Summer Opportunities

Isaiah 54:13
All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children.

Vacation Bible School


Each summer, we offer Vacation Bible School (VBS) for children from age 3 through 5th grade. A curriculum focused on a particular theme teaches Bible stories and songs. Children enjoy the music, make crafts, and participate in many other fun activities related to the theme. Junior High through adults are able to volunteer and lead in this program. 

This year’s VBS is Camp Firelight! Save the date for August 9th to August 10th for a special VBS with tents, stores, campfire songs, and more!! To Register click HERE! 




Summer Camps


Children and youth who’ve completed Preschool through 12th grade and who like spending time outdoors can attend one of multiple age-specific camps throughout the summer. 

At Lake Springfield Baptist Camp, young people from all over the Great Rivers Region (Illinois and Missouri) learn about God and worship Him through small groups, songs, and Bible study. Of course, there’s swimming, canoeing, crafts, games, and campfires, too! Worship services overlooking the lake at Vesper Point are a highlight of every camp!

If you would like to know more about this opportunity to feel God’s presence, both through nature and through community with other young believers, call the church office for information. Registration usually takes place in the spring.

If you are interested in becoming a counselor, please contact Lake Springfield Baptist Camp directly through their website.

GenOn Youth Summit

FBC’s youth and leaders look forward to having a wonderful time year after year at the GenOn Youth Summit National Conference. Each year’s Summit location is announced the prior year. The conference model is the same as our mid-week LOGOS Ministry, with Worship Skills, Bible Study, Recreation, and Family Time! 

The summit typically takes place in July and includes participants from LOGOS churches across the United States. This is one of the highlights of the summer for our youth as they reconnect with friends while taking in God’s beautiful creation. In the past they have truly had a “mountain top experience”!

 The 2024 GenOn Youth Summit will be in Wheeling, West Virginia from July 28th through August 3rd! 

Youth who will complete 8th grade through 12th grade and have participated in LOGOS during the school year are welcome to attend. Please contact the LOGOS Director, Michelle Wiggins, at if you are interested in attending.

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