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Kids Blast Registration Cost

Each child and adult costs $63 to attend Kids Blast.  Look at our registration information below

 

Kids Blast Classes - Discovery your ultimate purpose
2024 Classes
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Connecting with God

It is amazing to have a relationship with God.  Kids learn not only about God, but how to have a meaningful relationship with God.  It is an amazing conference for boys and girls.

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Connecting with Friends

Boys and girls from throughout Wisconsin and Northern Michigan come together and make life-long friendships.  Kids come back each year to connect with their friends.  Kids Blast is also a great place to bring friends from your community.

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Discovering Your Gifts

Boys and girls discover their ultimate purpose in life.  Through this discovery process each of the boys and girls discover unique gifts and talents God has given them.  Kids Blast allows boys and girls to explore some new talents.

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Kids Blast Team

Kelly Presson

Kelly Presson

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Kelly Presson is the Assemblies of God National KidMin Director. Kelly has a long and rich history of involvement in children’s ministry birthed in his heart at the age of seven and has a passion to help children’s ministry leaders be more intentional and spiritually effective. Kelly is gifted in methods of preparing children to be Spirit-filled leaders among their friends, and in their communities. Hundreds of children, through his unique course have become “Special Forces” servant leaders in their church body and beyond. Kelly continues to build upon his reputation as a mentor for Kidmin leaders, a kid’s camp evangelist, school assembly presenter and high energy performer.
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Live Worship

New Life Church-Grafton
New Life Church is a multisite ministry that exists to influence our neighborhoods, cities, counties, and beyond through experiencing the love of Jesus through Spirit-led worship services, relational small groups, and community outreach events. New Life Church is led by Pastor John Timothy and has campuses based in Grafton and Hartford, Wisconsin. Visit newlifegrafton.church for more information.
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Josh Humpa

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Joshua Humpa is passionate about leading kids to discover and become who God created them to be. He's been in Children's Ministry his whole life and on staff as the Children's Pastor at Discover Church in Oak Creek. Joshua is married to Stephanie and they have made three adorable kids.
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Great Kids Leaders

Workshop Leaders
Wisconsin/Northern Michigan Kids Blast has many workshops featured on Saturday morning led by children's ministry leaders throughout our ministry network. There will be lots of cool sessions taught by leaders who will help boys and girls grow in their relationship with God and others and help them discover their God-given mission.
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Mark Kilcoyne

Kids Blast Director
Mark serves as discipleship director for the Wisconsin/Northern Michigan Ministries Network. In this role, he oversees children's ministries for the Network.

Why We Love Kids Blast

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Josh Humpa

Children's Pastor - Oak Creek, WI

"We absolutely love Kids Blast. It's amazing watching our kids have the time of their life, connect with old and new friends, and be changed by God!"

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REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Registration for Kids Blast is completed through group registration. The cost for Kids Blast 2024 is $63 per person.  Kids of Wisconsin/N. Michigan Ministries Network credentialed ministers get in FREE.  Look at the registration site for more information.  A late fee of $5 per person is added to all registrations made after January 25th. The registration site closes at midnight on Wednesday, February 21st.

room reservations

Housing is conducted all online through our Kids Blast Links. The rate is $211 for a room that sleeps 6 and includes one free water park pass per person. The room block is available to book through January 23rd.

KIDS BLAST Docs

Click on a tab or use the menu tree on the left after clicking on a tab.  These documents will help you plan and promote Kids Blast!

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Frequentely ASKED Questions

For 2024, Kids Blast will be a two-day format!

You will need to click on the registration link at the top of the page. While on that page, you will see a button for credit card payment or check payment. Click the appropriate button for how you plan to pay and then complete group registration.

 If paying by check, send payment to the Network Office.

*There is a sample student registration to send to your families online in the docs section.

*All adult sponsors attending Kids Blast, should complete your church's volunteer application including a background check. A sample background check consent form is available in the docs section online.

You will need to fill out the group registration form again for any new registration. You can add people to your group registrations up until February 21st.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ANY REGISTRATIONS MADE AFTER JANUARY 25th WILL INCUR A $5 LATE FEE.

No, you will need to reserve a room within our Kids Blast room block from the Kalahari seperately. 

IMPORTANT NOTE:

If your room is paid for with a credit card and that individual not staying in your room block, you will need to fill out this form https://www.kalahariresorts.com/media/5331/creditcard-authorization-form-november-2020.pdf

Kids Blast room block with The Kalahari will expire January 23rd.

