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Gateway Kids Summer Bash FAQ

Gateway Kids Summer Bash FAQ

Can I register my child for any location?
Yes! Gateway Kids Summer Bash is taking place at our Southlake, Dallas, Frisco, Grand Prairie, Justin, North Fort Worth, NRH, and Prosper Campuses. The Plano Campus will join in on the fun at the Dalls Campus.

Do you accept same-day registration?
We will gladly offer same-day registration if space is still available. We encourage you to sign up as soon as possible since seating is limited.

Is financial aid available?
It’s our desire for every child that wants to come to Summer Bash to be able to attend! If you are experiencing financial difficulty, please contact us at for more information.

Can my child attend if they aren’t 6 years old yet?
Summer Bash content and activities are specifically designed for elementary kids ages 6 years old through 6th grade. We are unable to have kids under 6 years old attend. Thank you for understanding.

Can my child with special needs attend the event?
We want to make every effort for your child to attend, however this event might not be suitable for all children. Summer Bash includes loud music, flashing lights, strobe lights, and several large group activities. Due to the number of children attending the event, we are unable to provide customized care on an individual level. Please contact us at to discuss your child’s needs and whether this event will be suitable for them.

What should my child wear to the event?
All our activities will be indoors. Because the auditorium is enclosed and air-conditioned, we recommend jeans or pants and layered clothing, including a light jacket in case they get cold. Due to some of the activities, dresses and skirts are not recommended.

Bonus: Your child will receive a t-shirt to wear each day of the event! If your child did not receive their t-shirt at pre-pick up, they will receive it when they check-in at the event.

What should my child bring to the event?
To make it easy for your child to participate in all the fun activities, we ask that all personal items be left at home. Activities will take place in several locations throughout the campus each day. Your child may bring a light jacket in case they get cold. Thank you!

What if my child has an EpiPen or inhaler?
If your child has an EpiPen or inhaler, we ask that you bring the item with you to check-in along with this Medical Waiver completed. If you have further questions, please contact us at

Is lunch provided at the event?
A nut-free snack* will be part of our activities, but lunch will not be provided. To ensure your child is ready for a ton of fun at Summer Bash, please make sure they have a good breakfast to start the day.

*Due to extreme allergies of some attendees, Gateway Church has a no-nut snack food policy that says, “no products may contain nuts.”

Can my child sit with their friend at the event?
Yes! If your child and their friends attend the same campus and are in the same age group, you can request they sit together when you register them for Summer Bash. The Summer Bash age groups are six years old through second grade, third and fourth grade, and fifth and sixth grade.

Can I drop off my child early?
Doors open for check-in at 9 am each day. We ask that you stay with your child until auditorium doors open for seating at 9:30 am.

Can I pick up my child early?
Because of our planned activities, we ask that your child stay through the duration of the event and not leave early.

Can I stay during the event?
For the safety of everyone attending, we do not allow anyone into the building that is not a registered Summer Bash volunteer or staff member. We require every adult working the event to have a background check and attend training. This is the best way for us to ensure your child is safe. Thank you for understanding.

I want to be a part of Gateway Kids Summer Bash! How do I sign up?
Volunteers 7th grade or older are welcome to be a part of Summer Bash, and you can sign up by filling out our registration form! Learn more.

Can I get a refund for my child’s registration?
We know plans change! We can issue a refund for your child’s registration up to two weeks before the event.

If you have additional questions about Summer Bash, please contact us at