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2020 BLAST Registration

Due to the impact of Covid-19, our summer camp has undergone an "Extreme Makeover" and has now become: "BLAST 2020: Safe Summer with Friends". The safety and health of our campers, staff, and families has always been a TOP priority in our program, and this year we have made many adjustments to continue to ensure everyone's SAFETY at BLAST due to the impact of Covid-19.
Our online registration site is updated to reflect these changes on May 20, 2020.
**Communication is being personally emailed to all of our "Early Registration 2020 Families" explaining in more detail what this may look like for your child's registration. Please feel free to email our Camp Coordinator, Mrs. Gray, directly if you have any questions at amiegray@friendschristianschool.org 

JUN 22 – AUG 7 (7 weeks; we are closed Fri. July 3rd)

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 9:00am – 4:00pm. 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. 

The cost has been reduced to $225 per week for "BLAST 2020: Safe Summer with Friends". This cost includes all on campus activities, supplies, NEW onsite assemblies added to our program, and will continue to include lunch twice a week, on our "SPECIAL ON CAMPUS Activity Days"!
(We reduced the weekly rate by $50 to extend a savings to our family due to our cancelled field trips. We will continue to provide a high-quality, engaging, program for our campers and plan to invest more money this summer on our "on campus camp".)

MON/TUES/THURS (may vary due to assembly availability)
Children will participate in interactive chapel, small group times, arts and crafts, recreation games, cooking activities, water play, theme days, and more!
Summer FUN 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.
**2020 UPDATE: 
there will bevery limited technology use this summer due to the increased of technology use during the past couple of months with our campers involved in "E-learning from home".

On Campus Schedule:
7:00-8:00AM Indoor activities (student wellness/temperature check, & check in)
8:00-9:00AM Indoor & outdoor activities (student check in continues)
9:00-9:55AM Morning meeting, praise & worship, chapel teaching
9:55-10:25AM Small Group Reflection Time 
10:25-11:25AM Clasroom Learning Time (separated by grade level)
11:30-12:15PM Lunch & Indoor Group Games
12:15-12:55PM Outdoor Play
1:00-3:15PM Station Rotations (cooking, craft, rec, & team building 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: "Special On Campus ACTIVITY" (may vary due to assembly availability)
**2020 UPDATE: NO off campus days, we are adding Activity & Assembly Days!)

Lunch is provided on "Special On Campus Activity Days".
Students may bring spending money for pre-packaged snacks, drinks, & sweet treats.
Off-site outings – (CANCELLED for 2020 BLAST to ensure camper & staff safety)

2020 Weekly Themes: Our activities, projects, rotations, lessons, dress up days, & assemblies are planned with these awesome weekly themes in mind!
Week #1: Sports Spectacular *Super Nerf Battles & Extreme BMX Stunt Show
Week #2: Welcome to the Carnival *Carnival Games/Concessions & Dunk Tank/Giant Yard Games & Water Slide
Week #3: Hawaiian Luau Getaway *Hawaiian Dancer, tahitian drummer/fire show, Tropical Water Slide & Mega FOAM Pit Party
Week #4: Wild About Animals *Exotic Animal Edventure, Dolphin Water Slide, & Pocket Pets & Bunnies Edventure
Week #5: BLAST Has Talent *Great Scott the Glad Scientist, Fire Dual Lane Water Slide, Super LASER Tag Battles & Talent Show
Week #6: Lego Block Party *LEGO Play Party, Ice Castle Jumper/Waterslide, Giant Lava Slip & Slide, & 60' Obstacle Course & Triple Lane Slides
Week #7: WE are Survivors *85' Boot Camp Obstacle Course, Super NERF Battles, 20' Super Helix Triple Water Slide, Inflatable GIANT DAY: Human Foosball, The Wrecking Ball, & Dart Board Sports Activities

Lunch & Snack
**2020 UPDATE
: a morning snack will be provided daily this summer after chapel!
Your child will need to bring a disposable sack lunch on all days, except when “lunch is provided” is noted on the schedule in our Weekly BLAST Newsletter. The lunch item being offered will be shared in the newsletter so you can plan accordingly.
Every afternoon “The Snack Shack” is available daily for your child to purchase snacks, drinks, & sweet cold treats on the hot days of summer!

What to Wear & Bring to BLAST: (label all personal items with child's 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 may wear a swimming suit and bring water shoes or flip flops, a towel, and sunscreen on our on campus WATER ACTIVITY DAYS.
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. If you have a preferred sunblock brand, please send that daily with your child in their lunch or small backpack. Small group leaders ensure all children sunblock throughout the day!

BLAST Camper T-Shirts 
Your child will receive one BLAST 2020 Camp T-shirt on the Monday morning during check-in your first week. (You will not be receiving one shirt per week of attendance.) Additional T-shirts/rash guards may be purchased on site while supplies last. They may be worn any day of the week this summer!
**2020 UPDATE
: Rashguards will not be provided or required this summer due to the cancellation of our off campus field trips. They are available for purchase, at $25.00 each, if you would like to buy one for your child to wear during our "On Campus Water Activity Days".

