VBS Parent's Guide- Make Waves 2022

July 19-22, 2022, 6:00-8:30 PM

Check-In Begins at 5:45

Please take a few minutes to read through this important information before your child arrives for VBS.  

If you have not completed the Parent Waiver, please do before check-in. You should have received an email if you haven't submitted it yet.

  • Parking

    Please park at Coastal Middle School across from the church on Dolphin Lane. There is a walking bridge to enter the church parking lot.  Check-in will be on the covered porch outside the front doors. 

  • Check in

    At check-in, your child will receive a lanyard with their name and ID number on it which will remain with them throughout the night. You will receive a tag with the same number. Please bring your tag to show at pick-up. MAKE SURE whoever is picking up your child has this tag for the entire week. We advise taking a picture of your tag and sharing it with anyone who may also be picking up your child. On the first night, Tuesday, July 19, after you check in at the front doors, a volunteer will walk you inside and help you and your child get their tshirt and find their group leader in the auditorium. All other nights you will check-in at the front doors and remain outside while a volunteer escorts your child to their group leader in the auditorium.


    After you check in, a volunteer will escort you and your child to the preschool room upstairs every night for drop off. 

  • Check out

    At check out, please line up at the front door. A volunteer will meet you outside the door and call your child's name over the speaker inside. Their group leader will release them to a volunteer who will escort them outside the door to meet you. The volunteer will check your tag and keep the child's lanyard for the next night. Check out will be the same for Preschool and Elementary students.

  • Friday night finale- July 22,  ̶8̶:̶3̶0̶ ̶P̶M̶ UPDATE- 8:15 PM

    In addition to a great week of music, stories, crafts, games, friends, and fun, we want to invite you to join us for a final performance Friday night at  ̶8̶:̶3̶0̶ ̶P̶M̶ UPDATE- 8:15. We will wrap up the week and the kids will perform a special song they have learned. We will also announce the missions winner. Please join us for about 30 minutes to end this amazing week with your kids. When the performance is over, you will show your ID tag to your child's leader for dismissal.  Your student can take home their lanyard on Friday night. 

  • Missions competition

    Competition for a good cause!  


    We will spend the week of VBS collecting back-to-school items for our local mission- Backpack Buddies! Boys and Girls will try to out-give each other as we work together to show compassion to our community. 

    If you would like to participate, please send in school supplies with your child for donation. 

    There will be collection boxes in the auditorium- one for boys and one for girls. 

  • What we're talking about

    We think it's possible for kids and volunteers to create a ripple effect that can impact the world around them in ways they will never forget.  God put you on this planet to do the same thing-- to make waves! 

    MEMORY VERSE: "Whoever believes in me... rivers of living water will flow from within them." 

    John 7:38 NIV

    Day 1- Theme: God made people with a purpose.

    Day 2- Theme: Jesus invited people to follow Him.

    Day 3- Theme: You can trust Jesus with your life.

    Day 4- Theme: God can help you change the world around you.

  • Music and videos

    We will dance and sing as we Make Waves this week.

    You can jam out to our VBS playlist here!

    Make Waves songs on Spotify

    You can watch the "Making Waves" video here and learn the dance moves!

    Making Waves Music video on Youtube

  • Nightly schedule

    Check-in: 5:45-6:00 PM

    Opening: 6:00- 6:20 ALL GRADES

    Rotation 1: 

    PreK & Kindergarten- Games

    1st Grade- Missions & Snacks

    2nd & 3rd Grade- Small Group

    4th & 5th Grade- Crafts

    Rotation 2:

    PreK & Kindergarten- Missions & Snacks

    1st Grade- Games

    2nd & 3rd Grade- Crafts

    4th & 5th Grade- Small Group

    Rotation 3:

    PreK & Kindergarten- Small Group

    1st Grade- Crafts

    2nd & 3rd Grade- Games

    4th & 5th Grade- Missions & Snacks

    Rotation 4:

    PreK & Kindergarten- Crafts

    1st Grade- Small Group

    2nd & 3rd Grade- Missions & Snacks

    4th & 5th Grade- Games

    Closing: 8:20-8:30 ALL GRADES

    Check-out: 8:30 (Except for Friday)

  • PREschool Students

    Please bring a change of clothes in a labeled ziploc bag on the first night in case of accidents.  We will return these on Friday. 

    Please make sure your child eats dinner before VBS, it's a long night for the little ones!  We will have a small snack around 7PM but it won't replace a meal.  Please let us know in advance if your child has any food allergies or sensitivities. 

  • Islands kids- sundays at 10 am

    Thank you for sharing your kids with us for this amazing week of making waves!  We hope to see you again soon!  Islands Kids meets every Sunday at 10 AM for an upbeat Jesus-centered experience for nursery-5th grade kids. If you have any questions, please email us at children@islandschristian.org or text (912) 394-4664.

  • Islands kids facebook

    "Like" our Islands Kids Facebook page to see pictures and videos of our awesome week. We will try to update with pictures and videos every night.  We will also post important updates and info on our Facebook page.  

    Islands Kids Facebook