Vacation Bible School

Registration for VBS 2024 is now closed.

June 17-20, 2024

New Hope Presbyterian Church


Children age 4 (as of 9/1/2024) through rising 5th graders (in fall 2024) are welcome to join us.  All children must be potty-trained.  Registration is now open to the public.
Cost is $60 per child.


Participant Information

If you have questions regarding any aspect of VBS 2024, or if you would like for your child to be able to attend Vacation Bible School but are not sure how to figure out transportation due to family work schedules, please contact Nancy Myer, Anna Rose Medley, or Amelia Howard; 919-929-2102 or

Inclement Weather
Drop Off & Pick Up
Snacks and Food
Group Information

Volunteer Information

We are grateful for our volunteers – we can’t make VBS happen without them!

Volunteers, click here to access our detailed information page.

Children singing together in a classroom
Children dancing
Children learning together outside


New this year: New Hope Camp & Conference Center has grown in their own camp attendance and is unable to host us any longer, so VBS 2024 will be taking place at New Hope Presbyterian Church (yes, the very same turn off NC-86 as New Hope Camp, so no changes to your daily VBS commute!). This new location will still allow us to enjoy plenty of outdoor space!

Schedule & General Information

Our 2024 Vacation Bible School will be Monday – Thursday, June 17-20.

8:40-8:55 – Drop off

8:55 am – VBS begins

12:00 pm – Pick-up

Click here to view the rotation schedule.


We will be outside every day and ask that families take the following precautions:

  • Apply sunscreen and insect repellent to your child before you arrive at camp.
  • Check for ticks on a daily basis.
  • Send your child in old clothes and sneakers, as we will be playing hard and using paints, glue, dye, and other craft items.

Inclement Weather

If inclement weather occurs, we may have to cancel for the day. We will post information about our schedule by 7:45 am on the day in question on the church Facebook page and will send out an email to all participants.

Drop Off/Pick Up at New Hope Presbyterian Church

New Hope Presbyterian is located at 4701 NC 86, Chapel Hill, 27514   Map to VBS

VBS offers a carpool line drop off/pickup. Morning carpool line drop off will be 8:40-8:55.  VBS volunteers will accompany children to their group gathering spot. Afternoon pickup begins at 12:00 pm. Click here to see the carpool diagram.

If you will be carpooling or arranging for someone else to pick up your child, and didn’t already submit that information with your online registration, please fill out the written form available (click here), and send to Nancy Myer c/o UPC. For the safety of your child, WE CANNOT SEND YOUR CHILD HOME WITH ANYONE EXCEPT YOU, UNLESS WE HAVE WRITTEN PERMISSION IN ADVANCE.


Snacks and Food

VBS provides a snack each day for all campers. All snacks are peanut-free (i.e. no ingredients derived from peanuts).

If you would prefer to send an alternate snack with your child for each day or for the entire week, please send it packaged in a ziploc bag clearly labeled with your child’s name and a note to your child’s group leader. Your child’s group leader will make sure your child receives his or her own snack.

If you indicated on your registration form that your child has allergies of any kind, your child’s group leader will place a bracelet on him/her each day. These bracelets will alert snack helpers, group leaders, and others that your child has an allergy.

Group Information

  • Children will be assigned to groups with children close to their age.
  • Groups will rotate from station to station throughout the day.
  • Your child’s group leader will have a name tag for your child each day.

4 Year Olds: Special Notes
  • Children must be age 4 by September 1, 2024, in order to be eligible for UPC Vacation Bible School.  All children must be fully potty trained.