When is registration?
Registration begins on Saturday, April 20, 2019, and ends on Sunday, June 9, 2019 (or when full). Registration is only available online this year. Early bird registration for Summer Splash is $35 per child until May 21, and starting May 22 the registration cost will be $45 per child.
Can my child be in a group with their friends?
Our goal for Summer Splash is for your child to make new friends that they can connect with, so we ask that each child request only one friend to be placed in the same group. In order to be placed in the same group, both children must be in the same grade and registered by June 9, 2019. While we cannot guarantee every child’s request, we will do our best to accommodate your request if the above requirements have been met.
My child is inviting a friend that does not attend The Grove, what do I need to do to make sure they are in the same group?
Type in the friend’s full name on your child’s registration form where it asks for you to “request a friend.” Both children need to be registered by June 9 to be placed in the same group. Remember, we group children by the grade they are entering in Fall 2019. If your child’s friend is in a different grade, they cannot be placed together.
Can I register a child if I am not the child’s parent or legal guardian?
No, only a parent or legal guardian may complete the form.
Can I register my child online?
Yes, click here to register your child online.
How can I request a scholarship?
Please click here to apply for a Summer Splash scholarship for your family. When you click on the link, you (the parent), will give your information first and then you can put in your child(ren)’s information on the actual form. If you have any questions regarding scholarships, please contact Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My child can no longer attend Summer Splash, can I get a refund?
If at any time you determine that your child is unable to attend Summer Splash, please contact Amanda Peck immediately at 951-571-9090, ext. 2187. All refund requests must be received before Sunday, June 9, 2019. All requests made after that date will not be accepted. Instead, your registration fee will go towards Summer Splash scholarships.
My child can no longer attend Summer Splash, can I transfer their registration to another child?
No, Summer Splash registration is non-transferrable. If at any time you determine that your child is unable to attend Summer Splash, please contact Amanda Peck immediately at 951-571-9090, ext. 2187. All refund requests must be received before Sunday, June 9, 2019. All requests made after that date will not be accepted. Instead, your registration fee will go towards Summer Splash scholarships.
If my child is entering 7th grade in the Fall, can they still attend Summer Splash?
No, Summer Splash is only open to children who are age 4 (by September 1, 2019) through going into 6th grade (Fall 2019). However, they can still lead alongside their parent during that week.
How old does my child have to be to attend Summer Splash?
All children must turn 4 by September 1, 2019, to be eligible to attend Summer Splash.
Can my child still attend if they turn 4 shortly after September 1, 2019?
No, Summer Splash is only open to children who turn 4 by September 1, 2019.
Does my child have to be 100% potty-trained?
We require that children be fully potty-trained, meaning that they require no assistance when using the restroom. If your child has an accident during Summer Splash, a parent will be contacted to tend to the child.
When will I find out what group my child is assigned to?
Class assignments will be posted on the weekend of June 22/23. Elementary and Preschool assignments will be posted in the breezeway outside the “A” and “B” Buildings. Assignments will also be posted in the lobby at The Grove during the week of Summer Splash. Most assignments will also be e-mailed to the e-mail you used to register the weekend of June 22/23 (make sure you check your spam or junk folders as sometimes our e-mails will end up there).
What should my child wear to Summer Splash?
Please have your child wear comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes each day to Summer Splash. Please do not allow your child to wear flip-flops. Elementary students can wear bathing suits worn underneath their child’s clothes. Girls should wear one-piece bathing suits underneath their clothing. We highly encourage you to send a towel with your elementary child each day, as we will be playing water games. Please make sure your child’s name is on the towel. Preschool students do not need to need to wear a bathing suit or bring a towel.
Should my child bring a towel to Summer Splash?
Pre-K and Kindergarten students do not need to bring a towel to Summer Splash. This age group will not have any water play that will get them wet. 1st – 6th-grade students are highly encouraged to bring a towel each day. Please make sure your child’s name is on the towel.
When will my child receive their t-shirt?
T-shirts will be handed out on the first day of Summer Splash when your child checks in with their Guide. Your child will also be given a nametag to wear each day – please make sure that when you check your child out that they leave their nametag with their Guide. Nametags can be taken home on the last day. Also, please remember that there are no exchanges in t-shirt sizes. What you order for your child is what they will receive.
