2022 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 2022 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: Monday, June 20 – Friday, June 24 • 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
Age: VBS is for kids who are going to be starting Kindergarten in the fall, through kids who have completed 5th Grade.
   

Bay Hope Westchase VBS

10701 Sheldon Road Tampa, Fl 33626
Dates: Monday, June 20 – Friday, June 24 • 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
Age: VBS is for kids who are going to be starting Kindergarten in the fall, through kids who have completed 5th Grade.
   

Bay Life Church

1017 Kingsway Rd
Brandon, Florida, 33510
813-661-3696
www.baylife.org
Email: [email protected]

Dates: KIDAPALOOZA Jr. (Entering K & 1st grade) June 1-3 10:00-11:30 am

KIDAPALOOZA (entering 2-5th grade) June 6-10 6:30-8:30 nightly

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: Dates are yet to be published
Time: 9am-12:00pm
Age: 4 years old by 9/1/2022 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: Dates are yet to be published
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 6 – 10, 2022!
Time: 8:45am-12:00pm
Age: VBS is June 6-10 for children three years old (by September 1, 2018 and potty-trained) through students who have completed the fifth grade.
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 13-17, 2022

Register: http://www.lutzfbc.com/events-1 

   

 

FishHawk Fellowship Church VBS

15326 FishHawk Blvd.
Lithia, FL 33547
(813) 655-7431
https://www.fishhawkfc.org/kids/
Dates: July 25 – July 28th, 2022
Time:
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Age:
Completed Kindergarten through 5th grade
Fee:
$30 per child. The maximum pay is for 3 kids only – additional kids are free.

   

 

Hillsdale Baptist Church VBS

6201 Ehrlich Rd
Tampa, Florida, 33625
813-884-8250
www.hillsdalebaptist.org
Email: [email protected]
Dates: JUNE 13-17, 2022
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: [email protected]
Dates: June 6-10, 2022
Time: 9 AM – 12:15 PM
Age: Rising PreK- rising 5th graders
Fee: FREE

   
 

Hyde Park United Methodist Church VBS

500 W Platt St
Tampa, Florida 33606
(813) 253-5388
www.hydeparkumc.org
Email: [email protected]
Dates:  June 27 – 30, 2022.
Time: 9 a.m. – Noon.

Camper registration will begin March 27 for church families and volunteers. Registration will open to all families on April 4.

   

Idlewild Baptist Church VBS

18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd
Lutz, FL 33548
813-264-1515

www.idlewild.org

Dates: June 6–10, 2022
Time: 9a.m. – 12:15p.m.
Age: VBS is for children completing Kindergarten – completed 5th grade.  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 6-10, 2022
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 VBS

10002 North 56TH St.
Temple Terrace, FL 33617
(813) 988-1138
https://missionhill.org/
Dates: June 6 -10 | 9am-12:45pm
WHERE: 
Central Campus
WHO: 
Children 4yrs by 9/1/21 through 4th grade

Cost: Free

   

 

Northdale Lutheran Church VBS

15709 Mapledale Blvd
Tampa, FL 33624
(813) 930-5280
Email: [email protected]
Dates: July 18-22, 2022
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: [email protected]maceia.org
Dates: June 7 – 9, 2022
Time:5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
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 27-30, 2022
Time: 9:00-12:00
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: June 27-30, 2022
Time: 8:55am-12:15pm
Age: K5 – 5th grade
Fee: $15

   

 

Tampa Covenant Church VBS

13320 Lake Magdalene Blvd,
Tampa, FL 33618
813-968-2979
www.tampacovenant.org
Email: [email protected]
Dates: July 18-22, 2022
Time: 9 a.m. -12 p.m. 
Age: PK4 – 6th grade
Fee:  Free

   

Tampa Bay Presbyterian Church VBS

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 27 – July 1st and will run from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm each day.
Register Here: www.tampabaypresbyterian.org

 [email protected].

   

 

Redeemer Church VBS

12404 Boyette Rd.
Riverview FL 33569
(813) 741-1776
http://www.redeemerriverview.org/vbs.html
Dates: June 13-17, 2022
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 VBS

14314 Bruce B Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33613
Dates: June 27-29, 2022
Time: 10:00am
Age: All ages, including adults
Register Here: Visit website    

   
   

Pasco County VBS Programs 

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

 

All Saints Lutheran Church VBS

5315 Van Dyke Road
Lutz, FL 33558
813-963-0969
Dates: June 13-15, 2022
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Age: PK3 – 5th grade
Fee: Free with pre-registration

Register here: www.allsaintstampa.org

   

Bay Hope Lakeshore VBS

17030 Lakeshore Road Lutz, Fl 33558
Dates: Monday, June 20 – Friday, June 24, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
Age: Kindergarten through 5th Grade
   

Fair Haven Baptist Church VBS

34927 Eiland Blvd
Zephyrhills, FL 33541
813-210-0046
Dates: June 20-23, 2022
Time: 5:45-8:30pm
Age: PreK – 6th grade
Fee: $Contact for pricing
http://www.fhbc.us/
Contact church for 2022 VBS registration. Karen Gaskin, (813) 782-7115 [email protected]

   

First Baptist Church of Land O’ Lakes VBS

5105 School Rd,
Land O’ Lakes, FL 34638
813-996-2651
Dates: JUNE 13-17 
Time: 9AM – 12PM
Age: Ages 4 through 6th grade
Fee: Free

