When:

July 9th - 13th 9:00am - 5:00pm

Where:

Christ Church Rockaway Campus 140 Green Pond Road, Rockaway, NJ

For Completed Kindergarten through Completed 5th graders are welcome to attend.


2018 is going to be ELECTRIFYINGLY fun! We don’t know if that’s a real word, but we DO know that you’re going to have an EXTREMELY awesome VBS teaching kids about why God wants each of us to be OVERLOADED with CONFIDENCE.

God wants us to live our lives FULLY ALIVE because we can believe that what He says is TRUE!

Memory Verse: John 10:10, NIrV

"I have come so that they may have life. I want them to have it in the fullest possible way."

Daily Schedule


8:45AM - 9:15 AM

Parent drop off

9:15AM - 10:30AM

Large Group Session
(Games, Worship, Interactive Lesson)

10:40AM - 12:00PM

Small Group Session
(Brief Recap of Lesson, Q & A, Crafts, Snacks)

12:10PM - 1:10PM

Lunch
(Food, Video Presentation, Free-Time)

1:20PM - 2:20PM

Group Recreation Time
(Organized Activities)

2:30PM - 3:30PM

Large Group Session
(Games, Brief Recap of Day, Worship, Snacks)

3:40PM - 5:00PM

Electives
(Sports, Arts, Tech)

5:00PM - 5:30PM

Parent Pickup

Faq's


VBS will be happening at the Christ Church West Campus located on 140 Green Pond Road, Rockaway, NJ from Monday July 9 to Friday July 13. To assist our families work schedules better, parents will be able to drop children off between 8:30-9AM and pickup promptly at 5PM.

Who will provide care and oversight for my children while at AMPED! Vacation Bible School?

Good news! KidTropolis will be providing much more than care for your children throughout the day at VBS — we be providing an age appropriate, spiritual experience for your children at Vacation Bible School! All of our Children’s staff are true lovers of Christ, trained to work with children, appropriately interviewed, background checked, hand chosen to work with your children.

What is the cost of VBS?

  • Early bird registration is $30 for the first child and $15 for each sibling after that
  • Early bird registration is from April 1st - May 1st
  • Registration after May 1st is $40 for the first child and $25 for each sibling
  • Registration closes the Sunday one-week prior to VBS on July 1st .
  • No walk-up registrations are accepted for the AMPED! Vacation Bible School

Is there a cap on registrations?

  • Not necessarily; we desire to accommodate all who wish to attend
  • We are never “full”, but we do close registration so that we can plan effectively

Why does registration close?

  • we close registration one week before VBS in order to allow our team to properly plan and prepare the most effective program possible for the kids
  • we expect several children; to plan a safe and effective program we need at least a week to finalize the details to accomplish these goals

How old does my child have to be in order to attend AMPED! Vacation Bible School?

AMPED! has been specifically geared towards school-aged children from 5 to 11 years old only.

Will you accept walk up/same day registration?

Due to proper children/staff ratios we cannot accept same day registration at AMPED! Vacation Bible School. KidTropolis has a requirement to abide by state guidelines regarding the handling of large numbers of children and adults, therefore to ensure all of these requirements are met successfully, all participants must be pre-registered by the deadline provided.

Why do you not allow walk-up/same day registration?

We value our volunteer staff and use the week prior to VBS to prep the daily activities and rotations for the large mass that attends. Walk-up registrations put too great a strain on our volunteers without preparation.

What if my child does not attend Christ Church?

AMPED! will teach/reach any child regardless of prior church attendance and will equip he/she with a powerful understanding of how God wants them to live fully alive!

My child has special needs — will AMPED! Vacation Bible School have options to accommodate?

  • Yes! On the child registration form there is a location to specify if your child has a special need
  • There is also a location to communicate what that need is
  • Someone will contact you after the form is submitted to talk further about the needs of your child
  • if you would like to discuss whether VBS is a good fit for your child before your register , please contact us directly at klewis@christchurchusa.org.

Will my child receive lunch and snacks at AMPED! Vacation Bible School?

At AMPED! While we happy to provide two small snacks (AM and PM) for each child, we are requesting parents provide a packed lunch each day for each child to prevent any allergies or dietary issues. Please still alert us to any possible allergies on your registration form so that we can be aware.

What grade should I enroll my child in? i.e. My child is currently in 1st grade but will enter 2nd grade in the Fall.

Enroll your child in the grade they will be entering in the Fall, NOT the grade they have just completed In the example listed, you would enroll your child in 2nd grade.

What if my child is currently in, or has just completed, 5th grade?

  • At Christ Church, we will promote your child to sixth grade prior to VBS in July, therefore they will not be eligible.
  • Please contact our Middle School team at klewis@christchurchusa.org for more information about reMIX, our Middle School ministry

Will you be leaving campus?

No.

Can I drop my child off early?

  • We open the classrooms for children to be checked-in at 8:45am
  • The facility is open earlier, but we will not be ready to receive your child until we finish preparing for them each morning

What time should I pick up my child?

  • Please pick your child up promptly at 5PM.
  • We do not have any extended care available beyond this time.

Can I be with my child at VBS?

  • Parents are welcome at all times to be a part of the VBS experience.
  • If you need to be with your child throughout the week, we will ask that you go through a background check in order to participate with their group.
  • These background procedures are required for all individuals 18 and over to provide for a safe and secure environment for the children.

What if someone different than myself is picking up my child?

  • We understand that during events such as VBS that multiple people may be handling the transportation of the children to and from VBS --- however verbal parental permission is required.
  • You may transfer your pickup slip to another adult who may be picking the child up.
  • We will not accept a phone call of permission, email, or text message of permission.