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 daniel@firstprescranford.org 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 daniel@firstprescranford.org.

  • 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.