Register: https://www.fbclol.org/

   

First Baptist Church of Lutz VBS

18116 US Highway 41 N
Lutz, FL 33549
(813) 949-7495
Age: 5yrs old to 5th grade
Dates: JUNE 13-17, 2022

http://www.lutzfbc.com/events-1 

   
 
 

First Baptist Church of New Port Richey VBS

6800 Trouble Creek Road
New Port Richey, FL 34653
(727) 849-4210
Dates: June 27 – July 1, 2022

Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm
Age: Completed Pre-K-6th grade
Fee: Free

Register: https://kideventpro.lifeway.com/myEvent/?id=62282

   
 

Grace Family Church (Kids Summer Zone) VBS

5101 Van Dyke Rd
Lutz, FL 33558
(813) 265-4151
https://gfconline.com/
Dates: No VBS, Kids can join Zone Summer 2022

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 @ [email protected]

Dates: 2022 dates are yet to be published 
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 6th – 10th, 5:30p.m. – 7:30p.m.
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 6 – 10, 2022
Time: 9a.m. – 12:15p.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 VBS

5105 School Rd
Land O’ Lakes, Florida 34638-3699
(813) 995-9040
Lolcs.org
Dates: Jun 13 — Jun 17, 2022
Please contact to register or 2022 VBS information

 
   

Myrtle Lake Baptist VBS

2017 Reigler Rd,
Land O’ Lakes, FL 34639
813-949-5516
Dates: June 13-17, 2022
Time: Starts at 9AM
Age: Completed Kindergarten-5th grade
Fee: Free
Register: www.myrtlelake.org

   

 

Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church VBS

2348 Collier Pkwy
Land O’ Lakes, Florida 34639
(813) 949-4565
Dates: Monday, June 14th through Friday, June 18th
Time: 6:00-8:30pm
Age: Completed Kindergarten -5th grade
Fee:  Free

Register: www.ladyrosary.org 

   

Faith Baptist Church

6300 Oakley Blvd
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
813.907.9462
http://www.faithbaptistofwc.org/vbs.html
Dates: 2022 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: June 13-17, 2022; 
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Age: 4+
Fee:  $25 per child or $50 per family. Scholarships are 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 2022 VBS information

   

Zephyrhills First Nazarene VBS

6155 12th St,
Zephyrhills, FL 33542
813-782-7032
www.zfnfamily.org
Please contact for 2022 vbs info

 

Pinellas County VBS Programs 

Calvary Baptist Church VBS

110 McMullen Booth Rd,
Clearwater, FL 33759
727-441-1581
www.calvarybaptist.org
Email: [email protected]
Dates: June 3rd — June 6th (Thu-Sun)
Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
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: [email protected]
Dates: June 13 – June 17, 2022 
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Age: PK4-5th grade
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 20-24, 2022
Time: 9:00-12:00 PM
Age: Rising 3’s through rising 5th grade
Fee: $40
Register: https://www.stpetefirst.org/children

 
   

Our Lady of Lourdes Parrish VBS

750 San Salvador Dr
Dunedin, FL 34698
(727) 733-3606
Dates: June 20-24, 2022
Time: 8:45AM-Noon
Age: Age 3 – 5th grade
Fee: Free
Register: https://ourladydunedin.org/vacation-bible-school/

   

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church VBS

455 Missouri Avenue
Largo, FL 33770
T: 727.585.9969

Dates: July 11- 15, 2022
Time:9:00am – 3:00pm
Age: Children age 4 through 5th grade
Fee: Price not listed

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

   

Seminole First Baptist Church VBS

11045 Park Blvd
Seminole, FL337
72727-392-7729
Dates: June 14 – June 18, 2022
Times: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Age: K – 5th grade
Fee: Free
   
 

Apostolic Gospel Temple VBS

7045 N. Armenia Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33604
813-228-7729
www.agtemple.org
Dates: 2022 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: [email protected]
Dates: 2022 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: 2022 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: 2022 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: 2022 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: [email protected];  [email protected]
Dates: 2022 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: [email protected]
Dates: 2022 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: 2022 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 VBS

5102 W. Linebaugh Ave.
Tampa, FL 33624
(813) 960-3030
 http://mstarchurch.org/connect/vacation-bible-school
Dates: 2022 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: 2022 dates coming soon!
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Age: K – 4th grade
Fee:  $25 (Register here!

   
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church VBS

16202 Bruce B Downs Blvd
Tampa, Fl 33647
(813) 971-4790
http://www.stjamestampa.org/vbs/
ROAR” – Life is wild, God is good!
Dates: June 20-24,2022
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Fee: $100-$125/child
Age: Completed Kindergarten- Completed 5th Grade

   
Faith Community Church Sports & Art Camp

11501 Walker Ave,
Seminole, FL 33772
727-391-0596
http://faithrus.org/
Dates: July 11-14, 2022!
Time: 9:00am-12:30pm
Age: PK3 – 5th grade
Fee:  $20

   
Northside Baptist Church VBS

6000 38th Ave N,
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
727-381-3642
www.nbcstpete.com
Dates: 2022 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: 2022 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: June 06, 2022 – June 09, 2022
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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/
[email protected]
Dates: 2022 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: Will resume in 2023!
Time: Will resume in 2023!
Age: PK3 – 5th grade
Fee: Will resume in 2023!

   

 

 

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