Saturday, May 25, 2019

VBS Information and
Frequently Asked Questions

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When are VBS and Young Kids VBS?

VBS at Mill Run is for children who have completed K-6 grade.
June 10-14:  9:00 am-12:00 pm (Morning session)
                      1:00-4:00 pm (Afternoon session)
Young Kids VBS is for children ages 18 months-Pre-K along with a caregiver at Lytham Road
June 10-14:  9:30-11:00 am (Morning session)
                      6:00-8:00 pm Young Kids Family Nights (Evening session)

Cost and Scholarship Information:

VBS at Mill Run (grade K-6) $10 per child.    
Young Kids VBS at Lytham Road (children age 18 months-Pre-K) $10 per child. Children age 0-17 months are free. Family Nights at Lytham include dinner and are $10 per person/week (18 mo.–adult). Children under 18 months are free.                               
Are scholarships available?
Yes. Contact Andrea Taphorn at, 614-451-3736 for information. All requests are confidential.

Registration and Program Information:

How do my children’s friends who are not associated with UALC register?
Anyone may register at
What if I have preschool children (attending Lytham Road) and elementary age children (at Mill Run)?
The starting times are staggered so that you have time to drop off children at Mill Run and still get to Lytham Road.
Is Young Kids VBS a drop-off program?
No. An adult parent or caregiver (minimum age 18) is required to bring children and remain with children for the entire 90-minute session. One adult may be responsible for up to 4 children.
What if I want my K-sixth grade child to be placed in a class with a friend?
On the VBS registration form, you will have the opportunity to request your child to be placed with two friends. We will do our best to place friends together.
What if I register my child and then he/she cannot attend the session for which he/she is registered?
If space remains in another session you may switch. Email request to Sorry, there are no refunds for unused spaces.

Volunteer Information:

How do adults sign up to volunteer?
Adult volunteers may register online at
How old do teens have to be to serve as Teen Helpers?
Students must be currently in 7th grade or higher (as of spring 2018) to volunteer. FYI: Teen room coordinators are happy to sign Community Service Hour forms on the final day of VBS.
When is Volunteer Orientation and who should attend?
VBS Equipping and Training will be Sunday, June 3, 2:00-5:00 pm. All teens and adults volunteering at K-6 VBS must attend. If you cannot attend due to a prior commitment contact Andrea Taphorn,     

Other Information:

What if I have a child with special needs?
Please fill in all the information requested about your child on the registration form. Upon receipt of your form our Special Needs Team Leader will contact you to discuss your child’s particular needs. Our goal is to place your child where he/she will have a successful and fulfilling week.  
How may I purchase T-shirts and VBS music?
The Mill Run VBS Store will be open during all sessions and on Sunday, June 10. The Lytham Road VBS Store will be open during the morning and evening sessions.
What snacks are provided during VBS?
At Mill Run, we provide snacks for the students. Individual snack-size, peanut-free, gluten-free snacks. This year our snack list is:
Monday: Fritos
Tuesday: Fruit Snacks (gluten-free)
Wednesday: Lays Chips
Thursday: Doritos
(Friday: We provide sno-cones at the church)
For further questions, contact Andrea Taphorn,
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