Must be a St. Louis thing, but I’ve never heard of having to pay to have children attend Vacation Bible School before. Without naming names, two of the churches I’ve tried charge for VBS – one of them $40 for the first child and $10 for additional children, the other $15 per child with a $45 cap per family.
The third is free (that’s more like it…), but there’s a waiting list for Chloe and Katie. Maddie is in, though, and if I offer to volunteer, all of them can go. Still thinking about that one.
In the meantime, I’ll continue working my way down this green church list and see what other options are available. I’m also doing my darndest not to let the fee for VBS skew my perceptions of said churches. Forgive me if I’m wrong, but that just screams of exclusivity. It also makes me wonder if all of their children’s programs are fee-based. Boo.