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


– Porter Township Community Building — “Crocodile Dock” for ages 3-12, in the former Porter Township elementary school in Clintondale, 6-8 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 23-27. The Vacation Bible School is sponsored by Lamar, Clintondale and Mackeyville United Methodist churches. To pre-register, call 570-726-3562 and leave a message.


– Curtin United Methodist, 305 Curtin Village Road, Howard — “Serve — Being God’s Hands and Feet,” 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. The Sunday session starts at 6 p.m. Thursday’s session will be the closing program and family picnic. The church is three miles north of Milesburg, near historic Curtin Village.

– Blanchard Church of Christ — “Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus” Lil’ K Camp for 4-year-olds through fourth graders, Monday through Wednesday, with Bible learning activities, songs, teamwork-building games, treats and more. A $10 fee is charged.


– 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, July 23-27, 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, 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.