Vacation Bible schools in the valley bring together religious expression, creative activity and outdoor recreation for fun and memorable weeks.
St. Thomas Episcopal Church/Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church in Sun Valley and Hailey’s Calvary Bible Church and Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood in Ketchum have faith-based camp options.
Besides these offerings, the Camp Perkins Lutheran Outdoor Ministries visits Hailey each summer for a Vacation Bible School at Valley of Peace Lutheran Church. This year’s dates are Aug. 3-8.
“Weird Animals” at Ketchum church
Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church/St. Thomas Episcopal Church are co-hosting Vacation Bible School at Our Lady of the Snows.
The two churches conduct a program for kids from pre-school through the fifth grade.
This year’s theme is “Weird Animals.” Exciting and interactive Bible stories, team-building games, awesome music will be used to show how Jesus showed his unconditional love for others and how his love is one-of-a-kind.
Bible school runs from 9 a.m. to noon, from Monday through Friday, July 7-11. Cost is $75 per child. Register with Helen Morgus 726-5349, ext. 21. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hailey’s Calvary Bible Church invites kids to “SonWest Roundup” Vacation Bible School in June.
Kids ages four years through sixth grade are welcome. Camp runs daily, June 23-27, from 8:45 a.m. to noon. Parents are invited Thursday, June 26 at 6 p.m. for an evening barbecue and kids’ program.
Suggested donation is $15 per child or $40 for a family of three or more. To reserve your child’s space at VBS, register on-line calvarybiblewr.org/vbs by June 10.
Big Wood’s “Workshop of Wonder”
Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood offers a “Workshop of Wonder” for kids to imagine and build with God, using Bible stories, outdoor games and science experiments. Kids in grades 4-6 have fun at Redfish Lake on one of the days.
The fun begins every morning at 8:45 and goes until noon, from Monday, July 28 through Friday, Aug. 1. Cost is $15 per child or $35 per family. Afternoon care is available for an additional fee.
Transportation will be provided on a first-come-first- serve basis. To register, contact Carrie Kotara at 622-0548 or email her at email@example.com.