Join Us for
St. Albert the Great's
Vacation Bible School Experience
July 9 - 13
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
What is Vacation Bible School?
Vacation Bible School, VBS for short, is an innovative, action packed, theme centered program that not only teaches kids about their faith, and their relationship with Jesus, but gets them excited about it too. This year's theme is Shipwrecked - Rescued by Jesus. At Shipwrecked VBS, kids will venture onto an uncharted island where they are anchored in the truth that Jesus carries them through life’s storms and not only helps them survive by thrive. They'll participate in adventurous Bible learning activities where the stories of our faith are brought to life, sing great worship songs, play teamwork-building games, make and create delicious treats, and make memorable crafts to help them remember the lessons learning in VBS.
How does it work?
St. Albert the Great's VBS experience will be held July 9 - 13 in the parish auditorium. Our VBS experience is designed for children who are entering Kindergarten through 6th grade in September 2018. Children who participate will begin to gather in the auditorium beginning at 8:45 AM. Our day officially begins at 9:00 AM. Prior to their arrival on the first day, children will be organized into groups, which will serve as their VBS "Crew" for the entire week. Each day they will travel with their "Crew" to several VBS activity sites. The majority of our VBS experience will be held in the auditorium. Games will be held on the fields (weather permitting of course!). Theme centered snacks and beverages are provided each day to the children. Our VBS experience ends at 12:00 PM each day with parents picking up their children in the auditorium. On our final day (Friday, July 13), family and friends are invited to join our VBS participants for a unique, fun-filled (and song-filled!) closing celebration beginning at 11:30 AM.
How do I enroll my child?
To enroll your child in our VBS experience, you need to complete a registration form for each child you enroll. Registration forms are available here. The cost for participation is $40.00 per child. The registration deadline is Friday, June 22. Sorry, but for planning and ordering purposes no registrations will be accepted after the deadline. Likewise, no walk-in registrations will be accepted.
You can submit your completed registration form and fee to the attention of Mr. Dennis M. Mueller at St. Albert the Great parish center, located at 212 Welsh Rd, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006, via the mail or drop it off in person.
How can I become involved?
There's plenty of opportunity for parents and teens (7th grade and above) to become involved in our VBS experience. Best of all, we've done the work for you! Everything you need to lead a group or activity site has been planned down to the smallest detail. Volunteering has never been so easy, and let's not forget FUN!
Here's a listing of the volunteer opportunities available:
- Group Leader - lead a group of 12-15 children with the assistance of teen helpers. Group Leaders assist the various activity site leaders as needed, make sure that their group stays on schedule, and help maintain a safe and well ordered environment during our VBS experience.
- Activity Site Leader - lead or co-lead one of 5 different activity sites: snacks, games, arts and crafts, bible story, and DVD. Leaders are provided with materials that have each day's activities planned out to the finest detail.
- Junior Group Leader - an ideal position for teens seeking to fulfill service hours. Jr. Group Leaders, assist the adult Group Leader in managing their VBS group.
- Activity Site Helpers - another ideal position for adults as well as teens seeking to fulfill service hours. Activity Site Helpers assist Activity Site Leaders with the running of the activity site.
Volunteers need to be available from 8:30 AM to 12:15 PM all week long during our VBS experience. If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering for this exciting weeklong program, contact Dennis M. Mueller at 215-947-3641 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.