True North VBS 2025 Ultimate Starter Kits

Finding your way in a world gone wild.

We have Jesus—our true north! Give kids a rock-solid foundation and point them to Jesus, their unmovable, unshakable friend forever!

Totally Catholic True North VBS 2025 Ultimate Starter Kit

VBS 2025 Starter Kit Options

Choose from the standard Ultimate Starter Kit or go even deeper with the amazing Ultimate Starter Kit + Digital. Each includes the essential gear you need to plan an amazing Alaskan adventure and the Ultimate Starter Kit + Digital includes access to downloadable digital leader guides, video, music and more!

Call 1-800-348-2440 to speak to one of our knowledgeable VBS consultants today. They can’t wait to point you in the right direction!

Starter kits begin shipping 1/9/2025. Preorder early to receive yours sooner!

Best Value

Plus Digital Starter Kit

Only $309.99

$419.99 in Canada


Standard Starter Kit

Only $289.99

$394.99 in Canada

Your True North VBS 2025 Ultimate Starter Kit Includes:

True North VBS Ultimate Director Go-To Guide

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

True North VBS Station Leader Manuals

Station Leader Manuals that make VBS fun and easy for your volunteers. The easy-to-follow visual layout makes leading VBS stations a snap. Each manual includes an overview of the day’s Scripture content, historical backgrounds, step-by-step directions and lots more.

True North Media Resources

Media Resources include music video, music audio, station video, 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.

True North VBS Student Resource Samples

Student Resources, including the Bible Memory Buddies, Bible Books, and Imagination Station samples, are designed to help kids trust Jesus in a wild world. They'll be talking about trekking these trails long after VBS is over!

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Overview

Point kids to Jesus, a faithful friend we can always trust.

Guide kids on the ultimate Alaskan adventure where northern lights glow over majestic mountains, racing rivers, and glistening glaciers. As kids trek the tundra, they’ll explore how easy it is to lose sight of what’s true in our wild world today. Pointing them toward Jesus, Totally Catholic True North VBS shows them that He is a faithful friend we can always trust. He’s our True North!

VBS Student Jumping

Explore God’s Word with Sticky Scripture!

This exciting new station engages kids like never before, taking God's Word from the head to the heart!

VBS Student at Wild Bible Adventures Station

Wild Bible Adventures

This epic station is mountains of fun with the actions and emotions of Bible stories, using all 5 of their senses to take faith deeper!

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Imagination Station

In this powerful experiential station, Crews and their Leaders use a Crew Teaching Kit to explore firsthand a wilderness of sciency wows!

How It Works

A Day at Totally Catholic True North

Each day at True North, kids trek into field-tested rotations that reinforce key teachings from Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition and truly immerse kids in unforgettable life-changing faith formation.

True North Vacation Bible School 2025 Vertical Rotation Chart

Learn about each True North VBS station

Sing & Play Splash at True North VBS 2025

Start the day with high-energy music, and meet a new Bible Memory Buddy each day.

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Wild Bible Adventures at True North Vacation Bible School 2025

In Wild Bible Adventures, kids trek through powerful narratives from Sacred Scripture that demonstrate how Jesus is their unmovable, unshakable friend forever. Also features connections with the daily Catholic ID.

Wild Bible Adventures

Imagination Station at True North Vacation Bible School 2025

Imagination Station is the sciency spot for creativity, discovery, and surprising faith connections!

Imagination Station

Playing games at VBS

Glacier Games combines wild fun with meaningful learning about each day’s Bible Point! Also features connections with the VBS Outreach Project.

Glacier Games

Eating Treats at Tundra Treats

Tundra Treats provides kid-approved snacks everyone will want to get their paws on. Also, get to know the Saint of the Day.

Tundra Treats

Sticky Scripture at True North VBS 2025

Immerse kids in the daily Scripture so they will UNDERSTAND God’s Word, APPLY it to their lives, and REMEMBER the Scripture for years to come! Also features connections with the daily Catholic ID.

Sticky Scripture™

Compass Closing at True North VBS 2025

Wrap up the day with cool science experiments, drama, and music that all tie to the daily Bible Point. Children will review the Saint of the Day and the Catholic ID.

Compass Closing


An Unforgettable Station

Sticky Scripture

Take Bible memory from the head to the heart…like never before!

At True North VBS the Sticky Scripture station is designed to immerse kids in the daily Scripture so they will UNDERSTAND God’s Word, APPLY it to their lives, and REMEMBER the Bible for years to come! It’s a unique, interactive approach that makes God's Word really “stick” in their hearts and their lives.

