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Quest Youth Retreat

Welcome to the Information Page for Fall Quest 2017

October 27-29, 2017

What is Quest?

Quest youth retreats help our young people grow deeper in their relationship with God. Quest incorporates general sessions led by entertaining and powerful speakers, interactive small group time, an engaging band, and plenty of community-building activities to help foster spiritual growth throughout the weekend and beyond. No two Quest events are the same. Youth are encouraged to explore, ask questions, and dive into each theme in hope that the weekend will help them grow individually in their faith and corporately as a member within the Church.

This Fall’s Theme–Hagios, Sanctus, Saint: Defined by God

God is the one who defines our life and helps answer the question “Who am I?”—You are a saint! When we view ourselves this way it allows us to know we are worthy, fully loved, holy and set apart for big things, and invites us to live into God’s intentions for us. Prayer deepens our relationship with God and moves us into action. It’s a journey (and sometimes a struggle) to leave behind insecurity and inactivity, but viewing ourselves through the lens of a hagios— “saint”—changes our worldview, moving us into inspiration and making a difference. Defined by God!

Band

This fall we welcome back the Full Armor Band from New York. We are so excited to have them spend the weekend with us again. Check out their sound here!

T-Shirts

We will be placing our shirt order on October 2. Participants wishing to receive a t-shirt must register by September 29.

Cost

The cost for youth and adult sponsors is $150. The price will increase after September 29 to $165. Work Crew members are free. Credit card payments (preferred method) can be made online. Please mail check payments to:

The Episcopal Church in Colorado
Attn: Quest
1300 Washington Street
Denver, CO 80203

If anyone in your group is in need of scholarship help, please complete an  Assistance Application. Return it to Faith@EpiscopalColorado.org.

Please keep in mind there is a $75.00 cancellation fee.

Registration

Camp fills up fast, so register soon! Registration is online only.* For assistance with registration, contact the Office of Faith Formation at 303.837.1173 or Faith@EpiscopalColorado.org.

*Participants without access to a computer and/or Internet should complete a Paper Registration Form, which youth leaders or rectors can then use to complete online registration on their behalf.

Dietary Needs?

Participants requiring special meals must fill out Frontier Ranch’s Special Diet Request Form.

Frontier Ranch Release Form

The Frontier Ranch Release Form has gone online! Each participant, including work crew, must complete a release.

Promoting Quest

Consider adding a preformatted Quest Bulletin Insert to your weekly bulletin.

Covenants

Individual youth programs are responsible for communicating with their members regarding expectations for their group. The Episcopal Church in Colorado expects these covenants to be honored at its youth events, and therefore does not require a separate covenant for the Quest event.

Supervision: Adult Sponsors

The adult to teen Ratio is 1:6. We require that for every 1-6 teens your church sends, you must supply an adult sponsor (21 years or older) of the same gender. For example, if you have 4 boys and 9 girls, you will need 1 male and 2 female leaders. If you have 2 boys and 3 girls, you will need 1 male and 1 female leader. We require this ratio for two reasons. (1) It is the responsibility of your church to nurture your teens in their faith and follow up with them after the weekend. This ratio allows you to minister to your kids using the weekend as a tool to disciple them in their faith. (2) It allows us to have an adequate amount of supervision and ensure safety. Adult sponsors must hold current certification in Safeguarding God’s Children. Need to confirm that your certification is current? Contact the Office of Faith Formation at 303.837.1173 or Faith@EpiscopalColorado.org.

Work Crew (No Cost)

These are the servants behind the ministry. Without them the weekend could not be successful! Frontier Ranch requires that we have enough volunteers to run work crew properly. Work crew members are primarily responsible for setting up, serving, and cleaning up after meals. Work Crew members must be 18 years or older and have graduated from high school. To ensure that we have enough work crew, each church must provide one work crew for every 1-10 participants. Work crew can be borrowed from other churches. While work crew members don’t get to participate in the sessions, they are a HUGE part of the weekend.

Communication & Event Promotion

Please feel free to contact our office to help you with ideas and resources to promote Quest and prepare your group for the event.

Directions

Frontier Ranch is located in Buena Vista, just beneath the beautiful peak of Mt. Princeton. Follow these Directions to Frontier Ranch.

Questions?

For additional information or questions please contact the Office of Faith Formation at 303.837.1173 or Faith@EpiscopalColorado.org.

Thank you! We can’t wait to see you all at Quest this spring!

Elizabeth Cervasio and the Faith Formation Team