The Ultimate Director Go-To Guide contains everything a VBS Director needs to plan a successful program, recruit and train volunteers, publicize, and follow up with families after the big event.
Station Leader Manuals that make VBS fun and easy for your volunteers. The easy-to-follow visual layout makes leading VBS stations as refreshing as a cool ocean breeze. Each manual includes an overview of the day’s Scripture content, historical backgrounds, step-by-step directions, and lots more.
Media Resources include music videos, music audio, station videos, training, clip art, and promotional tools that will WOW your volunteer team and your VBS kids! CD and DVD format media is available in both Starter Kit options, but you also get downloadable media with the Ultimate Starter Kit + Digital.
Student Resources, including the Bible Memory Buddies, Gospel of John Bible Books, and Imagination Station samples, are designed to help kids go deeper with their Totally Catholic Scuba experience. They’ll be talking about their undersea adventure long after VBS is over!
Each day at Totally Catholic Scuba VBS, kids launch into field-tested rotations that reinforce key teachings from Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition and immerse kids in new adventures.
Start the day with high-energy music, and meet a new Bible Memory Buddy each day.
Dive deep into the Bible and become part of the Bible story! Also features connections with the daily Catholic ID.
Circle up in your Crew and experience the all-new Imagination Station Crew Teaching Kit.
Play high-energy games like Off the Hook and A Clean Getaway! Also features connections with the Connecting Kids to Justice project.
All the Crews come together to refuel with a themed snack that connects with the day’s Bible Verse. Also, get to know the Saint of the Day.
Kids will dive into God’s Word with multiple senses, understanding the words, where they are in Scripture, and how the verse applies to them today. Also features connections with the daily Catholic ID.
Wrap up the day with cool science experiments, skits, and music that all tie to the daily Bible Point. Children will review the Saint of the Day and the Catholic ID.
Take Bible memory from the head to the heart…like never before!
It feels great to hear kids recite memory verses from the VBS week! But did kids really learn what that Scripture means? Do they understand the context? Have they considered how it applies to everyday life?
It’s one thing to reel-off lots of verses--that’s Bible-wide. With Sticky Scripture, you’ll help kids deepen their Bible literacy skills in surprising ways. They’ll dive into God’s Word with multiple senses, understanding the words, where they are in Scripture, and how the verse applies to them today. That’s Bible-deep, and it changes everything!
A fun, interactive daily video that explores the meaning of the verse
Motions and visuals that help them remember the verse
Scripture exploration that adds important context to the verse and teaches hands-on Bible navigation skills
We’ve replaced the Imagination Station per-kid gizmos with the budget-friendly Imagination Station Crew Teaching Kit! Includes seven different eye-popping experiments that crews experience themselves in a hands-on way.
At Totally Catholic Scuba Vacation Bible School, one memorable Bible Point and one key aspect of Sacred Tradition (called the “Catholic ID”) are reinforced throughout the stations each day—making these key points easy to remember and apply in real life.
God is a friend who’s real.
Tad the Frog Fish
“We have come to believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.” (John 6:69)
God shows himself to Elijah in good and challenging times. (1 Kings 18–19)
Sacrament of the Eucharist
Blessed Carlo Acutis
God is a friend who loves.
Finnley the Dolphin
“Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.” (John 13:34)
God shows compassion to the people of Nineveh. (Jonah 1–3)
Sacred Heart of Jesus
Saint Margaret Mary
God is a friend we can trust.
Fisher the Seal
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.” (John 14:27)
Jesus calms a storm. (Mark 4:35-41)
Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel
Saint John Bosco
God is a friend forever.
Waylon the Whale Shark
“I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live.” (John 11:25)
Jesus dies and is risen again. (John 18–20)
The Funeral Pall
Saint Mary Magdalene
God is a friend for everyone.
Octavia the Octopus
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.” (John 3:16)
Lydia believes in Jesus. (Acts 16:11-15)
Concluding Rites of the Mass
Saints Damien and Marianne
Shelves of coral reef clothed in the vibrant colors of diverse sea creatures bring a new meaning to the concept of living water. Your Totally Catholic Scuba Vacation Bible School décor will light up your church with glistening water and colorful undersea beauty. It’s a visual experience kids and families will remember for years to come!
With worship, praise, energy, and fun written into every song, Totally Catholic Scuba Vacation Bible School music will be a favorite of kids and parents alike. It’s music so catchy and fun that kids won’t even realize their learning important Bible truths with every note they sing.