at Free Grace United

Pack your bags and grab your gear! Free Grace United’s Vacation Bible School 2021 is headed to present-day Israel for Destination Dig! As junior archaeologists, kids will explore where Jesus walked and examine artifacts that bring the Bible to life.

Your kiddos will enjoy four nights of fun, crafts, music, and activities designed to help them unearth the truth of Jeremiah 29:13 — that God reveals Himself to us when we seek and search for Him with all our hearts.

When: Mon-Thurs, July 12-15 from 6-8:30 pm
Where: Free Grace United (Elk River, Albertville, North Minneapolis, St Cloud, Zimmerman)
Who: Kiddos ages 4-12 years

Choose your pricing (we want to make VBS accessible to every family. Choose the option that works best for yours)

Standard: $20/child 

Discounted: $5/child

Free: $0/child (Happily paid for by generous donors!)

T-shirts available for $10/each.


Crews: Kids will be assigned a Crew (small group) for the week, with a trained volunteer leading them. Kids who preregister are welcome to request friends or siblings to be in their Crew!

Offering: Each night, kids can bring a different denomination of coin for an offering benefitting Fresh Water Ministries. Who will raise more for digging a well – girls or boys? We’ll find out our last night!

Dress-Up Themes: Each day has a fun theme, so have your kids dress the part! The Crew that has the most kids dressed up will win a fun prize that day! See below for more info.

Other things to know…

  • Send a water bottle with your kid’s full name.
  • Have kids dress for the weather in comfortable clothes that can get dirty.
  • Tennis shoes are ideal for our outdoor games (offered every night).
  • Please don’t send electronic devices with your child. Contact us if this is a problem for your family!
  • We recommend applying sunscreen before you come.
  • Snack is provided (including an option free of gluten, dairy, and artificial dyes) but feel free to bring a prepackaged snack if concerned about allergies.

Day 1 (July 12) • Theme: Christmas in July

Dress in red and green or in your most festive t-shirt!

Offering: Bring pennies!

Day 2 (July 13) • Theme: Super Duper Day

Dress as your favorite superhero! (Capes welcome, leave the weapons at home.)

Offering: Bring nickels!

Day 3 (July 14) • Theme: Wacky Wednesday

Wear your craziest outfit and hairdo!

Offering: Bring dimes!

Day 4 (July 15) • Theme: Site Night

Wear your site team color (TBA) and Destination Dig shirt!

Offering: Bring quarters!