If you don't visit CLPCKids regularly you might enjoy reading her post about re-evaluating VBS and replacing it with a plan for just Hangin' Out. It's really hard to change an "institution".
I'm tagging this with "kids in community" and "stewardship" because of her comments about creating an opportunity for all ages to relax together and mingle, about looking out for lots of different people (including dads and volunteers) and about looking to be good stewards in the choices they make not just about time and money but for the way they're trying to look out for and manage their people resources and still make the time appealing to unbelievers.
Bravo! I pray it bears good fruit for all involved.