Summer Programs


4 years – entering 5th grade

Vacation Bible School (VBS) at Christ Church Cranbrook (CCC) has become well known as “The Best Week of the Year!” — that’s pretty awesome! God works in amazing ways to bring together a huge community of children, Youth and Adult Volunteers. Each person is here for a reason and has something to bring.

*Rising 5th Graders have an amazing opportunity to be junior leaders – they are placed with groups of younger kids to begin the transition into the leadership opportunities but still get the participate as they did when younger.


Opportunities for teens & adults

Middle and High School Youth are volunteers who serve in huge ways – connecting directly with the kids, guiding them, mentoring them, leading and observing in a loving and kind way. Matched with the same kids each day – friendships are made.

Adults – Tell us where you feel called to serve and we’ll do our best to place you – Go ahead and choose your desired position in the drop down, positions will be filled to match the needs + skills.

For boys and girls who are rising 3rd Graders and up.

Imagine a fun-filled week of singing “in the beauty of holiness” this summer! In a choral setting, kids will strengthen their musical abilities through rhythm relays, small group learning, team-building, and other activities that children find gratifying and enjoyable.

July 5 through 10.

For those in grade 3 through grade 12.

A classic camp experience designed for kids to discover the love and grace of Christian community as they also begin to discover who they are as children of God. As they grow older, campers become part of building a great camp community through team-building activities and shared time spent learning more about God and each other. Group and personal challenges are overcome as we become more confident in ourselves, the community, and our relationship with Christ.

Activities include:

• Swimming
• Canoeing
• Paddle Boards
• Aquatic Blob
• Archery
• Hammocking
• Gaga Ball
• Skillshops
• Bible Study
• Worship
• High Ropes
• Low Ropes
• Zip Line
• Crate Stacking
• Field Games
• Campfires
• Service Projects
• Horseback Riding
• Lake Michigan
• Camp Cookout

For Middle and School youth and their friends.

June 21 through 27. Cost: $600

Come for an unforgettable week of hands-on mission projects, exciting music and programs, and group-building high adventure activities in Copperhill, Tennessee. Youth will have the opportunity to reach out and minister where closed businesses and industries have left people with little means to provide for their families. Mission trip work focuses on home repair and renovation; however, it is the relationships formed with those served that will be remembered forever.


August 3 through 7

This week long event happens the first week in August and is open to middle and high school youth. We will travel to Detroit and stay in a church or retreat center while learning about and  serving the people of Detroit. We will spend time with our community partners in Detroit and explore different populations that we can help. Registration opens in January.

August 21 & 22

All Acolytes outdoor retreat! Sunday night we will eat dinner, explore nature, campfire and sleep in the dorms! Monday we will have access to zip lines, low ropes for team building and a one of a kind acolyte training experience. All meals are included.  FAMILIES are welcome for an all ages dinner. Arrive at 4 pm at Walled Lake Outdoor Center Sunday evening. Bring a flashlight or headlamp. ALL are welcome to come for dinner only!