Where do I drop off my child each day?
Please pick your child up exactly where you dropped them off. For elementary, please pick-up your child in their class’ designated row in the Worship Center. For kindergartners, please pick-up your child from their assigned class in the B-Building. For Pre-K’s, please pick-up your child from their assigned class in the A-Building.
What time can I check my child in?
On the first day only, check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. For the rest of the week, check-in will start at 8:45 a.m. Please keep your child with you until you check them in with their Guide.
What if someone else is picking up or dropping off my child during the week?
Please make sure to indicate that the person, who is picking up your child, is an adult who is allowed to do so under the “Authorized Pick-Up” on the registration form. If you are dropping your child off and someone else is picking them up, please let your child’s Guide know.
Can I pick my child up early?
Early dismissals are highly discouraged. If it is necessary for a child to leave early, you will need to pick your child up before 11:30 a.m. If you come in the middle of a Rotation, you must talk with a Staff Member. Only a Staff Member will be allowed to check a child out early. Also, once teams have entered the Worship Center for the closing session, children will not be able to be released until 12:00 p.m. Staff Members are available at the South Information Desk in the lobby during the week of Summer Splash.
Am I allowed to stay on campus with my child during Summer Splash?
Only adults who have completed the leader screening process are allowed to remain on campus during the week of Summer Splash. All other adults are required to leave campus.
Will the church have lost and found during the week of Summer Splash?
Yes, lost and found will be at the South Entrance in the lobby. Please note that the church or your child’s Guide is not responsible for keeping track of your child’s belongings, your child is. It would be helpful to label all belongings with your child’s name that you send with your child (including the t-shirt that your child will receive on the first day). A small backpack for your child to put their belongings in is also highly encouraged.
Do you have a class available for special needs children?
Yes! We have a group specifically designed for children with special needs. This group will participate in the same activities but will have more one-on-one attention. We have a large group of leaders who will love and nurture your child throughout the week as they experience the skits, games, and crafts.
How do I sign-up to help?
Anyone interested in serving at Summer Splash must fill out the Leader Registration Form. Please click here to register online. Once you fill out the registration form, a Staff Member will contact you with further details.
What is a Guide?
A Guide will be assigned to a particular group of children by grade. The Guide’s main role is to have fun with their group! Guides will greet the children in their group each morning as they check them in. They will also lead their group as they move throughout the campus from one Rotation to the next. Guides stay with their group until every child is checked out by an adult.
What is a Rotation Captain?
There will be three different Rotations for each grade – Story Time/Connect Time, Crafts/Snacks, and Games. Each rotation will be led by a Rotation Captain who has been assigned to one of these Rotations. Their role is to help reinforce the daily theme into the Rotation.
What is a Rotation Leader?
A Rotation Leader assists the Rotation Captain at their assigned Rotation. Leaders will help the Rotation Captain reinforce the daily theme into the Rotation. Rotation Leaders also assist the Rotation Captains with set-up and clean-up of the Rotation, as well as helping to kids to participate during the Rotation.
How do I order a t-shirt?
T-Shirt orders can be placed when filling out the Leader Registration Form. T-shirts cost $15 for leaders and the t-shirt must be paid for before we will order it.
Do I have to order a t-shirt?
Nope! Leaders are not required to order a t-shirt. It is encouraged that you dress up like the theme.
When will I get my t-shirt?
Leaders that ordered t-shirts will receive them on the first day of Summer Splash. If you are a Guide, the t-shirt will be with your assigned class in the Worship Center/ classroom. If you are a Rotation Leader, you will see your Rotation Captain to pick-up your t-shirt.
Will there be any training offered?
Yes, there are 2 training dates that will be offered. Leaders are only required to come to one (the material covered will be the same as the 2 meetings). Those training dates are Sunday, June 9, 2019, at 12:30 p.m. (directly after church) and Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. The Elementary Leader meeting will be located in B-100 and the Preschool Leader meeting will be in room B-5.
Can I lead in my child’s class?
Yes, if you would like to be the Guide of your child’s class, please indicate that on your Leader Registration Form. If you already submitted your form and that wasn’t indicated, please let a Staff Member know. All requests must be made by June 9, 2019.
Can a 7th grader be a leader?
Yes, 7th graders can lead but they must serve alongside their parent/guardian.