Monday – Friday
June 25 – 29, 2018

Optional FREE dinner from 5:15 – 5:45 pm
VBS program: 6:00 – 8:30 pm

For ages 4 through 5th grade


Our Vacation Bible School serves more than 100 local children every year. This vibrant program is full of fun and teaches age-appropriate lessons about God’s love through games, music, crafts, science, and storytelling.

We offer an evening program, Monday through Friday, that includes an optional free dinner beforehand to make it convenient for families to arrive after work or other activities.

Check back often as we continue to add details on our 2018 program, Rolling River Rampage!




Our evening begins with an optional free dinner upstairs in our Fiesta Center at 5:15. After dinner, we head back downstairs to the Rolling River Rampage Adventure Center to join our friends who didn’t have dinner here. We officially begin the adventure at 6 pm.

After our teams have enjoyed some awesome music and gotten some instructions from our paddle captain and our spotted purple otter, then the teams will each head off to different stations. 

In the Bible Story Station, kids will learn 5 different stories in the Bible all about Jesus.

They will get to observe and participate in some really cool science experiments at the Science Station.

They will get to make some creative works of art at the Craft Station.

They will get to enjoy some delicious and fun food at the Snack Station.

And they will get to burn off some energy at the Recreation Station. Then all the rafting teams will come back together here at the Rolling River Rampage Adventure Center to finish out the night with more music and dancing and some closing messages. 


Many volunteers are needed each year to make VBS a success! Experience the ride of a 
lifetime with God and lend a hand in an area that suits your interests and talents. 

Let us know how you can help! Click HERE for our online Volunteer Registration form.

It promises to be a fun and rewarding experience. We can’t do it without you!

Want to help in other ways?
We welcome donations to help offset our budget and make VBS wonderful for the children.

Maybe you are willing to loan or purchase some items we can use in decorating?
We would love to borrow camping gear, inflatable rafts, oars, life jackets, tents, anything that could contribute to our white water rafting/camping scene! We also need donations of brown craft paper and large pieces of blue fabric, and rolls of blue plastic table covers.

Join us for dinner! 

An optional, free dinner will be available for VBS participants and volunteers each evening beginning at 5:15 pm. We are planning nutritious and delicious meals!

Dinner will take place upstairs in the Fiesta Center. Following dinner, at 5:45 pm, VBS participants will be escorted to the Sanctuary for the start of the VBS program at 6.  

(Snacks and the ingredients in the snacks will be posted every night at the Registration Table so you also have a heads up about what they will be eating. Our registration form has space for you to alert us to allergies and our snack leaders and dinner leaders will be alerted to this information.)

Click here to go to the Cokesbury website to register online for VBS! 

(After completing information for the first child, you will have the opportunity to add additional children.)






Frequently Asked Questions about VBS

What ages can participate in VBS?
Our VBS program is for children age 4 years through Grade 5. But VBS can be fun for the whole family! Older children and adults are invited to serve as Crew Leaders or other assistants and join in the VBS fun. See our Volunteering tab for more details.

What does it cost to participate in VBS? 
VBS at the United Methodist Church of West Chester is FREE of charge for participants. Donations of time, money, and supplies are always welcome and help to offset the cost of VBS and dinner.

For other questions about ROLLING RIVER RAMPAGE Vacation Bible School, or any questions about kids’ programming at the United Methodist Church of West Chester, please contact us.


Contact Person: Judy Schlabach, Director of Children’s Ministries
Telephone: 610-692-5190
129 S. High St
West Chester, PA 19382


For our 2018 VBS mission project, we will be collecting  peanut butter, jelly and cereal for the Doris Haley School of Learning, a summer enrichment program that serves more than 300 Chester County children each summer. A donation box is available in the gathering area. Bring your donations in at any time throughout the week!