Pre-K through 5th Grade

Sunday, July 21 from 3-5pm

Meet at Saint Andrews UMC for a fun Kick-off Party!

Monday-Friday, July 22-26 from 6-8pm

Meet at Garner UMC during the week (Dinner is served at 5:30pm, VBS starts at 6pm)

Saturday, July 27 from 10am-Noon

Meet back at Saint Andrews UMC for a Send-off Water Party!




Surrounded by water, trees, and rolling hills, Camp Firelight is the perfect location for every Camper’s favorite summer activities!

During each Vacation Bible School assembly session, Campers join first-time camp counselor Sam and Lu (short for Lumen), the lightning bug puppet, and learn to face their fears while trusting in God. Each day, Campers see Counselor Sam face new challenges, from as simple as leading Campers on a hike to as intimidating as meeting a new and wise nature expert.

With the help of Lu the Lightning Bug and the Camp Counselor Guidebook, Counselor Sam and our Campers explore timeless Bible stories that show how Old and New Testament Campers trusted God in the face of their own fears and went on to do great things in God’s name.

Through these stories, this program will teach us about people in the Bible who experienced the gift of a trusting relationship with God. In addition, it will teach us to trust that God will go with us, lead the way, share wisdom, to give us peace, and spark joy as we celebrate the good news of Jesus in our own lives and in the lives of others. We will also learn ways we can connect with and put our trust in God whenever we are afraid, challenged, or called to do God’s work in the world and share the Good News of God’s love through Jesus Christ.

VBS is hosted this year by Saint Andrews United Methodist Church (1201 Maxwell Drive, Raleigh) and Garner United Methodist Church (201 Methodist Dr, Garner).

Sunday & Saturday will be at Saint Andrews UMC, and Monday-Friday will be at Garner UMC.

We’re so excited to be able to work together to make an amazing VBS happen for the children in our community, come join us!

Want to Volunteer?

If you are interested in volunteering at VBS this summer, please take a moment to add your name to this list. Let us know your contact information, what days you are interested in helping, and if you have a preference in where to serve.