Heroic Youth 2021 Event FAQs
2021 Summit Year FAQs
Q: What is the plan for this year?
A: This year will be as exciting as we can possibly make it! We have learned a great deal about how to build an event with both Virtual and Physical events throughout the year. We are planning a normal Hero Quest and Summit year, with some of the great parts we discovered last year.
Like last year, simulation/story-line will go throughout the summer! Youth will be sorted into groups (Houses). Each House will be led by a Master Knight and Princess (experienced youth leaders), as well as adult mentors who will support them and guide them throughout their experience. Youth will learn about our theme, virtue, in a very fun way. It’s even possible to involve younger siblings in their experiences.
Unlike last year, we fully plan to have our Summit event for little kids, as well as our normal Hero Quest event. We will also have Training events throughout the summer to prepare for both these events.
Youth leaders will also participate in Every Day Warrior Journey like last year, a personal mastery program where goals are created and accomplished, a little at a time. Tools and resources will be provided at the beginning and along the way.
Q: What is the cost?
A: The cost of participating in Heroic Youth this year is $120 for youth leaders, and an additional $30 for Master Knights and Princesses ($150 total).
Q: What will the registration fee be used for?
A: Heroic Youth is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All income received goes directly to the Heroic Youth programs. Specifically, we use these funds for administrative purposes (websites, equipment, storage, insurance) and paying for materials that go directly to the youth. Heroic Youth is a 100% volunteer organization so you can trust that your registration fees are going directly to benefit you and the other participants. The registration fee will be used to cover operational expenses and materials provided to the youth for the program experience (T-shirts, trading cards, simulation artifacts, mail costs, Everyday Warrior Journey materials, and awards). It also covers foam weapons and equipment/facilities costs for the final event at the American Fork Amphitheater, as well as any costs needed for the awards ceremony that ends the years events.
Q: Will we still have all of the same youth leader positions?
A: You can expect that the same youth leadership structure we have used in the past will be present this year. There will be necessary adjustments based on the number of youth registering, but all the basic positions will still be represented.
Q: What day will Youth Leader assignments be made?
A: Youth can expect to receive their assignments on May 8th.
Q: Will there still be House gatherings?
A: Each youth will be placed in a House with a Master Knight or Princess at the lead, with many other supporting youth leader roles. It is expected that the Master Knights and Princesses over each House will lead their House using a number of tools. Both Zoom meetings and in-person meetings will be encouraged as a way for the House to coordinate their efforts, share their successes, and encourage each other throughout the summer.
Q: Will there be opportunities for villains this year?
A: Yes! We need our villains more than ever this year!
Q: Will there still be options for adult volunteers this year?
A: Yes! Please contact us to volunteer!
Q: Are we still doing trading cards?
A: Yes. We will provide Master Knight and Princess Trading cards to the registered youth leaders, as well as young knights and handmaidens.
Q: Will there still be a debrief event?