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VBS 2018 Options

Posted on: May 16th, 2018 by Kate Hamernik 4 Comments

Better late than never!  I am thankful to the churches that sent over their information and also to for being kind enough to share her personal list of North County San Diego VBS options! If you are looking for a fun and inexpensive Summer camp option, Vacation Bible School is one of our favorites!


The list is a little Modge-Podge this year! As many of you know, I am in school and home-schooling my children along with running my larger blog – this site doesn’t get quite the attention that it used to, but I do hope this helpful!

We have a little tradition on San Diego Deals and Steals to always curate a list of free and inexpensive Vacation Bible Schools in San Diego.  If you represent a San Diego (any county!) Church and would like to list your church’s VBS for FREE, please message us!  If you are looking for VBS in San Diego, you have come to the right place!  Our list always tends to list more North County Vacation Bible School options, but we would love to include more, please do not hesitate to message us with links for other options.

Multiple Weeks (Carlsbad)

June 18 -22

9 am – Noon

Lambs of Faith/Faith Lutheran VBS

Splash Canyon: God’s Promise on Life’s Wild Ride

Go into the office to pick-up forms

3-years-old through 5th grade

$20 for one kids, $25 for two kids, $30 for three kids


June 20 – 24

9 am – Noon

First Baptist Church of Oceanside

Ocean Commotion

240 Grace St., Oceanside

K – 6th Grade


June 25-29

June 24 – 28

6:30-8:30 pm

Lighthouse Christian Church

Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus

3-years-old – 5th grade

$15 per child, $40 per family

Tri-City Bible Church

9 am – 12:15 pm

Time Lab

Emerald Dr., Vista, CA

4-years-old – 12 years old

$20 per child (Vista)

9 am – Noon

San Dieguito United Methodist Church

Rolling River Rampage

170 Calle Magdalena, Encinitas, CA 92024

4-years-old – 5th grade

$60 for 1st child, $30 for each additional sibling

St. Andrews (Encinitas)

Solan Beach Presbyterian

Kids Games

120 Stevens Ave, Solana Beach

4-years-old – 6th Grade



Venture Church

9am – noon

KidVenture Voyage

777 Santa Fe Dr., Encinitas

K – 5th grade

$40 per child


Redeemer by the Sea

Shipwrecked: Rescued by jesus

6600 Black Rail Rd., Carlsbad

4-years-old – 5th grade

$60 first child; $50 for each additional sibling



Village Presbyterian Church

Mighty Fortress

6225 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe

4-years-old – 8th grade

$105 per child



Emmanuel Faith Community Church

Time travel Tours

639 E. 17th Ave, Escondido

K – 6th grade

$30 per child (before May 20), $40 per child (after May 20)


June 25 – 29

NEW! St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church (San Carlos/Del Cerro/Allied Gardens)

Shipwrecked VBS

June 25 to 29

Ages: K – 5th grade

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Location: St. Dunstan’s 6556 Park Ridge Blvd, San Diego 92120

$35 per child, includes all materials, a T-shirt, and snacks.

Deadline to register is June 22 –

NEW! FREE! Mission Church of the Nazarene

4750 Mission Gorge Place

San Diego, CA 92120

Time:    6:00 – 8:30 pm

Free!  For all kids age 4 (as of Aug 1) thru completed grade 5

Mission Church VBS 2018

8:30 am – Noon

Orchard Community Church

Mega Sports Camp

Orange Glen High School

1 – 5th grade

$50 per child

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Encinitas

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Rolling River Pampage

pre-school-5th grade

$85 in May/$95 in June/$30 each additional child

Scholarships available


Woodland Park Bible Church


1093 Rock Springs Rd. San Marcos


June 26 – 30

9 am – Noon

Christ Presbyterian Church La Costa

Rolling River Rampage

7807 Centella Street, Carlsbad

K – 5th grade

$45 per child

June 29 – 30

United Methodist Church

9 am – 2 pm

Polar Blast

490 S Melrose Dr, Vista, CA 92081

$20 per camper

July 2 – 6 (skipping July 4)


Community Lutheran

8:30am – 11:30am

4507 Mission Ave. Oceanside

2-years-old (potty trained) through 6th grade

$30 per camper

July 8 – 12

Community Lutheran Church

5:30 – 8 pm

Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus

3575 East Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA, 92027

Preschool through 5th grade



Oceanside Seventh Day Adventist

6 – 8 pm

Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus

1330 Poinsettia Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92011

3-years-old and up

$5/ child

July 9 – 13

9 am – 4 pm

North Coast Church, San Marcos/Escondido

July 9 – 13


North Coast Church, San Marcos/Escondido

9am – 4pm!

