Zip over to Camp Discovery


for the outdoor adventure of a lifetime!

Concordia’s fun, realistic Bible-based themes are built with a message that lasts, engaging and enriching kids for a lifetime. After the craft glue dries and the snacks are just crumbs, the treasure remains that children leave knowing their need for a Savior—and His name is Jesus. No fairy tales needed at this VBS. Now that’s a VBS with Purpose!

Starter Kit

Starter Kit

We’ve packed everything you need to plan your 2015 VBS inside our all-inclusive Camp Discovery Starter Kit, including suggestions for 1-day and weekend formats.

"The Science Behind It"
activities for Bible Challenge

At VBS, It's All about Jesus!

At Camp Discovery, kids have fun as they explore the Bible, make new friends, sing songs, and learn how Jesus works through them in their everyday lives. Campers discover 5 Bible truths that excite and challenge them. Jesus, their True North, gives them the wisdom and the courage to step out in faith and serve—whether they’re at school, playing with friends, or helping out at home. Now, that’s a VBS with purpose!

View lessons at a glance

Camp Discovery has it all!

  • Adventurous, Christ-centered theme
  • High-energy music
  • Easy decorating
  • On-the-go lesson guides
  • Suggestions for 1-day and weekend formats
  • Free online registration tool
  • Dynamic downloads

What our happy campers have to say...

"Getting kids familiar with the Bible is crucial, and your program definitely seeks to do that. Every song and study is intentional and cohesive with the theme/story of the day. Thank you for all the hard work you put in."

Janet, Our Savior, Aiea, Hawaii

"LOVE how children focus on God's saving Word, learning it, understanding it, and living it in their everyday lives! The director’s book is easy to understand and covers almost everything you need to know as you plan, prepare, and present your VBS."

Lynda,  About the Children Department

"The best thing about Concordia Publishing House is that every single lesson—whether it’s an Old Testament one or a New Testament one—points to Jesus. . . . Vacation Bible School is all about telling children about the saving love of Jesus Christ."

Laura, Mount Calvary, St. Louis, Missouri

"Our kids love the songs. They are very singable especially for younger children. They go home each night and sing! That's our goal!"

Joan, Clewiston, Florida

"The online registration tool was a big benefit and allowed the first day of VBS to go smoothly. Everyone who enrolled online came to VBS. It was easy to enter attendees who chose to use paper enrollment."

Sherry, Oxford, Mississippi

"We liked how the theme was so strongly Jesus/Bible-centered, versus a more generic 'happy Jesus' theme. It really taught the kids about the Bible and they walked away being able to tell their parents . . . what they learned."

Amity, Waverly, Iowa

"We used your VBS and just wanted to tell you how much the children enjoyed the snacks you 'invented' for us to give them. Our kitchen volunteers found them very easy to prepare. . . . Thanks for your creativity!"

Cathy, VBS kitchen volunteer

2015 VBS Mission Partner

Help Kids Discover Jesus!

Make a big difference in the lives of inner-city kids! With your help, Big City Mission can help kids and adults learn about Jesus’ love for them. By providing something simple such as a lunch or backpack, those involved in urban ministry can build relationships and share the Gospel.

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Spanish VBS

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Downloadable Program

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