Operation Arctic

Grab your parka and snow boots! We’re headed deep into the stunning Arctic Circle that is filled with treasure and thrilling to explore! And be sure to pack your Bible—we’ll be learning all about that breathtakingly beautiful Book that is filled with treasure and thrilling to explore! As we venture into the cold tundra, we’ll discover that the BIBLE:

  • Is the Book of Books, unique in every way!
  • Has had an Incredible Impact upon our world!
  • Is the Bedrock Base of our lives!
  • Is a Letter of Love in which God tells us how we can become His children!
  • Is Exciting to Explore as we learn it, love it, and live it!

Let’s plunge on in to this cold world and God’s wonderful Word! Operation Arctic promises to be a flurry of fun and excitement! Let’s go!

Here is What You Need to Know

When: June 25-29, 2016 at 6:15pm-9:00pm nightly

Where: 2901 Galewood St., Kettering, OH. 45420

Who: The whole family!

  • Children (k4-6th gr)
  • Polar Clash (7th-12th gr)
  • Evenings for Ladies and Men** 

Doors Open at 6:15 pm every night
Transportation is available by request at registration
**Nursery provided for children 0-3 years 

























Frequently Asked Questions

What time does VBS start? VBS begins every night at 6:30pm.  The registration tables will open up at 6:15pm and will have friendly volunteers at them to get your child registered and to the right place.

Where do I drop off my children? Please bring your child to the outside registration tables at our West Wing (inside if raining). We will have people in our parking lot to point you in the right direction. After registration, your child will wait with their color groups and leaders until 6:30. They will have fun activities while they wait! As a parent or guardian, you may feel free to sit and observe everything as long as your presence is not a disruption to the class, the children or your child.

Do I have to pay anything? VBS is free to your children and any of their guests!  Each night there is a penny offering competition. 

What time does VBS end?  VBS ends every night at 9:00pm.

Where do I pick up my children?  

  • Pre-School through Kindergarten: Dismissed from their class.  Be sure to find out where your child's class is at registration.  
  • 1st through 6th Grades: Dismissed from the fellowship hall.  Please let the worker standing outside the fellowship hall know the name of your child, so they can dismiss them from their group in an orderly fashion.

​Do I need to pre-register?  Pre-registration is not a requirement, you can register at the door on every night.  Pre-registration will save you time at check-in and helps us ensure that each class is adequately staffed.  Please help us plan by registering!

​Is it okay if we can't make it every night?  Absolutely!  We would love to see your child at every night possible, but understand the busyness of the modern family schedule.  Below the registration you can find a synopsis of each night and the memory verse they will be working on so that your child can stay up to date, even if they miss a night.

Does my child need to bring anything?  Although they may ask to bring things to earn points, your child is not required to bring anything to participate.

How does my child earn points?  Your child can earn points for their team through attendance, bringing guests, wearing their team colored shirt, and saying their Bible verses from memory. 

What are points for?  Awards will be given out during the closing program to the individual children who earned the most points throughout the week. Plus, on Thursday night every child receives tickets they've earned and get to spend them at the VBS prize store!

When is the Closing Program?  We will be having a closing performance on Thursday, June 26th at 6:15pm.  We would like to invite you and all of your family and friends to come on out to hear your child sing the songs that they have learned and see them recognized for their efforts. You will also get to see the exciting conclusion of the week-long drama!  Immediately after the program we will be having a Fun Fair including free food, game booths and a bounce house!  Everyone is welcome!


2016 VBS Recap Video