JUN 25 – AUG 10 (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 2018. The day camp runs from June 25, 2018 through August 10, 2018, 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 $225 per week (No BLAST on July 4), and includes all activities and outings, including lunch on outing days!
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!
NEW THIS YEAR: we are adding a fun academic component to BLAST and 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 hands on 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, Knott's Soak City, Medieval Times, Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, Billy Beez, Bowlmor, Holiday Skate Center, SkyZone, Disney California Adventure, Ralph B. Clark Park, Biola Pool, and Corona Del Mar Beach!
Week 1: JUN 25-29
- 25 – Church Grounds
- 26 – Church Grounds
- 27 – Boomers Irvine*
- 28 – Church Grounds
- 29 – Ralph B. Clark Park & Biola Pool*
Week 2: JUL 2-6
- 2 – Church Grounds
- 3 – Church Grounds
- 4 – HOLIDAY – NO BLAST
- 5 – Church Grounds
- 6 – Knott's Soak City*
Week 3: July 9-13
- 9 – Church Grounds
- 10 – Church Grounds
- 11 – Medieval Times*
- 12 – Church Grounds
- 13 – Ralph B. Clark Park & Biola Pool*
Week 4: July 16-20
- 16 – Church Grounds
- 17 – Church Grounds
- 18 – Disneyland (5P Return)*
- 19 – Church Grounds
- 20 – Corona Del Mar Beach Day*
Week 5: JUL 23-27
- 23 – Church Grounds
- 24 – Church Grounds
- 25 – Knott's Berry Farm*
- 26 – Church Grounds
- 27 – SkyZone*
Week 6: JUL 30-AUG 3 (VBS Week at Friends Church YL)
- 30 – Church Grounds
- 31 – Church Grounds
- 1 – Holiday Skate Center*
- 2 – Church Grounds
- 3 – Billy Beez (1st-2nd)*
- 3 – Bowlmor (3rd-6th)*
Week 7: AUG 6-10
- 6 – Church Grounds
- 7 – Church Grounds
- 8 – Disney California Adventure*
- 9 – Church Grounds
- 10 – Ralph B. Clark Park & Biola Pool*
* – Lunch Included
Schedule Subject to Change
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 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, sunscreen, water shoes or flip flops, and bring a towel on water outings, such as the beach, Biola Pool, Knott's Soak City and Boomers Irvine (water park included).
T-Shirts & Rashguards
Your child is required to wear their 2018 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 2018 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.
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.
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.
***Parents who pick up their child after 6:00pm will be charged $1.00 per minute per child (due upon pick-up).***
The cost is $225 per week per child (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, 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!
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.
Please choose your weeks carefully as no refunds will be issued after June 22. Refunds less $50 processing fee will be given prior to June 22.
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 Friends Christian School page on Facebook to get up to date info on outings, weekly information, and to see great pictures of Blast in action!
Any Questions: Contact Mrs. Gray at 714-524-5240 or by email at email@example.com
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-2nd grades, 3rd-4th grades, and 5th-6th grades as of Fall 2018. 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.