WAYNE COUNTY - Summer time is officially here in Northeastern, PA and with it are plenty of activities to be had.

Several local churches in the Wayne and Pike county area will be hosting free Vacation Bible School (VBS) programs this summer for the younger generation.  

Vacation Bible Schools are held here each summer as a way to educate the youth and provide them with a safe and fun summer activity.  

Those VBS programs that have come to the attention of The News Eagle, are described below. Some churches have already held their VBS program.

Among the list of churches that is hosting Vacation Bible Schools this summer, is the Church At Hemlock Farms, from Monday, June 18 till Friday, June 22.

The church is located at 1493 Hemlock Farms in Lords Valley and has been running their annual VBS program for the last 15 years. The program is open to any children between three and 11 years of age. So far, there are 30 children enrolled in the program.

This year, the church’s VBS is titled “Ship Wrecked, Rescued by Jesus” and will be run by Dawn Sansevero.

Activities offered this year include music, song and dance lessons, bible lessons, crafts, games, and there will even be a snack station for children in attendance.

For further information, please call 570-775-6787 or contact Dawn at 732-513-4318.

“Rolling River Rampage” is the theme for VBS at Paupack United Methodist Church, 579 Route 507, Paupack. The week long program starts Sunday, June 24, and is held from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Dinner is included. The program is open to pre-school age through 6th grade. For more information or to register call 570-857-1141 or look on Facebook.

The Tabernacle Bible Church is set to hold their Vacation Bible School June 25 - 29 from 6 - 8 p.m.

The theme for the program this year is Time Lab and attendees will discover how Jesus transitioned from eternity past to eternity future.

Tabernacle Bible Church is located at 455 Grove St, Honesdale. For more information please visit http://beachlakeumc.susumc.org.

Beach Lake United Methodist Church will be holding their Vacation Bible School from July 16 - 19 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Children in attendance will have a chance to learn what life was like for Daniel and his friends as captives in a foreign land. Crafts, projects, and food will also be available for those in attendance.

The church is located at 7 Millville Rd, Beach Lake.

Just beyond Pike County is Port Jervis, NY.  An Interfaith Vacation Bible School is set to take place July 23, 24, and 25 from 9 a.m. till 2 p.m. at the Deerpark Reformed Church, located at 30 E. Main Street. Deerpark Reformed Church, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, and the First Presbyterian Church Port Jervis decided to collaborate. the focus is on world hunger. Any child, age two years and older is welcome; the child must be potty-trained.

There will be lunch and snacks served to children in attendance on a daily basis.
The program is completely free, however, registration is required.

To register for this program, please contact Anderson at luanne_anderson@yahoo.com or call Deerpark’s church office and leave a message at 845-856-1946.

The First Presbyterian Church of Hawley will be holding a VBS program from Monday, July 30 - Friday, August 3.

This Vacation Bible School is designed for kids between 4 and 12 years of age and will take place between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. For more information, please visit fpchawley.org or call 570-226-4835.

Milford Bible Church’s Vacation Bible School will be held August 6 - 10 from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. for children ranging from grades k - 8.

For more information, visit milfordbiblechurch.org or call 570-296-6019.

The Hawley United Methodist Church will also be holding a Vacation Bible School this summer from August 6-10 (the first full week in August).

The program this year is titled, “Ship Wrecked, Rescued by Jesus” and is open to children ages three - 11. For more information, please call 570-226-3875. The church is located at 315 Church Street, Hawley.

Any other churches which are holding VBS this summer that have not been mentioned, please contact The News Eagle at news@neagle.com or call the editor at 570-226-4547.