Vacation Bible Schools in New Jersey

Posted on: June 25th, 2019 by

Summer is here and it is Vacation Bible School time! Vacation Bible Schools are a great way to keep your kids entertained during the summer in a wholesome, inexpensive way and help them develop their connection with God and their faith. For years, our readers have been asking us for information about New Jersey vacation bible schools and to create a guide to Vacation Bible Schools in New Jersey. This year we made it a priority. We’ve worked hard to develop a complete list of Vacation Bible Schools in New Jersey just for you.

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Vacation Bible Schools in New Jersey

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Methodologies and curriculums will vary from church to church. We are not involved with the programs being offered by the churches only, we only provide information about which NJ churches and places of worship are offering summer programs. If you have any concerns or questions about the curriculum of a particular vacation Bible school please contact them directly. We have listed phone numbers for each of them below.

Vacation Bible Schools in North Jersey

Christ Church (West Campus), Rockaway, NJ This information is from 2019.

Children kindergarten through Grade 5 are welcome to attend Power Up Raise Your Game.

  • Christ Church vacation Bible School Dates: July 8th- July 12th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
  • Standard Registration (May 2–June 22) is $65 for the first child and $35 for each sibling or guest thereafter. Late Registration (June 23–June 30) is $85 for the first child and $45 for each sibling or guest thereafter.
  • For more information please call (973) 783-1010

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Wayne, NJ This information is from 2019.

Children ages kindergarten through 5th grade are welcome to attend. The 2019 Vacation Bible School theme is Roar! Life is Wild. God is Good.

  • July 29th – August 2nd from 9:00 am to noon.
  • Registration is free.
  • For more information, please call (973) 694-3400

Rutherford Bible Chapel, Rutherford, NJ This information is from 2019.

Children ages 4 years old through entering 6th Grade are welcome to attend Sumerama SonQuest Rainforest Vacation Bible School.

  • August 5th – August 9th from 9:00 AM to 12 noon,
  • Registration is free.
  • For more information please call 201-933-1225

St. James Lutheran Church, Phillipsburg, NJ This information is from 2019.

Children up to grade 5 are welcome to attend. Teens and adults are welcome to volunteer.

  • July 8th- July 12th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.
  • Registration is free.
  • For more information please call 908-454-2864

Wayne Presbyterian Church , Wayne, NJ This information is from 2019.

  • July 7th – July 11th from 6:30 pm to 9 pm.
  • Registration is $15 per student or $25 per family and participants receive a FREE CD with each registration for Roar! Life is Wild. God is Good.
  • For more information please call (973) 694-7109

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Vacation Bible Schools in Central Jersey

Charity Baptist Church, Somerset, NJ This information is from 2019.

Children ages 3 to 12 are welcome to attend.

  • VBS will run 3 days, June 28th & June 29th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and June 30th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm for Roar! Life is Wild. God is Good.
  • Registration is free.
  • For more information pease call 732.548.1898

Cloverhill Reformed Church, Hillsborough, NJ This information is from 2019.

Children aged 3 through 5th grade (as of Sept. 2019) are welcome to attend. Kids Grade 6 and up are welcome as helpers.

  • July 15th – July 19th from 9:15 am to 11:30 am.
  • Registration is free, through donations to defer costs are accepted.
  • For more information please call 908-369-8451

Cornerstone, Somerset, NJ This information is from 2019.

Children ages 3 years old to 7th grade in Sept. 2019 are welcome to attend.

  • July 15th – July 2st. Monday – Friday – 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, Saturday – 10:00 am to 1:00 pm – Fun Fair (Lunch provided at 12:00 pm), Sunday – 10:00 am to 12:45 pm – VBS Presentations practice and presentations will be held at Combined Service beginning at 11:30 am.
  • Registration fee is $20. The 2019 VBS theme is “Time Lab: Discovering Jesus from Eternity Past to Eternity Future”.
  • For more information please call (732) 249-4226

Emmanuel Baptist Church, Manville, NJ This information is from 2019.

Children ages 5 and up are welcome to attend “X Marks the Spot,” Discovering the Great Treasure of Jesus Christ.

  • July 9th – July 12th from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.
  • Registration is free.
  • For more information please call 908.725.4522

Montgomery Evangelical Free Church, Belle Mead, NJ This information is from 2019.

Children from 9 years old through eighth grade are welcome to attend. Kids will put together a musical performance through the week for a presentation on Friday.

