VBS 2018 | JULY 16-20
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9 (NIV)
Get ready for a SUPER awesome week at Glenkirk VBS 2018! Each day, children will arrive on campus for games, Bible stories, worship, and fun.
Monday includes water games, followed by water slides Tuesday-Friday. On Thursday evening, Glenkirk invites families and friends back to campus for a special VBS event and week recap.
Kinder and 1st Grade: 9:00am - 1:00pm; Friday 9:00am - 12:30pm
2nd-5th Grade: 9:00am - 1:30pm; Friday 9:00am - 12:30pm
Registration NOW OPEN!
For children entering Kinder through 5th grade.
Monday – Day 1 Heroes Have Courage; Team Photo Day
Be strong and let your hearts take courage,
All you who wait for and confidently expect the Lord. Psalm 31:24 (AMP/KJV)
Tuesday – Day 2 Heroes Stand up for What is Right; Water Day
Whoever goes hunting for what is right and kind finds life itself—glorious life! Proverbs 21:21 (MSG)
Wednesday – Day 3 Heroes Rely on God in the Good Times and Bad; Water Day
“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. Jeremiah 17:7-8, 9 (NIV)
Thursday – Day 4 Heroes Take on the Challenge; Water Day
I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13 (NIV)
Friday – Day 5 Heroes Grow in Christ; Water Day
But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen. 2 Peter 3:18 (NIV)
What should my child wear?
In this package, you will find your camper’s VBS shirt! Please be sure to have them wear it every day that they check in to camp. Please have your child wear comfortable clothes and tennis shoes each day to VBS (no flip-flops or Heelys).
Where do I drop off my child each day?
All campers Kinder-5th grade should be checked in at the registration tables on the patio outside of the Event Center. Doors will open and registration will begin at 8:30am. An adult (18+) must check in and check out your child each day. You child cannot be checked in or checked out without at adult; please do not just drop off your child.
Kinder-1st grade campers will check and enter the Event Center and will be walked to the group by a counselor.
2nd-5th grade campers should be checked in at the registration tables. Once you have checked in on Monday, you will walk your child to their assigned classroom. (This will allow you to know where to pick up your child each day) You cannot take your child to a classroom without first checking in at the registration tables. Tuesday- Thursday, please walk your child to the Worship Center after check in where they will join their group.
Where do I pick up my child each day?
Kinder-1st graders will be picked up at the Event Center each day – the same place where you will be dropping them off in the morning. K1 programming will end promptly at 1:00pm each day (with the exception of Friday when we will be ending at 12:30pm).. On your first day, you will be given a ‘golden ticket’. You MUST bring the golden ticket with you to pick up your child each day and it must be shown in order for us to ensure that each child goes home safely with the correct parent or guardian. The ticket can be in it’s original form or a picture on your phone. Once you show the registration team your ticket, one of the leaders will accompany your child our from their group to you. If someone other than yourself is picking up your child, please give them your ticket or a picture of it. This system is for the safety of your kids.
2nd-5th graders will be picked up from their assigned classroom each day – the same place where you will be dropping them off on Monday morning. 2nd-5th programming runs a little longer and will end at 1:30pm each day (with the exception of Friday when we will be ending at 12:30pm). On your first day, you will be given a ‘golden ticket’. You MUST bring the golden ticket with you to pick up your child each day and it must be shown in order for us to ensure that each child goes home safely with the correct parent or guardian. The ticket can be in it’s original form or a picture on your phone. Once you show the registration team your ticket, one of the leaders will accompany your child our from their group to you. If someone other than yourself is picking up your child, please give them your ticket or a picture of it. This system is for the safety of your kids.
What happens on Water Day?
All campers (including Kinder-1st) will have water days on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of VBS. They should wear a swimsuit under their clothes and bring sunscreen and a towel properly labelled. Your child will get completely wet as they enjoy sliding down inflatable water slides. If you have questions about water day, please check with your child’s Crew Leader for more information, call the Children's Ministries Team 626-914-4833 or send us an email
What if my child has a food allergy?
We take food allergies very seriously at Glenkirk. When you registered, you had an opportunity to make note of the allergy. Please be sure to confirm at the registration table that we have your child’s allergy noted; they will receive an allergy bracelet when they join their group. If your child has a food allergy and will be checking in medication/Epi-Pen, they will be given bracelets to for both.
What if I have an epi- pen or medicine to check in?
When you check in at VBS you will need the original label on your children’s medicine as well as a signed letter from your pediatrician on the medical plan. All epi-pens and medication must be in a zip lock, just like you would turn into school. Your child will receive a red wristband to indicate that you have checked in medication.
What if I need to pick up my child early from VBS?
Early dismissals are strongly discouraged. Parents should call ahead and proceed directly to the Church Office located on the southwest side of campus and wait for their child to be checked out by our VBS staff. They will be brought to the office for you.
Where is the best place to park?
You may park in any lot that is open closest to your child's check in or check out zone. Please do not park in the red zones. Children must be checked-in and out each day by an adult. Please do not drop off your child at the curb as they cannot check-in by themselves.
What do I send with my child for lunch?
Each day, children and their leaders have lunch together in their classrooms. Lunch must be provided by parents each day. Please do your best to pack a PEANUT FREE lunch in case of allergies in your child’s group.
LATE LUNCH DELIVERY: If a family brings a lunch after drop off, we ask that they write the first
and last name and the group number on the lunch bag. Please drop off late lunches to the Glenkirk Church office on the southwest side of campus – we will be sure that these get to your kids!
What if my child has an injury or medical issue?
Occasionally, children get injured or sick while at VBS. Please make sure we have a cell phone and emergency number on file should we need to reach you – this was a required field on your registration form, but if you are unsure, please check with our registration table at check in. We have a professionally staffed medical team at the church who will look after your child until you arrive.
What if my child wants to change groups during VBS?
Please do not randomly move your child to another group. It is for your child’s safety as this is how we know where your child is at all times. Leaders and counselors are not authorized to move children to a different group. Any group changes must be approved by VBS Registration located on the patio outside near the Worship Center.
We can't do VBS without you! Volunteers are needed daily to ensure that VBS runs smoothly and efficiently. There are opportunities in every field to volunteer; whether it be decorating our campus before VBS, hands on with the kids' groups during the week, prepping food in the kitchen, or overseeing a rotation-station.
STUDENTS: Please drop by the Glenkirk Church office, Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm to fill out your application. For circumstances where this does not fit your schedule, please contact .
Volunteer Training Dates
Being a Glenkirk VBS volunteer is both rewarding and fun! If you have any questions about becoming a VBS 2018 volunteer, please contact