JUNE 17th - AUGUST 16th, 2013
What is BLAST?
BLAST provides families with a quality, Christ-centered 9-week summer day camp for children entering 1st through 6th grades in the Fall of 2013.The day camp runs from June 17th through August 16th, Monday through Friday from 9:00am-4:00pm. 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 $165 per week ($155 July 1st-5th only-no BLAST July 4th), and includes all activities and outings.
What do we do at BLAST?
Mondays and Wednesdays: Are on-campus days. Children will participate in interactive chapel times, craft projects, recreation games, cooking activities, small group time, water-play, theme days and hear special guest speakers.
Tuesdays and Thursdays: These are off-campus days. BLAST attends many of the fun attractions in Southern California, such as Disneyland, Sky High, Knott’s Soak City, Raging Waters and the beach. Please see the BLAST schedule for all outing locations.
: BLAST alternates between the beach, Biola University's swimming pool, Splash Aquatics in La Mirada or on-campus with fun water play days. Please see the BLAST schedule for all Friday activities.
Click here to view the 2013 schedule.
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 days, typically Wednesdays, and on water outings, such as Knott's Soak City and Raging Waters.
Your child is required to wear their 2013 BLAST t-shirt on all off-campus outings (usually Tuesday, Thursday and Friday). You will receive one T-shirt 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 per week of attendance. Additional T-shirts may be purchased while supplies last.
Note: If your child forgets to wear their 2013 shirt, you will be required to purchase another one before your child is allowed to attend the outing.
Info about 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.
Week 4 - July 8-12 (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. Click here to see KidVenture events, including Summer Camp & more…
If you should have any questions regarding Summer Camp, please contact Jen at Jent@friendschurchyl.com.
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 choose, rather than bring your I.D./fast pass to pick up your child, to provide us with a copy of your photo I.D., which we would be happy 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).
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.
Registration: The cost is $165 per week per child ($155 for July 1st-5th only-no BLAST July 4th). This includes one T-shirt per child (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.
Please choose your weeks carefully as no refunds will be issued after June 10th. Refunds less $50 processing fee will be given prior to June 11th.
Change Week Policy:
If you choose to change a week, two weeks notice is required and there will be a $25.00 transfer fee.
Click here to change weeks.
Check out our KidVenture page on Facebook to get up to date info on outings and weekly details!
Any Questions: Contact Marie at 714.777.7341.