vacation bible school wAS mountains of fun!

Kids had a faith-filled adventure and discovered that trusting Jesus pulls them through life's ups and downs. VBS takes place during July and is a half-day camp in the morning. 


Enjoy a few photos from this year's event! 


You might have questions and that's okay! Check out some FAQ's below. You can also email daniel@firstprescranford.org for more information. 

  • Morning Arrival!

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  • Rev. Daniel Teaching

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  • Choo Choo!

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  • Water Balloons!

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frequently asked questions

  • Registration is offered online in the few months leading up to VBS. You can also call the church, or send a hardcopy registration form which will be available next spring leading up to next year's VBS. 


    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.