BEGINS JUNE 24  |  6:00 - 7:45 PM

Get ready for a wild adventure as we discover truths about God's character all while surviving the treacherous and unpredictable conditions of the Amazon Rainforest!  This summer, rising 1st-6th graders will gather at the Portsmouth City Park pavilion for an exciting time of music, skits, crafts, games and more June 24-26 (rain date June 27) from 6-7:45. So grab your friends and join our expedition for VBS (Very Best Summer)!

Register Your Child

Check out all the fun we had last year at City Park.

what happens at vbs?

Never been to VBS?  No worries, here's the skinny about what happens each night.


All images below show actual participants & items from VBS 2023. They are not fictional. In fact, these people made new friends, learned more about Jesus, ate some fantastic snacks, and pretty much had an awesome time.

This could be you next year.


    Each child will be assigned to one of five different teams each night. They will stay with their team and work together throughout the event.

  • worship

    Our high-energy songs will get kids up on their feet and worshiping Jesus.  Each song is packed with Bible truths that will stick with your child all summer. 


    The skit team brings each night's Bible concept to life before our eyes.  They help set the stage for each night's lesson and show how it applies to real life. The skits are a popular favorite among the kids. 

  • games

    Kids love games, period.  Need we say anymore?  

  • crafts

    Our crafts are bursting with creativity!  Each craft is kid-tested and connects to the Bible lessons learned during the week at VBS.

  • snacks

    There's a lot of activity packed into VBS so we have snacks each night to help keep our energy up.  If your child has an allergy, please make sure to mention it on their registration form.

  • OMC

    Shh, don't tell anyone, but we kind of save the best for last. On the last night of VBS we will play a huge game of OMC, or Organized Mass Chaos, at Portsmouth City Park. It involves water balloons, toilet paper and whole lot of fun. You'll want to come back out to enjoy the craziness and take lots of pictures. Remember to tag Central on Facebook so we can all enjoy the one of your kid covering their team captain with shaving cream.