Community Congregational Church Offers Vacation Bible Camp 

Community Congregational Church in Short Hills is preparing for its annual summer Vacation Bible Camp, running Aug. 29 through Sept. 2, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Registration is now open, and kids and teens are invited to attend Vacation Bible Camp, which features cooking, science, drama, games, music and crafts activities.

This year’s Vacation Bible Camp theme is “Surf Shack,” where kids catch the wave of God’s amazing love! VBC helps kids discover God’s mission for their lives as they explore ways to live out God’s love. They will encounter powerful water stories from the Bible that illustrate God’s love for all and discover how these stories can be a meaningful part of their lives.

“Vacation Bible Camp is a great way for kids to make new friends with similar values, to meet adults who are invested in their spiritual growth, and for parents to get their kids back into a routine before school starts,” says Rev. Jennifer Testa Hrynyk, one of the ministers at Community Congregational Church. “We’re excited to be able to provide a nurturing, educational, and of course fun environment for these kids and teens to explore their faith.”

Kids explore five “Wave Words” throughout the week (God Creates! God Helps! God Loves! God Calms! God Sends!), while daily activities in cooking, science, drama, games, music, and crafts are combined with classic Bible stories about water – all to show kids how faith relates to their lives and how they can “surf” through life riding the wave of God’s love!

Children ages three through fifth grade may register for $50 per child. Students in sixth grade and up may participate as Teen Volunteers, free of charge. Parents also have the opportunity to volunteer throughout the week as they are able. For more information, and to complete the online registration, visit Inquiries may be directed to The Rev. Jennifer Testa Hrynyk at (973) 379-5600 x13 or

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