Alexandria, VA

10 Vacation Bible Schools in the Alexandria area still open for registration

April Stephens

The words "Vacation Bible School" take me right back to a little cup of Kool-aid with generic Oreos, spending the morning making crafts and singing church songs. And it is that time of year again. It is time to pass these memories on to our children.

Northern Virginians are known for planning ahead, so summer programs here fill up fast. As I was on the hunt for local church VBS programs to share, I found many had already filled up. However, these ten below are still open.

I have sent my kids to a few of these programs in years past and some of them I haven't, but I have yet to see a VBS that was not good for them.

Kids these days need to hear about a Creator who cares about them more than ever. A Vacation Bible School is a fun way to teach your kids about God and Jesus and feed their souls. It also can reinforce ideas of love and doing what is right.
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10 Local VBS Programs for summer 2023 & links to register:

(Unless otherwise specified, most of these are free to attend.)

#1. Calvary Road Baptist Church, Alexandria

6811 Beulah Street. June 19-23, 6-8:30 pm.

Grades: rising K-7th

Theme: Keepers of the Kingdom. Click here to regiser.

#2. Engleside Baptist Church, Alexandria

8428 Highland Lane. July 10-14th, 6:30-8:30 pm

Grades: 4 year olds-6th grade

Theme: Wild West Adventure Click here to register.

#3. Fellowship Baptist Church, Upper Marlboro, Maryland

8011 Rosaryville Road. June 26-30, 9am-12pm

Grades: completed K-7th graders

Theme: Keepers of the Kingdom. Click here to register.

#4. First Baptist of Alexandria

2932 King Street. July 17-21, 9:30am-12:30pm

Grades: K-6th grade

Theme: Twists & Turns. Click here to register.

#5. First Baptist of Kingstowne

7313 Hayfield Road. July 10-14, 6:30-8:30 pm

Ages 3 and up

Theme: Stompers & Chompers Dino-sized faith. Click here to register.

#6. First Baptist Church of Springfield

7300 Gary Street, Springfield. August 7-11, 9am-12:15 pm

Ages: Preschool & elementary

This one does have a cost of $10.

Theme: Twists & Turns. Click here to register.

#7. Franconia United Methodist Church, Alexandria

6037 Franconia Road. July 10-14, 9am-12pm

Age 4- 6th grade

Theme: Stellar, Shine Jesus' Light. Click here to register.

#8. Grace Bible Church, Lorton

9115 Lorton Station Road. July 9-13th, 6-8:30pm

Grades: K-6th

Theme: Camp Denali God is Calling. Click here to register.

#9. Immanuel Bible Church, Springfield

6911 Braddock Road. June 26-30

Morning Session for Ages 4- rising 3rd grade from 9:30-12pm

Evening Session for rising 4-6th grades from 7-9pm.

There is a fee of $30 per child.

Themes: Identity Quest (morning) & Mission I.D. (evening). Click here to register.

#10. Knollwood Community Church, Burke

10000 Coffer Woods Road. July 11-14, 5:30-8pm

Ages 4 years-6th grade

Theme: Focus, Take a closer look. Click here to register.

Vacation Bible School is such a rich, rewarding experience for kids.

I have this one song that I still enjoy singing to myself from my last VBS in about 7th grade. You never know what will leave an impression on a child.

Hopefully at least one of those in the list will have a location with dates that will work for your family this summer.

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Writer & Army Wife for 21 Years. April writes to encourage fellow moms in matters of faith, parenting, and mental health. She is also the author of Tour Israel in Pictures & Stories.

Washington, DC

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