Summer BLAST

JUN 19 – AUG 18

BLAST provides families with a quality, Christ-centered 9-week summer day camp for children entering 1st through 6th grades in the Fall of 2017. The day camp runs from June 19, 2017 through August 18, 2017, Monday through Friday from 9A – 4P. Extended Care is offered from 7A – 9A and 4P – 6P at no additional charge. Children can attend 1 or more weeks. Cost is $215 per week ($205 for July 3 – July 7 only – No BLAST on July 4), and includes all activities and outings.

*Please choose your weeks carefully as no refunds will be issued after June 11. Refunds less $50 processing fee per week per child will be given prior to June 11.

REGISTRATION FULL

What do we do at BLAST?

Mon/Wed (on campus)

Children will participate in interactive chapel times, crafts projects, small group times, recreation games, cooking activities, water play, crafts, theme days, special guest speakers, and more!

Tue/Thur (off campus)

Off-site outings – see BLAST schedule for locations. Blast attends many of the fun attractions in Southern California, such as Disneyland, Sky Zone, Knott’s Soak City, Medieval Times, California Adventure, and Wild Animal Park.

Fridays

Blast alternates between the beach and Biola University’s swimming pool. Please see the Blast schedule for all Friday activities.

Schedule

  • 19 – Church Grounds
  • 20 – Boomers*
  • 21 – Church Grounds
  • 22 – Medieval Times*
  • 23 – Biola Pool*
  • 26 – Church Grounds
  • 27 – Knott’s Soak City*
  • 28 – Church Grounds
  • 29 – Camelot*
  • 30Beach
  • 3 – Church Grounds
  • 4HOLIDAY NO BLAST
  • 5Disney’s CA Adventure (5P return)*
  • 6 – Church Grounds
  • 7 – Biola Pool*
4th – 6th grade at Summer Camp. BLAST programming for 1st – 3rd grade only.

  • 10 – Church Grounds
  • 11 – Chuck E. Cheese*
  • 12 – Church Grounds
  • 13 – Billy Beez*
  • 14 – Biola Pool*
  • 17 – Church Grounds
  • 18 – Movie Madness
  • 19 – Church Grounds
  • 20 – Disneyland (5P Return)*
  • 21 – Biola Pool*
  • 24 – Church Grounds
  • 25 – Holiday Skate Center
  • 26 – Church Grounds
  • 27 – Bowling*
  • 28 – Biola Pool*
  • 31 – Church Grounds
  • 1 – Wild Animal Park* (8A Depart, 5P Return)
  • 2 – Church Grounds
  • 3Sky Zone
  • 4 – Biola Pool*
  • 7 – Church Grounds
  • 8Knott’s Berry Farm*
  • 9 – Angel’s Game*
  • 10 – Church Grounds
  • 11 – Beach
  • 14 – Church Grounds
  • 15 – John’s Incredible Pizza*
  • 16 – Church Grounds
  • 17 – Knott’s Soak City*
  • 18 – Biola Pool*

* – Lunch Included
Schedule Subject to Change


Lunches

Your child will need to bring a disposable sack lunch on all days, except when “lunch provided” is noted on the schedule. An afternoon snack is provided, and a “snack shack” will be available at certain times for your child to purchase extra snacks and drinks. You will receive a detailed lunch schedule for the week when you check-in on Monday morning as well as in an email the week prior to your child’s registered week.

What to Wear

Please have your child wear closed toed shoes and comfortable play clothes when they attend BLAST. Your child will need a swimming suit, sunscreen and a towel on Fridays as well as on water outings, such as Knott’s Soak City.

T-Shirts

Your child is required to wear their 2017 BLAST T-shirt on all off-campus outings and their BLAST Rash Guard on all off-campus outings with water (usually Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday). You will receive one T-shirt and one rash guard per child, for registering for BLAST, and will receive it Monday morning during check-in your first week. You will not be receiving one shirt or rash guard per week of attendance. Additional T-shirts/rash guards may be purchased while supplies last.
Note: If your child forgets to wear their 2017 shirt/rash guard on an outing day, you will be required to purchase another one before your child is allowed to attend the outing.

BLAST Staff

It is our hope that your child(ren) will feel welcome, loved, cared for and safe here at BLAST. All of our BLAST staff are 18 and older, are CPR, AED and First Aid Certified, and are involved in training sessions prior to the start of BLAST, as well as throughout the summer. The BLAST staff genuinely care for each and every child that walks through the doors of BLAST. It is our belief that BLAST will give your family a wonderful and safe summer experience.

