Q. What ages should attend Chompers and Stompers?
A. All ages! The program is geared towards children 3 years old through 12th grade (based on the 2023-24 school year). There is also a class for adults, so we invite the entire family to stay and be part of the fun! Infant and toddler care is provided for those parents/guardians that stay on campus.
Q. Do I need to pre-register?
A. All children must be registered; pre-registering in advance will speed up check-in on the first night. You can pre-register using the link above. For those attending the adult class, pre-registration is requested to help us plan but not required.
Q. What time does the program start? When should we arrive, and what is the check-in process?
A. The program starts promptly at 6:30 each evening. We ask that you arrive early to allow time for check-in (doors will open at 6:00). When you arrive, you will check your child in at one of our security kiosks (staff will be available to help). Each child will receive a name tag; this tag must be worn throughout the evening. Parents will receive a security tag with a matching code. After check-in, our staff will guide your child to their class meeting spot in the main auditorium.
Q. What time does the program end? What is the child pick-up process?
A. The program will end at approximately 8:30 each evening. Parents/guardians can wait at the back of the main auditorium for dismissal. Once the program is concluded, children will be released alphabetically by last name. On the way out, show the security tag to our security staff, who will compare it to the child's name tag.
Q. What will happen if I don't pick my child up on time?
A. We will feed them to our dinosaurs. (Just kidding - all of our dinosaurs are herbivores, and very friendly.) However, if you do have to make alternate arrangements for child pick-up, be sure to let us know. During registration, you can authorize other adults for pick-up. For security reasons, children cannot be released except to an adult possessing the security tag or another previously-authorized adult (with proper ID).
Q. Will my child be safe?
A. Yes, we are committed to your child's physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being, and we work hard to provide a safe environment. All workers are screened and trained, and we follow a rigorous set of safety protocols based on ministry best practices. In addition, our dinosaurs are all fun-loving and well-behaved (not like those troublemakers in Jurassic Park).
Q. Will there be snacks? What about allergies?
A. Yes, there will be dinosaur-themed snacks each night. If your child has any food allergies, let us know when registering, and our "Bronto Bites" crew will make appropriate alterations.
Q. Can you accommodate children with special needs or a medical situation?
A. Yes. Please let us know when registering so we can plan accordingly.
Q. My child is 3 years old but not yet potty-trained. Is that a problem?
A. In this situation, we ask that a parent remain on campus to assist with any diaper/clothing changes.
Q. We can't make it all five nights. Is that okay?
A. Of course! But we'll miss you when you're gone...
Q. Is there any cost?
A. No, Stompers and Chompers is a ministry of FBCK and is free to everyone.
We look forward to seeing you at Stompers and Chompers!