Vacation Bible School (VBS)

June 3-7 | 9 AM - 12 PM | Ages 4 - 12 years old

2204 W Frontage Rd, Tubac, AZ 85646

The Church at Tubac presents:
The Great Jungle Journey

Children age 4 through 12 years old are invited to be a part of our largest children’s program of the year – Vacation Bible School! Join us June 3th through 7th from 9AM to 12PM for this COMPLETELY FREE summer program! Whether you are looking for something your child to do or want to make sure they don’t miss a chance to learn some amazing biblical truths – this is definitely one thing this summer you don’t want your child to miss! Register now!


See a recap of our last VBS!

About The Great Jungle Journey!

Every day, our kids are bombarded with questions: Did God really create everything? Why do bad things happen? Was Noah’s ark real? Why do I need to be saved? Can I trust the Bible?

At this VBS, your kids will explore the biblical answers to these questions as they set off on an epic adventure from Genesis to Revelation. Amid sloths, butterflies, river dolphins, and dart frogs, your children will sail along on a fun jungle cruise, stopping at seven ports of call. These ports are the 7 C’s of History: Creation, Corruption, Catastrophe, Confusion, Christ, Cross, and Consummation. Kids will discover how these events shape our world, and they will learn to reconnect the Bible to their everyday life.

Prepare to swing into fun as we head out on The Great Jungle Journey!

Where is it at?

We’re located in Tubac at 2204 W Frontage Rd, Tubac, AZ 85646 on the west side of the freeway across from the Tubac Village.

VBS Parent Newsletter
June 3-7, 2024

Listen! Can you hear a howler monkey screeching and insects buzzing?

Look! Do you see a sloth hanging from a tree and a jaguar crouching, ready to pounce?

Smell! Is that the aroma of tropical flowers wafting through the air?

Touch! Do you feel soft grass under your feet and gentle rain on your skin?

Taste! Is that delicious coconut milk and exotic spices from the rainforest?

Join us in a world of wonder that will delight our senses while captivating our hearts and minds at The Great Jungle Journey: An Epic Cruise from Genesis to Revelation. We will cruise through jungle rivers, making stops at seven ports of call along the way…each starting with the letter “C.” These represent seven key biblical events…the 7C’s of History.

Important Information for Parents

·   Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time on Day 1, Monday, to pick up your VBS t-shirt, bandana, and name button. There may be a line at the registration table or sign-in table!

·   You MUST sign-in your child(ren) each day as you arrive. All names will be listed alphabetically by last name, and all members in a household under the same last name will be listed together for only one parent/guardian signature.

·   We ask that child(ren) stay home if they are not feeling well or exhibiting any of the following symptoms: fever, sore throat, cough, headache, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. Should your child(ren) become ill during our VBS week, please contact the VBS Director, Karla Bregen, at 520-440-1068.

·   At the end of VBS each day, all children will be ready for pick-up in the sanctuary at noon. Parents should line-up outside on the north side of the sanctuary and enter through the door near the playground. The name(s) of the child(ren) for pick-up will be announced over the microphone, you will walk through the center of the sanctuary to pick-up your child(ren) and exit through the front doors of the church. As always, children will be released to an authorized adult only.

·   During VBS week, you will receive an email each afternoon/evening with daily reminders, announcements, pictures, and some trivia, jokes, or riddles that coincide with the Keepers of the Kingdome VBS theme.

·   Our church considers it a great blessing to share God’s good news through VBS, and we will continue to strive to offer this program free of charge to our community. However, if you would like to make a donation to help offset some of the costs of VBS, we would greatly appreciate your gift of any amount. There will be a donation box on the sign-in table daily!

·   Lastly, we have many volunteers to help make this program a great success and blessing to every child that comes through our church doors! Our volunteers understand how precious children are to the Lord and gladly serve each year at VBS. Thank YOU for sharing your precious child(ren) with us this week!

How Travelers (students) Earn Store $

Travelers will earn store $ each day to spend during the week at our Safari Super Store.

Store $ is earned by attendance, participation, good behavior, verse memorization, and donations.

  • Travelers are encouraged to memorize the Daily Memory Verse, but it is NOT required.

Travelers are encouraged to bring donations, as this is meant to be a meaningful way to teach everyone about generous giving to those in need, but Daily Donations are NOT required.

Daily Overview

Monday: Creation

  • Daily Memory Verse for ages 4-5: Genesis 1:1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
  • Daily Memory Verse for ages 6-12: Genesis 1:1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
  • Daily Donation: baby items such as diapers, wipes, baby bottles, hooded towels, washcloths, maternity clothing, baby clothing, toys, etc. for New Life Pregnancy Center in Tucson, AZ.
  • Travelers will also participate in a guessing game for a chance to win amazing prizes!!!


Tuesday: Corruption & Catastrophe

  • Daily Memory Verse for ages 4-5: Psalm 14:3 There is none who does good, not even one.
  • Daily Memory Verse for ages 6-12: Psalm 14:3 They have all turned aside; together they have become corrupt; there is none who does good, not even one.
  • Daily Donation: personal hygiene products such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, dental floss, deodorant, hand sanitizer, hand soap, bar soap, body wash, lotion, shampoo, or combs for Cuirim Outreach in Nogales, Sonora.


Wednesday: Confusion

  • Daily Memory Verse for ages 4-5: Genesis 11:9 Babel…there the Lord confused the language of all the earth.
  • Daily Memory Verse for ages 6-12: Genesis 11:9 Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of all the earth. And from there the Lord dispersed them over the face of all the earth.
  • Daily Donation: pencils, colored pencils, pencil sharpeners, erasers, glue sticks or scissors for Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes.


Thursday: Christ & the Cross

  • Daily Memory Verse for ages 4-5: John 1:12 But to all who…believed…he gave the right to become children of God.
  • Daily Memory Verse for ages 6-12: John 1:12 But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.    
  • Daily Donation: scissors, glue, crayons, markers, colored pencils, pencils, erasers, or watercolor paints for Cuirim Outreach in Nogales, Sonora.


Friday: Consummation

  • Daily Memory Verse for ages 4-5: Revelation 21:4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes.
  • Daily Memory Verse for ages 6-12: Revelation 21:4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mouning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.
  • Daily Donation: lined paper, notebooks, or coloring books for Cuirim Outreach in Nogales, Sonora.

Terrific Trivia

Weather forecast today in the tropical rainforest? Warm and rainy.
Tomorrow’s forecast? Warm and rainy.
The next day’s forecast? Warm and rainy….and on, and on, and on.


    Ferociously Fun Jokes

    What plant can you hold in your hand?

    A palm tree!