Houston VBS Guide {2017}

It’s that time again! Summer is almost here, and if you’re anything like me, you’re actively trying to fill your kid’s summer with just enough activities to keep them on their toes – but not too many that summer ends up chaotic and overly full. Hopefully, you’ve checked out our 2017 Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps and signed your kiddos up for a few different options already, but if you’re still in need of a week or two of activities, then be sure to look into VBS as well!

And in case you are wondering what VBS is … VBS {Vacation Bible School} is a program many local churches offer for kids to learn about religion, sing songs, play games, do crafts, meet other kids, and just have fun. Most of them are 4-5 days long, for just a few hours each day, and many are either free or very low cost. VBS is typically for kids kindergarten through 5th grade, but some churches include preschool age kids and/or mentoring opportunities for preteens and teens as well. You do not need to be a member of the church to sign your child up for VBS, but you do need to register ahead of time. So we hope this guide can be a great jumping off point for you!

Houston VBS Guide 2017 | Houston Moms Blog

Central

Bethel Church
July 17 – 21, 9am – Noon
Kinder – 7th grade

Chapelwood United Methodist Church
June 5 – 8, 9am – Noon, Children’s Music Camp 12:30 – 4pm
1st – 6th grade 

The Church of St. John the Divine
July 31 – August 3,  9:30am – 12:30pm
4 years old – 5th grade

First Christian Church
July 17 – 21, 9am – Noon
3 years old – 5th grade
{cost – $40+}

First Methodist Church Houston
Downtown :: June 12 – 15
Westchase :: July 10 – 13, 9:30am – 12:30pm
PreK – 6th grade
{cost – $25/child, $75 max/family}

First Presbyterian Church Houston
June 26 – 30, 9am – Noon
3 years old – 6th grade
{cost – $10/child}

Houston’s First Baptist
June 26 – 29, 9am – 12:30pm
Kinder – 6th grade

Second Baptist Church – Woodway Campus
July 17 – 20, 9am – Noon
5 years old – 5th grade

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church
June 5 – 9, 9am – Noon
Kinder – 12th grade
{cost – $50/child}

St. Mark Lutheran Church
June 12 – 16, 9am – Noon

St. Thomas Episcopal Church & School
July 18 – 21, 9:15am – Noon
2 – 11 years old
{cost – $20/camper}

Tallowood Baptist Church
June 12 – 16, 9am – Noon
Kinder – 5th grade

West University Baptist Church
June 5 – 9, 9am – Noon
Kinder – 5th grade

North

Crossroads Baptist Church
June 5 – 9, 9am – Noon
Completed Kinder – 3rd grade
June 5 – 8, 6:30 – 9pm
Completed 4th – 6th grade

Faith United Methodist Church
June 19 – 23, 9am – Noon
4 years old – completed 5th grade
{cost – $20/child}

Hope Pointe Anglican Church
July 5 – 7, 9am – Noon
Kinder – 4th grade

Lord of Life Lutheran Church
July 31 – August 4, 9am – Noon
PK3 – 6th grade

The Woodlands United Methodist Church
June 12 – 15, 9am – Noon
4 years old – 4th grade

Northwest

Champion Forest Baptist Church
Champions :: June 26 – 30, 9am – Noon
Conroe :: June 19 – 23, 6 – 8:45pm
Jersey Village :: June 5 – 9, 9am – 12:30pm
Kinder – 5th grade

Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church
June 19 – 23
Session 1 :: 9:30am – 12:30pm
Session 2 :: 5:30 – 8:30pm
3 years old – 4th grade
{cost – $30/child}

Cypress Bible Church
June 19 – 23, 9am – 12:15pm
Kinder – 5th grade

Faith Assembly Church
Summer, 5:30 – 8:45pm
4 – 12 years old
{cost – $25/child}

The Foundry United Methodist Congregation
Jones :: June 5 – 9, 9am – Noon
Fry :: June 19 – 23, 9am – Noon
Kinder – 6th grade

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church
June 19 – 23, 9am – Noon
Age 4 – 6th grade
{cost – $20/child}

Houston NW Church
July 24 – 27, 6 – 8:30pm
Kinder – 6th grade

Second Baptist Church – Cypress Campus
July 17 – 20, 9am – Noon
5 years old – 5th grade

Northeast

First Presbyterian Church of Kingwood
August 7 – 11
Kinder – 5th grade

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
July 17 – 20, 9am – Noon
PK – 5th grade
{suggested donation – $25/child}

