Churches in Greenbrier will be providing Vacation Bible Schools this summer. Children from Kindergarten through high school can participate either as a student or as a helper in leading and teaching the activities that entertain and teach youngsters. Most schools will run for only one week, are led by enthusiastic teens and adults, provide snacks for everyone and generate lots of excitement for learning the ways of God, Jesus and the Bible. Most need no pre-registration other than to just show up on opening day; but calling ahead for age requirements and activities might be helpful. Most churches welcome any denomination and are free.
June 4-Aug. 6; each Wednesday only, 6:30-8 p.m. First Baptist Church; 679-2639.
June 8-11; 6:30-8:30 p.m., Crosspoint Baptist Church, 679-8950.
June 8-12; 6-8:30 p.m., Springhill Baptist Church; 679-2320.
June 15-19; 6:30-8 p.m., Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, 501-314-9911.
June 22-26; 6-8:30 p.m., Church of the Nazarene; 679-2644.
June 29-July 3; 6-8:30 p.m., LifeSong Baptist Church; 679-0500.
July 6–10; 6-8:30 p.m., Immanuel Baptist Church, 679-2612.
July 6-10; 6-8:30 p.m., Greenbrier First United Methodist Church (GFUMC); 679-2452.
Three Methodist churches are joining together to offer a unique summer Music and Performing Arts Camp for Kids called "STOMP CAMP," June 23-27 from 9 a.m. to noon.
Grace United Methodist Church on Hogan Lane in Conway is where all activities will take place for the first 75 kids to sign up. Cost is $20 for the week and includes a T-shirt, transportation and a snack lunch. Friday evening, June 27, will be their camp musical performance.
First United Methodist Church of Morrilton (FUMC) and Greenbrier First United Methodist Church (GFUMC) can register your child, Kindergarten through 6th grade, or call 501-679-2452.
For summer camps that charge a fee, supported by Jim and Donna Camp of Camp Tetelestai, visit www.camptetelestai.org. This family’s ambition is to build a permanent camp in Greenbrier and give scholarships for youth to attend. They hold regular clothing sales to raise funds to someday build a camp on 30 acres they own just past Woolly Hollow State Park.
June 9-13: Arkansas Youth Camp (AYC), Camp Couchdale in Hot Springs, www.gbchs.com/index.php/ministries/ayc
June 29-July 5: Southeastern Youth Camp (SEYC); Cook Springs, Ala., www.seyc.com
July 13-18: Central Arkansas Youth Camp, CAYC; Camp Beaverfork, Conway, www.campcayc.org