2021 Hero Quest Details

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Hero Quest is a one-day simulation just for our Youth Leaders, designed to help our youth grow, have fun, develop strong friendships with other quality youth, and be even more prepared to lead and guide our young knights and handmaidens.  Please make sure to read the information below thoroughly and contact us at heroicyouthinfo@gmail.com or through Facebook messenger if you have any questions. To see details for Summit, click HERE

Time and Location

Thursday, August 26th
American Fork Amphitheater
850 E 700 N
American Fork, UT 84003

Parking

There are two available parking lots at the Amphitheater. The lower parking lot, on the west side of the park, is available for drop off/pick up only. For all parking longer than 20 minutes, please park in the upper gravel parking lot on the north side of the park, or on the street to the east of the park (across the street from the temple). Please carpool wherever possible to help us keep parking under control. (See map at the bottom of this page)

Arrival Times

If you have arranged an arrival time not listed, please disregard the times listed and keep to your specifically arranged time.

  • 6:00 AM - Equipment Team Arrives
  • 6:30 AM - HY Board Arrive
  • 7:30 AM - Check-in/Costumes/Facilities Teams/Hero Quest Staff/Challenge Leaders/Medics Arrive
  • 8:30 AM - Royal House/Cast Members Arrive
  • 9:00 AM - Photography/Videography Staff Arrive/Master Knight and Princess Arrival and Check-in
  • 9:30 AM - All Youth Leaders Check-in
  • 10:30 AM - Event Starts
  • 12:00 PM - Cast Villain Check-in
  • 1:00 PM - Captain and Lieutenant Villain Check-in
  • 2:00 PM - General Villain Check-in
  • 8:00 PM - Clean up Houses and complete House assignments.


Youth: Remember the order of departure and follow it carefully. 

Youth Information

(Jump to Adult Volunteer info)
(Jump to Villain info)

Youth Packing List

Every youth leader needs to be prepared in order to have the best experience possible. We frequently experience all four seasons in one day at this time of year and it is crucial that you are prepared for heat and for cold. Summit goes on, rain or shine. Please bring the following in a backpack or bag. All personal belongings should be labeled with your name to keep them from getting lost or inadvertently stolen.

  • Come dressed in your costume and wearing sunblock
  • Refillable water bottle (labeled)
  • Warm jacket
  • Rain poncho
  • Sun blocking hat, if desired and appropriate for your role
  • Sack lunch, snacks, AND sack dinner in an insulated, labeled lunch box. Be generous. You will be very hungry. NO FOOD WILL BE PROVIDED at the event and FOOD DELIVERIES ARE NOT ALLOWED. Please bring plenty of food and at least two snacks. You should start drinking water at least a couple of days before the event to prevent dehydration, even if you plan to drink plenty of water on the day of the event.

Youth Dress Code

Girls: Modest dresses or skirts and blouses.

  • No cleavage showing or emphasized
  • Shoulders and stomach covered
  • No sheer fabrics
  • No long trains, huge, trailing sleeves, or hoops in the skirt
  • Layers should be worn underneath the dresses and can be removed if the day is too warm
  • Skirts/dresses should be at least finger-tip length, with light pants or leggings worn underneath if they are shorter than mid-calf length
  • Good shoes. Even though the girls will be wearing dresses, they need to have supportive closed-toe shoes. Shoes are required to be worn at all times while on the premises.

Boys: T-shirt or long-sleeved shirt (dressing in layers is best) and pants.

  • Athletic pants or cotton slacks are better than jeans
  • No shorts are allowed for youth leaders
  • No inappropriate slogans on shirts
  • Good fitting, supportive, closed toe shoes are required to be worn at all times while on the premises.
  • Medieval style shirts are always welcome

Adult Volunteer Information

Please note: Camp Sergeants/Matrons & Lords/Ladies not needed this day.

For volunteer questions, please contact our volunteer coordinator:
Amory McKay
heroicyouthvolunteers@gmail.com
Cell: 801-842-3846

Adult Volunteer Packing List

Every volunteer needs to be prepared in order to have the best experience possible. We frequently experience all four seasons in one day at this time of year and it is crucial that you are prepared for heat and for cold. Summit goes on, rain or shine. Please bring the following in a backpack or bag. All personal belongings should be labeled with your name to keep them from getting lost or inadvertently stolen.

  • Refillable water bottle (labeled)
  • Warm jacket
  • Rain poncho
  • Hand-held umbrella for blocking sun and/or rain
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses and/or sun blocking hat, bandanna, etc.
  • Camping chair or blanket
  • Costume (please see costume ideas here)
  • Backup chargers for your phone, especially if you are assigned to a check-in area
  • Sack lunch, snacks, AND sack dinner in an insulated, labeled lunch box. Be generous. You will be very hungry.  NO FOOD WILL BE PROVIDED at the event and FOOD DELIVERIES ARE NOT ALLOWED. Please bring plenty of food and at least two snacks. You should start drinking water at least a couple of days before the event to prevent dehydration, even if you plan to drink plenty of water on the day of the event.

Villain Information

For villain questions, please contact our villain coordinator:
Drew Nelson
be.a.heroicvillain@gmail.com
Cell: 801-691-4421

Villain check-in times:

Cast Villains: 12:00 pm
Captains and Lieutenants: 1:00 pm
General villains: 2:00pm  

Villains are invited (but are not required) to attend the debrief after the battle.

We are still in need of male and female adult villains for Thursday (as well as Saturday)!  Villain registration is here.

Villain Dress code:

  • Dark colored long pants (that you don't mind getting grass stains on). Preferably something that can pass as "medieval" like sweats or old Dockers.  Stay away from jeans and no shorts please.
  • A black shirt
  • Eye protection (sunglasses, safety glasses, etc.)
  • It is recommended that men wear a cup for some extra protection.
  • You may also wear black or dark colored capes, robes, medieval looking uniforms, head dresses, makeup, etc.  
  • NOTE: We frequently experience all four seasons in one day at this time of year and it is crucial that you are prepared for heat and for cold. Summit goes on, rain or shine.

Villain Packing List:

  • Refillable water bottle (labeled)
  • Sunblock
  • Heroic Youth approved sword if you have one (please bring extras if you are willing to share!)
  • The food you think you’ll need.  NO FOOD WILL BE PROVIDED at the event and FOOD DELIVERIES ARE NOT ALLOWED. You should start drinking water at least a couple of days before the event to prevent dehydration, even if you plan to drink plenty of water on the day of the event.

Thank you for your participation in Hero Quest this year! We can't wait for the day to arrive!

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