Common Questions

How old does my child need to be to attend Summer Blast?
  • Summer Blast is for children entering Kindergarten in the fall through the 6th grade.

What do I do to check-in when I arrive with my child?
  • We will begin checking children in at 8:15 AM EACH DAY. At 8:30 AM, you may then take your child to the designated seating area for his/her group and meet your child’s group leader. It is not necessary to bring your online confirmation form with you.

Can my child be in the same group as their friends?
  • Yes; however, we cannot process those requests online. You can plan to meet with the parent of your child’s friend the first morning and go through the designated Check-In desk together in order for your children to be in the same group. Communicate to the Check-In team that you request your child to be in the same group.

Can my child just meet me outside at the end of the morning?
  • You must come pick your child up in their small group area at 12:00 PM each day. You must present your child’s claim ticket to their small group leader. You will then need to show your claim ticket AGAIN at the exit doors, so please keep your ticket with you. If you have designated someone else to pick up your child, you need to fill out proper information during online registration.

Will childcare be provided before or after Summer Blast?
  • Childcare will not be provided before or after Summer Blast unless you are serving with us. Auditorium doors open at 8:30 AM each morning, and the program will end each day at 12:00 PM. Please be prompt when picking up your child.

Will lunch or snacks be served during Summer Blast?
  • Snacks will be served each day. Lunch will not be provided. If your child has a food allergy, please make sure to notify the Check-In team when you check your child in for Summer Blast.

What age can my child be a leader?
  • Children entering 9th grade and up can serve at Summer Blast. Your child must be 16 years or older in order to lead a small group. Children who currently serve as a JV Dream Team Leader will be required to serve with their parent.

When will my child receive their t-shirt?
  • T-shirts will be given out the first day of Summer Blast.

My child has an Epi Pen. How should we send it to Summer Blast?
  • Please send your child’s Epi Pen in a plastic zip top bag with their first and last name and allergen written on it to the first day of Summer Blast. Please give the Epi Pen to your child’s group leader when you drop your child off for the day. Their group leader will keep the Epi Pen with them at all times.

My child has a rescue inhaler. How should we send it to Summer Blast?
  • Please send your child’s rescue inhaler (and spacer, if needed) in a plastic zip top bag with their first and last name written on it to the first day of Summer Blast. Please give the rescue inhaler to your child’s group leader when you drop your child off for the day. Their group leader will keep the inhaler with them at all times.

My child has a food allergy. What should we do?
  • We want to support your family with excellence at Summer Blast and want you to help us decide what your child can safely eat. During registration, you will be given the option to indicate that your child has a food allergy. After completing your registration, you will receive an email two weeks prior to Summer Blast to let know you what snacks will be served each day. This email will also contain instructions on how to send approved snacks to Summer Blast with your child if needed.

Will you be able to administer any medication to my child during Summer Blast?
  • Thank you for understanding that we will not be able to administer any over the counter or prescription medications during Summer Blast, except in the case of an Epi Pen or a rescue inhaler because these are lifesaving medications.

My child needs special accommodations during Summer Blast. What is available for them?
  • At Summer Blast we are committed to providing a safe and comfortable environment that allows all children to access worship and ministry. Highlands Haven exists to share the love of Christ by assisting children needing special accommodations to become full participants and contributors in the body of Christ. If your child needs special accommodations during Summer Blast, several of our campuses will have Highlands Haven available. Please contact Susan Pannell for more information at susan@churchofthehighlands.com.