Lists of vacation Bible schools open to the public will run on the Religion page. Please include the following information: The complete name of the church; address with city or township; time, date and location of sessions; program theme; ages or grades; and whether it’s free or there is a fee. Information should be submitted two weeks before the school’s opening or its reservation deadline. Send the information to the Religion Desk by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org; by fax to (330) 747-6712 and marked for religion desk; or by mail to The Vindicator, P.O. Box 780, Youngstown, Ohio, 44501-0780. For verification, include a name and phone number of a contact person, which will not be published.
Who: Abundant Life Fellowship.
What: ‘Undefeated Mega Sports Camp” is the curriculum that encourages kids to deal with obstacles of life with God’s help.
When: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 3-7.
Where: Church, 46469 state Route 46, New Waterford.
Details: The program is geared to participants from 4 to 12 years old. There will be Bible stories, music, games and snacks. Registration will be accepted at the church in advance or the first night. The VBS, directed by Kelly Cope, will conclude Aug. 7 with the church’s monthly F.L.O.W. (Fresh Levels of Worship) service, in which the children will participate. For information, call the church office at (330) 457-7317.
Who: Cornersburg Baptist Church.
What: “Armor of God Kids Kamp” is the theme.
When: 10 a.m. to noon July 27-31.
Where: Church, 3898 Tippecanoe Road, Youngstown.
Details: The program is free and includes lunch on July 31. For more information, call (330) 799-2833, or go to www.cornersburg.org.
Who: Free Methodist Community Church.
What: “Crocodile Dock” is the theme.
When: 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 27-31.
Where: Church, 9900 Youngstown-Pittsburgh Road, New Middletown.
Details: The free program for participants from 3 years old through fifth grade includes games, music, crafts and snacks. Call the church, (330) 542-3732, for more information.
Who: Mineral Ridge Church of Christ.
What: “Studio Go! Game Show” is the theme.
When: 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday through July 24.
Where: Church, 3911 Main St., Mineral Ridge.
Registration details: The free program is open to participants from kindergarten through sixth grade. It will include games, crafts and snacks. There will be a free carnival from 5 to 8 p.m. today. For information, call the church at (330) 652-5403.
Who: New Covenant Worship Center.
What: “SCUBA: Super Cool Undersea Bible Adventure” program for children from 3 years old (potty-trained) through sixth grade.
When: 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 27-31.
Where: NCWC, 1900 Canfield Road, Youngstown.
Registration details: The program is free; register by calling the church at (330) 783-1977.
Who: Pricetown United Methodist Church.
What: “Camp E.D.G.E. — Experiencing and Discovering God Everywhere” is the theme.
When: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 27-31.
Where: Church, 4640 Pritchard Ohltown Road, Newton Falls.
Registration details: The program is for participants from 3 years old through 12th grade and will include Bible stories, games, crafts and snacks. For more information, call Pastor Jeff Coggins, (330) 872-3801.
Who: Redeemer Lutheran Church.
What: “Son Rock Kids Camp” where “campers” will learn about how Jesus loves, protects, forgives and guides them.
When: 6 to 8 p.m. July 27-31.
Where: Church, 2305 S. Canfield-Niles Road, Austintown
Details: The free activity for 4- to 12-year-olds includes Bible stories, crafts, games and music. There will be a bonfire cookout on the last day with a presentation by the children. For more information, call the church at (330) 799-7823.
Who: St. Patrick Church.
What: “Kingdom of the Son Safari” is the theme.
When: 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday.
Where: Church, 1420 Oak Hill, Youngstown.
Details: The program is for 3- to 12-year-olds. Register the first day. There is a $5 suggested donation.
Who: Third Baptist Church.
What: “The Jesus Chronicles — A Life Changing Encounter” is the theme.
When: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 27-Aug. 7.
Where: Church, 1177 Park Hill Drive, Youngstown.
Registration details: The free program is for participants from 4 to 17 years old and will include Bible lessons, crafts, music and snacks. Registration will be accepted in advance and on the first day. Registration forms are available at the church office; call (330) 743-0640.