Below are the basics for each age group, please continue scrolling for more information, volunteer sign-up, and FAQ. Click on any of the images below to open a larger version of them. 
 
VBS Takes a lot of volunteers! You can help in the kitchen, with the Pre K kids (half day), with the older kids (full day), and more! For short descriptions of the different volunteer roles, click on the sign up button!
FAQs
 
Q: Why is the schedule/time different than previous years?
A: We partner with IOLBC in running VBS, and their traditional schedule for VBS is the 9:00-2:00 schedule seen above. In order to provide the best experience for both our campers and the counselors that come from IOLBC, following the schedule their most used to just makes sense! Plus, it doesn’t hurt having some extra VBS time!
 
Q: Will you be providing Childcare?
A: We are offering childcare for those who are volunteering during our program in the morning for kiddos under Pre K. In the afternoon Pre K-K campers whose parents/guardians are helping with the older kids can join them until the end of the day. If you are planning on any of your kids stay in childcare, please contact Reagan independently so we can plan for them.
 
Q: What grade do I register my children under?
A: On the registration form, it’ll ask you to mark what grade your child will be in next Fall, 2022: the grade they’re going INTO, not the one they’ve just completed.
 
Q: What are the Pre K age/experience guidelines?
A: We ask that if you register your child for VBS, that they will have already experienced the structure of Pre School at some point. VBS is a pretty structured program, and we’ve found that kiddos who haven’t been in Pre School already often struggle with the structure and schedule of VBS. So there is no real age minimum, but an experience minimum. If you have any questions/want to chat about whether or not your young child can attend, please reach out to Reagan (children@3cross.org)
 
Q: What is the plan for lunches?
A: All those staying for the full day (1st-6th grade campers, volunteers, counselors, children in childcare) are invited to either provide their own sack lunch each day OR church will be providing sack lunches for everyone. There is no cost to receive the church-provided lunches, but if you’d like to make a donation to help cover the costs, simply note ‘VBS Lunch’ on whatever donation you want to make. You will be asked to mark whether you are providing a lunch for your child or not on the registration form as well as the volunteer form. If your child has allergies it is likely safest to provide your own sack lunch. The same is true for particularly picky eaters. 
 
Q: What will the 5th & 6th Graders do during VBS?
A: Our 5th & 6th Graders will be a part of our Camp Crew! Click on the image above that says “5th/6th Grade Camp Crew Information” to learn more!
 
Q: Can we register the day of?
A: Yes, you are able to register day of, but we really prefer that this be avoided if possible. In order to be as prepared as possible and, in turn, help your kiddos have the best time possible – knowing they’re coming in advance is important! We do, however, understand that life happens and sometimes you just can’t sign up in advance, we will always make it work!
 
Q: Why does Friday have a different schedule?
A: Friday will be a Friday Fun Day! With some aspects of VBS staying the same, we will have more games and activities for the campers on Friday, as well as a meal for lunch that all families are invited to! We will also have a short closing program on Friday at 11:30 lead by the camp staff and the kids before we enjoy a meal to wrap up our time together!
 
Q: What if we’re not able to pick up our kids at 2pm during the day?
A: Completely understandable, we know that it’s not the most convenient time of day. We suggest reaching out to friends/family, or even neighbors who may be willing to set up a carpool with you! If you’re unsure where to look, reach out to Reagan (children@3cross.org) We want everyone to be able to join us for VBS so we’ll work to figure out a solution together!
If you have any questions/comments, please email Reagan Colt (children@3cross.org) or call church at 712-338-4514