Everest | Totally Catholic VBS 2015

Overview of Everest
Take it to the limit

Embark on an icy expedition where kids overcome obstacles with God's awesome power. Anchor kids in rock-solid Scripture teachings that will guide them through life's challenges.

OSV's Totally Catholic VBS is:

  • Easy for leaders - each leader preps only 20 minutes of daily material!
  • Easy to remember - a single Bible Point is reinforced daily at every station!
  • Easy for making friends - small multi-age groups stick together!

Daily Scripture Content Experiencing God's Word

At Everest Totally Catholic Vacation Bible school, kids experience God's Word in surprising and unforgettable ways! Each day, leaders reinforce one simple Bible teaching—which makes it easy for kids to remember and apply to real life!

Day 1

Day 1

Bible Point: God has the power to provide.
Key Verse: "And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance." (2 Corinthians 9:8)
Bible Story: God provides for Elijah. (1 Kings 17)
Buddy: Klymer (Snow leopard)
Klymer Everest Vbs 2015 Bible Memory Buddy
Day 2

Day 2

Bible Point: God has the power to comfort.
Key Verse: "God consoles us in all our afflictions, so that we may be able to console." (1 Corinthians 1:4)
Bible Story: God speaks to Elijah. (1 Kings 19)
Buddy: Cliff (Marmot)
Cliff Everest Vbs 2015 Bible Memory Buddy
Day 3

Day 3

Bible Point: God has the power to heal.
Key Verse: "He heals the brokenhearted, and binds up their wounds." (Psalm 147:3)
Bible Story: God heals Naaman. (2 Kings 5)
Buddy: Mallory (Bar-head Goose)
Mallory Everest Vbs 2015 Bible Memory Buddy
Day 4

Day 4

Bible Point: God has the power to forgive.
Key Verse: "But you are a God ready to forgive, gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love." (Nehemiah 9:17)
Bible Story: Jesus dies on a cross to take away our sins.(Luke 22:47–23:56)
Buddy: Pike (Markhor)
Pike Everest Vbs 2015 Bible Memory Buddy
Day 5

Day 5

Bible Point: God has the power to love us forever.
Key Verse: "That whoever believes in him may have eternal life." (John 3:15)
Bible Story: Jesus promises us an eternal home. (John 14:1-3)
Buddy: Yeddy (Himalayan Brown Bear)
Yeddy Everest Vbs 2015 Bible Memory Buddy
Bible
Memory
Buddies

Bible Memory Buddies

These wearable, shareable, and readable tags are the perfect way to increase your VBS impact and send Scripture home in a real and tangible way. Each tag showcases a fun Everest buddy on the front and has the daily Bible verse written clearly on the back. Kids are guaranteed to love them!
Klymer Everest Bible Memory Buddy TagCliff Everest Bible Memory Buddy TagMallory Everest Bible Memory Buddy TagPike Everest Bible Memory Buddy TagYeddy Everest Bible Memory Buddy Tag

How Everest Works The Path to the Summit

Each day, kids trek through field-tested activity stations with their Climbing Crews (small groups of up to 5 kids and one leader). Every station is designed to reinforce the daily Bible point in a hands-on, interactive way that keeps everyone engaged.

Base Camp
Sing & Play

Everest VBS Base Camp Sing & Play

Start the day with uplifting and energizing music for the climb!

Bible
Expedition

Everest VBS Bible Expedition

Kids experience the Bible in active, hands-on ways, and then circle up with Climbing Crews for thought-provoking discussions.

KidVid
Cinema

Everest VBS KidVid Cinema

Kids watch films about real kids in the real world living out their faith in really cool ways reminding all of them that no matter what happens, God's power will pull them through.

Imagination
Station

Everest VBS Imagination Station

Imaginations soar as kids experiment with Sciency-fun gizmos™.

Glacier
Games

Everest VBS Glacier Games

Kids run, jump, and even splash through games that connect with the daily Bible verse.

Mountain
Top Treats

Everest VBS Mountain Top Treats

All the Crews come together to eat snacks that connect with that day's Bible verse.

Closing
Celebration

Everest VBS Closing Celebration

End the day on a high note with songs and skits that reinforce the daily Bible Point and Catholic faith formation.

Preschool
Peak

Everest VBS Preschool Peak

Even the littlest learners can join the expedition at Preschool Peak exploration stations and their own rotations in this top-notch preschool VBS program.

Connecting
Kids to Justice

Everest VBS Missions

Kids learn about helping kids around the world through Catholic Relief Services outreach and development programs.

Decorating at Everest Your Basecamp Awaits

Take your VBS to new heights and create a majestic mountain right in your church! Everest Totally Catholic VBS is full of icy colors, craggy tundra, and breath-taking views that kids will be excited to explore.

Magnificent Music Totally Wow Worship

One of the best parts about Totally Catholic VBS is award-winning music! Fun, faith-filled songs your kids will want to listen to again and again – sure to get everyone singing along!

Have a free song on us!

My God is Powerful (Theme Song)

Do Lord

You’re Powerful

My God is so Great

No One Like You

I Sing the Mighty Power of God

Everlasting God

One Thing Remains

Faith

Power Shuffle

Ultimate Starter Kit Start your Adventure Today

Your Ultimate Starter Kit comes filled with everything you need to start planning a truly memorable Totally Catholic Everest VBS. The Ultimate Director Go-To-Guide and Leader Manuals provide step-by-step instructions. Plus, you’ll get student resource samples, volunteer resources, an Everest catalog packed with Catholic program products, and essential media tools.

Everest Totally Catholic Vbs Ultimate Starter Kit
Only $174.99 $184.99 In Canada
Call 800.348.2440 to speak with a VBS expert.
Kits start shipping December 2014

Your Ultimate Starter Kit Includes:

The Ultimate Director Go-To Guide contains everything you need to plan a successful program, recruit and train volunteers, publicize your program in your parish and community, and follow up with families after the big event.

Station Leader Manuals provide easy instructions for specific roles at your Everest Totally Catholic VBS. Each manual includes an overview of each day’s Scripture content, historical backgrounds, step-by-step directions for each activity, and guided discussion questions.

Helpful DVDs and CDs feature training resources, Clip Art and marketing tools that make it easy to inspire and educate your parish volunteers. The Decorating Places DVD gives you detailed instructions to create your mountain setting—and the Sing & Play Music DVD will have your kids in celebration mode all week long.

Student resources, including Bible Memory Buddies, Watch for God Wristbands and Bible Bands, will keep kids talking about Everest throughout their VBS experience and long after they leave your parish event.