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In-person VBS training is back in 2024!

Regional Scuba VBS training is coming to select cities in 2024! Join us for a LIVE hands-on-training where you’ll learn how to plan, coordinate, and pull off the most amazing VBS week!

Learn how to make every second count at Scuba VBS, going deep into Bible exploration. Get an energizing jump-start to your VBS season by experiencing a day at Scuba—it’s oceans of faith-building fun! You’ll receive practical pointers on stretching your budget, volunteer recruiting, decorating, and family follow-up. After this training, the VBS world is your oyster! Bring all your dive buddies (key station leaders and awesome volunteers) so they can see this fin-tastic program in action!

Tip: If you're new to Group VBS, you won't want to miss this LIVE experience that will inspire and encourage everyone to DIVE IN wholeheartedly!

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What You'll Do

  1. Discover

    Explore timesaving and budget-stretching tips from Group’s VBS veterans.

  2. Experience

    Get your feet wet with a day at Scuba VBS, and see WHAT’S NEW for 2024.

  3. Learn

    Gather tips and tricks on how to be a super star(fish) VBS Director or Station Leader.

  4. Network

    Swim with a cool school of VBS Groupies in your area, and coordinate sharing props and decorating resources.

  5. Be Inspired

    See and touch awe-inspiring decorations with a purpose and see how easy it is to create a colorful coral reef beyond belief!

  6. Plus...

    Take home a Dive Guide Booklet with FREE step-by-step decorating instructions, QR codes to online videos, pictures, tips, and more!

    And oceans of giveaways to make you as happy as a clam!

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Event Pricing & Schedule

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    • $35/person early bird (at least 3 weeks prior to the event)
    • $30/person for 4 or more people from same church (at least 3 weeks prior to the event)
    • $49/person (registering less than 3 weeks prior to the event or at the door*)
      *No discount for groups within 3 weeks of the event.
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    Most events are scheduled for 3½ hours. Check specific events for details.

    8:30 AMDoors open - registration, refreshments, networking
    9:00 AMScuba FunShop!
    12:00 PMOn your way home... ready to dive into VBS!
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Budget-Friendly Training for Your Entire Team!

Pay only $30 per person when you bring 4 or more people from your team! (Must register at least 3 weeks prior to the event for early bird group pricing.)

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Please email us at events@group.com if you have a question about Scuba VBS FunShops.

Frequently Asked Questions

A Scuba FunShop is an in-person, hands-on VBS training event led by a Group VBS veteran. We’ll dive into all things Scuba, helping you plan, coordinate, and pull off a program that takes kids deeper in friendship with God! Explore timesaving and budget-stretching tips, see what’s new for 2024, get a jump-start on decorating ideas, network with other leaders to coordinate sharing decorations, gather “behind-the-scenes” tips and tricks, and experience a day at Scuba. Plus, get all your questions answered for your role at VBS!

The key leaders on your VBS team! So VBS directors, co-directors, station leaders, decorating team, preschool leaders, and anyone else who's interested in volunteering in your program. This is not geared for Crew Leaders.

Absolutely! You’ll see and experience a full day of Scuba and network with others who’ve used Group VBS for years. Plus, after you register, you’ll receive our "New to Group VBS" emails. And once you become part of the Group VBS family, our entire team is ready to serve you!

You betcha! It’ll get you and your team excited for another VBS season! We’ll highlight what’s new, like Jesus Connections in the daily closings. You’ll experience the all-new Sticky Scripture station and the Imagination Crew Teaching Kit. Get ready to see the “wow” Fin-tastic Finales in action! Plus, we’ll start the day with a Scuba-themed devotion that you can use with the VBS team back at your church! Did we mention decorating and giveaways? Oceans of practical FUN!

Yes! It's packed to the gills with exclusive information you'll use during the Scuba FunShop. And we've loaded it with helpful tips for station leaders, as well as step-by-step decorating instructions—complete with pictures and QR codes to videos!

Yes! The morning is filled with opportunities to intentionally talk with other VBS leaders.

Get ready for a jampacked 3½ hours of VBS equipping. Doors open 8:30 a.m., and we end at noon.

$35/person early bird (at least 3 weeks prior to the event)

$30/person for 4 or more people from same church (at least 3 weeks prior to the event*)

$49/person (registering less than 3 weeks prior to the event or at the door)

*No discount for groups within 3 weeks of the event.

Register online and pay with a credit/debit card.

Nope! The more the merrier, until registration for these regional events is at capacity.

Yes, please have your phone available to show it or print it out.

Yes, you can cancel your registration, but there are no refunds. However, you can transfer your registration to another date/location or to another person from your church.

We’ll miss you but understand that last-minute things come up. Sorry, no refunds.

No, but we’d recommend it. You’ll find it’s helpful to have looked through the kit and come with your list of questions.

Nope, just bring yourself—ready to be immersed in oceans of Scuba FUN!

Yes, you’ll be able to place an order for anything you need for Scuba VBS and get FREE shipping on orders over $50.

Call the host contact listed on your registration confirmation.

The team at Group and the host church will monitor weather and make decisions based on national weather recommendations. Watch for an email and/or text. If you registered a group under one email, you’ll need to notify your team. Check our Scuba FunShop website for updates.

We love kids, but Scuba FunShops are a whale of a time for grown-ups only!

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