2017 Guide to Vacation Bible Schools in the RGV (McAllen, Edinburg, Harlingen, Brownsville, Mission, Pharr)

Yay! Summer is here and if you’re anything like me, you’re scrambling to find some good camps, activities and vacation bible schools for your little ones. 
 
Vacation Bible Schools offer children a chance to immerse themselves in a week-long camp with a biblical theme, although some camps are just a couple of days. Crafts, games, songs, and fun are common threads in VBS programs. 
 
With over 10 programs being offered in and around the Rio Grande Valley, there’s one to suit almost any family’s summer schedule.  
 

This list will be updated as new announcements are made. If your church’s VBS is not listed, please let us know about it in the comments.

Don’t forget to check directly with the church to confirm times, dates, and other details.

Vacation Bible School Guide

VBS in the RGV listed by date

Heritage Baptist Church

Heritage Baptist Church  – McAllen
2549 Lindberg Ave.
McAllen, TX 78501
(956) 451-6358

Ages: All Ages
Cost: FREE
Times: 8:00 am-7:00 pm

For any questions or directions please call: (956) 607-3720 or (956) 215-4932

 

Dare to be a Daniel

Dare Daniel VBS Edinburg, RGV

Seventh Day Adventist Church  – Edinburg
Multi-Purpose Building
602 W. Wisconsin Rd.
Edinburg, TX 78539
(956) 292-0419
Ages: 1-12
Cost: FREE
Times: 6:00-8:00 pm

Join us for a fun-filled week learning about how to be brave like Daniel. We will sing songs, play games, hear and act out Bible stories, and of course, get some snacks! More importantly, we will see and learn all about how much God loves us!

VBS is for children ages 1 – 12 yrs. old. It is FREE and will be from Sunday, June 4th – Friday, June 9th from 6pm – 8pm.

More info here

Register online here

Mighty Fortress

ST Paul Lutheran Church VBS McAllen, RGV

St. Paul Lutheran Church
300 W Pecan Ave
McAllen, Texas 78501
(956) 682-2345
Ages: 2yrs – 5th grade (2-4 year-olds must be accompanied by an adult)
Cost: FREE
Times: 5:45-8:15pm
Dinner: 5:00-5:45 pm every night

At the Mighty Fortress Vacation Bible School, kids will learn that no matter what challenges they face in life, in Jesus the victory is won!

Your kids won’t want to miss the special surprise activity during the closing time each night, or the celebration party on Friday night!

More info here

Register online here  

Pee Wee Camp

PeeWee Camp Baptist Temple Church VBS McAllen, RGV
Baptist Temple Church – McAllen
2001 Trenton Rd
McAllen, TX 78504
(956) 686-5296
Ages: 4 & 5 years old who have not started Kindergarten
Cost: FREE
Times: 8:00 am-12:00 pm

PeeWee Camp is a week long camp held at BT McAllen for children who are 4 & 5 years old who have not started Kindergarten.

Camp times will be Monday-Friday 8am-noon Breakfast and Lunch will be provided during camp time.

PeeWee Camp is a rotation between 5 different classes: Games, Craft, Music, Snacks and Bible all with the Passport to Peru theme.

More info here

Register online here 

Galactic Starveyors

June 12-16, 2017 Galactic Starveyors First Baptist Church - McAllen

First Baptist Church – McAllen
1200 Beech Ave.
McAllen, TX 78574
(956)-686-7418

Ages: ?
Cost: ?
Times: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
 

More info here 

Register online here 

Small Fry Camp

Baptist Temple Small Fry VBS Camp RGV McAllen
Baptist Temple Church – McAllen
2001 Trenton Rd
McAllen, TX 78504
(956) 686-5296
Ages: 4 & 5 years old who have not started Kindergarten
Cost: FREE
Times: 8:00 am-12:00 pm

Smallfry Camp is a week long camp held at BT McAllen for children who have (May 2017) finished Kinder-2nd grade Camp times will be Monday-Friday 8am-noon Breakfast and Lunch will be provided during camp time.

Smallfry Camp is a rotation between 5 different classes: Games, Craft, Music, Snacks and Bible all with the Passport to Peru theme.

More info here

Register online here

Tell me the Stories of Jesus

Tell me the Stories of Jesus First United Methodist Church (FUMC) - McAllen VBS RGV

First United Methodist Church (FUMC) – McAllen
4200 N McColl Rd
McAllen, TX 78504
(956) 686-3784

Ages: 4 years old through 5th graders (by September 1, 2017)
Cost: FREE
Times: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Join us for a funfilled week as we share the stories of Jesus and his love. We will circle the “campfire” and hear awesome Bible stories, eat camp snacks, sing, play games, create art, do science experiments…all the while drawing closer to God and each other. COME JOIN US!

