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 past few years. We are planning a normal Hero Quest and Summit year, with some of the great parts we've discovered.
For Youth Leaders, 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, Commitment, in a very fun way.
We plan to have our Summit event for 8-12 year-olds, as well as our normal Hero Quest event. We will also have Training events for Youth Leaders, Adult Volunteers, and Villains throughout the summer to prepare for both of these events. (See our Events page for training dates.)
Q: What exactly is Summit and Hero Quest?
A: Hero Quest is a one-day leadership simulation day camp for Youth 12-19 years old. Summit is a two-day simulation day camp for 8-12 year-olds led by the Hero Quest Youth Leaders. (See our Summit and Hero Quest pages to learn more.)
Q: When and where is Hero Quest and Summit 2023?
A: Hero Quest is Thursday, Aug 24, 2023
Summit is Friday and Saturday, Aug 25-26, 2023
American Fork Amphitheater, 851 East 700 North, American Fork, UT 84003
Q: What is the cost for Hero Quest participants and how do they register?
A: Registration for Hero Quest will open the day of the Kickoff event (Feb. 4th) and close when spots fill up or February 27th, whichever comes first. We have sold out of Youth Leader spots every year for the last 3 years, so register early! If it is closed, don’t despair! Youth who wish to participate in this year’s events can still do so by playing the role of villains in our final battle. Being a villain is a fulfilling and engaging way to participate! See our Join the Final Battle page to register to be a villain. Contact us to get on our email list to hear when Youth Leader registration opens next year (usually in February/March)!
Q: What is the cost for Summit participants and how do they register?
A: Summit registration opens May 1st and closes when spots are filled or June 15th, whichever comes first. Summit registration is $109. If registration is closed, please contact us to get on our email list to hear when registration opens next year (usually in May)!
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 and attendees 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: Does a child need to be a member of one of the Heroic Youth Clubs to participate in Summit?
A: No! Any 8-12 year-old child can participate in Summit. For more information about our Clubs, visit https://clubs.heroicyouth.org.
YOUTH LEADER SPECIFIC FAQs
Q: What is the Heroic Youth age policy for participating as a Youth Leader?
A: Youth can apply for and be assigned to Youth Leadership positions so long as they are a minimum of 12 years old and a maximum of 18 years old on Jan 1st of the current year. Youth that turn 12 after January 1st of the current year may participate as a Summit Attendee (8-12 years old) and apply as a Youth Leader the following year.
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 with a new youth leader position added in 2023. There may be necessary adjustments based on the number of youth registering, but all the basic positions will still be represented. (For more information for Youth Leaders, see our Hero Quest page and Youth Leader Roles page.)
Q: What day will Youth Leader assignments be made?
A: Youth can expect to receive their assignments on April 14th.
Q: Will the Youth Leaders participate in Everyday Warrior Journey?
A: Youth leaders will participate in Every Day Warrior Journey (EWJ), a personal mastery program where focus is brought to the little daily things that make us Heroic. Tools and resources will be provided at the beginning and along the way.
Q: Will there still be House gatherings?
A: Yes, there are 3 official house meetings in the year. 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: 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: Where can I find information on what to wear to Hero Quest and Summit?
A: You can find it on the Youth Leader Roles page.
Q: Where can I find The 5 Commitments and Code of Conduct?
A: You can find it on The 5 Commitments page.
Q: Will there still be options for adult volunteers this year?
A: Yes! Find out more on our Adult Volunteers page!
Q: Will there be opportunities for villains this year?
A: Yes! We need our Adult and Youth Villains more than ever this year! Find out more on our Join the Final Battle page.