Vacation Bible School 2017

Summer is around the corner, and as you consider plans and activities for your kiddos, don’t forget to look into Vacation Bible School (VBS)! Each program offers an experience complete with crafts, activities, friends and valuable lessons.

VBS is offered at different times and locations throughout Knoxville, and this year’s round-up sounds so fun, it will be hard to choose which to attend!  

Before revealing the much-anticipated Vacation Bible School round-up, here’s a little VBS humor for you: My 4-year-old son came home from his first-ever VBS with the craft pictured below. He proudly exclaimed:

“Rice died on this for us!”

Without further ado, here are the 2017 VBS offerings in Knoxville: 


Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church  

Maker Fun Factory
June 5th-8th
Ages 5 years (by 8/15/17) through rising 6th grade.

Registration opens May 1. 

Salem Baptist Church 

Galactic Starveyors
June 5th-9th
Ages 4 through finished 5th grade.

Registration opens April 16.

Farragut Presbyterian Church

Hero Central
June 5th-9th
Ages 3 years (potty-trained) to rising 6th grade. $10 per child; campers will receive a t-shirt and a cape while supplies last. 

Registration open.

Central Baptist Bearden

Passport to Peru
June 5-8 (kickoff event June 4th), 5-7pm 9am-12:15pm
Rising Kindergarten-Rising 7th

West Haven Baptist Church

Galactic Starveryors June 5-9, family day on 11th 6:30-9:00 pm

Sevier Heights Baptist 

Gadgets and Gizmos June 5-9 Completed K-5th Grade                                          

Ridgedale Baptist Church

June 11th-14th
(Check back for more information.)

Hardin Valley Church of Christ

June 11-14
6:30pm-8pm Children and families free.

West Park Baptist Church 

Galactic Starveyors
June 12th-16th
Ages 4 years (by 6/1) through rising 7th grade.

Registration opens April 27.

All Saints Catholic Parish 

Maker Fun Factory
June 12th-16th

Farragut Church of Christ

June 12th-16th
Ages 3-5th grade.

Trinity Baptist Church  

Survival Guide for the Wilderness
June 12th-16th
Ages 4-14.

Rutherford Memorial United Methodist Church 

June 12-16, 2017

Fellowship, including free dinner, begins at 6pm each night
All children ages 3 and over are welcome!

First Baptist Concord 

June 18th-23rd
Ages 5 years to 7th grade.

West End Church of Christ

June 24th

Families of All Ages, or individual camps ages 3-high school)
Lunch provided

Church Street United Methodist Church

June 19-22
Passport to Peru
Free Dinner 5:15-5:45, VBS 5:45-8pm

Ages 3-5th Grade

Providence Presbyterian Church

June 25-28 5:30-7:30pm

First Farragut United Methodist Church 

June 26th-29th

(Check back for more information.)

Central United Methodist Church 

Cave Quest
June 26th-29th

First Baptist Church Knoxville 

Hero Central: Discover Your Strength in God!
June 26th-30th
Ages 3 (by June 1) through rising 6th grade.


Concord United Methodist Church

Hero Central: Discover Your Strength in God!
July 10th-14th
9am-12:15pm Age 4 (by July 1) through rising 6th grade.

Loveland Baptist Church 
July 10th-15th 6pm-8:30pm
Ages 3-adult.

Ridgeview Baptist Church

Gadgets & Gizmos Extreme Week July 30th- Aug.3rd 5:15-8pm  

If you know of any others that aren’t on this list, please share the information by leaving a comment and we will gladly add it!

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9 Responses to Vacation Bible School 2017

  1. Ashley Nelkin April 15, 2017 at 3:29 pm #

    Central Baptist Bearden is having theirs June 5-8 (with their kickoff event on sunday, June 4 from 5-7). The theme this year is passport to Peru. Our VBS is for those entering kindergarten-entering 7th grade. For information, you can contact Laura Lindsay at [email protected]

  2. Jaclyn Beeler April 16, 2017 at 8:32 pm #

    It’s not in Knoxville but we are having our VBS at New Providence Presbyterian Church in Maryville on June 25-28th from 5:30-7:30 pm each evening!

  3. Jeanna Jones April 30, 2017 at 4:49 pm #

    West Haven Baptist Church
    5651 Matlock Rd, Knoxville,Tn 37921
    Galactic Starveyors
    June 5-9 and the 11th
    Lots of fun, crafts, music, family day on the 11th!!!
    If you have any questions call 865-588-1416!

  4. LeRae Collins May 11, 2017 at 9:10 am #

    Church Street United Methodist Church (Downtown; 900 Henley at Main)
    Vacation Bible School June 19-22 “Passport to Peru”
    Free dinner from 5:15 to 5:45 p.m.
    VBS from 5:45 to 8:00 p.m.
    All children ages 3 to 5th grade are welcome!

    Register online at or call 865-524-3048.

  5. Sarah McDonnell May 14, 2017 at 1:24 pm #

    Sevier Hts Baptist, June 5-9, 9am-noon, register here:

  6. Tammy Brooks May 24, 2017 at 4:42 pm #

    Rutherford Memorial United Methodist Church in Corryton
    7815 Corryton Road
    Corryton, TN 37721

    Vacation Bible School June 12-16, 2017 6pm-8:30pm

    Fellowship, including free dinner, begins at 6pm each night
    All children ages 3 and over are welcome!

    For more details, call the church office at 865-687-8438, or visit our website at

  7. Timothy Pressley May 30, 2017 at 8:54 am #

    Gadgets & Gizmos Extreme Week (VBS)– July 30th- Aug.3rd!

    @ Ridgeview Baptist Church
    6125 Lacy Road, Knoxville, TN 37912

    For more details and to register, visit our website:

  8. St Mark UMC June 7, 2017 at 11:00 pm #

    St Mark UMC
    7001 Northshore dr.
    Knoxville tn 37919

    VBS: Travel to Costa Rica
    7/9-7/13 5-8:30 and dinner is included for free

  9. Nikki Perry June 14, 2017 at 11:19 am #

    Union Cumberland Presbyterian
    400 Everett Road
    Farragut, TN 37934

    Ages 2 years and up welcome! There’s something for everyone (including adults)!
    Dinner every night at 5:45!
    Sunday, July 16- Wednesday, July 19
    VBS Theme: “A Mighty Fortress”

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