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BLAST Summer Camp

BLAST Summer Camp


JUN 24 – AUG 9 (7 weeks)

BLAST provides families with a quality, Christ-centered 7-week summer day camp for children entering 1st through 6th
grades in the Fall of 2019. The day camp runs from June 24, 2019 through August 9, 2019, Monday through Friday from
9:00A – 4:00P. Extended Care is offered from 7:00am-9:00am and 4:00pm-6:00pm at no additional charge. Children can
attend 1 or more weeks. Cost is $250 per week (No BLAST on July 4-5. The cost for the week of July 1-3 is $150), and includes all activities and outings, including lunch on outing days!

Refund Policy

Refunds will be issued minus a $50 processing fee. This is in effect immediately
after registration launches until June 21st. NO REFUNDS will be given after June 21st.

REGISTER

What do we do at BLAST?

MON/TUES/THURS (ON CAMPUS)

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

Summer Learning Time – Throughout the week, campers will be reviewing reading, writing, and math skills at their grade level with experienced, qualified teachers, to prepare them for the upcoming school year! We will also have special on-site experiences to add to the hands on learning environment!

WED/FRI (OFF CAMPUS)

Off-site outings – this year we will be going to Glow Zone, Knott’s Soak City, Safari Wild Animal Park, Pump it Up (1-3),
Rock City (4-6), Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, Billy Beez, Bowlmor, Disney California Adventure,
Ralph B. Clark Park, Biola Pool, and Corona Del Mar Beach!

Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Week 1 Church Grounds Church Grounds Glow Zone Church Grounds Ralph B. Clark Park & Biola Pool*
Week 2 Church Grounds Movie Theatre Soak City HOLIDAY-NO BLAST HOLIDAY-NO BLAST
Week 3 Church Grounds Church Grounds Safari Wild Animal Park (530pm Return)* Church Grounds Pump it Up (1-3) & Rock City (4-6)
Week 4 Church Grounds Church Grounds Knott’s Berry Farm Church Grounds Corona Del Mar Beach Day*
Week 5 Church Grounds Church Grounds Disneyland (530pm Return)* Church Grounds Ralph B. Clark Park & Biola Pool*
Week 6

*FCYL VBS*

Church Grounds Church Grounds Billy Beez (1-3) & Bowlmor (4-6) Church Grounds Ralph B. Clark & Biola Pool*
Week 7 Church Grounds Church Grounds Disney California Adventure (530pm Return)* Church Grounds Ralph B. Clark & 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 while we are on campus, and a “snack shack” will be available daily 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. We
recommend students bring labeled water bottles to Blast each day to stay hydrated on summer days.

What to Wear

Please have your child wear closed toed shoes and comfortable play clothes when they attend BLAST. Everyday is filled
with fun activities, so comfortable clothes and good shoes are important. Your child will need a swimming suit, BLAST Rash Guard,
sunscreen, water shoes or flip flops, and bring a towel on water outings, such as the beach, Biola Pool, and Knott’s
Soak City.

T-Shirts & Rashguards

Your child is required to wear their 2019 blue BLAST T-shirt on all off-campus outings and their orange BLAST
Rash Guard on all off-campus outings with water (usually on Fridays)
. You will receive one T-shirt and one rash
guard per child, for registering with 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 2019 shirt/rash guard on an outing day, you will be required to purchase
another one before your child is allowed to attend the outing that morning.

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.

  • 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.) at any time during BLAST.

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.

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 in weekly BLAST newsletter.

***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 $250 per week per child (No BLAST on July 4-5. The cost for the week of July 1-3 is $150). 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, learning materials, etc.) and lunch on outings. Complete payment is due upon
registration. You can choose to register for future weeks at a later time, but understand that the program does fill
up fast, so we recommend registering in advance, or you may be placed on a waiting list. 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. To be placed on the waitlist, please contact our BLAST Administrative Assistant at (714)777-3009.

Cancellation Policy

Please choose your weeks carefully as no refunds will be issued after June 21. Refunds less $50 processing fee will
be given prior to June 21.

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.

Any Questions: Contact our school office at (714)777-3009 or email our BLAST Coordinator, Amie Gray at amiegray@friendschristian.org

F.A.Q.s

Will my child be safe?

Safety is our primary concern. All our Blast Staff are thoroughly screened, including extensive background checks
(LiveScan, references, interviewing). 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. We will not allow children to leave
with anyone unless they are listed on their registration sheet or have their specific Fast Pass.

Will my child find friends?

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.

Can my kids who are different ages be in the same group?

Groups are divided into two categories, 1st-3rd and 4th-6th grades as of Fall 2019. 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.