Hero Quest is a one-day simulation 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 if you have any questions.
Time and Location
Hero Quest will be held Thursday August 29th, at the American Fork Amphitheater at 850 E 700 N, American Fork, Utah. This is a one-day event.
7:00 AM - Costumes/Equipment/Facilities Teams arrive
7:30 AM - Check-in staff/Hero Quest Staff/Mentor Pairs arrive
8:30 AM - ALL youth leaders arrive. Please be on time and ready to participate fully.
9:00 AM - Event Starts
1:00 PM - Afternoon Volunteers arrive
2:00 PM - Villain Captains and Lieutenants arrive
3:00 PM - All Villains arrive
7:30 PM - Royal Feast
8:30 PM - Hero Quest ends, clean-up and go home
Please note that the debrief for Master Knights and Princesses may go a little later. Remember the order of departure and follow it carefully.
There will be a feast provided for all youth leaders on Thursday evening as part of the event. Staff members can purchase a ticket for the feast. Details have been emailed out. There is no meal provided on Friday or Saturday, so plan your snacks accordingly.
Packing List and Dress Code
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 items clearly marked with your name (for Queen Emily's sanity):
- Water bottle
- Sack lunch. Be generous. You will be very hungry.
- Warm jacket.
- Rain poncho
- Good shoes. Even though the girls will be wearing dresses, you need to have supportive shoes that cover your toe. Shoes are required to be worn at all times while on the premises.
Dress Code - girls should wear modest dresses or skirt and blouses. There shouldn't be any 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. Keep in mind the rule about shoes. For boys, they can simply wear a t-shirt or long-sleeved shirt (remember the layers instructions) and pants. Athletic pants or cotton slacks are better than jeans. No shorts and no inappropriate slogans on shirts. Medieval style shirts are always welcome. See the costume list in your trianing packet for further details.
There are two available parking lots at the Amphitheater. The lower parking lot is available for drop off/pick up only. For all parking longer than 20 minutes, please park in the upper gravel parking lot 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.
Jennifer Shaw is the villain coordinator and all villains can contact her (801-870-0039 or firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions, comments, concerns, etc.
We are still in need of villains for Thursday (as well as Saturday). All villains need to check in between 3:00 and 3:30 pm. (Captains and Lieutenants by 2:00 pm.) Villains are invited (but are not required) to attend the debrief after the battle. You may also join the feast. You may bring your own food to the feast or if you want to purchase a dinner, email Jennifer Shaw 801 870-0939 or email@example.com to get sign up information. We are looking for men and women, ages 16 to adult. You can find all details and register by clicking here.
- 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.
- Snacks you may want
- Sword if you have one
6:30 AM - HY Board Arrive
7:00 AM - Check-in/Costumes/Equipment/Facilities Teams Arrive
7:30 AM - Hero Quest Staff/Challenge Leaders/Cast Members Arrive
8:30 AM - Youth Leader Check-in
9:00 AM - Event Starts
3:00 PM - Villain Check-in
7:30 PM - Royal Feast
8:30 PM - Clean-up and go home
Please note: Camp Sergeants/Matrons & Lords/Ladies not needed this day
For volunteer questions, please contact our volunteer coordinator:
Lily Sunshine Herrmann
Thank you for your participating in Hero Quest this year! We can't wait for the day to arrive!