Read in 2 mins Leader Resources » Ministry Basics » Event Ideas » Safety & Security Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email FREE Webinar and Resources: Practical Tips for COVID-Friendly VBS Published: April 13, 2021 Wondering how you can pull off a COVID-friendly and successful VBS this summer? You can do it! Let the experts walk you through how. Discover how to host a COVID-friendly Rocky Railway VBS! Thinking about having an in-person VBS? Wondering how to adapt station experiences to be COVID-friendly? Looking for easy ways to follow CDC guidelines for an in-person VBS? Check out the conversation with the Group VBS Team to learn how you can do VBS this summer in a COVID-friendly environment. COVID-Friendly Tips for Rocky Railway | Webinar Helpful Downloads for COVID-Friendly VBS: Top 10 Tips for a Covid-Friendly Event: Tips on how to create, implement and communicate COVID-19 protocol at your VBS. Rocky Railway COVID-Friendly Modifications: Includes tips on how to prepare and modify activities in each station to create a COVID-safe environment. Parent Handout Example: Communication is one of the most important keys to a successful COVID-safe VBS. Check out this example of a parent brochure and create a similar one with your own guidelines. Neighborhood VBS Checklist: If you’re taking your VBS outside, the neighborhood VBS checklist is a resource for gathering your supplies. Volunteer Survey Example: Don’t make assumptions about whether or not people want to volunteer, send a survey out to your church and ask them directly. Useful Links: VBS Best Practices: Tips on everything from presenting VBS to your church leadership to how to maximize your budget. CDC COVID Information: Get up to date information on policies and regulations VBS Training Lab: This innovative on-demand training platform allows you to equip your whole team safely and efficiently! VBS PRO: Set up a site for pre-registration to keep your numbers below the maximum requirement. This is also a great place to share any measures you’re taking to prevent the spread of COVID. Connect with other VBS Leaders to share ideas and encourage each other through Group’s social media pages: Group VBS Facebook Page Rocky Railway Facebook Page Read about how Sharon Stratmoen’s church used out-of-the-box thinking to successfully and safely hosted VBS last summer in the height of the pandemic here. You CAN do it! And we’re here to help! Group offers a complete children’s ministry hub of resources you need…especially when it comes to VBS! Best of all, we’re always here to help. Call us with any ministry-related problem, and we’ll help you find a solution. Call our experienced and helpful support team at 1-800-447-1070. © Group Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. No unauthorized use or duplication permitted. Get our FREE enewsletter! Join thousands of other children’s ministry leaders, getting fresh, helpful ideas delivered weekly to your inbox. Sign Up Please enter valid email address Sign Up Recieve offers and promos from Group? Got it! Would you also like offers and promos from Group? Yes! No Thanks, you're all set!