Humble Area’s First Baptist Church
June 19 – 23, 9am – 12:15pm
Kinder – 5th grade

Kingwood Bible Church
July 12 – 16, 9:30am – Noon
Kinder – 5th grade

Kingwood First Baptist Church
June 5 – 9, 9am – Noon
5 years old – 6th grade

Second Baptist Church – North Campus
July 10 – 13, 9am – Noon
5 years old – 5th grade

West

Chinese Baptist Church
July 11 – 15, 9:30am – 1:45pm
4 years old – 8th grade

Christ Evangelical Presbyterian Church
July 17 – 21, 9am – Noon
3 years old – 4th grade

Church of the Holy Apostles
June 12 – 16, 9am – Noon
Preschool :: potty trained – 4 years old
Elementary :: Kinder – 5th grade
{cost – $25/child}

First Baptist Church of Katy
June 5 – 8, 9am – Noon
Kinder – 5th grade

Grace Presbyterian Church
June 12 – 15, 9:30am – 12:30pm
4 years old – 6th grade

Kingsland Baptist Church
June 19 – 23, 9am – Noon
Kinder – 6th grade

Memorial Drive United Methodist Church
July 17 – 21, 9am – Noon
4 years old – 5th grade
{cost – $25/child}

Parkway Fellowship
June 25 – 28, 6 – 8:30pm
4 years old – 5th grade

Second Baptist Church – West Campus
July 24 – 27, 9am – Noon
5 years old – 5th grade

St. Francis Episcopal Church
July 31 – August 4, 9am – Noon
3 years old – 4th grade
{cost – $50/child}

St. Peter’s United Methodist Church
June 12 – 16, 9am – 12:30pm
3 years old – 5th grade
{cost – $25/child}

Trinity Baptist Church
July 10 – 14, 8:30am – Noon
Kinder – 6th grade

Southwest

Fellowship Bible Church
June 12 – 16, 9am – Noon
4 years old – 6th grade

St. Laurence Catholic Church
June 5 – 9, 9 – 11:30am

St. Philip’s United Methodist Church
June 17 – 21, 6 – 8:15pm
Kinder – 5th grade
{cost – $25/child}

Sugar Creek Baptist Church
June 12 – 15, 9am – 12:15pm
Kinder – 5th grade

Sugar Land Baptist Church
June 12 – 16, 8:45am – 12:15pm
1st – 6th grade

South/Southeast

Bay Area Presbyterian Church
June 19 – 23, 9am – Noon
4 years old – 4th grade
{cost – $20/child, $35/two children, $50/family (3 or more)}

Clear Lake Presbyterian Church
July 9 – 13, 5:30 – 8:30pm
4 years old – 5th grade
{cost – $10/child}

Second Baptist Church – South Campus
July 10 – 13, 9am – Noon
5 years old – 5th grade

Shadycrest Baptist Church
June 4 – 8, 6 – 8:30pm
Kinder – 6th grade

University Baptist Church {Clear Lake}
June 12 – 15, 8:30am – 12:15pm
4 years old – 5th grade


Looking for more summer fun? Don’t miss Your ULTIMATE Guide to Summer in Houston below!


Please Note :: While we make every effort to crosscheck current links and various business details on our guides, we always encourage you to do the same before making final plans. If details are missing or incorrect, please let us know so that we can make every attempt to correct them.  And if you know of any other VBS programs in and around Houston, we encourage you to include them in the comments below!

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Kelly is the founder of Houston Moms Blog and has lived in this beautiful city nearly all of her life. She has a degree in education from Texas State University and was honored to teach special education for eight years to some of the cutest little kiddos you could ever meet. While teaching, Kelly met Cody – a tall drink of water and country boy to the core – and together, they fell in love, got married, and decided to start a family. In March 2011, they welcomed Hayes into the world, a silly but smart little boy with a story you have to read to believe. And in April 2013, their family was complete with the addition of Hadley, a super gregarious and oh-so-cute baby girl. Now, Kelly devotes her days to caring for her own little ones…and would not trade this new job of hers for the world! In her not-so-spare time, Kelly loves meeting up with her girlfriends for margaritas, failing miserably at Pinterest projects, and exploring this big old city with her two favorite little side-kicks in tow.

38 COMMENTS

  1. We have VBS – SonSpark Labs at Grace Community Bible Church in Richmond from July 13th – 17th from 9am to 12pm for children 4yrs old thru 6th grade. Register online.

