Lutz Campus

18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd.
Lutz, FL 33548

Idlewild at The Springs

8209 N 19th St
Tampa, FL 33604

Iglesia Bautista Idlewild

Main Campus, Student Building, Hall 2

VBS: June 12 – 16, 2017

‘Galactic Starveyors’


VBS 2017 turns your kids into Galactic Starveyors! As kids focus their telescopes on the marvels painted in the sky by the Creator, they will discover the wonder among all wonders—that the God who created everything there is—the knowable and the unknowable, the visible and the invisible—wants a personal relationship with them! Invite your kids into the clubhouse and show them the God who is over the moon in love with them.


VBS is for children age 5 – 5th grade. Children age 0-4 will not be able to participate unless their parent or caretaker is a registered VBS volunteer.

All children must sign a liability release to participate in VBS.

Click here to register your child for VBS.

Click here to register as a volunteer.

Click Here to Make a Chick-fil-a dinner reservation.

Click Here to make a VBS donation.

Preschool Age 0 - 4

Preschool Age 0 – 4

Birth through age 4 can participate when a parent volunteers to serve during VBS. All volunteers must be a member and have a background check. Simply register your preschoolers when you register yourself as a volunteer.

Special Needs

Special Needs

Children with special needs are welcome and encouraged to participate in VBS! Some kids with special needs thrive in the typical VBS setting. If your child would benefit from a quieter environment, we have limited space in our Special Needs group.

En español

En español

There is a spanish language program available for those who wish to participate. Children will follow the same program and participate in the same activities.

VBS Information

Registration Information

When is VBS?

June 12-16, 2017 (9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.) On-site registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Volunteers should arrive by 8:30 a.m. each morning to be in their designated area.


Is there a cost for VBS?

No cost to attend VBS.

Optional: VBS Music CD $3 each and VBS t-shirt $7 each.


VBS is for:

General public: Children five years old through completed 5th grade. Due to space limitations, only five-year-olds and up will be allowed to participate in VBS.

Children of volunteers: Birth through age 4 can participate when a parent volunteers to serve during VBS.


Registration Procedures

All children as well as volunteers must be registered.

All children not pre-registered must go to a first-time registration station, beginning at 8:30 a.m. on June 12. Avoid long lines, register by May 21.

If you want your child in the same group as one of their friends, then both children must be registered on the same day, before May 3. Due to the number of children anticipated, only ONE friend request can be honored per child.


Items Not Permitted

Wheeled shoes, skateboards, and gum

Dress Code for Children

Children are encouraged to dress in comfortable clothes for the day. During our Family Night program, children are encouraged to wear their VBS t-shirt and jeans or shorts.

First Aid & Medications

EPIPEN, INHALERS  & MEDICATIONS: No medication of any kind will be allowed in any individual’s possession. Medications must be signed in by the parent at the Nurse’s station and remain there.  Parents will be directed to the Nurse’s station.

Information for Volunteers

All volunteers must complete a background check prior to volunteering at VBS.

Volunteers visit the Volunteer Information page for more information you need to know.

Also go to the Volunteer Assignments page for find out where you are assigned for VBS.

General Information

Family Night

Thursday, June 15, 2017 – The Galactic Family Night Experience is a special night for all children. Kindergarten through 5th grade children will perform a fun musical presentation! The presentation will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. All children and volunteers should arrive by 6:00 p.m. We encourage ALL children to attend for a great time of music, learning and connecting with other families. (There will be no childcare Thursday evening.)

Chick-fil-A meals for Family Night can be purchased online any time before 5pm on June 13.


Click here to pre-order your meal.





VBS Missions Project

Last Year: Compassionate Hope moves into communities, establishes relationships, raises awareness, and provides a Christian education to combat forced labor. Two years ago  our kids help fund a Christian School. We’re excited to announce the completion of the school in June 2016. Our  VBS Missions Offering  this year will help with the basic needs of the school such as books, bible,chairs,desk, in order for the school to be ready by July. 


This Year: Florida Baptist Children’s Home