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Vacation Bible School in San Diego 2015

Posted on: May 4th, 2015 by Kate Hamernik


Vacation Bible School is a big part of our family’s Summer fun – our kids love learning about Jesus, playing games, crafting, eating snacks I typically wouldn’t buy them, and hanging out with friends.  I love that VBS lets them experience all of these things AND it is almost always very inexpensive and in some cases FREE!  Our VBS lists have always been popular in the past and I am excited to see that people are already searching for fun VBS options in San Diego for 2015.  This is just a tiny list so far but I hope it continues to grow!  If you are a San Diego Area church looking to list your VBS please contact us!  I need you to simply send me the name of your church, the dates, the price, and a link to the VBS landing page – that’s it –  I will list your VBS for FREE here! *Update*  I have closed this list for submissions for San Diego VBS listiings 2015 – please bookmark (or subscribe!) to our site and message us ASAP for our  San Diego Vacation Bible School 2016 list!  We would love to have that list even bigger!  Thank you to all that contributed this year – if you are late to the game please feel free to leave your VBS 2015 information in the comment section!

Vacation Bible School in San Diego List (remember this list will grow so book mark and make sure to come back!)

June 15th – 19th

Vineyard North – Oceanside – FREE – must register

St. Michaels By the Sea – Early registration $50 first camper – $20 for siblings

June 22nd – 26th

Valley Center Community Church – $40 – kids 1st grade to 12th!  SportsQuest

North Coast Calvary Chapel kids games – $80 per child Carlsbad

Life Church – Vista – $75 per child – extended hours – 830 am – 3pm! Small multi child family discount

St Thomas More Catholic Church – no info but here is their calendar

St Andrews – Encinitas – $75 first child – $30 each additional family member

Village Church – Rancho Santa Fe – $75

Solana Beach Pres – Kids Games – $99 per child

San Diego Central Seventh Day Adventist – FREE – Evening VBS & includes dinner!Church Website:
Register Here:

June 29th – July 3rd

Lifepointe Baptist Church – Fallbrook – evening – FREE!

Clairemont Covenant Church – no price listed?  Free?

July 6th – 10th

Christ Presbyterian Church – La Costa – $40 per child – $80 family max

North Coast Calvary Chapel Kids Games – $80 – Carlsbad

Redeemer by the Sea – Carlsbad – $40 per child – $20 additional family members


July 13th – 17th

Mount Soledad Presbyterian Church – $25 per child

Mission Hills Church – $75 for one child – $100 family max (registration starts at the end of May)

Community Lutheran – $20 – Oceanside

Grace Church – Oceanside/San Marcos – details coming

 The Mission Church Encinitas  $40.00 per child


July 20th – 24th

Lifeway Baptist Church – unknown cost – free?

Redeemer Presbyterian Church – $60 + (depending on which program)

Beautiful Savior, Carlsbad ($50/first child; $90/second)

Meadowlark VBS, San Marcos – $45

Family Christian Fellowship, Oceanside (no details on site)

 Faith Community Church – Carlsbad – $10



July 27th – 31st

First United Methodist Church – $30

Horizon Christian, Rancho Santa Fe – $50

LifeBridge Church San Diego – $40

Victory Baptist Church in El Cajon 9am-12pm. Cost is FREE.
 Bonsall Community Church 9am – noon – FREE registration required!
Immanuel Church – Oceanside – 930am – noon – $15 for first camper, $25 for a family! Must register
August 3rd – 5th
Calvary Chapel La Costa Hills 9:30 a.m.– 12:30 p.m. $20 per kiddo – San Marcos

Again – if you would like us to list your VBS please contact us!  Your Vacation Bible School simply needs to be at a church in San Diego County! (please note, we have cut off the submission list at this point – PLEASE contact us ASAP next year so we can make sure to put your church in the listing!  We try to cut off the list by June 1st – this year we went well into the middle of June with updates but next year June 1st is a hard and fast rule 😉 ) Please feel free to like our San Diego Deals and Steals facebook page – I happily allow churches to share their VBS links there as well!

Oh – and if you are a volunteer at VBS pretty please read this…… For Crying Out Loud, I don’t want to see your underwear at church.

*Full Disclosure – VBS stands for “Vacation Bible School” meaning it is gonna be totally and unapologetically ‘faith based’ – that’s totally fine with our family but based on complaints we have had in the past I thought I should just put it out there.  VBS is gonna be ‘churchy’. 😉 Also, there is no way for me to know about every church listed here – this is simply a free listing I provide.  Please make sure to check out every church for yourself and see if it is the right fit for your family.


