It's time to sign up for Vacation Bible School! The annual tradition for many families combines Bible stories, crafts, games and other activities.
The programs typically are free or very cheap. And, though they happen at local churches, they usually are open to the public. For working parents, some churches even offer programs in the evening or weekends, as well.
Here's a list of programs in the Triangle. Most - probably all of them - require pre-registration. And some can fill up. Be sure to follow the links and contact the churches or fill out the online registration form before you go.
If there's a VBS that's not listed here, feel free to share the details in the comments.
Colonial Baptist Church in Cary offers an evening VBS from July 11 to July 15.
Western Boulevard Presbyterian Church in Raleigh offers a morning program June 13 to June 17.
Emmanuel Baptist Church in Raleigh offers VBS in the evening from July 29 to July 31.
Wendell Baptist Church offers VBS in the evening from June 20 to June 24.
The Summit Church is holding its Kids Week in several locations around the Triangle. It's June 27 to June 30 in the evening.
Hope Valley Baptist Church in Durham has an evening program July 17 to July 22.
Faith Harvest in Wake Forest has VBS from July 11 to July 15.
Benson Memorial United Methodist Church in Raleigh has a program June 20 to June 24. (Registration required by June 1).
Shiloh Baptist Church in Garner has an evening program June 20 to June 24.
Fairview Baptist Church in Apex offers a Camp Rock program, which runs throughout the summer on Wednesdays.
The Church of the Good Shepherd in downtown Raleigh has VBS June 20 to June 23.
Apex Baptist Church has an evening VBS that runs July 17 to July 21. An morning program is July 18 to July 22.
Resurrection Lutheran Church in Cary has a program for grade schoolers from June 26 to June 30. A preschool program is June 27 to July 1.
Soapstone United Methodist Church in Raleigh holds its program in the evenings for kids who have completed kindergarten to fifth grade from June 26 to June 30. It's in the mornings from June 27 to July 1 for three-year-olds to kids who have finished kindergarten.
Calvary Baptist Church, Raleigh, June 26 to June 30 in the evening.
Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church has VBS June 19 to June 23 in the evenings and June 20 to June 24 in the mornings.
Registration for Friendship Baptist Church's program in Raleigh is June 27 to July 1.
Grove Park Chapel, Durham, June 26 to June 30.
Faith Alliance Church, Durham, June 20 to June 24.
Salem Baptist Church, Apex, mornings, June 13 to June 17; evenings, June 12 to June 16.
Highland United Methodist Church, Raleigh, July 11 to July 13
Greenwood Forest Baptist Church, Cary, July 17 to July 20.
Green Pines Baptist Church, Knightdale, evenings, June 26 to June 29 for grade schoolers and June 27 to June 29, mornings, for preschoolers.
Providence Baptist Church, Raleigh, mornings, June 20 to June 24.
First Baptist Church, Cary, evenings, June 27 to June 30.