Are you ready for the challenge?

By teaching basic life skills and Biblical truths, Quest motivates young men to put away childish things and choose Christlike manhood.

Who: Young men 14 and older
When: July 15 – August 11, 2017

How much: $1,495
($1,595 if your payment is postmarked after June 19)

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Christlike Manhood 

A Vision

The pursuit of Biblical manhood requires deliberate action. In Quest, we begin preparing young men to one day raise their own families, by teaching them about six “Pillars of Manhood” – callings that God has given every Christian father:

  • Priest – Taking initiative as the spiritual leader of his home
  • Partner – Faithfully loving his wife
  • Parent – Instructing and correcting his children
  • Provider – Meeting the needs of those under his care
  • Protector – Defending his family, church and community from harm
  • Servant-Leader – Putting others’ needs before his own

Practical Life Skills

We believe that every young man should be capable and confident when it comes to daily life. Quest students learn all kinds of essential skills, through personal instruction and hands-on experience alongside mature Christian men.

  • Basic First Aid and CPR
  • Basic Plumbing & Electrical
  • Basic Auto Maintenance & Automotive Emergencies
  • Personal Finance
  • Flatwater canoeing
  • Physical Fitness (hiking, daily PT, Ultimate)

Disciplines for Success

The most important aspect of maturity is a young man’s walk with God, and Quest focuses on developing good habits for lifelong spiritual growth.

  • Daily devotions
  • Journaling
  • Scripture memory
  • Character training in:
    • Responsibility
    • Time management
    • Orderliness
    • Humility and more!

Eligibility & Application

Quest is open to all young men 14 or older; you must turn 14 on or before the end of Quest.

Download the Quest Application.

Your completed application must be accompanied by:

  • $25 non-refundable processing feemade payable to ALERT Academy
  • A personal photograph taken within the last 6 months
  • A copy of your medical insurance card

The International ALERT Academy does not discriminate in its admissions or educational policies and programs on the basis of race, color, or national and ethnic origin.

Applications are processed each spring beginning in April. We will send you an email confirming that your application has been received.

Once your application is accepted, we’ll send you a confirmation packet with additional information and materials, including a transportation form that you’ll need to submit before you come.

Meanwhile, check out Preparing for Quest!

Click the link below to learn more about:

  • Items you need to purchase and bring to Quest
  • Items that will be issued to you when you arrive
  • Gear recommendations
  • Optional gear
  • How to ship your gear to Quest ahead of time if you wish
  • What not to bring

Download the Quest Packing List.