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By Cassy Benefield

This story has been updated

Parents, it’s time to break open the summer planner and see what vacation Bible school or other values-oriented day camp fits your calendar to help prevent that “I’m bored” refrain you are so often bombarded with this time of year.

Let’s face it, it’ll give you a little peace, too, while your kids learn some terrific stories on important themes, biblical or otherwise, while having some fun doing it.

So, without further delay, here are several camps happening in our area this summer, listed by month.

If your VBS program or values-oriented day camp is missing from this list, email tracysimmons@spokanefavs.com, and we’ll add it!

JUNE

Millwood Community Presbyterian Church, Spokane

Date: June 17-20, 2019

Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Ages: 4 years-6th Grade

Theme: Roar! Life is Wild, God is GoodRoar is filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences kids see, hear, touch, and even taste!

Address: 3223 N. Marguerite Rd., Spokane, WA

More information/register: http://www.millwoodpc.org/kids-club

Spokane First Church of the Nazarene, Spokane

Date: June 17-20, 2019

Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Ages: 4 years-6th Grade

Theme: Shipwrecked! Rescued by Jesus

Address: 9004 N. Country Homes Blvd., Spokane, WA

More information/register: https://sfnaz.org/events/vbs2019/

First Presbyterian Church, Spokane

Date: June 17-21, 2019

Time: 9:15 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Ages: 4 years-Children entering 4th Grade

Theme: Roar! Life is Wild, God is GoodKids explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life.

Address: 318 S. Cedar, Spokane, WA

More information/register: http://www.spokanefpc.org/childrens

Cost: $30 per child, $75 maximum per family

Hamblen Park Presbyterian Church, Spokane

Date: June 24-28, 2019

Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Ages: 4 years-6th Grade

ThemeTo Mars and BeyondKids explore where God’s power can take them.

Address: 4102 S. Crestline Street, Spokane, WA

More information/register: https://tmab.cokesburyvbs.com/Hamblen/register/

Cost: $30 per child/$45 family

Manito United Methodist Church, Spokane

Date: June 17-20, 2019

Time: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Ages: 8-18

Theme: Christian Skit Vacation Bible SchoolParticipants will be learning and performing Bible stories through skits! A simple “kids dinner” will be provided each night. The first hour, children will learn their skits, and the second hour will be spent building props and stage backgrounds.

Address: 3220 S. Grand Blvd., Spokane, WA

More information/register: https://www.manitoumc.org/events

Medical Lake Baptist Church, Medical Lake

Date: June 17-21, 2019

Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Ages: K-6th Grade

Theme: Giddy Up JunctionKids will be headed out to the Old West, taking God’s love to new frontiers through games, music, crafts, Bible stories, and more. Lunch included.

Address: 864 N. Graham Road, Medical Lake, WA

More information/register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vacation-bible-school-giddy-up-junction-tickets-62318526390?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Our Lady of Fatima Southside Vacation Bible School, Spokane

Date: June 17-21, 2019

Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Ages: 4 years-5th Grade

Theme: Set Sail with the Holy Trinity, Featuring St. PatrickThis distinctively Catholic VBS will set kids sail on a voyage with St. Patrick and travel with him on his quest to spread Christianity.

Address: 3327 S. Perry, Spokane, WA

More information/register: https://staugustinespokane.com/vbs-southside-vacation-bible-school-summer

Cost: First child-$40, second and third child-$10, fourth+ free.

Bethel Church of the Nazarene, Spokane

Date: June 24-27, 2019

Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Ages: K-6th Grade

Theme: Mega Sports Camp FUNdamentalsKids will learn the fundamentals of basketball, soccer, or cheerleading while exploring biblical truths (or Faith FUNdamentals) that will help them succeed through life’s challenges.

Address: Sheridan Elementary School, 3737 E. 5th, Spokane, WA

More information/register: 509-534-7751

Cost: $5 per child

Manito Presbyterian Church, Spokane

Date: June 24-27, 2019

Time: 9:15 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Ages: 4 years-6th Grade

Theme: Roar! Life is Wild, God is GoodKids explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life.

Address: 401 East 30th Ave., Spokane, WA

More information/register: www.manito.org

Cost: $25 first child, $45 for two, $60 family max (Donations cover cost of crafts, snacks, t-shirts, CD, and other supplies.)

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Spokane

Date: June 24-28, 2019

Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Ages: 3 years (potty-trained) to 5th Grade

Theme: Miraculous Mission: Jesus Saves the WorldKids will learn about God’s mission to save the world, from Creation to the Cross! We’ll sing, craft, play, and snack as we grow together and learn about God’s great love for us.

