vacation bible school will be mountains of fun!

Climb aboard for mountains of fun at Rocky Railway! On this faith-filled adventure, kids discover trusting Jesus pulls them through life's ups and downs. VBS will take place on July 11 - 15, from 9am-12pm on the church campus, located at 11 Springfield Avenue, Cranford, NJ. There is no charge for VBS, but if you like, you can make a free-will donation online by clicking the button below. 

Meet & Greet the Teachers

On July 10th immediately following the 10am Sunday Worship Service (so, around 11:15am), there will be a brief meet & greet the teachers, and a parent Q&A Session. VBS is open to all children, ages 4 through rising 5th graders. Parents are welcomed and encouraged to volunteer during the week! 

REGISTER here by july 4

You might have more questions and that's okay! Check out some FAQ's below and come see us on Sunday, July 10th for more information.  You can also email for more information. 

frequently asked questions

  • You can use the "Register Now" button above to register your child online. 

    Paper forms can be mailed to the attention of:

    Rev. Daniel Velez

    Director of Children, Youth and Families

    First Presbyterian Church of Cranford

    11 Springfield Avenue

    Cranford, NJ 07016

  • Vacation Bible School (VBS) helps children explore faith formation in a fun, engaging, age-appropriate way. It also offers parents and grandparents an opportunity to share this exploration with their children by volunteering during the week and participating in recommended at-home activities.

  • Registration is free. If you wish, you can make a free will donation. 

  • No! You do not need to be a church member to enroll your camper or to volunteer. But if you have any questions about the church or membership, don't hesitate to ask!

    • Your child will learn about the love of God through fun, age-appropriate activities.
    • Kids meet new friends who share their beliefs.
    • The lessons help build self-confidence, empathy, and a love for others.
    • Perfect for younger children to get a feel for camp without having to go away overnight.
    • Helps children starting preschool at Helen K. Baldwin Nursery School this fall by introducing them to the facility and potentially some new classmates.
  • Kids who have completed 8th grade are eligible to be a youth volunteer. In addition, we have one of the only youth groups open to middle schoolers. Youth Fellowship meets Sunday evenings from 6:30-8:00pm, starting in late August and goes through the end of May. For more information email our Director of Children, Youth and Families at

  • Absolutely! In fact, we encourage grandparents, parents and kids to experience VBS together! All parents and/or grandparents are encouraged to volunteer their time or donate snacks, craft supplies or other items that might be needed.

  • Yes! Please pack a snack and a drink for your child.  Due to Covid protocols, we are not able to supply snacks and drinks.