During the summer months, children at First Baptist Nashville have the ability to participate in a wide variety of activities, from VBS to trips to music and beyond!
Splash Into Summer
Every May, the children’s ministry at First Baptist Nashville invites PreK-6th Graders and their parents to the Splash Into Summer event. During this summer launch party, kids and parents will be able to preview and register for all the First Kids summer programs … from Vacation Bible School to Music Arts Camp!
Vacation Bible School
Held annually in June, our Vacation Bible School challenges our kids to trust God and learn more about His love for them, all in a fun, themed environment. VBS is always a free week-long event, typically held from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and is open for children entering Kindergarten through those who have completed Grade 6.
If a morning of excitement wasn’t enough, children have the option of staying longer after the VBS session has concluded. On Monday through Thursday until 5 p.m. and Friday until 7 p.m., we’ll have more crafts, more snacks, and more games! Off-site activities are often scheduled as well, including swimming, a visit to the Nashville Zoo and a longer trip to a fun destination to conclude the week!
Pre-registration and a medical form are required for VBS PLUS. The cost for VBS PLUS is $15/day Monday - Thursday, $25/Friday, or $75/ for the entire week.
Each June beginning on a Saturday and ending on Wednesday, preteens (children who have completed Grades 3-6) will have the time of their lives experiencing Bible study, recreation, track times, and worship geared just for them. CentriKid Camp is held at Campbellsville University in Campbellsville, Ky.
A deposit is typically due in March, with payment in full due in early June. Full and partial scholarships are available.
Music Arts Camp
Held each July, children who have completed Grades 1 through 6 will experience a fun-filled week of activities, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., including percussion, handbells, the recorder, drama, art, dance, puppets, and martial arts. Along with Bible study, snacks and recreation, these activities culminate with a biblically-based children’s musical presented on Sunday evening. The cost is $35 per child for early registration; $50 afterward. Full and partial scholarships are available.
Register for Music Arts Camp HERE.
MAC Field Trips
Children also have the option of staying all day at Music Arts Camp for afternoon field trips and more hands-on fun! We’ll explore local music venues and museums as well as potteries and movie theatres to experience art from mosaics and music to watercolors and acting! Kids will get to creatively investigate the abilities they have been given to reflect glory to their Creator!
Preregistration and a notarized Medical Release Form are required for MAC field trips. The cost for MAC field trips are $15/day or $65/week.
Thrilling Thursdays are outrageous day trips in June and July for kids that have completed Grades 1 - 6. Each week, we'll meet at a designated room in the church at 9 a.m. and hit the road for an all-thrills field trip until 5 p.m.
Cost: $10 t-shirt fee (required) and $25/child per day. Full and partial scholarships are available.
Parents Day Out
Theme days, Bible stories, art, rest and play make for a great day for babies, preschoolers, and kindergarteners! Parents Day Out is held concurrently with Thrilling Thursdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursdays in June and July.
Cost: $10 supply fee/family and $20/child per day. Full and partial scholarships are available.
Register for 2013 Parents Day Out HERE.
As the summer draws to a close, we hold a Back-to-School Blast event to help parents and students prepare for the upcoming school year at First Baptist Nashville. Kids can learn about their new Bible Study teachers, rooms, and curriculum. We also have a time of “blessing of the backpacks” in which our church family gathers together to pray over the backpacks – and the school years – of our students.