  2. I wanted to take a moment to thank you for listing all of the VBS schedules! How thoughtful! Everything in one place!

  3. We provide low cost child care to the northwest area . We are a non profit that provides resource information ,along with providing low cost childcare to families going back to work or school.We also have free mothers day out! Call now 281-203-7732 Drop ins also welcome for childcare day and night shifts.
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  4. Chinese Baptist Church in the Memorial area will have VBS for children 4 years old (by 7/11/2016) – 8th grade (just finished) from July 11-15 from 9:30 am to 1:45 pm every day. The cost is free and children just need to bring their lunch and wear tennis shoes.

    You can register here: http://cbchouston.org/vbs16.html

  5. Southwest Presbyterian Church in Bellaire is having a free VBS program for ages 4 through the 4th grade completed. SonSparks Lab will take place July 18-22 from 9 to 11:45 am. Call 713-432-0040 for more information on register online at http://www.swpres.org.

  6. Are your kids ready for a boatload of excitement?

    They won’t want to miss a minute at Ocean Commotion, the most welcoming place around!
    At Ocean Commotion, kids will learn about how Noah stood for God during the time of the Great Flood as they enjoy songs, crafts, games, and goodies.

    Vacation Bible School at West Houston Bible Church will be an ocean of fun, so contact us today! We’re calling all divers (ages 4-13) to join us for an amazing adventure!

    You can register on our website at westhoustonbiblechurch.org.

  7. 2016 VBS SPORTS CAMP at FAITH ASSEMBLY CHURCH

    Join us this summer for SPORTS CAMP! You‘ll get to choose between soccer, flag football, basketball, cheerleading and a special sports program just for Pre-K students. Each sport will be instructed by college athletes, and local volunteers. We want you to be a part of this AWESOME week so be sure to sign-up today!

    When: June 13-17 | 5:30-8:45pm

    Where: Faith Assembly Church

    Who: Children ages 4-12 yrs old

    Cost: $25/child (includes sports instruction, camp t-shirt and take home activities)

    SIGN UP TODAY AT http://www.lifeatfaith.tv/sports camp

  8. VBS at Bay Area Presbyterian Church
    670 E Medical Center Blvd.
    Webster, TX 77598

    “Egypt: Joseph’s Journey from Prison to Palace”

    June 27-July 1, 9 a.m.-noon
    ages 4- (completed) 4th grade
    $20 first child, $35 two children, $50 family (3 or more)

    Register online at http://www.bapc.org

    281-280-0713

  9. College Park Baptist Church is offering VBS to the community Mon July 18- Fri July 22 6-8:30pm for age 4 – just finished grade 6. We are located in southwest Houston on 7887 Beechnut @ SW Fwy (59)

  10. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
    “Hero Central” Vacation Bible School
    $30 / Ages 4 through Grade 5

    Sunday, July 30: Family Night 5 -7:30 pm
    Monday, July 31-Thursday, August 3: VBS 9 am-noon
    Extended care options, including a Kids Day Out on Friday, August 4!

  11. Pines Presbyterian is having VBS June 19-23 in the evenings from 6-8pm with dinner included every night! Parents are also welcome to participate with their children but are not required to. Cost is $15/child for ages 4 through 5th grade.

  12. It’s so wonderful to see so many churches doing VBS!! Thank you for taking the time to create this list!!

    Our church is doing VBS from June 10-15 and it is free! We are Cypress Creek Baptist Church and our theme for VBS is Mighty Fortress. We would love to be added to the list if it’s not too late 😀

  13. We also have a VBS at Southway Community Church in Pearland at the intersection of Beltway 8 and 288. It is July 10th through the 14th from 8:30am to 12:00pm for children ages 4-12 and is free. See below for more details. You can register at https://taylor270.typeform.com/to/cm6Nmb

    Visitors to SonTreasure Island are welcomed by the scent of exotic flowers, the taste of tropical fruits and the captivating sound of island music. But this is no ordinary tropical escape! There is treasure to be found here. More precious than gold, more lasting than diamonds, it is the greatest treasure of all—God’s love!

    At SonTreasure Island, your treasure seekers will play island games, create colorful crafts and enjoy tropical snacks. But more importantly, they will discover the rich treasure of God’s love through the life of Jesus.

    We are so excited about this year’s SonTreasure Island VBS. The program will be July 10th through the 14th from 8:30am to 12:00pm for children ages 4-12. There is no cost, and you can register online at Southway.org, or at the door.

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