VBS & RSG 2022

Together Again!

Registration is Open!

Click to register for VBS (K-4th) and RSG (5th-7th).

Camps Fees* are as follows:
VBS for K-4th grade — 9:00 – 11:30 am daily — $90/camper
RSG for 5th – 7th graders — 9:30 am – 4:00 pm daily — $290/camper

*Scholarships are available; contact Maggie Downs at

VBS — incoming K-4th grades

9:00 – 11:30 am daily
Max 15 campers per grade

Returning this year:
 – Crazy Hair Day
 – Amazing Bible Stories
– Outdoor Fun and Games
 – Science Experiments

RSG — incoming 5th-7th grades

9:30 am – 4:00 pm daily
Max 10 campers per group

Including field trips to:
 – Lincoln Park Zoo
 – Cernan Earth & Space Center
 – Thatcher Woods
 – Enchanted Castle

Upon completion of your registration, you will receive TWO emails —
– one from “VBS PRO Support” with your registration information, and
– one from “First Presbyterian Church” with your payment receipt.
Please keep both emails for your records.

Safety is top priority. We will have smaller groups and current state and local COVID guidelines will be followed.

First Pres will continue to make adjustments as new guidelines are introduced.
Detailed safety protocols and camp information will be communicated by each camp leader closer to the start date.

Any questions, please contact the church office at or (708) 366-5822.

We are so excited to be back in-person!

Join old friends and make new ones at First Pres this summer!

TWO Amazing Week-Long, Christ-Centered Camps!

Returning In-Person!

July 18-22

This Summer, Feed Your Need For

  • Creativity

    Imagine & Create

  • Curiosity

    Question & Explore


    Learn about Jesus!

Have your kids just aged out of our camps?

Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered! TNT is for students entering 8th and 9th grades!


TNT (Teens in Training) is a summer leadership experience for rising 8th and 9th graders. Students serve as leaders and teachers’ assistants during our week-long Vacation Bible School (VBS). After a morning of working with the VBS children, TNT students join together for their own fun!

Students entering 8th and 9th grade in the fall are welcome to apply for a limited number of TNT positions. Students with previous First Pres involvement will be given priority.

For more information, contact Maggie Downs.

For kids older than 9th grade, we’ve got opportunities for you, too!
Contact Jack Bell, Director of Youth Ministries to learn more!

If you missed the payment button in at the end of the registration (pretty easy to do!), here is a the payment button to our secure online payment portal. Please make a note of the amount you need to enter in the payment box:
($90 X each VBS Camper) + ($290 X each RSG Camper)

First Presbyterian Church of River Forest is a community dedicated to growing in Jesus Christ through worship, prayer, study of the Bible, and service. We are committed to exemplifying God’s love, in word and deed, by caring for one another, our neighbors, and the world.

The mission of First Pres Kids is to teach all children how to love God and others, and to follow God’s Son, Jesus.