VBS 2021

A two-week online journey! Since you can not come to VBS this summer, VBS is coming to you!

Since we are unsure about how we can safely accommodate 100+ campers on our campus as the pandemic (hopefully) begins to wind down, this summer's VBS will be celebrated with your family right in your own home, AND VBS this summer will be two weeks long!

Welcome to VBS in the cloud... Again!

How will VBS in the cloud work?

To Zoom or not to Zoom?


We realize that Zoom Meetings are everywhere, and we decided that rather than lock campers into a specific time-certain Zoom meeting, we would provide a more flexible design.

Our design is to provide families with the content of these VBS weeks, and individual families can decide when and how they would like to explore the content.

Rather than three hours of a structured block of time, like we do at our regular summer VBS, this design allows households to engage the crafts, snacks, games, and videos at their own pace as time allows.

Once a daily link opens up, it will be available 24/7.

At this time, we are not planning any video conferences, but we might add a short video chat on Friday morning of each VBS week. We will get that information out to our camper households during the week of VBS.

Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers...

We are trying as best we can to recreate our in-person VBS here at Holy Cross on the web, and we realize that there are some holes in the process.

For example, the staff every year spend collectively hundreds of hours prepping crafts, especially for our youngest campers, so they can get right to decorating and making their craft their own. Likewise, we are careful to wait until the campers have been to the opening session where I talk about the crafts and how they connect to the day's theme before the campers see what they are going to make that day.

This unveiling works well for us here at Holy Cross, as we have had time to prep crafts. We realized that your campers could not enjoy that same process last week as everything is unveiled at once.

To correct this misstep, I am happy to send you links to the instructions for all the crafts of the week. This way, you have time to prep crafts ahead of time for your campers, as our staff does here every summer.

If you would like to take advantage of this, just send me an email, and I will email you right back with the links to all the craft instructions for the week.

Send your email to: markvbsemail

We hope your campers are enjoying this online offering, it is our pleasure and honor to bring it to your home.

Stay safe!

Blessings,
—Mark

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