Address: 4320 S. Conklin Street, Spokane, WA

More information/register: https://beautifulsaviorspokane.org/day-camp-2019/

Cost: Asking $15 donation per child, no more than $25 per family

Post Falls Seventh-day Adventist Church, Post Falls

Date: June 24-28, 2019

Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Ages: 5-12; ages 3-4 by request, accompanied by parent

Theme: Jamii Kingdom VBS—Kids will learn about how God loves them and how they can respond to Jesus’ love through singing, playing games, and lessons in an African-themed setting. Includes cool lessons on health and wellness with just-for-kids cooking classes!

Address: 3297 E. Poleline Ave, Post Falls, ID

More information/register: https://www.postfallssda.org/vbs

Spokane Central Seventh-day Adventist Church, Spokane

Date: June 24-28, 2019

Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Ages: 4-12 (Preschool options (ages 1-4) available but limited.

Theme: Jamii KingdomKids will have a great time exploring an African savanna while making friends and learning how we are all part of God’s big family. Christ-centered activities will introduce kids to the plan of salvation and how we can share the Good News with others.

Address: 828 W. Spofford Ave., Spokane, WA

More information/register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jamii-kingdom-vacation-bible-xperiance-tickets-62404190614?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Spokane Valley United Methodist Church, Spokane Valley

Date: June 24-28, 2019

Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday)

Ages: 4 years to 5th Grade         

Theme: Peace Works—Kids will focus on learning how to be peacemakers and live a faith-based life through biblical stories, crafts, games, activities, music, dancing, and more!

Address: 115 North Raymond, Spokane, WA

More information/register: http://spokanevalleychurch.org (includes lunch and snacks)

Vallypoint Church, Spokane Valley

Date: June 24-28, 2019

Time: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Ages: Children entering 1st-6th Grade

Theme: In the Wild—A wild-life adventure that includes amazing encounters with Jesus

Address: 714 S. Pines Road, Spokane Valley, WA

More information/register: http://valleypoint.org/

His Place Church, Post Falls

Date: June 25-28, 2019

Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Ages: Children entering 1st-6th Grade

Theme: Roar! Life is Wild, God is GoodKids explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life.

Address: 3079 E. 16th Ave., Post Falls, ID

More information/register: info@hisplace.org, 208-777-9645

JULY

Whitworth Church, Spokane

Date: July 8-11, 2019

Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Ages: 4 years-6th Grade

Theme: Roar! Life is Wild, God is Good—Each day your child will experience creative Bible instruction that they can see, hear and touch. Bible crafts, team building games, fun science experiments and lively music are just a few of our Roar activities!

Address: 312 West Hawthorne Rd., Spokane, WA

More information/register: https://whitworthchurch.org/children

Cost: $5 per child

Human Rights Education Institute, Coeur D’Alene

Date: July 8-12, 2019

Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Ages: 6-11

Theme: Around the World Summer Multicultural Camp—Children will enjoy crafts, sports, games, and outdoor play while exploring culture, music, arts, language, food, and other activities from around the world.

Address: 414 W. Fort Grounds Dr., Coeur D’Alene, ID

More information/register: Call 208-292-2359/visit http://hrei.org/about/our-programs/youth-programs/.

Hope Lutheran Church, Spokane Valley

Date: July 8-12, 2019

Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., includes lunch

Ages: PreK-5th Grade

Theme: We All BelieveKids will learn about what the Father promises through His Son Jesus Christ, the forgiveness of sin and life everlasting. They will learn through singing hymns, making crafts, watching silly skits, and playing games.

Address: 17909 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley, WA

More information/register: http://hlutheran.org/vbsinfo.html

Opportunity Presbyterian Church, Spokane Valley

Date: July 8-12, 2019

Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Ages: Preschool (3/4 years old, fully potty trained)-5th Grade

Theme: Athens—Paul’s Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth

Address: 202 N. Pines Rd., Spokane Valley, WA

More information/register: http://www.opportunitypresbyterian.org/2019-vacation-bible-school.html

South Hill Bible Church, Spokane

Date: July 15-17, 2019

Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Ages: 4 years to 6th Grade

Theme: XTREME Vacation Bible School

Address: 958 E. 29th Ave., Spokane, WA

More information/register: https://shbcspokane.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/233493

Faith Bible Church, Spokane

Date: July 15-18, 2019

Time: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Ages: K-6th Grade

Theme: Wild West

Address: 600 W. Cora Ave., Spokane, WA

Cost: $5

More information/register: https://fbchurch.org/event/vacation-bible-school

Community Presbyterian Church, Post Falls

Date: July 15-19, 2019

Time: Preschoolers-9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Elementary Students-9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., All kids on Friday-9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Ages: 3 years to 6th Grade

Theme: Jesus Saves the Lost WorldKids will spend the week exploring Trueassic Park in large group worship and singing, skits and lessons, games, snacks, crafts, and small group lessons.

