shipwrecked vbs 2018

2018 VBS FAQ

When Is Vacation Bible School this year?

Shipwrecked VBS 2018 will be from 9:00am – 12:00pm, Monday – Friday, June 11-15, 2018.

When will registration open?

Adult Volunteers Registration: April 2 - May 25 at 7pm
* If you are volunteering for all 5 days of VBS, you may also pre-register your children. The VBS Child Registration link will be in the volunteer confirmation email you receive after registering to volunteer.

VBS Child and Youth Volunteer Registration: April 16 - May 25 at 7pm

Registration will close no later than Friday, May 25 at 7pm to allow time to prepare for VBS. After May 25, we will have a waiting list form available. If grade levels become full before May 25, registration for that grade will close and a waiting list form will be available. Those on the waiting list will be emailed as space becomes available.

My child would like to be placed with their friend. How do I request this?

One friend request of the same age/grade can be indicated on the on-line registration form, as follows: 
    1. Both children must be registered using the on-line registration form and
    2. They must request each other on their form.

Please understand that we cannot guarantee same-class placement. As it gets closer to VBS, it becomes more difficult for us to honor requests of this nature. We will make every effort to place your child with the friend request submitted on their form, but there is no guarantee. Friend requests can not be made on the day of camp, due to the number of children attending VBS.  For more information, please contact Bev Greek at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

How will I know which class my child has been assigned to?

There are two options for registration packet pick-up.

EARLY BIRD
Saturday June 9 | 4:45-6:15pm
Sunday, June 10 | 8:45am-1:00pm

•  table between the buildings
•  Find out the color of your child’s t-shirt to purchase it at your favorite store prior to Monday morning.
•  Each packet will have a VBS cd (one per family).

AT EVENT
Monday – 8:45am

•  First Building - Go to the registration table with your last name to pick up your Registration Packet.
•  Each packet will have a VBS CD (one per family).
•  Check the label on your packet to see what color class your child will be in.

I am unable to come to EARLY BIRD pickup. Can someone else pick up my child's packet?

Yes. You may ask someone else to come and sign for your child's packet at Early Bird pick-up.

Where do I drop off my child in the mornings?

•  PreK/K - Second building  -  sign in with your child’s teacher in homeroom classroom.
•  1st-5th graders -  Worship Center (first building from the street) - sign in with your child’s teacher each morning.
•  Worship Rally starts promptly at 9am.

Please note that classes are based on the grade that your child will be entering during the fall of 2018.

What age can children attend VBS?

Shipwrecked VBS 2018 is open to children who will be entering PreK through rising 5th graders (in the fall of 2018). Nursery care is available ONLY to children of VBS volunteers who are 3 years old and younger.

Can my teenager volunteer for VBS?

Yes!! We depend on our student helpers to make VBS run smoothly each year. Students rising 6th-12th grades can serve as youth volunteers. All student helpers must attend VBS Volunteer Meeting/Set up on June 10 | 1:15pm in the EPICENTER. Register at forms.ucumc.net after April 16 at 7pm.

How can adults volunteer help the week of VBS?There are many ways adults can help the week of VBS! Register at forms.ucumc.net after April 2 at 7pm. * If you are volunteering for all 5 days of VBS, you may also pre-register your children. The VBS Child Registration link will be in the volunteer confirmation email you receive after registering to volunteer.

I can’t volunteer during the week of VBS, but how can I help?

There are several opportunities to help for those who cannot be here the week of VBS.We have decorating work days on Tuesday, May 1 and Tuesday May 15 from 9am - 2:00pm in the LOFT. Lunch provided.
Childcare: TBA
Contact: Bev Greek at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

How much does VBS cost?

The cost per child is $20.
Scholarships are available upon request.

Will there be T shirts for sale?

No, Come to Early Bird pick-up and find out the color of your child’s group to purchase a t-shirt at your favorite store prior to Monday morning.

What should my child wear?

•  We are asking all children to wear their VBS class color t-shirt each day
•  Wear tennis shoes or other athletic footwear each day (no flip-flops) due to games/recreation

What if I have other questions?

If you have additional questions, please email Bev Greek at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..