 per child (Maximum $30)


Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church VBS
604 N. Valrico Road
Valrico, FL 33594
(813) 689-3130
Dates: June 4- 8, 2018
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Age: 4-year-old to 5th grader


Holy Trinity Lutheran School VBS
3712 W El Prado Blvd
Tampa, FL, 33629
Dates: Evening: June 18 – 22, 2018
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm or 12:00pm-3:00pm
Age: 3-year-old to 5th grader
Fee:  Registration fee of $40 per child

Hillsdale Baptist Church VBS
6201 Ehrlich Rd
Tampa, Florida, 33625
Dates: July 9-14, 2018
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Age: For all kids ages 5 – 12
Fee:  Free


Hyde Park United Methodist Church VBS
500 W Platt St
Tampa, Florida 33606
(813) 253-5388
Dates: June 25-29, 2018
Time: 9 a.m. – Noon* *Note: rising 5th and 6th graders have extended programming (until 3 p.m.) two days during VBS. More details to come.
Age:Four (4) years old* – through rising 6th grade *Camper must be their required age by June 1, 2018
Fee: 4 years – rising 4th grade: Early bird (before May 1): $40 per child
Regular (after May 1): $50 per child
Rising 5th & 6th graders (includes lunch and extended hours on two days)
Early bird (before May 1) $60 per child
Regular (after May 1): $70 per child


Idelwild Baptist Church VBS
Idlewild at The Springs
8209 North 19th Street
Tampa, FL 33604
Dates: June 11-15, 2018
Time: 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Age: 5 years old – 5th grade
Fee: Free


Kings Avenue Baptist Church VBS
2602 South Kings Avenue
Brandon, Florida, 33511
813 685-3095
Dates: June 18-22, 2018
Age: 4 years to 6th Grade
Fee: Free


Limona Village Chapel United Methodist Church VBS
408 Limona Rd Brandon 33510
Dates: June 11-15, 2018
Time: 5:00pm-8:30pm
Age: 3 (and potty trained) through incoming 5th graders
Fee: No charge and includes free dinner


Messiah Lutheran Church VBS
14920 Hutchison Rd
Tampa, FL 33625
(813) 961-2182
Dates: June 4-8, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Age:Attendees must be 4 year old preschool age – 6th grade.
Fee:Registration fee is free, donations accepted (suggested $5)


Morning Star Baptist Church
5102 W. Linebaugh Ave.
Tampa, FL 33624
(813) 960-3030
Dates: June 4-8, 2018
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Age: Please contact for more info
Fee:Registration fee is free, donations accepted (suggested $10) Free Dinner.


Nativity Catholic Church VBS
705 E Brandon Blvd,
Brandon, FL 33511
Dates: June 22–26, 2017
Age: K – 4th grade
Fee:  $45


Northdale Lutheran Church and School VBS
15709 Mapledale Blvd
Tampa, Florida, 33624
Dates: July 16-20, 2018
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Age: 3 – 5th grade
Fee:  $30 online registration per child or $35 per child in person on the first day of VBS


Palma Ceia Presbyterian VBS
3501 W. San Jose St
Tampa, FL, 33629
Dates: June 4-8, 2018
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm  
Age: Pre-K4-5th grade
Fee: $50 per child or $125 per family (3-4 children)


Redeemer Church
12404 Boyette Rd.
Riverview FL 33569
(813) 741-1776
Dates: June 25 – 29, 2018
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Age: Not listed. Please contact for more info.
Fee: Not listed. Please contact.