BLAST Staff
It is our hope that your child(ren) feel welcome, loved, cared for and safe 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.
**2020 UPDATE: Staff will receive additional training on safety and wellness to ensure our NEW protocol are being upheld. Staff & campers will be given a wellness check & have their temperature taken upon arrival. No one is allowed to remain on campus if they have a fever, cough, or if they or someone living in their household has signs of sickness related to Covid-19, or if they have traveled internationally two weeks prior to the start of BLAST. Handwashing will be done regularly at the end of each station and activitiy time. Hand sanitizer will be available, cleaning and sanitizing of all used spaces will be done regularly, and our cleaning company has additional sanitizing equipment that is being used everyday on our campus. We will follow the CA Department of Public Health and local agency recommendations with face masks, and at this time they are recommended when in public spaces, but not required. The emphasis of frequent hand washing, social distancing, encouraging our campers not to touch their faces, to limit direct physical contact with their peers, will all be a part of our regular communications with our campers. Families may chose to require their child to wear a face mask if they prefer, and they need to communicate that directly with their children. BLAST will not be held responsible to make the child keep the face mask on the entire day, but we support your preferences as parents.

**2020 UPDATE: Parents, please communicate our additional safety measures will your child prior to bringing them to Blast their first day. Explain to them the importance of regular hand washing, limiting touching their faces, limiting physical interactions with their peers, not sharing drinks or food with their friends, the reason for our daily temperature checks and wellness check in routines, the reason for practicing social distancing, so they have a clear understanding of these changes this summer before they arrive. We want them to know we are doing this because we love them, and their health and safety is very important to us. 

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. Groups fill up fast! It is recommended you arrive before 9am on Monday each week to have an early group selection.
*2020 UPDATE: BLAST 2020 weekly enrollment has been reduced to a maximum of 100 campers per week and we will not exceed that number. This will ensure our groups remain at a 8 to 1 camper to adult ratio, or lower. This will support our efforts to maintain small group sizes and enhance our ability to social distance when using indoor spaces.

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.
**2020 UPDATE: this year, due to the addition of "Wellness Checks & Temperature Reads" upon arrival, you need to plan for additional time at our check in station. Your child will not be allowed to remain on campus without this screening first taking place. We appreciate your support and understanding in advance, it is for everyone's safety and health. 
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 BLAST at the MPR. It is directly across from our school playground.
**2020 UPDATE: in an effort to limit the amount of contact our campers and staff have with people outside of our program, PARENTS/GUARDIANS will not be allowed into our indoor meeting places this summer. Parents will be allowed in the "check in/out" designated area ONLY. This year we will have one door for checking in, and then you will proceed out of a different door when leaving. Thank you again for your understanding and support.
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. We will not release children without one of these forms of ID visible to us.
Drop off is between 7:00am-9:00am, we suggest arriving EARLY on Monday, as the line backs up between 8:30am-9:00am. Pick up is between 3:45pm-6:00pm.
***Parents who pick up their child after 6:00pm will be charged $1.00 per minute per child (due upon pick-up).***

Registration:
**2020 UPDATE: The cost is reduced to $225 per week per child this summer.
This includes one Blast T-shirt per child (whether registered 1 or more weeks), all on campus activities (such as crafts, recreation games, cooking, and learning materials), a daily morning snack, and lunch twice a week on our "Special On Campus Activity Days". We are working HARD to schedule amazing onsite Assemblies and Activities to replace the unfortunate cancellation of our off campus field trips this summer. Our investment in this area will be great, due to having to book assemblies for multiple sessions in order to maintain group sizes that can adequately social distance in assembly locations. We will also invest more finances in our craft, cooking, recreation, and team building rotations, and in the resources used during our Fun Learning Time.
Full payment is due to complete your registration. Please print your confirmation sheet after you have registered. This will be your receipt to verify registration and for tax purposes.
**2020 UPDATE: Spaces are extremely limited this summer with only 100 children per week!

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 only if you are on our waiting list.  

Cancellation Policy

Please choose your weeks carefully as no refunds will be issued after June 19. Refunds less $50 a processing fee will be given prior to June 19.

Your prayers and support during this time are greatly appreciated.
We have worked hard as a team to continue to offer our families and community a 
summer camp option this year. We believe our "Extreme Makeover" and "Blast 2020: Safe Summer with Friends", will be a memorable experience for all of our campers this year, and may also be a much needed "break" for our parents as their kids head out of the home to a safe place this summer!

Any Questions: The best way to contact us now is by email, to our BLAST Coordinator, Amie Gray at amiegray@friendschristian.org. During BLAST Summer Camp you can also reach our camp office at 714-777-3009 during office hours.

You can check out our BLAST Facebook Page to see highlights from Blast 2019 and get a glimpse into all of the fun that is taking place on campus during Blast 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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