So, Quest is basically a Christian summer camp, right?
Far from it! Quest is a 4-week intensive for young men who want to grow in faith, maturity, and readiness for life. Think of it as the perfect blend of summer camp and boot camp – lots of fun, but plenty of super-tough challenges along the way! (Response alarms, mud runs, night hikes – you get the idea.)
What is the daily schedule like?
A typical day in Quest starts with personal devotions at 5:30am, followed by PT and room inspections. After breakfast at 8:00, a morning chapel is held, then a class or workshop session begins at 9:00 and runs until lunch at noon. Afternoons are filled with hands-on activities, recreation or additional classes, and supper is at 5:00pm. After supper, everyone pitches in to complete daily chores and special projects with their teams. Most evenings, a final class session goes from 6:45 to 7:30, and at 8:30pm, the students meet in smaller groups for evening devotions with their group leaders. Lights out is at 9:15. Of course, the schedule will vary from day to day, especially in the case of a hike, a service project, or another special event.
“Daily PT” sounds tough. Do I need to start working out before I come?
Go for it! You can find ideas on the Preparing for Quest page.
Why do you call adolescence a myth?
Much of the world today believes that in between childhood and adulthood, there’s a period of 5-10 years in a young person’s life during which they begin to exercise the rights that most grown-ups enjoy, without having to take on too many new responsibilities just yet. We think God has something different in mind, and we want young people to understand that “Godly maturity” means your rights and your responsibilities go hand in hand, even if you’re just 14!