South Tampa Fellowship VBS
5101 Bayshore Blvd,
Tampa, FL 33611
Dates: June 11 – 15, 2018
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Age: K5 – 5th grade
Fee: $10-15


St James United Methodist Church VBS
16202 Bruce B Downs Blvd
Tampa, FL 33647
Dates: June 4-8, 2018
Age: Completed Kindergarten-5th Grade
Fee: $30 per child

Tampa Bay Presbyterian Church VBS
19911 Bruce B. Downs Blvd
Tampa, FL, 33647
Dates: June 18-22, 2018
Time: 9:00 am-12:00pm
Age: 4 years old (by June 2018) – rising 5th graders
Fee: Call for more information


Tampa Covenant Church
13320 Lake Magdalene Blvd,
Tampa, FL 33618
Dates: June 18 – 22, 2018
Time: 9 a.m. -12 p.m. 
Age: PK4 – 6th grade
Fee:  Free


Pasco County VBS Programs 

All Saints Lutheran Church
5315 Van Dyke Road
Lutz, FL 33558
Dates: July 10 – 14, 2018
Age: PK3 – 5th grade
Fee:  Free with pre-registration


Fair Haven Baptist Church
34927 Eiland Blvd
Zephyrhills, FL 33541

Dates: June 25-29, 2018
Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm
Age: Contact for details
Fee:  Free


First Baptist Church of New Port Richey VBS
6800 Trouble Creek Road
New Port Richey, FL 34653
(727) 849-4210
Dates: June 18-22, 2018
Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm
Age: Contact for details
Fee:  Free


First Baptist Church of Land O’ Lakes VBS
5105 School Rd,
Land O Lakes, FL 34638
Dates: June 4-8, 2018
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Age: K5 – 6th grade
Fee:  Free


Harvester United Methodist Church VBS
2432 Collier Pkwy,
Land O Lakes, FL 34639
Dates: June 25-29, 2018
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Age: Pre-K – rising 5th Grade.
Fee: Free


Heritage Christian Center VBS
21418 Carson Dr,
Land O Lakes, FL 34639
Dates: July 09-13,2018
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Age: 5yrs – 5th Grade
Fee:  Call for more info

Hope Church VBS
5107 W. Lutz Lake Fern Road
Lutz, FL 33558
(813) 818-1211
Dates: June 11 – 15, 2018
Time: 5:30-8:30 pm.
Age: Contact for details
Fee:  Free


Idlewild Baptist Church VBS
18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd
Lutz, FL 33548
Dates: June 11 – 15, 2018
Time: 9:00am-12:15pm
Age: 5 – 5th grade
Fee:  Free


Myrtle Lake Baptist VBS
2017 Reigler Rd,
Land O Lakes, FL 34639
Dates: June 4 – June 8, 2018
Age: completed kindergarten-completed 5th
Fee: Free


Zephyrhills First Nazarene VBS
6155 12th St,
Zephyrhills, FL 33542
Dates: every Wednesday
Age: 3 years to 6th Grade
Fee:  Free


Pinellas County VBS Programs 

Calvary Baptist Church VBS
110 McMullen Booth Rd,
Clearwater, FL 33759
Dates: June 18th-22nd, 2018
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
Dates: July 9th – 13th, 2018
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Age: Contact for details
Fee: Free


Faith Community Church VBS
11501 Walker Ave,
Seminole, FL 33772
Dates: June 11th – 15th, 2018
Time: 8:45am-12:30pm
Age: PK3 – 5th grade
Fee:  $25  


First Baptist Church Of Indian Rocks VBS
12685 Ulmerton Rd,
Largo, FL 33774
Dates: June 4-8, 2018
Age: PK3 – 8th grade
Fee: Free


First Presbyterian Church VBS
701 Beach Dr NE,
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Dates: June 25 – 29, 2018
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Age: PK3 – 5th grade
Fee: $20


First United Methodist Church VBS
212 3rd St N,
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Dates: June 18 – 22, 2018
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Age: PK3 – 5th grade
Fee: $35  


Northside Baptist Church VBS
6000 38th Ave N,
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
Dates: June 4-8, 2018
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
Dates: June 5-9, 2018
Times: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Age: K – 5th grade
Fee: Call for more information.


Saint Thomas Episcopal Church VBS
1200 Snell Isle Blvd NE,
St. Petersburg, FL 33704
Dates: June 11 – 15, 2018
Time: 5:00pm-8:00pm
Age: PK3 – 5th grade
Fee: $35

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