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June 27 – July 1

9 AM – 12 PM Daily at Christ Chapel, 160 Graham Road, Ithaca, NY

The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. — Psalm 103:8

Vacation Bible School at Christ Chapel is a week of fun skits, songs, puppets, stories, crafts, games, and friends for children 4 and up. 

Big Fish Bay is a nautical theme where kids explore an exciting bay, fish off the pier, and venture out to sea, complete with a lighthouse, tall ships, and costal animals. During lesson time, kids will embark on a journey into the life of Jonah. They'll encounter God's mercy and see how His compassionate heart was most fully expressed in Jesus' death and resurrection. Seeing God's mercy, Sharing God's mercy — "Hooked on God's Mercy!"

By pre-registering your child or children online, you will speed up registration on the first day, and we will get an idea of how many children to expect.

If you have questions about registration or if you register but later discover that your children are not able to attend, please email



Vacation Bible School requires many volunteers with a wide array of talents and skills. Every year, we need classroom teachers, puppeteers, musicians, and staff to prepare and supervise snacks, crafts, and games.

If you are interested in learning more about serving at VBS this year, please fill out this form.



All of our volunteers are rigorously screened and background checked, and we have put in place policies to create a safe environment for our children to learn, play, and grow in.