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
813-228-7729
www.agtemple.org
Dates: June 18 – 22, 2018
Age: Pre-K- Grade 6
Fee: Registration $20

 

Bay Life Church
1017 Kingsway Rd
Brandon, Florida, 33510
813-661-3696
www.baylife.org
Email: baylife@baylife.org
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
www.bellshoals.com
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
813-689-4229
www.bellshoals.com
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
813-988-1501
www.belmonttampa.org
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
863-425-1876
www.beulahbc.info
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
813-238-5673
www.christfellowshiptampa.com
Email: info@christfellowshiptampa.com
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
http://citylifechurch.cc
Email: info@citylifechurch.cc
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
http://www.fbctt.org/Summer2018
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
813-689-1204
www.fbcbrandon.org  
Email: fbcbrandon@fbcbrandon.org
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
813-251-2425
www.fbctampa.org
Email: donna@fbctampa.org
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
http://www.fishhawkfc.org/vacation-bible-school-2018/
Dates: June 18–22, 2018  
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Age:
Completed Kindergarten through 5th grade
Fee:
Registration cost is $10 per child (Maximum $30)

 

Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church VBS
604 N. Valrico Road
Valrico, FL 33594
(813) 689-3130
http://hiepiscopal.org/
Dates: June 4- 8, 2018
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Age: 4-year-old to 5th grader
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: 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
813-884-8250
www.hillsdalebaptist.org
Email: Info@hillsdalebaptist.org
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
www.hydeparkumc.org
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
(813)423-7360
http://www.idlewild.org/vbs/
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
www.kingsavenue.org
Email: church@kingsavenue.org;  rice.kabc@gmail.com
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
813-689-8385
www.limonavillagechapel.com
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
http://www.messiahtampa.com/grow/vacation-bible-school
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
 http://mstarchurch.org/connect/vacation-bible-school
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
813-681-4608
http://nativitycatholicchurch.org/
Dates: June 22–26, 2017
Age: K – 4th grade
Fee:  $45

 

Northdale Lutheran Church and School VBS
15709 Mapledale Blvd
Tampa, Florida, 33624
813-961-9195
www.northdalelutheran.org
Email: info@northdalelutheran.org
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
813-253-6047
http://palmaceia.org
Email: prayer@palmaceia.org
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
https://www.facebook.com/events/1979024855759491/
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
813-251-1515
http://stfchurch.com/
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
813-971-4790
http://stjamestampa.org
Email: info@stjamestampa.org
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
813-973-2484
www.tampabaypresbyterian.org
Email: office@tampabaypresbyterian.org
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
813-968-2979
www.tampacovenant.org
Email: tccinfo@tampacovenant.org
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
813-963-0969
www.allsaintstampa.org
Email: office@allsaintstampa.org
Dates: July 10 – 14, 2018
Age: PK3 – 5th grade
Fee:  Free with pre-registration

 

Fair Haven Baptist Church
34927 Eiland Blvd
Zephyrhills, FL 33541

813-210-0046
http://www.fhbc.us/
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
http://www.fbcnpr.com/vbs-3/
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
813-996-2651
www.fbclol.org
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
813-948-2311
http://www.harvesterumc.com/262
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
813-909-4080
www.yesheritage.com
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
http://www.hope4tampa.com/events/upcoming-events/hope-vacation-bible-school/
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
813-264-1515
www.idlewild.org
Email: rkindle@idlewild.org
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
813-949-5516
www.myrtlelake.org
BThompson@myrtlelak
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Dates: June 4 – June 8, 2018
Age: completed kindergarten-completed 5th
Fee: Free

 

Zephyrhills First Nazarene VBS
6155 12th St,
Zephyrhills, FL 33542
813-782-7032
www.zfnfamily.org
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
727-441-1581
www.calvarybaptist.org
Email: apotter@calvary.us
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
http://www.ccpalmharbor.org/
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
727-391-0596
http://faithrus.org/
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
727-595-3421
www.indianrocks.org
Dates: June 4-8, 2018
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: 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
727-894-4661
http://fumcsp.com/
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
727-381-3642
www.nbcstpete.com
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
727-526-3674
www.ppwc.org
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
727-896-9641
www.stthomasstpete.org
Dates: June 11 – 15, 2018
Time: 5:00pm-8:00pm
Age: PK3 – 5th grade
Fee: $35

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