Vacation Bible School

St. Paul’s Vacation Bible School is back! 

Join us for "Once Upon a Mountaintop"

June 19-22, 2018,  9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

We welcome campers age 3 through entering 5th grade

and volunteer Youth Staff who have completed grade 5 or higher.

Please read below for more details! 

VBS 2018: Once Upon A Mountaintop

Children age 3 through rising 5th grade from throughout the community will join us for the 2018 VBS program "Once Upon a Mountaintop," Tuesday June 19 through Friday June 22, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at St. Paul's UMC. 

Adult teachers and youth volunteers shepherd our campers as they enjoy Bible stories, songs, crafts, play time, and - of course - snacks!

All Camper applications were due on May 31, 2018. Sorry, we cannot register new campers at the door. All registered campers (parents/guardians) should receive a confirmation email from a member of our VBS leadership team. For Youth Helper information, please scroll down to the Youth Helper section!

CLICK HERE to download the Permission Slip, Medical, and Photo Release form. All campers must have a form turned in by or before the first day of camp.

CAMPERS (and parents!) WHAT TO EXPECT: 


9:00 a.m. DROP OFF

Drop off each day is in the Sanctuary at St Paul’s. The easiest way to get to the Sanctuary is through the double doors on Armory Avenue. The registration tables will be outside (weather permitting). On the first day, please come 10-15 minutes early to drop off permission slips, pick-up name tags, and find your group before the program starts.

12:00 p.m.  PICK UP

Pick up will be at the child's last center of the day. This means each group will have its own pick-up location. Pick-up locations will be given out on the first day of VBS and posted around the church as well. 


There will be a short program starting at 11:35 a.m. in the Sanctuary on the final day, Friday June 22, starring all of the campers! This is an event not to be missed. Your parents can take you home right after the program is finished.



· Clothes that can get messy or wet – because you just might get messy and wet!

· Sunscreen and bug spray

· Something or everything that matches the Colors of the Day! Each day will have a different theme - see the list below!

VBS Colors of the Day

Tuesday – Valentine Colors

Wednesday – Christmas Colors

Thursday – blue and/or pink

Friday – VBS t-shirt (provided to each camper on Wednesday or Thursday)


If you need more information about VBS and the Camper experience, please contact Robin Mayhew, member of the VBS Coordinator Team.

VBS Youth Helpers

Our VBS Volunteer Youth Staff corps is made of young people who will have finished grade 5 and above by the time VBS begins. All Youth Staff Helper applications have been processed at this time.

Youth Staff Helpers MUST attend a mandatory orientation session in the Chapel on Monday, June 18, regardless of previous experience. Helpers should rsvp to attend training at either 9:30 a.m. or 12:00 noon. For questions about Youth Staff Helpers, contact Mrs. Meg Baker, Director of Christian Education (, 301-933-7933 ext. 104).

CLICK HERE to download the Permission Slip, Medical, and Photo Release form. All youth volunteers must have a form turned in by or before the first day of camp. 

Thank you for your hard work, cheerful presence, and spirit-filled leadership!