Vacation Bible School

July 9 – 13, 2018 at Walcamp in Kingston

First United Methodist Church’s Vacation Bible School is a daycamp which takes place at Walcamp in Kingston, Illinois.

Each of the links below include forms that must be completed, signed and returned to the church office. Please Click here to read the letter from our Director of Christian Education.

Parent Handbook / Signature Form

Walcamp Release Form

Preschool Registration

Elementary Registration

Youth Volunteer Registration


Camp Hours:

  • Preschool (children who are 4 or 5 years old by July 1, 2018): 9:15 am to 12 noon Monday-Thursday, and 9:15 am to 2:45 pm Friday
  • Elementary (children entering 1st through 6th grade): 9:15 am to 2:45 pm

Your child(ren) may be dropped off and picked up directly at the camp location (32653 Five Points Rd., Kingston) or may ride the bus from the church. Preschool and elementary children, as well as youth volunteers, taking the bus will need to be dropped off at the north parking lot (corner of Pine St. and 4th St.) at 8:40 am. All children and youth must check in with VBS adult volunteers. Preschool bus will return to First UMC north parking lot at 12:30 pm Monday through Thursday and at 3:15 pm on Friday. Elementary buses will return to First UMC north parking lot at 3:15 pm each day.

Youth Volunteer Training

Youth (entering 7th through 12th grade) are encouraged to participate as crew leaders. All youth volunteers must attend ONE of the training sessions before VBS. Training dates are:

  • Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 11:00 am
  • Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Cost per child: (to help defray the costs of transportation, t-shirts and other supplies)

  • Preschool Registration by 6/1: $35
  • Preschool Registration after 6/1: $40
  • Elementary Registration by 6/1: $50
  • Elementary Registration after 6/1: $55
  • Youth Volunteer by 6/27: $20

Preschool and Elementary campers can receive additional discounts by referring new camper families. Learn more in the letter from the Director of Christian Education. Maximum fee per family is $120.

VBS Mission

Each year VBS campers participate in a Mission project. This year we will be collecting coins, bills, gardening gloves, paper towels, packs of copy paper, small hand shovels, pens, binder clips, and garbage bags (40 gallon or bigger) for Walnut Grove Farm. New this year, campers will have a chance to go to our mission site. One group per day (Monday – Thursday) will take the bus during the morning to Walnut Grove Farm to get a tour, help out a bit, and learn about the farm. Your signature on the registration form allows your child to take the bus to Walnut Grove Farm. If you do not want your child to go to The Farm, please contact the Director of Christian Education at 815-756-6301.


Parent and Camper Handbook and registration forms are available on this site and in the church office. Completed registration forms, handbook signature page, Walcamp Release, and payment may be dropped off or mailed to: First United Methodist Church, 317 N. 4th St., DeKalb, IL 60115.