Calling all children PreK (ages 4+) through 5th grade!
Open to all but children must be 4 years old to attend. Younger siblings of campers can sign up to be in our nursery care.
WHERE: St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church, 18 Springdale Avenue, Dover
WHEN: Monday, August 15, to Friday, August 19
Friday night we’ll have a family program and dinner to celebrate and share what we’ve learned during the week.
COST: $75 for the week per camper (or nursery sign up) – maximum $150 per family
Scholarships are available – please contact the church at 508-785-0879
CONTACT: St. Dunstan’s – firstname.lastname@example.org
QUESTIONS? WANT TO HELP? E-mail Amelia Slawsby – email@example.com
Find the 2016 VBS registration form HERE
Find the 2016 VBS Information Letter for teen councilors HERE
VBS 2015 – The G-FORCE: God’s Love in Action
It was another great year for VBS at St. Dunstan’s! We had a full house – 39 campers, 16 teen volunteers and 18 adult volunteers – and while the heat index was high the 3rd week in August, so was God’s love in these children.
We learned key words for each day – move, act, care, share and follow – that corresponded to the daily Bible lesson and taught us how we can put God’s love into action. In addition to a Bible lesson, each day we went through zones for arts & crafts, science experiments, music and recreation. We enjoyed starting each morning off with a daily video message and prayer from Rev. Audrey. The week ended on a high note with our Family Night Celebration, where we shared what we learned with our families and had dinner.
Ten of our middle and high schoolers also stayed late each day to work on an outreach project. The project was run entirely by our teens, with Allie Newlon and Iona Stephen taking the lead. The group decided to raise money for the Black Jaguar-White Tiger Foundation. They had a drive-thru bake sale, advertising it to VBS parents with a flyer; they also took to social media and hit the street to get the word out. They raised $389 and change! We are so proud of them for their efforts.
Gratitude is given to all the VBS volunteers, without whom VBS couldn’t happen. The lead teachers were: Tammy Bishop and Kate Haviland, who spent countless hours prepping crafts and science experiments; Anna Conrades and Audrey Ensor who lead the recreation activities; and Janet DeBevoise and Rachel Motley, who provided snacks and the daily snack set-up. Tina Johnson, director of Christian Formation, participated on the planning committee and served as the lead music teacher for the week, and Aidan Cunningham provided administrative support. Amelia Slawsby and Emma Baer, whose begin planning in January, served as co-chairs; Emma Baer also served as the lead Bible teacher. Many children from the surrounding communities participated in VBS, along with St Dunstan’s own youth, and the gift of spreading God’s love to all of these young people is indeed an act of grace and love.