We’re excited to have your child participate in Vacation Bible School this year. And we’re happy to answer any questions you have leading up to VBS or throughout the week.
If you’re unable to find answers to your questions below, or on our pages about the VBS experience, please contact Erica Nolte, Faith Formation Specialist - Children and Family, at Mount Olivet by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
what are the dates & times this year?
VBS programming runs from 9 AM - Noon, Monday through Thursday, June 10 - 13.
Please plan to have your participant dropped off shortly before 9 AM and pick them up promptly at noon.
*Reminder: A parent/guardian MUST sign participant in and out at the registration table each day.
SOmeone other than parent/guardian will be picking up participant ?
If anyone other than parent/guardian, will be picking up participant from VBS, please notify crew leader and registration volunteer on that day. They will need to provide ID at pick up.
Our family is new to VBS, what should we expect on the first day?
On the first day of VBS, please arrive about 10 minutes early to help your child check in and find their Crew Leader. For VBS participants who attend the Mount Olivet Child Learning Center (CLC), their teachers will help them with check-in on day one.
Your participant will also receive his/her VBS t-shirt on the first day from the Crew Leader. You’re welcome to help your child change into that t-shirt or put it on over his/her top. We encourage you to have your participant wear the VBS shirt each day. This year’s shirt is kelly green with white print.
Will there be outdoor activities? How can I help prepare my participant for time outside?
As the weather permits, VBS participants will be participating in games outside for about 25 minutes per day. We recommend ensuring your VBS participant is wearing sunscreen when he/she arrives for VBS.
In the case of inclement weather, games will take place indoors.
Can restricted diets and/or allergies be accommodated for snack time?
Daily snacks consist of foods like fruits, veggies and crackers. Gluten-free options are available upon request. You are welcome to send a daily snack with your participant, in place of what is provided.
*Any food allergies or sensitives have been noted for each crew leader, per registration information we have received.
If a child is feeling shy or nervous, is it ok for a parent/guardian to accompany them for part of the VBS program?
Our goal is to ensure each child has a fantastic VBS experience. If that means having a parent or guardian accompany a child for the Large Group time, that is certainly ok.
Crew Leaders and other adult VBS volunteers will help your child feel comfortable transitioning to small group stations.
If my child falls ill or is injured, will I be notified?
If your child becomes ill during VBS or is injured, Mount Olivet staff or VBS volunteers will contact the person listed as the emergency contact per registration.
Should anyone be notified if my child is unable to attend VBS on any particular day?
If you know in advance that your child won’t be attendance, please notify their Crew Leader of their planned absence as a courtesy.
Unplanned absences don’t require notification. Attendance is taken during the Large Group opening, so any child in attendance for that session will be included in programming for the day.