Address: 417 N. William Street, Post Falls

More information/register: http://pfcpc.org/adult-ministry/childrens-ministry-logos/

Cost: Preschoolers-$15 per child; Elementary students-$30 for first child in family, $20 for additional children. Cost includes VBX tee shirt, snacks, lessons, crafts, and activity supplies.

Redeemer Lutheran Church, Spokane Valley

Date: July 15-19, 2019

Time: 9 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.

Ages: 3 years (potty-trained)-6th Grade

Theme: Delivered

Address: 3606 S. Schafer Rd., Spokane Valley, WA

More information/register: http://redeemeralive.org/vacation-bible-school-2013-2

Bethel Church of the Nazarene, Spokane

Date: July 22-26, 2019

Time: 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Ages: 3-5

Theme: Roar! Life is Wild, God is GoodKids explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life.

Address: 1111 S. Thor, Spokane, WA

More information/register: 509-534-7751

Cost: $5 per child

Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes, Spokane

Date: July 22-26, 2019

Time: 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Ages: PreK-5th Grade

Theme: Grace at the Grotto

Address: 1115 W. Riverside Ave., Spokane, WA

More information/register: https://spokanecathedral.com/vacation-bible-school

Spokane South Hill Adventist Church, Spokane

Date: July 22-27, 2019

Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Ages: 4-12

Theme: Roar! Life is Wild, God is GoodKids explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life. There will also be a special program during the following Saturday church service followed by a special potluck.

Address: 5607 S. Freya St., Spokane, WA

More information/register: https://spokanesouthhillwa.adventistchurch.org/vbs (Registration begins July 1, 2019)

Human Rights Education Institute, Coeur D’Alene

Date: July 29-August, 2019

Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Ages: 11-14

Theme: Youth Advocates for Human Rights Camp—Teens learn how to be agents of change in society.  Daily presentations about local, national, and international topics provide inspiration for young adults to be advocates in their community.

Address: 414 W. Fort Grounds Dr., Coeur D’Alene, ID

More information/register: Call 208-292-2359/visit http://hrei.org/about/our-programs/youth-programs/.

AUGUST

Unity Spiritual Center, Spokane

Date: August 5-8, 2019

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Ages: 5-11

Theme: Kids Week at UnityAdventure in Creativity

Address: 2900 South Bernard, Spokane, WA

More information/register: Contact: Rev. Jackie Green, 509-995-3036 or jgreen@unityspokane.org 

Cost: $30 per child

Northview Bible Church, Spokane

Date: August 12-16, 2019

Time: 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Ages: Children entering K-6th Grade

Theme: In the Wild— Kids go from bewildered to believing as they get “In the Wild” at this VBS.

Address: 13521 N. Mill Rd., Spokane, WA

More information/register: https://nbcspokane.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/242654

VARIOUS MONTHS

Camp Kroc, Coeur D’Alene

Date: Several camps offered June 17-August 23

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and various times within that range depending on camp

Ages: 4-16

Theme: Various Christian-focused day camps that include activities suitable to the age of each child.

Address: 1765 W Golf Course Rd., Coeur D’Alene, ID

More information/register: http://www.kroccda.org/camp.html

Cost: From $45 for a day up to $190 for a camp session.

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About Cassy Benefield

Cassandra Benefield mostly goes by Cassy (pronounced like Cassie but spelled with a 'y'). She is a wife and mommy, who married at the age of 37 and had her baby girl just shy of 39. She has moved around all her life, first as an Army brat. She is a returned Peace Corps volunteer to Romania where she taught Conversational English, Modern Literature, Creative Writing, U.S. Culture, U.S. Geography, and U.S. History (the last two subjects she was so not qualified to teach!). She is a Journalism major from Cal Poly Technical University in San Luis Obispo, Calif. She finds much comfort in her Savior, Jesus Christ, and considers herself a Bible nerd who is prone to buy more theology books than she is ever able to read. Morro Bay, California, is her favorite place on earth ... with the exception of being in the center of God's will. From time to time, you will find her writing devotions on her blog underhisshadow.blogspot.com.

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