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BLAST Summer Camp


JUNE 22 – AUGUST 7, 2020 (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 2020. The day camp runs from June 22, 2020 through August 7, 2020, 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. 

BLAST 2020 registration opens to the public on February 1st!

Registration

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!**

Refund Policy

Refunds will be issued minus a $50 processing fee. This is in effect immediately after registration launches until June 19th. NO REFUNDS will be given after June 19th.

WHAT DO WE DO AT BLAST SUMMER CAMP? 

 

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 Boomers Irvine, Skyzone, Movie Theatre, Legoland, Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, Disney California Adventure, Ralph B. Clark Park, Biola Pool, and Corona Del Mar Beach!

 

SCHEDULE

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Week 1Church GroundsChurch GroundsBoomers IrvineChurch GroundsSkyzone
Week 2Church GroundsChurch GroundsSoak CityChurch GroundsMovie Theatre
Week 3Church GroundsChurch GroundsLegoland
(530pm Return)*
Church GroundsCorona Del Mar Beach Day*

Week 4

*FCYL 4th/5th camp*

Church GroundsChurch GroundsKnott’s Berry FarmChurch GroundsRalph B. Clark Park & Biola Pool*
Week 5Church GroundsChurch GroundsDisneyland (530pm Return)*Church GroundsCorona Del Mar Beach Day*
Week 6
*FCYL VBS Week Included* 
Church GroundsChurch GroundsMovie TheatreChurch GroundsWater Slides & BBQ on Campus
Week 7Church GroundsChurch GroundsDisney California Adventure (530pm Return)*Church GroundsRalph 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, Boomers Irvine, Biola Pool, and Knott’s Soak City.

T-Shirts & Rashguards

Your child is required to wear their 2020 blue BLAST T-shirt on all off-campus outings and their orange BLAST Rash Guard on all off-campus outings with water. 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 2020 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).*

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 19. Refunds less $50 processing fee will be given prior to June 19.

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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

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 2020. 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.