BLAST Guidelines

Each parent is responsible to discuss the guidelines listed below with their child prior to BLAST.

  • Encourage children to bring a Bible for on-campus days.
  • All on-campus rotations and activities are mandatory.
  • Children are to stay within the designated boundaries.
  • Shoes must be worn at all times, unless told otherwise for a water activity.
  • Children are always to show respect toward other children and leaders, as well as the facilities.
  • Absolutely no drugs, alcohol, tobacco, firearms, knives, toys or electronic games or devices, including cell phones, are allowed at BLAST.
  • Parents will be charged for any deliberate damage done to the property by their child.
  • There is to be no display of physical affection (i.e. hand holding, kissing, etc.) to those of the opposite sex at any time during BLAST.

Week 4 – JUL 10-14

(1st through 3rd grade only allowed at BLAST)
During this week, BLAST encourages all 4th-6th graders to attend Summer Camp, a week long overnight mountain experience. Therefore, we do not accept any 4th-6th graders at BLAST the week of Summer Camp. All of the activities and outings are geared toward 1st-3rd graders. If you should have any questions regarding Summer Camp, please contact Tiffany at tiffanyb@friends.church.

Pick-Up & Drop-Off

It is our desire that you experience fast and friendly drop-off and pick-up. All children will be dropped off and picked up in the Multipurpose Room (MPR) of our church campus. Parking is available in the lot below the school building. Look for signs directing you to the MPR.

All children must be signed in when they are dropped off and signed out when they are picked up. Please be sure that only adults (18 years and older) drop-off or pick-up your children. At pick-up you will be asked for your photo I.D. or your BLAST fast pass (given to you when you check-in your first day). In order to serve you better, please have this ready. If you are planning on bringing your child(ren) for multiple weeks, you may bring your I.D./fast pass to pick up your child or provide us with a copy of your photo I.D. to keep for you in our registration book.

Drop off is between 7:00am-9:00am. Pick up is between 4:00pm-6:00pm. BLAST activities and outings are from 9:00am-4:00pm unless otherwise noted.

***Parents who pick up their child after 6:00pm will be charged $1.00 per minute per child (due upon pick-up).***

Registration

The cost is $215 per week per child ($205 JUL 3-7 – No BLAST on July 4). This includes one T-shirt per child and one rash guard (whether registered 1 or more weeks), all outing transportation and admission costs, on campus activities (such as crafts, recreation games, cooking, etc.) and lunch on select outings. Complete payment is due upon registration. You can choose to register for future weeks at a later time. Please print your confirmation sheet after you have registered. This will be your receipt to verify registration and for tax purposes.

*Spaces are limited!

Wait List

Since we do fill up quickly if you are unable to register there will be a waitlist option. If you would like to be on it proceed with the normal registration process (your credit card will not be charged). If a spot opens up we will notify you.

Cancellation Policy

Please choose your weeks carefully as no refunds will be issued after June 11. Refunds less $50 processing fee will be given prior to June 11.

Week Change Policy

If you choose to change a week, two weeks notice is required and there will be a $25.00 transfer fee.

*Subject to availability of desired week. 

Check out our KidVenture page on Facebook to get up to date info on outings and weekly details!

Any Questions: Contact Aaliyah King at 714.777.7382.

F.A.Q.s

Safety is our primary concern. All our Blast Staff are thoroughly screened, including extensive background checks (LiveScan, references, interviewing, etc). Staff are all CPR/AED, First Aid certified and at least 18 years old. Our adult to child ratio goal is 1 adult to 9 children. On select outing days, ratios are reduced for younger elementary ages. A valid Driver’s License or the BLAST Fast Pass is required for pick-up.
Each child is placed in a group at the beginning of the week by signing up with the Small Group Leader of their choice. These groups stay together during the week, participating in all of the activities and events as a group. Our leaders are intentional about getting to know your child and ensuring that each child connects with other children to build friendships.
Groups are divided into two categories, 1st-3rd grade and 4th-6th grade as of Fall 2017. Children choose their groups at check-in Monday morning with their parents. They may choose to be with a sibling or a friend if they are in the same age group, as long as the group has not filled up.