Area churches invite all children of the community to enjoy Vacation Bible School this summer. Opportunities include the following.


“Crocodile Dock” for ages 3-12, Porter Township Community Building (the former Porter Township elementary school in Clintondale), 6-8 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Vacation Bible School is sponsored by Lamar, Clintondale and Mackeyville churches. To pre-register, call 570-726-3562 and leave a message.

– Avis United Methodist, 215 Prospect Ave. — “Maker Fun Factory: Created by God, Built for a Purpose” for 3-year-olds through sixth graders, 6-8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, with the closing ceremony Sunday, July 29 during the regular 10:15 a.m. worship service. Each family that registers will receive a Maker Fun Factory VBS CD. For more information or with questions, call co-director Gina Cox at 570-865-6263 (home) or 570-419-0559 (cell) or call the church at 570-753-8137.

– Charlton Chapel, 46 Church Hill Road, Lock Haven — One-day Vacation Bible School “Country Junction: How Ya Gonna Keep ’em Down on the Farm,” 1-4 p.m. Saturday, July 28, with peanut-free, nut-free snacks. To pre-register, call 570-769-6520 or email and advise if any other food allergies. Walk-ins are also welcome. The church is between Woolrich Crossroads and Avis, near Kliney’s Furniture.


– Oval United Methodist Church, 6796 State Route 44 Hwy., Jersey Shore — “Jonah’s Whale of a Time” for 4-year-olds through eighth graders, 6-8 p.m. July 29-Aug. 2. For more information or to register, call 570-745-3197.

– Flemington First Church of Christ, 714 Canal St., Mill Hall — Vacation Bible School 6-8 p.m. Aug. 5-9.