Ultimate East Valley VBS Roundup


Today we’re sharing the most recommended local Vacation Bible School camps for kids of all ages, from our team of 20 local East Valley Moms and from our community. 

There are so many fun options for activities to sign your kids up for in the summer. Ranging from sports camps, church camps, acting classes, swim lessons, swim team, summer school, and many more, there’s no end to the things you can do with your kids this year! 

When you think about all of these options partnered with family vacations and other travel arrangements, summer can get BUSY, real fast.  

Whether you are religious or not, you are welcome to attend! Kids will make new friends, see old ones, and come home with songs stuck in their heads. 

Keep reading for the best VBS programs across Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler and Queen Creek!



When is VBS offered in the East Valley?

There are so many churches that offer day or evening camps to elementary age kids that are a few hours long. 

There are both morning and evening camps to benefit every family’s schedule needs. 

These weeklong events are generally local and hosted at the campus of the church. Some are free to attend, and some have a fee. Be sure to check for a registration date as well.

What should my child expect for their first VBS?

Ultimate East Valley VBS RoundupYou can expect high energy games, loud music with hand motions, water nights, and crafts to take home with you each day. 

There is also a general theme for each camp for the week and the kids will learn about different stories in the bible.  

Is there a free Vacation Bible School option in Mesa?

Yes! One Life in Mesa has “Summer Blast” on June 24-28 from 5-8 pm. This one is FREE and you can click here to register. 

What churches have Vacation Bible School in Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler or Queen Creek?

Below I’ve listed different churches in the East Valley who are hosting camps this summer that were recommended to us. 

  1. Cornerstone located in Chandler is having CS Kids Kamp 2024, and the theme is “Start the Party.” June 3-6 from 9 am-12 pm; the cost is $50. Click here for details and to register.
  2. The Grove, also located in Chandler, is having their VBS June 3-6 from 9 am- 11:45 pm. The theme is “Scuba, Diving into Friendship with God.” The cost is $50. Click here for details and to register. 
  3. Central Christian in Mesa is also having VBS on June 3-6. The theme is “Start the Party.” Dates for their Gilbert location are June 2-5. Cost is $50. Great choice if you are looking for an evening option. Register with a minimum payment of $25 to save your spot. Click here to register for either of these camps.
  4. Mountain View church in Queen Creek is offering “Summer Nights” it is for PreK-3rd grade and the dates are June 10-13, cost starts at $35 for early bird registration until May 3. Click here if you want to register.
  5. Red Mountain Community Church located in Northeast Mesa. Camp is June 17-21 and the theme is “Breaker Rock Beach.” It will be 6:30-8:30 pm and cost $20. Click here to register. 
  6. Sun Valley has campuses in East Mesa, Gilbert, Queen Creek, South Gilbert, and Tempe. They are hosting “Kids Camp” June 24-27 from 9:00 am- 12:00 pm at all of their campuses. The cost is $25. Click here to register and for more details.
  7. One Life in Mesa has “Summer Blast” on June 24-28 from 5-8 pm. This one is FREE and you can click here to register. 
  8. Redemption Tempe has “All of Life Kids Camp” happening on June 24-28 for kids going into 1st-6th grade. Save the date! And check back here to register. 

I’m sure there will be other churches hosting VBS throughout the summer, a few that I know of don’t have details published yet are:

  • City of Grace in downtown Mesa
  • Red Mountain United Methodist Church 

You can always check the church website, usually under “Events” or in the ministries tab under “Kids.” 


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