Congregational day camp basic info

Is your congregation's VBS an effective outreach tool?

Camp Phillip Congregational day camp--Campers Vacation Bible School (VBS) is a part of many congregation's summer calendar.  A ton of work is put into planning and running a program with the hopes of reaching out to community families with the Gospel, but how effective is your program?

One of the things that makes Camp Phillip youth programs unique is that we don't run it like a traditional school.  That's why we call it Day Camp instead of VBS.  We don't use worksheets; our staff are directors, leaders and counselors, (even though their campers may still refer to them as "Teacher.")  We have decades of experience running camps and we believe in the power of experiential education.  Campers learn by doing and discussing.  Each activity is done with a purpose.  As a part of each activity session, the campers are led to discuss and apply the day's Bible truths to their lives.

Every year dozens of congregations use our curriculum to reach out to thousands of children in their communities.  Here's what you'll find in our curriculum:

Teaching and planning resources:
    Activity manuals (Adventure / Crafts / Recreation / Snacks / Special activity based on the theme / Stories)
    Leaders guides (Camp director / Counselor / Preschool teacher)
    Reproducible registration and evaluation forms

Great large group resources:
    Camp Phillip music CD
    Reproducible lead sheets with musical notation and guitar chords
    10 puppet scripts with devotions for use as openings and closings
    Plans to construct a simple pvc puppet stage

Tools available to promote your VBS:
    Clip art
    Bulletin insert design template
    Ordering information for promo postcard, door hanger and theme T-shirt

Training and support:
    Free day camp training conference for your staff and volunteers
    A Facebook group that allows the VBS directors to share ideas, questions and resources.

For sample lessons, check out one of the following:
    Happily Ever After sample
    Little Bethlehem sample
    Walkabout with the Spirit sample


Two choices are designed to meet your specific needs.

We would like to partner with your congregation to help make your VBS a success.  Our Congregational Day Camp program has been doing that for years and the results have been fantastic.

Choice 1:  Our staff plus curriculum

If you would like our staff to assist your congregation, our staff will infuse energy and expertise into the program.  They will come with supplies and skills that will help your day camp to run smoothly, and they will fill your space with excitement about the Gospel message in songs, games, skits, puppet shows and devotion.

To sign up for a Camp Phillip Congregational Day camp program, please fill out this 2021 Camp Phillip Day camp registration form (This link will be activated when registrations are open).  Check this 2021 Day camp congregations webpage to see if there is still room for your congregation.

Choice 2:  Curriculum only

If you would like to purchase only our curriculum, you will get activity directions and discussion guides.  You will get music and puppets skits.  You will get a day camp training retreat.  You will get our Day Camp Director's guide that will lead you through the process of planning and running the VBS.  Choose from a variety of curricula by going to our main Camp Phillip website > Stores > Digital store or by clicking

We would love to partner with you to pour Christ's love into the lives of children.

Contact Camp Phillip's Program director Sy Vanissaveth if you have questions about partnering with us: 
    (920) 787-3202