In Sticky Scripture, kids experience:

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A fun, interactive daily video

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Motions that help them remember the Bible verse

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Scripture exploration that adds context to the verse


What’s New for 2025

Exciting New Changes in Imagination Station!

Sticky Scripture at True North VBS 2025

Kids loved the experiences from the Imagination Station Crew Teaching Kits in Scuba VBS! But some directors told us they like the flexibility to choose which items they use because not everyone does a full five-day VBS. We heard you! For 2025, you have options to fit your program. True North features individual Crew Packs, packaged by day!

The new daily Imagination Station Crew Packs still supply a Crew of five kids plus a Crew Leader with the Sciency-Fun Gizmos™ they need for hands-on, faith-building wow experiments. But now you can purchase packs just for the days you need. Want all five days of fun? There’s more good news! We’ll have a discounted bundle that includes five days of experiments!

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Day 1 Crew Pack:
True North Compass Kit

Crews learn about “magnetic north,” then craft a compass to discover what it means to trust Jesus—he always points us in the right direction!

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Day 2 Crew Pack:
Let It Snow Kit

Crews create powdery snow and unique crystals in a flurry of fun learning about snow formation, connecting God’s cool creations with the way we are each uniquely made… but never alone.

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Day 3 Crew Pack:
Mighty Wires

Crews will be amazed by astonishingly strong Mighty Wires as they explore the surprising power we have in Jesus.

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Day 4 Crew Pack:
Glow Show Kits

Crews create their own northern lights with their Glow Show Kits, discovering how Jesus is like a light bringing hope in dark times.

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Day 5 Crew Pack:
Glacier Goblets

Crews study God’s grand glaciers—frosty formations that are a huge help in cooling the earth by reflecting bright light! They’ll be amazed by Glacier Goblets that change color—cool take-home reminders of Jesus’ helping hands!


Daily Scripture & Tradition Content

Point Them to Jesus!

At True North Vacation Bible School, Totally Catholic Edition, 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 to real-life.

Select a day below to see that day’s content from Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition

1
Ponder the Sea Otter

Bible Point:

When we wonder, we can trust Jesus.

Bible Buddy:

Ponder the Sea Otter

Key Bible Verse:

“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man.” (Matthew 7:24)

Bible Story:

John prepares the way and baptizes Jesus. (Matthew 3; 11:1-6)

Catholic ID:

Catechism of the Catholic Church

Saint of the Day:

Saint Nicodemus

2
Clawdia the King Crab

Bible Point:

When we feel alone, we can trust Jesus.

Bible Buddy:

Clawdia the King Crab

Key Bible Verse:

“Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)

Bible Story:

Jesus teaches about God’s love for us. (Matthew 6:25-33; 18:12-14)

Catholic ID:

Tabernacle

Saint of the Day:

Venerable Antonietta Meo

3
Kody the Bear

Bible Point:

When we feel powerless, we can trust Jesus.

Bible Buddy:

Kody the Bear

Key Bible Verse:

“Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.” (Matthew 14:27)

Bible Story:

A Roman officer trusts Jesus. (Matthew 8:5-13)

Catholic ID:

Brown Scapular

Saint of the Day:

Saint Maurice

4
Earnest the Bald Eagle

Bible Point:

When we need hope, we can trust Jesus.

Bible Buddy:

Earnest the Bald Eagle

Key Bible Verse:

“And in his name the Gentiles will hope.” (Matthew 12:21)

Bible Story:

Jesus dies and is risen again. (Matthew 26:47–28:8)

Catholic ID:

Act of Hope

Saint of the Day:

Saint Rita of Cascia

5
Bruce the Moose

Bible Point:

When we need help, we can trust Jesus.

Bible Buddy:

Bruce the Moose

Key Bible Verse:

“I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20)

Bible Story:

Jesus gives the Great Commission, and the Holy Spirit comes. (Matthew 28:16-20; Acts 2:1-12)

Catholic ID:

Sacrament of Confirmation

Saint of the Day:

Saint John Vianney

Decorating

Create the ultimate Alaskan backdrop for your True North VBS!

Bursting with the glow of northern lights, vistas of majestic mountains, and the wonder of God's wildest creatures, this Fabric Wall Hanging will have kids trekking the tundra while learning all about Jesus' faithful and trusting friendship!

Music

The Music of True North VBS

With worship, praise, energy, and fun written into every song, True North VBS music will be a favorite of kids and parents alike. It’s music so catchy that kids won’t even realize their learning important Bible truths with every note they sing.

Let’s Trust in Jesus (Theme Song)

This Is the Day (Psalm 118:24)

’Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus

Power Shuffle

Hey, Hey, Hey

My God Is Powerful

My Hope Is in the Lord

Come to Me

Help Me, Jesus (Hebrews 13:6b)