*Full Disclosure* Vacation Bible School is obviously faith based, which is totally fine for our family, but in case it isn’t obvious, and in case it is a concern for some, I just had to make it clear – VBS is gonna be ‘churchy’ – See more at:

San Diego Vacation Bible School Options (VBS) Summer 2013

Posted on: April 22nd, 2013 by Kate Hamernik

I am really excited to share the 2013 list of San Diego County Vacation Bible School options!   I hope this list will grow and I do hope that more churches will send us their VBS Schedule!   Please check out the link and send us your entry! We will list as many as we can!   Here is a little list – more to come I promise!   Our family has found that Vacation Bible School is a great way to stretch a budget for summer fun!   I fully respect that VBS is not for everyone – but I know there are many that would like to know about the options in their area of San Diego!   Full disclosure – if you are not familiar with it – VBS is churchy. 😉

San Diego VBS 2013

Churches that would like to share their VBS schedule can CONTACT us with information for their VBS in the same format as those below.   We will add to this list and share weekly.   We’d love to help you spread the word – this is a free service, we do not charge – we will enter as many as we can!

Keep in mind I don’t personally attend any of these churches, some of our readers may and have sent this info over.   While I would love to think they are all awesome, I can’t vouch for any personally, I am just sharing their schedule and nothing more.   Please make sure for yourself that it is a good fit for your kiddo and your family!

 June 10-14
$40 per child and $20 for additional; scholarships available
940 Hilltop Dr. Chula Vista, CA   91911 (619) 426-2211


June 17-21

9 am to 12 noon

$40 per camper (includes music CD and t-shirt), $10 per sibling

For kids entering preschool (must be potty-trained) through completion of 5th grade

2775 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad, CA 92008



June 24-28

8:45 am – 12:15 pm


K – 5th

4031 Avocado Blvd. La Mesa, CA 91941

For more info call 619-670-4009


June 24-28



890 Balour dr. Encinitas

Extended care available, discounts for multiple children and/or volunteers


 TWO dates  – June 24 – 28 & August 5 – 9

8:30 am – 3 pm

$60 per child

1132 N. Melrose Ave. Vista, CA 92083

June 24-28th
8:45 am-12:15 pm
$70 before June 9th, $90 after
1330 Poinsettia Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92011
This is a program for kids aged 4 years through 6th grade.

July 10th-12th from

9:30 AM-12:00 PM
Cost: FREE <—– NICE!
367 La Veta Ave
Encinitas, CA 92024

This VBS is for kids up to 11 years old. Kids under 3 however MUST be accompanied by an adult the whole time.


  • Coastline Baptist Church

July 14-18
***FREE*** <—- NICE!
557 Vista Bella
Oceanside, CA 92057


July 14-18 (Family Night Friday, July 19)
FREE <—- nice!
Lifeway Church, 1120 Highland Drive, Vista
For kids who have just completed K-8th grades.

contact – (760) 724-2280


July 15-19, 2013
9am-12:30pm/Extended day until 3pm
$45./child for all wk/$90 for extended day all wk
Meadowlark Community Church 1918 Redwing st. San Marcos, CA

July 15, 2013 – July 19, 2013

8:30am – noon

Price – TBA

400 Mission Hills Court in San Marcos, CA

contact Theresa at or 760.759.2242


  • Lighthouse Christian Church

•date July 21-25,
•time 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m
•cost May 1 – July 14: $15 per child or $40 per family
July 21 – 25: $20 per child
•address 4700 Mesa Drive, Oceanside, CA, 92056
• Note from our friend who’s little girl has attended – “Super sweet church, willing to do what they can to accomodate disabilities/food allergies if they know in advance.”

July 22 – 26

9am – noon


3030 Valley Street   Carlsbad, CA    92008-1154


July 22-26, 2013
9am-Noon; Friday only:9am-1:30 pm
$20/first child, $18/additional siblings
2585 Judson Street, San Diego, CA 92111
Ages 3 thru Grade 5 (2012-13 school year)

July 28-August 2
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
$20 for 1 child, $35 for 2, $45 for 3 or more
2001 S El Camino Real Oceanside, CA 92054
Registration begins June 1st Phone: 760.757.3560


July 29 August 2
Ages 3-12
4670 Mt. Abernathy Ave. San Diego
(858) 279-3311
Online registration begins in June


9638 Carlton Hills Blvd
Santee, CA 92071

July 29-August 2

9 am-12 pm OR 6-8:30 pm

$7 per child <— not sure if it is per day or the week – either way – pretty budget friendly!

9638 Carlton Hills Blvd
Santee, CA 92071

Registration starts June 9th.


*This list will grow I promise!   Please bookmark and check back!   Remember VBS is CHEAP and many fill up within just a week or so of taking enrollment!   Make sure to share with a friend too!

Enjoy ~ Kate