  • Music Camp – July 8th – July 12th OR July 15th – July 19th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Mon and Fri, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm Tues and Thursday and 9:00 am to noon on Wednesday. Only choose one week.
  • Registration is $65 per child and this includes all program fees.

Children 4 years – 6th grade are welcome to join Power Up Vacation Bible School.

  • Vacation Bible School – July 22nd – 26th from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.
  • Registration is free.
  • For more information please call 908-874-4634

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Vacation Bible Schools in South Jersey

Alive Again Alliance Church, Toms River, NJ This information is from 2019.

The 2019 Vacation Bible School theme for kids ages 2-12 is The Incredible Race – One Family, One Race, One Savior.

  • July 22nd – July 26th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
  • Registration is free.
  • For more information please call 732-557-0110

Beverly Vacation Bible School, Beverly, NJ This information is from 2019.

Ages 4- 12

  • August 20 – 23 from 9 am – 1 pm with lunch
  • Free registration
  • For more information, please call 609-387-2776

Calvary Chapel of South Jersey, West Deptford, NJ This information is from 2019.

Children ages 4 to completed 5th grade are welcome to attend.

  • July 28th – August 1st from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm.
  • Registration is free. The 2019 Vacation Bible School theme is The Lord’s Army, Operation Grace.
  • For more information please call 856-848-4500

Church of the Holy Eucharist, Tabernacle, NJ This information is from 2019.

Children ages 3 to those who have completed 4th grade are invited to attend VBS. Fifth and 6th graders are invited to join the Junior Crew.

  • July 8th- July 12th from 9:00 am to noon.
  • Registration is $35 or $10 for Junior Crew. The theme is Roar! Life is Wild. God is Good.
  • For more information please call 609-268-8383

Converge Church, Moorestown, NJ This information is from 2019.

Children ages 5 through 6th grade

  • Every Wednesday in July from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm, 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm dinner, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Summer Blast Program. Closing program for families on July 31 at 6:30 pm
  • Registration is free
  • For more information, please call 856-234-3791

First Baptist Church of Willingboro, Willingboro, NJ This information is from 2019.

  • July 29 – August 2 from 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
  • For more information, please call 609-871-2015

First United Methodist Church, Moorestown, NJ This information is from 2019.

Children ages 4 years (by July 31st) to 5th Grade are welcome to attend.

  • August 19th – 23rd from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.
  • Registration is $20 per family and due by July 31st. The 2019 Vacation Bible School theme is Blast Off for This Epic Adventure to Mars and Beyond!
  • For more information please call 856-235-0450

North Wildwood United Methodist Church, Wildwood, NJ This information is from 2019.

  • July 15th- July 19th from 9:30 am to 11:30 am.
  • Registration is free. The 2019 Vacation Bible School theme is Blast Off for This Epic Adventure to Mars and Beyond!
  • For more information please call (609) 522-2271

Ocean Community Church, Manahawkin, NJ This information is from 2019.

  • July 29th – August 2nd from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm.
  • Registration is free. The 2019 Vacation Bible School theme is Blast Off for This Epic Adventure to Mars and Beyond!
  • For more information please call 609-597-5151

Pinelands United Methodist Church Batsto, Hammonton, NJ This information is from 2019.

Ages 3 and up

  • July 12 – 14. Friday from 6 pm – 8:30 pm, Saturday from 9 am – 2 pm (kid-friendly lunch served), Sunday at 10 am- closing ceremony
  • Free- register by July 1 for a free shirt
  • For more information, please call 609-804-1844

Vital Church, Toms River, NJ This information is from 2019.

Ages 3 to 5th grade

  • August 19th – 23rd, 9 am – 11:30 am
  • Registration is free
  • For more information, please go to http://bit.ly/VBSatVital

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Jennifer Auer is the hyperlocal mom blogger who runs Jersey Family Fun. From New Jersey, this mom of 3 boys just can’t sit still! Her husband likes to say she’s a work-at-home mom who never stays home. Jennifer started traveling as a child and hasn’t stopped since. Instead of letting her husband and boys slow her down, she brings them along! As her boys transition from tweens to teens there’s still so many places she wants to discover with them both across the U.S. and internationally. She has been a Jersey Girl for 35+ years, and a Jersey Mom for 15+ years and a New Jersey mom blogger for 10 years, although she'd much rather be referred to as an influencer or just by name. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship from Bryant University in Rhode Island.

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