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2020 BLAST Registration

JUN 22 – AUG 7 (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 may attend 1 or more weeks. Cost is $275 per week 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!
Summer Learning Time
– Children will be reviewing reading, writing, and math skills at their grade level with experienced, qualified teachers, to prepare them for the upcoming school year! Each grade level will have one teacher and 2-3 small group leaders to support with activities and learning time. Lessons are created to be fun, interactive, and hands on, one hour each morning during our on campus days.

On Campus Schedule:
7:00-8:00AM Indoor activities (student check in)
8:00-9:00AM Indoor & outdoor activities (student check in)
9:00-9:55AM Morning meeting, praise & worship, chapel teaching
9:55-10:25AM Small Group Time (restrooms & class transition)
10:25-11:25AM Clasroom Learning Time (separated by grade level)
11:30-12:15PM Lunch & Indoor Games
12:15-12:55PM Outdoor Play
1:00PM-3:15PM Station Rotations (cooking, craft,& recreation with small groups)
3:15-4:00PM Indoor Relax Time (snack shack open; pick up begins)
4:00-5:00PM Outdoor activities (student pick up)
5:00-6:00PM Indoor activities (student pick up)

WED/FRI (OFF CAMPUS)
Lunch is provided on all off campus field trips. Students may bring spending money for additional snacks, drinks, and souvenirs.
2020 Off-site outings –

Week 1: Boomers Irvine! (Wed.) & Skyzone (Fri.)
Week 2: Soak City (Wed.) & Movie Theatre (Fri.)
Week 3: Legoland (Wed.) & Corona Del Mar Beach (Fri)
Week 4: Knott's (Wed.) & Ralph B. Clark Park/Biola Pool (Fri.) *FCYL 4th/5th camp
Week 5: Disneyland (Wed.) &  Corona Del Mar Beach (Fri.)
Week 6: Movie Theatre (Wed.) & Waterslides & BBQ (Fri.) *FCYL VBS Week included!
Week 7: CA Adventure (Wed.) & Ralph B. Clark Park/Biola Pool (Fri.)

Lunch & Snack

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 off campus lunch schedule for the week when you check-in on Monday morning as well as in an email the Friday prior to your child’s registered week. Students may also bring money for "Awaken" coffee shop of Friends Church Yorba Linda which is open in the mornings, and they can buy sweet treats, smoothies, and hot chocolate. A small group leader will take groups of students that bring money in the mornings, when "Awaken" is open.

What to Wear & Bring to Blast: (label all personal items with child 1st & last name)

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 to wear a swimming suit and BLAST Rash Guard, bring water shoes or flip flops, a towel, and sunscreen on water outings, such as the Boomers Irvine, CDM Beach, Biola Pool, and Knott’s Soak City. If your child is an inexperienced swimmer, please send them with a non-inflatable life vest/jacket on the beach and pool days, and communicate that information with your child's small group leader that week. 
We recommend students bring labeled water bottles to BLAST each day to stay hydrated. We also ask each family to donate one bottle of SPF 30 or higher sun block to our program. Small group leaders ensure all children sunblock throughout the day!

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 on site 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 (with check or cash) 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.

Weekly Small Groups (1st-3rd & 4th-6th)
Students will be allowed to select their Small Group Leader each Monday upon signing in. Small Groups are separated in two groups by grade level, with 1st-3rd grade groups and 4th-6th grade groups. Students will be under the supervision of their small group leader, and with their group of 10-12 students during chapel, small group time, station rotations, and our off campus field trips. Groups fill up fast! It is recommended you arrive before 9am on Monday each week to have an early group selection.

BLAST Guidelines
Parent is responsible to review the guidelines 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.
*Being a part of BLAST is a privilege. If a child continues to disobey BLAST guidelines without improvement, they may be asked to leave the program. Our #1 goal is student safety to ensure a great, positive environment for everyone.

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 school 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. It is important to review the "departure time" on Off Campus Days, as our buses will not wait for late arrivals due to our scheduling.
***Please note, on our "BIG field trip days" we depart earlier and return later to ensure our kids have an adequate amount of time at the following locations: Legoland, Knott's, Disneyland, and CA Adventure. Be sure to plan accordingly.
***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 $275 per week per child. 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, and learning materials) and lunch on off campus outings. Full payment is due to complete 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! Blast sells out every year so do not delay in registering!


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 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 and is 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

You can check out our BLAST Facebook Page to see highlights from Blast 2019 and get a glimpse into all of the fun we have planned for 2020! 


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    Summer BLAST Camp Sessions - Choose Week(s) Below: - June 22, 2020 to August 07, 2020
    WAITING LIST: Summer BLAST Camp Sessions - Choose Week(s) Below: - June 22, 2020 to August 07, 2020
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