More info here

Register online here

Getting S’More of Jesus

Getting S'More of Jesus Door of Hope Christian Church - Edinburg VBS RGV
 
Door of Hope Christian Church – Edinburg
2022 Martin St
Edinburg, TX 78539
(956) 994-3333
 
Ages: 4 years old through 5th grade
Dates: June 23rd 6:00pm-8:30pm & June 24th 8:30am-1:30pm
Cost: FREE
 
Trek out on the best Weekend of the summer as kids discover Jesus’ light!
 
More info please call Anita (956)292-3526 or Julie (956)342-8634
 
Register here

PVC KIDS Summer Camp 2017

PVC KIDS Summer Camp 2017 Palm Valley Church - MissionPalm Valley Church – Mission
1720 E. Griffin Pkwy
Mission, TX 78572

(956) 585-3203

Ages: 4 & 5 years old who have not started Kindergart
Cost: $10
Times: 7:00 am-9:00 pm
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Wednesday: 7:00pm – 8:00pm
 

More info here 

Register online here 

Galactic Starveyors!

Baptist Temple Church – McAllen
2001 Trenton Rd
McAllen, TX 78504
(956) 686-5296
Ages: Kinder – 6th Grade
Cost: FREE
Times: 8:30 am-12:30 pm

This summer, BTKIDZ would like to invite you on an adventure to space. This summer our kids will become Galactic Starveyors! As kids focus their telescopes on the marvels painted in the sky by the Creator, they will discover the wonder among all wonders – that the God who created everything there is – the knowable and the unknowable, the visible and the invisible – wants a personal relationship with them! Invite your kids into the clubhouse and show them the God who is over the moon in love with them.

If your child is in Kinder – 6th Grade, bring them on over for 5 days of fun starting Monday, June 26th – Friday, June 30th! It’s free and a free breakfast and lunch will be provided.

More info here

Register online here 

Maker Fun Factory

Maker Fun Factory VBS Central Christian Church - Brownsville RGV

Central Christian Church – Brownsville
1100 E. Alton Gloor Blvd.
Brownsville, TX 78526
(956) 542-5564

Ages: Kids Entering 1st-5th
Cost: FREE
Times: 9:00 am-11:30 pm

Imagine a world where curious kids become hands-on inventors who discover they’re lovingly crafted by God. Join us for Maker Fun Factory Vacation Bible School!

Register your kids today or sign up to volunteer as a leader or helper.

More info here

Register online here 

Maker Fun Factory

The Bridge Church of Mission
2820 N Conway Ave
Mission, Texas, TX 78574
(956) 581-1411
Ages: 4-11
Cost: ??
Times: 8:00 am-12:00 pm

More info here 

 
First Baptist Church – Pharr
400 W Ridge Rd
Pharr, TX 78577
 
Ages: Kindergarten-?
Cost: FREE
Times: 6:00 am-8:30 pm
 
More info here http://www.fbcpharr.org/

Register online here https:

First United Methodist Church (FUMC) – McAllen
4200 N McColl Rd
McAllen, TX 78504
(956) 686-3784

Ages: 3rd-9th 5th graders (by September 1, 2017)
Cost: $20 includes lunch and a tshirt
Times: 9:30 am-3:00 pm

All children in 3rd grade through 9th grade (by September 1, 2017) are invited to join us as we gather to help others in the mornings, have a delicious lunch together, and learn a musical in the afternoons. The musical will be presented on Thursday, July13th at 5:45 pm with dinner following. All M & M Campers must commit to participating in the musical on Thursday.

More info here

Register online here by June 30th

SMAK (Summer Musical Activities for Kids)Camp

SMAK Camp First Baptist VBS McAllen RGV

First Baptist Church – McAllen
1200 Beech Ave.
McAllen, TX 78574
(956)-686-7418

Ages: ?
Cost: ?
Times: ??
 

More info here 

Register online here
July 10-14, 2017
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
2201 Martin Ave
McAllen, Texas
(956) 631-5295
Ages: PK4-6th Grade
Cost: FREE
Times: ??
 
More info here 
 
Register by calling the church office or after Mass

Passport to Peru


St. John’s Episcopal Church
2500 N 10th St
McAllen, TX 78501
(956) 686-0231
 

Ages: Ages 4 – Entering Fifth Grade
Cost: FREE
Times: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Register online here 

 

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