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SUMMER BLAST returns on Wednesday, July 25th and Wednesday, August 8th from 5:30-8:15pm (Parents can check-in their kids starting at 5:15pm). These special events for kids in grades JK-5 include supper, fun games and activities, crafts, songs, and a Bible lesson. These are also great opportunities for parents to drop off their kids and have a date night!

This year, the theme for both of our SUMMER BLAST dates is "CAMP OUT! Let Jesus Be Your Guide". On July 25th, we're going to focus on how Jesus guides us to have compassion for others. On August 8th, we'll be focusing on how Jesus guides us to have a friendship with God!

There are no fees for each night, but there are limited spots, so please register soon by visiting our SUMMER BLAST REGISTRATION PAGE. Registration for each night is due one week before each event date.

If you have any questions or would like more information about SUMMER BLAST, please contact Hannah Villeneuve (our summer intern) at hannah@arlingtonwoods.ca. Oh, and remember, aside from these special events, we have a fully-staffed nursery for preschoolers and a great KIDZONE program for grades JK-6 every Sunday morning at 10am!

Donate to a helping organization each night of Summer Blast!

New for this year, during each event, we'll have a brief MISSIONS MOMENT where kids will be made aware of a local helping organization and how these organizations show compassion to people in trouble or in need. We're encouraging kids who register to bring an item to donate towards these projects. This isn't a requirement, but it would be great for kids to experience helping others in small tangible ways.

On Wednesday, July 25th, we're encouraging kids to bring a new pair of socks (in teen/adult sizes) OR a new deodorant which will be given out to teens at the Restoring Hope Youth Shelter in downtown Ottawa. These are two of their greatest regular needs.

For Wednesday, August 8th, we're encouraging kids to bring a non-perishable food item (Suggestions: bag of rice, box of cereal, instant oatmeal, canned tomatoes) that will go to FAMSAC, which provides emergency food assistance to individuals and families in need in our own community. 

A good tip is to let your kids be involved in shopping or choosing the items they would like to bring with them! This lets them play an active part in helping others and you can use the opportunity to explain how the items will help others.