Free Local Vacation Bible Schools

Here’s a list of local Northwest Indiana/South Chicagoland Vacation Bible Schools. These are all free unless stated and are an awesome freebie for your kiddos.

Living Hope Church, Merrillville. June 13th-17th 6:00 pm-8:30 pm
“PandaMania! Where God is Wild about You!”
9000 Taft Street, Merrillville, IN 46410, (219) 769-3601
Registation online at (click on Events Calendar) or Contact Children’s Pastor, Sara Christopher, at (219) 769-3601 srrussi@gmail.comwith any questions
* We are closing off registration at 200 kids.

Augsburg Evangelical Lutheran Church, Porter IN. June 13-17th, 9:00 – 11:30.
Augsburg is in Porter off of Rt 20.

Bethel Lansing is June 13-17 from 9a-12p
Hometown Nazareth
People can register on the website up until June 13 or call 708-474-9226 for questions.

Grace Reformed Church, Lansing IL. June 20-24 from 9am-noon.
2740 Indiana Avenue (One block north of Ridge Road next to the Lansing Library)
Lansing, IL 60438
Kim Ballard

Holy Shepherd Lutheran in St John, Indiana. June 20-24 from 5-8pm
Son Surf
9770 Keilman St, St John, IN 365-3803
Age 3 through 5th grade June 20-24. Starts at 5 p.m. with a “kid friendly” meal and is followed by the program which runs until 8 p.m. The cost is only $5 per child.

First United Reformed Church of Oak Lawn: June 20-24 from 9am-noon.
SonQuest Beach Bash.
9401 54th avenue, Oak Lawn, IL 60453. Phone # is 708-636-0758.
We have a fantastic puppet team that leads the children in singing and a theme lesson each day. There are games, crafts and bible stories.
The cost is free but you do have to register your child when you bring him/her. Website is

Trinity Lutheran, Tinley Park. June 20 – 24 9am – Noon
More info at

Redeemer Lutheran Church, Highland IN. June 20-24.
Big Jungle Adventure
9009 Kennedy Ave, Highland, IN 46322
It is open to the public. Please contact the church office for information about registration.

Oak Glen United Reformed Church, Lansing. June 20-24 from 9:30am-noon.
2244 Indiana Avenue, Lansing, IL
4 years – 6th grade
Contact Sarah Boer at (219) 227-8606 to register.

Crossroads Community Church June 27 – 30 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Cosmic City Vacation Bible School
Age 4 through 5th Grade
Registration opens at 5:30 each night.
Check out to register kids online!
E-mail with questions.

St. Ann, Lansing IL June 27 – 30 9am – noon.
3014 Ridge Road, Lansing, IL.
Free if preregistered/$3 day of; preschool thru 4th grade; call Barb A. at 708-895-6701

1st Baptist Church of Griffith. July 11- 15 6-9pm

Address: 324 N. Colfax Ave. in Griffith, IN
Cost: Nothing!
Contact person: Karla Schoonmaker
Church phone #: 219-924-6820

Bethel Church, Crown Point. July 11-14 from 9 am – 12 noon
Kids’ on Main Street
Address: 10202 Broadway in Crown Point IN
Cost: nothing
Contact: Melissa Anderson, or 219-663-9200

Barrington Ridge Baptist Church July 17 – 22 5:30 pm – 8:45pm
97 Bracken Park Way (on 51 across from St. Mary’s Hospital), Hobart, IN
Age 3yrs through (coming out of) 8th grade
Person in charge of VBS is Jill Taylor at

First Reformed Church of Lansing, IL. July 18-22 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
“Pandamania” Where God is Wild about You!
Located at 3134 Ridge Road, Lansing, IL 60438
For more information please contact Mark or Sheila at 708-474-9610 or via email at You can also visit our website at
We will also soon have an option to pre-register on our website.

Lake Hills Baptist Church, Schererville. Between July 25 – 29 from 8:30 AM – Noon
9209 West 85th Avenue, Schererville, Indiana 46375
Phone: 219.365.4747
Cindy Poulsen is the contact, her email is 219.365.4747

Crown Point CRC August 1-5 9:30am – 11:30am
A journey to Nazareth where Jesus was a kid
909 E Greenwood Ave, Crown Point, IN 46307
219-663-3643 – church office
Church Website
Contact person – Jodi Bultema, 1st CRC Crown Point Children’s Ministry Coordinator
(219) 663-3643 ext. 305

Hazelgreen Baptist Church in Worth, IL is August 1-5th 6:30-8:30pm.
It is Free to attend.
Contact Nicole at

RESPECTFULLY: This took me a long time to compile. If you want to use some of it please let me know 🙂

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