Vacation Bible School

A five-or 10-day school-type daily program for children conducted as an evangelistic enterprise under the supervision of the Sabbath school during the summer vacation period. The program is centered on Bible lessons and Bible stories, quizzes, gospel songs, supervised games, arts, and handicrafts and is conducted for children from 4 to 12 years of age. A few schools were held by Seventh-day Adventist churches in the late 1940s. The Autumn Council of 1953 recommended that the Sabbath School, Educational, and Missionary Volunteer departments collaborate in preparing lesson material, teaching aids, craft and game instruction, and a program for 10 weekday mornings. These were published and first made available to the field in the vacation season of 1955. The Sabbath School Advisory Committee o...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.