Lots of churches offer a one week Vacation Bible School to pre-school and elementary aged kids in the community.  Many programs include older kids as volunteers and song leaders. You don’t have to be a member of the church to attend.  Each school has a theme, with activities and songs tied into learning about God and having fun.  Programs are low cost or free.

Here is some info on VBS programs offered this summer in the East Memphis area. Know of others?  Please add them via a comment.


Christ United Methodist – Living Inside Out
June 16-19, 9am-noon or 3pm

Independent Presbyterian – Knightly Tale
June 9-13, 9am-noon
ages 4 through 5th grade complete

Ridgeway Baptist
June 2-6

Second Presbyterian – Treasure Island
June 2-6, 9-11:45am
ages 3 (by January 1) – rising 6th, a special needs class is also available

Woodland Presbyterian
June 2-6

Germantown Baptist Church – Agency D3
June 9-13, 9am-noon
ages 4 (by June 9) – rising 6th

Cherokee Baptist – Son Treasure Island
June 16-20
ages 4 – 6th grade

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church – Son Treasure Island
June 9-13

Second Baptist – Weird Animals
June 16-19, 9:00am-noon

Kingsway Christian Church – Workshop of Wonders
June 16-19, 5-7pm at Collierville Christian Church

Idlewild Presbyterian – Workshop of Wonders
June 2-5
3 years – rising 6th graders

Hope Presbyterian Church (Cordova) – Weird Animals
June 9-13, 9am-12:30pm
ages 4 yrs – rising 6th graders

Bellevue Baptist (Cordova) – Camp Outrageous
June 9-13, 9am-12:30pm
rising Kindergarteners – rising 5th grade

Bartlett Baptist Church – Agency D3
June 2-6, 9am – noon
rising Kindergarteners – rising 6th grade

New Hope Christian Church (Bartlett) – Jungle Safari
June 8-12, 6:15-8:30pm
4 years – 5th grade

First Seventh Day Adventist Church – Wilderness Escape
June 16-21, 6-8pm
Registration deadline: June 16

Faith Presbyterian (Germantown)
July 28 – August 1, 8:30am-noon