Dear Parents

Welcome to Cave Quest, where your kids will learn to Follow Jesus the Light of the Word! At Cave Quest VBS, children will not just hear about God’s love; they will see it, touch it, sing it, taste it, and put it into action through God Sightings. 

Get ready for an all new vacation bible school! We have made lots of changes that will make VBS even bigger, better and more exciting that before! Since everything is hands-on, kids might get a little messy. Be sure to send them in play clothes and safe shoes. 

Your kids will also participate in a mission project to raise money for the Haiti children that are sponsored by the Hickory U.E.P church. Some of children in Haiti receive meals only while they are in school. Can you imagine your child going almost all summer without a meal while school is on break? This collection can be life changing to these children who do not know if and when they will eat when they are not in school. Thank you in advance for your help with this project! 

Vacation Bible School will be held at the Hickory U.E. P. Church from June 20th – 24th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. We have lots of great things planned this year so the sooner you can register your child, the better! They MUST be registered by May 31st in order to receive a T-shirt the first day and other great items the week of VBS. If registering after the deadline, your child will still receive a T-shirt but it may NOT arrive until after the week of VBS. A registration fee of $5.00 per child is required to help cover the cost of supplies. Below is a list of ways to get your child registered by the deadline to ensure they get everything they can out of this life-changing adventure! 


 There are a few important changes this year for VBS: 

  • Due to issues we have had in the past with the website, we will not be offering online registration. 
  • There will NOT be an adventure week so 6th graders are encouraged to volunteer to help at VBS this year. 
  • You asked for it….YOU GOT IT! We have had numerous requests in the past for the VBS music on CD. If you are interested in one, you can now pre-order the official Group Sing and Play Rock Music CD when you turn in your registration. You will receive the CD on the first day of VBS as long as you are pre-registered. 


The registration details below are only for children who just finished grades Preschool through 6th grade. 

In Person: Please complete the enclosed form and bring it, along with your payment, to the registration table in the greeting area on any Sunday in May starting on the 15th before or after church or Sunday School. 

By Mail: Please complete the enclosed form and return it, along with your payment, to: 

Hickory U.E.P. Church, VBS Registration, PO Box 97, Hickory, PA 15340 

Because Monday is a hectic day, please arrive 15 minutes early so that we can get everyone checked in and get started on time. Because of liabilities, we cannot allow a child to attend our VBS without being registered with parental permission and paying the registration fee. 



Please do not bring any friend unless a registration form is completed….even if it is for one day! 

Mark your calendar for Friday, June 24th at 6:30. We will be having our closing program and party afterwards! We have an exciting menu and fun activities planned so you won’t want to miss it! We will have something special for all of the kids who are attending Friday evening’s event so please RSVP on the registration form so that we can ensure we have enough supplies for everyone! 

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please contact Patty Lin Growden at 

724-356-7367 (home), 412-721-9660 (cell) or growden@hky.com.