2023 Vacation Bible Schools: Free VBS Columbia, SC

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Are you looking for 2023 VBS programs near Columbia, SC for your children? VBS programs bring together summer fun, crafts, games, and friends often without any cost. If you’re looking for VBS programs in the Columbia area, wondering “Where is a free vbs near me?” you’ve come to the right place. We’ve pulled together the important details for VBS programs happening this year. We’ll keep updating this list as we get closer to summer, so bookmark and check back frequently.

Add your VBS! If you are a coordinator for a VBS program and would like your program listed, please email Maria@Kiddingaroundgreenville.com.

VBS Columbia, SC, the answer to "Where is a free VBS near me?"

This article includes:
June 2023 VBS Programs in Columbia, SC
July 2023 VBS Programs in Columbia, SC

We’ll be updating this list throughout the VBS season. Check back soon for more options!

June 2023 VBS Programs in Columbia, SC

June 4 – June 8, 2023: 6 pm to 8: 30 pm, First Calvary Baptist Church
2320 Cedar Grove Road, Leesville

June 4 – June 8, 2023: 6 pm to 8:30 pm, Lugoff First Baptist Church
106 Longtown Road, Lugoff

June 5 – June 9, 2023: 8:45 am – noon, Shandon United Methodist, ages 3 through 2nd grade, $25/child
3407 Devine Street, Columbia

June 5 – June 9, 2023: 6 pm – 8 pm, Grace Church “Spark Studios”, 4 years old – 5th Grade,
2710 Harrison Road, Columbia

June 11 – 14th, 2023: 6 to 8:30 pm, Trinity United Methodist Church, 4-year-olds through 6th grade, Register online
90 Boney Road, Blythewood

June 11 -14th, 2023: 6:15 pm to 8:30 pm First Baptist of Lexington, children ages 3 to 10
15 Barr Road, Lexington

June 12 – June 14th, 2023: 6:30 to 8:30 pm Calvary Chapel Northeast, 577 W Killian Road in Columbia, SC, rising 1st through 6th graders.
“We are diving into our Jonah Vacation Bible School here at Calvary Chapel Northeast (577 W Killian Road in Columbia, SC) on June 12th – 14th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. This is for rising 1st graders – rising 6th graders. Join us for an overboard adventure!” Register online.

June 12 – June 15 2023: 3 sessions available 9 am to noon, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm, or 6 pm to 8 pm, Mt. Horeb Church, Ages 4-5th grade
1205 Old Cherokee Road, Lexington

June 12 – June 16, 2023: 6 pm – 8:30 pm, Christian Life Church, ages 3 years to rising 5th grade
2700 Bush River Road, Columbia

June 12 – June 16, 2023: 6 pm – 9 pm, True Believers Church, ages Kindergarten through 5th grade, $15/child
623 Oakland Avenue, Columbia

June 16 – 29, 2023: 9 am to Noon Gateway Baptist Church, Registration is Full for 2023

June 17, June 19-22, 2023: 11 – 2 pm on the 17th, 6:30 to 8 pm June 19-22nd, Edmund First Baptist Church, K5 through 6th grade
6256 Edmund Highway, Lexington

June 18- June 21st, 2023: 6:15 pm to 8 pm, Union United Methodist Church, Children through 5th grade
7582 Woodrow Street, Irmo

June 18 – June 22, 2023: 6 pm to 8:30 pm, Spring Valley Presbyterian Church, ages 4-years old through 5th grade, cost is $20/child
125 Sparkleberry Lane, Columbia

June 19 – 22, 2023: 9 am to 12 pm Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church, ages rising 4k through 6th grade, 5503 Sunset Boulevard, Lexington

June 19- 23, 2023: 9 am to Noon, First Presbyterian Columbia, 1324 Marion Street, Columbia

June 19 – 23, 2023: 9 am to noon, Spring Valley Baptist Church, Kindergarten-7th grade
91 Polo Road, Columbia, SC

June 19 -23, 2023: 6 to 8:30 pm (Dinner at 5:30), Red Bank UMC, Ages 3 (potty trained) through Rising 5th grade
2909 Old Barnwell Road, Lexington

June 25 – 29, 2023: 6-9 pm Oakwood Baptist ages 4 to10
3520 Mineral Springs Road, Lexington

June 26- June 30, 2023: 8:30-11:30 am, Grace Baptist Church, Rising K4-6th Grade
416 Denham Ave, West Columbia

June 26 – June 29, 2023: 9 am – noon, Eastminster Presbyterian, rising 4K through rising 6th graders
3200 Trenholm Road, Columbia

June 26 – 29, 2023: 9 am-Noon Shandon Baptist Church, Ages 5 to 10
5250 Forest Drive, Columbia

June 26 – June 30th, 2023: Times vary based on age, Northeast Presbyterian Church, Ages: potty trained through 6th grade
601 Polo Road, Columbia

June 26 – June 30, 2023: 8:30 am – 11:30 am, Grace Baptist Church of West Columbia, K4 through 6th grade
416 Denham Avenue, West Columbia

July 2023 VBS Programs in Columbia, SC

July 1, 2023: 10 am to 3 pm, Seacoast Church – Columbia, Open to rising Kindergarten through 5th grade students
631 Sparkleberry Lane

July 10-12, 2023: 9 am to 12 pm Grace Presbyterian Church, Open to kids completed K4 through 5th grade

July 10-14, 2023: 9 am to 11:30 am, Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Open to children ages 5 to 12.

July 10- 14, 2023: 5:30 to 8 pm, Beluah UMC, Ages 3 to rising 6th grade

July 16- 19, 2023: 5:30 to 7:30 pm, Trenholm UMC, Open to children entering 4k through 6th grade, 3402 Trenholm Road, Columbia, SC, Register online

July 16-19, 2023: 6:30 to 8:30 pm, Northside Baptist Church both the Lexington and West Columbia campus. Open to children who have completed K4 through 4th grade. Register online for Northside Summer Fest.

July 17-21st, 2023: 9 am to 12 pm, Harvest Church, Register online for Wild Life VBS (for kids rising 1st grade through riding 6th grade). Lexington, SC

 July 23 – July 27, 2023: Asbury Memorial UMC VBS The Children’s Ministry is hosting a space-themed Vacation Bible School from Sunday, July 23 through Thursday, July 27. It will kick off with Sunday Sundaes, an ice cream social, on Sunday, July 23 at 5:00 PM. All ages are welcome to celebrate the upcoming VBS week. Registration is now open! Ages 4-12 will meet at 5:30 PM for a light dinner. Pickup will be at 7:00 PM. All under the age of 4 years old that wish to participate must have a parent or guardian with them each night.

July 27- July 29, 2023: 6:30-8:30 pm July 27th and 28th, 12 – 4 pm, July 29th, International Family Church “Mission: Deep Sea” VBS event for children ages 5-12
1311 Marley Drive, Columbia

Add your VBS! If you are a coordinator for a VBS program and would like your program listed, please email Maria@Kiddingaroundgreenville.com.

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About the Author
Maria Bassett is a former school orchestra teacher, turned homeschool mom. She and her husband homeschool their 3 sons and 1 daughter, who range from 4th grade through 9th grade. Believing children learn best when they are engaged and having fun, this family loves to take their homeschool on the road, around Greenville and beyond.

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