The best VBS leaders are learners, and the best learners enjoy sharing with others what they have learned through trial and error. Following are words of advice that have been collected through the years from great leader-learners just like you.
- Don’t assume teens don’t enjoy VBS – they do. Especially when you include good snacks, messy games, and off-site activities.
- Get the youth leader/minister on board and you will get the youth on board.
- Give Youth VBS a name that relates to the theme but doesn’t say VBS.
- Create a traveling class that meets at a different home, park, or alternate location each day.
- Use Youth VBS resources for a lock-in, weekend retreat, or camp.
- Instead of requiring every teen participate in the same activities, provide a variety of rotation options and let teens pick the activities they enjoy most.
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