Room reservations can be made here https://book.passkey.com/e/50260435 

Yes. If the name on a Reservation is different than the name on the Credit Card used, and the owner of the Credit Card will not be at Check-in, the following steps are required:

1. Click here to open and print the Credit Card Authorization Form.

2. Complete the form in its entirety, including the signature of the credit card holder.

3. Obtain photocopies of the front and back of the credit card used to make the reservation as well as the credit card holder's photo ID. Please note that the back of the credit card must have the card holder's signature. The signature on the form must match the Signature on the Credit Card and Drivers License.

4. Please send the completed Letter of Authorization form, photocopies of the front and back of the credit card and card holder's ID to dellscallcenterfax@kalahariresorts.com, or Fax them to: (608) 254-6116.

5. The completed Letter of Authorization form, photocopies of the front and back of the credit card and card holder's ID must be received more than 7 days prior to the arrival date to be accepted.

When you check-in with Kalahari in the front lobby, you will be given a map and set of wristbands for each of your rooms.

For security reasons, the wristbands do not have the room numbers listed on them. To not have wristands mixed up, we RECOMMEND bringing something with you at check-in to mark the rooms right away. (i.e. permanent markers, stickers, paper clips)

You will need to fill out this form to be tax-exempt

https://www.revenue.wi.gov/DORForms/s-211f.pdf

Registration for Kids Blast closes February 21st.

You will check in at the Kids Blast conference table on the convention center side (Check-In opens at 12pm on Friday)

IF STAYING AT THE KALAHARI FRIDAY:

Along with checking in at the Kids Blast conference table, you will need to check in to your room at The Kalahari registration desk in the main lobby. Note that this can be a busy place with a 30-45 minute wait.

Per Kalahari policy, outside food can only be eaten in your rooms. 

PLEASE DO NOT HAVE YOUR GROUP MEET YOU IN HALLWAYS TO EAT DINNER ON FRIDAY OR BREAKFAT ON SATURDAY!

No, each group is responsible for their own dinner on Friday.

Here are some restaurant options close:

McDonalds - 1200 Wisconsin Dells Parkway South

Burger King -1 120 Wisconsin Dells Parkway South

Subway - 421 Wiscon Dells Parkway

Domino's - 584 Wisconsin Dells Parkway South (608.253.1900)

Jimmy John's - 322 State Hwy 13 (608.254.5200)

PLEASE DO NOT HAVE YOUR GROUP MEET YOU IN HALLWAYS TO EAT DINNER ON FRIDAY OR BREAKFAT ON SATURDAY!

Lunch will be pizza, cookie and drink.

If there is anyone in your group that needs gluten free pizza, please contact Adair at 715.942.8360 or adair@wnmdag.org

*PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ONLY DIETARY ACCOMENDATION WE CAN FACILITATE IS GLUTEN FREE BREAD. 

These optional passes are for the indoor amusement park at The Kalahari. You can purchase passes when registering your group online with the Kids Blast Group Registration. (look for the section that asks if you would like Tom Foolery passes)

You can visit their website here https://www.kalahariresorts.com/wisconsin/parks-and-passes/tom-foolerys/

Your Kalahari room wristbands will not work at the Tom Foolery Park. You will need to purchase Tom Foolery wristbands and they are only for rides. Arcarde games require an Action Card. 

Tom Foolery is also cashless so we recommend having parents send a credit card style giftcard for their child to use if they want to go in the arcade. 

Kalahari Resort is 100% cashless. Cash can be transfered to your wristband, however if a child has a white wristband, they cannot charge to their band. You can purchase Kalahari giftcards to use in gift shops or bring a credit card style giftcard. 

Groups may enjoy the water park before Kids Blast starts on Friday or on Saturday afternoon after Kids Blast ends.

Water park passes are valid from 12:00pm-10:00pm on Friday and until 10:00pm on Saturday.

*Helpful hint - Ask parents to pack swimsuits in a separate platic bag labeled with the child's name so kids are ready when you arrive and you don't have to search through luggage

You do not have to pre-register for classes on Satuday. We do recommend that student select alternate class options in case the class they chose becomes full.

Everyone is assigned to color groups by a wristband and seated in assigned color group areas. Entry doors are also designated by color and marked with signs. When doors open, a member(s) of your group may save a block of seats for your entire group. 

If you still have questions, check out the FAQ page on The Kalahari's website https://www.kalahariresorts.com/wisconsin/help/faq#11328

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