1451 Montiel Rd., Escondido

1st – 4th grade

$199 per child


New Community Church of Vista

8:30 am – 2:45 pm

Camp Kid

165 Eucalyptus Ave. Vista, CA

K-5th grade

$35 per camper

The Mission Church

9 – noon

Shipwrecked: Rescued by jesus

825 Carlsbad Village Dr., Carlsbad

K – 3rd grade

$40/ child

8:30 – Noon

Mission Hills Church (this was our favoarite when we lived in San Marcos!)

8:30 – noon

Summer Splash

400 Missions Hills Ct., San Marcos


New Song Church

845- noon

Kids Camp

3985 Mission Ave, Oceanside

3-years-old (potty trained) through 5th grade

$40 per child (San Diego)

Camp Kid 2018 REGISTRATION IS OPEN! This year promises to be bigger and even more fun than last year! July 9th -12th,…

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July 10 – 14


Calvary Chapel Oceanside

9am – noon

Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus

3715 Oceanic Way, Oceanside, CA 92057


4-years-old – 4th grade

$35/ child

July 15 – 18


Coastline BAPTIST Church

6pm – 830pm

Time Lab

557 Vista Bella Oceanside, CA 92057

4-years-old – 12 years old


July 16 – 20


Coastline Church

9 am – 12:30 pm

Kids Camp

2215 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad

4-years-old – 5th grade



Meadowlark Church

9am – noon

1918 Redwing St, San Marcos, CA 92078

4.5-years-old through 6th grade

$50 per camper

Extended day option $100 (9 am – 3pm)  *Late fee for registration after June 30th*


July 16 – 20


First United Methodist in Mission Valley

Shipwrecked from July 16-20, with a cost of $40.

9:18 am – Noon

LifeBridge Church

Summer Spectacular

17645 W. Bernardo Rd, San Diego

4-years-old through 5th grade

$48 per child 

NEW! St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Ocean Beach from July 23-27 with the theme of God’s Good Creation. Cost is $25.

July 30 –  August 2

Existence Church Bernardo
$45 per child comes with a free shirt
Ages 3 years- 5th grade


August 6 – 10

Rolling River Rampage – Vacation Bible School at All Souls’ Episcopal Church in Point Loma


Ages: 3 (potty trained) through 5th grade

Cost: $70 ($120 for two children, $150 for three children) – scholarships are available for those with financial need

I know there are MANY more VBS options out there! Please feel free to leave those you know about in the comment section, we will no longer update this list, but we hope friends will leave comments with more options. Thanks!

Please note our offer for free advertising applies only to Vacation Bible Schools held at a church with a website landing page.  We do offer awesome rates to share other camp options for kids in San Diego too! We’d love to help you get the word out! Contact Us Here! Send us an email with your VBS information or for more information on advertising your Summer Camp options!  We will continue to update our VBS list until mid June 2018.  Please make sure to message us before June 1, 20018 to get your church’s Vacation Bible School listed!  Thanks for helping us make this list the biggest ever!  Happy almost summer everyone!


4 Responses

  1. Krystal Thomson says:

    Hi there! We would love to be added to the list-
    July 30th- August 2nd in Rancho Bernardo
    Existence Church
    $45 per child comes with a free shirt
    Ages 3 years- 5th grade

  2. Gabrielle Strickler says:

    Hi. This is an awesome service you are providing for pur communities. Here isy VBS link for St. James by-the-Sea in La Jolla. The cost is $35 per child with a $15 discount for each additional child per family. Thank you so much for this.