Frequently Asked Questions
What is a typical day at VBS like?
Teams of 6-10 boys or girls are led by an adult while enjoying daily sports, crafts, large assemblies with singing, dancing and skits, morning and afternoon snack breaks, themed events, and team lessons on valuable life principles. The F-U-N runs all day – 9am drop-off until 5pm pick-up. A more detailed schedule is in our registration brochure.
How do I get a registration brochure?
Stay tuned for information regarding VBS 2018 in March 2018!
Does VBS fill up? What can I do if my child’s grade is full?
Our Vacation Bible School does fill to capacity each year. The number of children we can enroll is based on the number of team leaders we have. Because there are varying numbers of children who register at each grade, we have to close some grades before others. We do our best to accommodate everyone, but if your child’s grade is full you will have the option of placing his/her name on a waiting list.
What ages does VBS serve?
Our Vacation Bible School program serves children entering grades 1-6 in the following school year.
My child has attended VBS for several years and would like to be a CHAMP. Is that possible?
We would love to have them! However, our CHAMP program is only open to youth who regularly attend The Coastlands’ youth group, “The House.” But we would love to have them in “The House” also! If your child wants to be involved in our youth group, please contact James & Casey Mastrianna at email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 831.688.5775 x252. They would LOVE to welcome your youth into the fun and fray!
Are the adult team leaders screened?
We are fully committed to providing a safe environment for your child. All of our adult volunteers are background checked & given identification and instruction for their time with the kids.
Why do I have to show a photo ID to pick up my child?
When you register your child for VBS, you will provide us the names of people who have permission to pick up your child. We check the ID of every person picking up any child to make sure we have permission to release your child. With so many kids coming and going, this extra step helps ensure the safety of each and every child from start to finish.
What happens if I have to pick up my child early from VBS?
If you have to pick up your child early from VBS, please park in the temporary parking in our front parking lot. Then walk to our Information Tent. We will locate your child. Because there are non-stop activities going on all day on our very large campus, please add some extra time to your pick-up plans.
How does my child find out which team he/she is on?
The week before VBS, your child will get a postcard in the mail from his or her team leader. When you drop off your child on Monday morning, we will assist your child in locating their team area. If they don’t get their postcard in time, just stop on by the Info Tent on your way in, and we’ll get you going in the right direction.