VBS June 18-22, 2018

June 18, 2018 - 9:00am to June 22, 2018 - 12:00pm
Event Location: 
Walled Lake Campus


Child Participant Registration



To be added to the waiting list, please download and complete this form: PDF iconVBS WAITING LIST and email it to churchoffice@st-matthew.org or bring to the church office at the Walled Lake Campus. We will do our best to accommodate your request! We will process requests in the order received, so, if possible, please return the form prior to the first day of VBS. Please email or call the Church Office with any questions 248-624-7676. WE ARE NEAR CAPACITY AND MAY NOT BE ABLE TO ACCEPT WALK-INS ON MONDAY MORNING.

VBS Week Important Information!

The wait is finally over! "Shipwrecked" VBS starts this Monday, June 18th!

Our VBS Crew is very excited to welcome the children to the St. Matthew Lutheran Church Walled Lake campus to experience "Shipwrecked!" where they will discover they are "Rescued by Jesus"! Here are some important details to help the week run smoothly. Please take a moment to read the following:


If your child has been placed in a crew, you will have received an email with the Crew assignment, and you do not need to check in at the Registration Table on Monday morning. You may proceed directly through the 200 Wing doors (next to the Preschool playground) to your drop off location as indicated on the Crew List and the Map.

A map of the building can be found PDF iconHERE.

We have done our best to honor requests to be placed with one friend. Requests to be placed with more than one friend may not be possible, with 400 children registering for our VBS. We thank you for your understanding!

If you registered after the online registration deadline, and were placed on the waiting list, your child's name may or may not appear on the list. You may contact the Church Office to determine whether your child has been accepted from the wait list.

SCHEDULE:  Each day, VBS begins promptly at 9:00 am and ends at 12:00 Noon. Your child will be part of a "Crew" with other children who are a similar age. Crews will rotate through the following stations:

  • Music
  • Crafts
  • Snack
  • Games
  • Drama

PARKING:  Parents of participants are to park in the back ("Hub") parking lot of the church for drop off and pick up.

PRE-REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS: All Pre-Registered participants do NOT need to stop at the Registration Table. If you know your Crew Assignments, please simply enter through the side door located next to the fenced-in preschool playground (at the end of the 200 Wing) and NOT the main Hub entrance). Our registration team will be there to assist you. If you have questions regarding Crew numbers, names or locations, there will be stations and team members set up with that information before you enter the building.

MAP:  Click PDF iconHERE for a building map to assist you. It contains detailed information, including information regarding pickup and drop off.

PRESCHOOL DROP OFF AND PICKUP:  Preschool aged children get dropped off and picked up in their assigned classroom for the entire week. See the attached map for classroom locations. Preschool children will be signed in and out each day.

ELEMENTARY DROP OFF AND PICKUP: On Monday, the first day of VBS, all Elementary children will be dropped off in the Sanctuary. For the remainder of the week, Crews 1-9, get dropped off and picked up in the Sanctuary every day, and Crews 10-18 get dropped off and picked up in the Gym. To ensure the safety of your children, please check in with the Crew Leader when dropping off and pickup up, so they are aware of the children who are there and when they are being picked up.

ATTIRE AND OTHER DETAILS:  For the safety of your child(ren), especially with the outdoor games we play, please have your child(ren) wear tennis shoes - NO flip flops. Also, please apply any sunscreen products prior to arriving, as some of the activities, including Games and Snack, will be outside.

SWITCHING CREWS:  For the safety of your children, switching Crews is not allowed unless approved by the Registration Team and Director. We have taken great care in assigning children to Crews, and need to know where your children are throughout the morning. If there is a concern and a Crew needs to be switched, please see the Registration Team to obtain the necessary approvals. Thank you for your understanding.

DAILY NEWSLETTERS: You will be receiving an email Newsletter each day with information about what your child did each day, and a sneak peek at what is in store for the following day. Please take time to read the newsletters and ask your child questions about their experience for the day! We hope they have lots to talk to you about! If they, or you, have questions about anything, please ask one of our volunteers and they will assist in any way possible!

WALK IN POLICY FOR 2018: Space is extremely limited! We may have space available in some age groups, but we cannot guarantee space availability. If walk-in registration is needed, please proceed to the white tent area located in the back parking lot, where our Registration Team will assist you.

We look forward to seeing you!
- Your St. Matthew VBS "Shipwrecked" Crew

General VBS Info

Venture onto an uncharted island where kids survive and thrive. Anchor kids in the truth that Jesus carries them through life’s storms.

Jesus is there when you're lonely, when you worry, when you struggle, when you do wrong, and when you're powerless! He will never fail, even when you're feeling shipwrecked!

Come to the St. Matthew Walled Lake Campus, and have fun with songs, crafts, snacks skits, games, and movies! Make new friends and have fun learning how Jesus rescues us! This summer camp is FREE for children ages 3 (must be potty trained) to those who have finished 5th grade. Registration is online and easy! Join us for a fun week June 18-22, from 9am - 12noon each day!

Volunteer Registration

Tell us where you'd like to help, as we welcome to our Walled Lake Campus up to 500 children who will learn about Jesus' love for them! Be part of an amazing week of sharing God's love!

Adults and Youth from 6th grade and up are welcome to volunteer! We are excited to have the support of so many volunteers in this annual event.

Have you considered volunteering for VBS? Now is the time to sign up! We want to host as many children as we can this year at our "Shipwrecked" Vacation Bible School on June 18-22, and we need smiling faces to interact with the children for the week! We will train you with what you need to know and provide you with a meaningful role that will touch the lives of children, many of whom may not even know the love of Jesus.

SEE DETAILS OF VOLUNTEER ROLES by clicking the "Volunteers" button below.

Sign up today!

Questions? Email lisa.rohman@st-matthew.org