24 April 2024

The Katharine Konnection

Vacation Bible School

Dear Saint Katharine Drexel Families,

Our annual Vacation Bible School is scheduled 24-28 June 2024 from 9:00 AM- 12:00PM.

Participant Information

 VBS is for children in Pre-K through Fifth grade.  The Pre-K part for children ages 4 & 5 is limited to 10 children.  A Nursery will be offered to adults who volunteer.  The Middle School VBS is REQUIRED for any Middle School Volunteer entering grade 6 but OPEN to any Middle Schooler interested. The Middle School VBS begins Sunday June 23 at 3:00PM and during the week on Monday through Thursday from 12:30- 3:30PM.

Volunteer Information

To have a successful VBS, it takes many volunteers.  We hope you will consider giving your time to help the youngest members of our parish dive into friendship with GodAdult Volunteers must be up to date with Virtus. For more information on Virtus, please contact Theresa.Anderson@saintdrexel.org.  Any teen 14- 17 must complete Worthy of The Call.  The next WOC training is Sunday 2 June 2024 from 1:30 PM- 3:30 PM.  This is the last opportunity to attend Worthy of The Call before VBS.                                               *All volunteers are asked to attend a meeting/decorating evening on Thursday 20 June 2024 from 6:00PM- 8:30PM.*

Volunteer Role Description

Pre-School Leaders– (High School age- Adult) 2-3 Adult Leaders and 3 teen volunteers are needed for the Pre-school program.  The leaders will have their own leader guide with activities that are age appropriate for the day’s theme. 

Station Leaders (High School Seniors – Adults) Prepare and lead the activities of each station.  You will be provided with a script and manual to help you with the activities & we will supply the resources needed.  Stations are Bible Adventures (drama), GamesImagination Station (Science gadgets), Sticky Scripture (Video) & Café (Snacks).

Adult Crew Leaders (High School age – Adult) 16 Leaders are needed to lead crews of 5-6 children to the different stations.  As a Crew Leader you encourage participation and help keep track of the children’s gadgets and keepsake items from the day.

Assistant Crew Leaders -(Students entering grade 6 – HS) 16 Assistant Crew Leaders are needed to help the Crew Leader with the crew traveling to the different stations, keep track of keepsakes and gadgets, and walk the children to and from the bathroom.

Assistant Station Leaders –9 Assistant Crew Leaders are needed (Students entering grade 6- HS) -Assistants to the station leaders help prepare the activities and organize the activities for the station. (Game Assistants is limited!)

 Middle School Volunteers-   All 6th graders must also sign up for middle school VBS, but it is open to all participants entering 6th grade – entering 9th grade.  Anyone interested in being part of the Middle School TEAM should contact Ana Maria Alvarado at ana.alvarado@saintdrexel.org

To register as a participant OR volunteer click SCUBA.

To Donate items for VBS click DONATIONS.

Blessings,

Theresa Anderson and Ana Maria Alvarado

Pastoral Associates

301-360-9581

 

 

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