YQ Party with Purpose

FAQs

How do I register?

You can register online. You will also need to sign a copy of our waiver and send it to us to complete the process. Registration opens September 9, 2014.

Group registrations:

Youth workers: First, create a group. You'll receive a group ID, which you will give to each of your retreaters. Each of your retreaters can then go online and register as a group member using your group ID. We'll notify you by email whenever a retreater registers as part of your group.

Payment: When you set up your group, you'll have three options for payment:

  1. Group members pay individually when they register.
  2. Youth worker pays in the form of one lump sum at a later date.
  3. Some group members pay individually, and the youth worker pays the rest at a later date in one lump sum.

Please ensure that you communicate to your retreaters the method you prefer. Remember that your registration fee will depend on the date of payment, not the date of registration. We cannot process registrations until we receive payment.

Waivers: Members of your group must fill out a waiver if they wish to participate in all YQ activities. Retreaters under the age of 18 need to fill out the four page Youth and Parent Waiver and anyone 18+ will need to fill out the Adult Waiver. These waivers must be completed, signed, and witnessed to be valid. Any incomplete or unreadable waivers cannot be accepted.Please have these waivers sent to the YQ Office in advance. It takes time to ensure waivers are correctly completed and bringing waivers on Registration Day will greatly slow down the registration process for your group.  For further details see Waiver section of this FAQ.

When your group arrives to check in on the first day of YQ, look for one of the lines that says "Registered Groups". Send a Youth Worker to check in and pick up your information package, then come back to your group and give a wrist band to each person-both students and youth workers. Note: Those who have not sent in their completed waivers will receive a marked wristband. They will not be able to participate in the mosh pit, paintball, or any other activities deemed unsuitable for those without a waiver. Your information package will have maps of the campus and a handbook for the weekend for each person. The handbook tells you what is going on throughout the weekend and gives you information on when and where those things will be happening.

Individual registrations:

Individual retreaters who do not attend with a group must register using the online individual registration form. We will accept payments by credit card only. Please note that you must pay in full when you register. We also require you to complete the Youth & Parent Waiver.

Waivers:

Along with your registration we also require you to sign and send us an all-inclusive waiver that will allow you to participate in all YQ activities.

There is a four-page Youth & Parent Waiver available for Retreaters under the age of 18 and an Adult Waiver for anyone 18+. Please read the waivers carefully to ensure you complete the correct one.

Each page has information that needs to be filled out. Please ensure all names, signatures, dates, and witness signatures are completed. Waivers with missing pages, incomplete names, missing signatures, missing dates, missing witnesses, or unreadable information cannot be accepted. Note: Parent Waiver must be signed by a legal guardian. Youth Leaders cannot sign this form unless it is for their own wards. Youth Leaders or other family members may serve as witnesses.

Once you have printed and completed a copy of your waiver you can scan and email it to yq@briercrest.ca or fax it to 306-756-5500.

Please have these waivers sent to the YQ Office in advance. It takes time to ensure waivers are correctly completed and bringing waivers on Registration Day will greatly slow down your registration process.

For questions about the waivers please call 306-756-3200.

I sent in the registration form  ΜΆ  now what?

Once we receive your registration form and process your payment, you will receive a registration confirmation letter by email (if you provide an email address) or by mail. We will accept YQ Registrations until the weekend starts or we are full, however, all registrations after February 3, 2015 will be subject to a $30 late fee. Only those who have received their registration confirmation may attend Youth Quake. If you register after February 3, 2015, you will not have enough time to receive a mailed confirmation letter, so if you do not provide an email address, we will contact you via phone to confirm your registration.

Please note: All payments must accompany registration forms in order to be processed. You will receive registration confirmation after you have paid.

Can I register by phone?

No.

Are refunds available?

Yes, but we will withhold a $30 administration fee for all cancellations. Unfortunately, we are not able to give refunds after February 3, 2015.

Are registrations transferrable?

We will accept same-gender (a girl for a girl, a boy for a boy) transfers for a fee of $30. You must download and complete a new paper registration form for each transfer and mail or fax the form with the $30 fee. If you would like to request a transfer after February 3, 2015, you must do so in person at Youth Quake.

You must make all requests for refunds and transfers via email to yq@briercrest.ca. We cannot guarantee that we'll be able to process your refund before Youth Quake weekend.

Is there a discount for youth leaders?

In an attempt to keep costs down for everyone coming to Youth Quake, we do not offer a discount to youth leaders. But if you are a youth leader and are attending with your spouse, we do offer a spouse discount of $85.

What does the Youth Quake registration cost include?

Youth Quake is an all-inclusive weekend. Your registration includes meals, concerts, accommodations, and all events for the weekend-everything except  transportation to Youth Quake, any souvenirs you would like to purchase, and snacks throughout the weekend.

When does Youth Quake begin and end?

Youth Quake begins with registration from 1:00-5:00 p.m. on February 13 and finishes around noon on February 15. We provide lunch after the main session on February 15.

Who is eligible to attend?

Students who have reached the age of 14-18 by December 31, 2014 and their adult leaders.

I don't have a youth group-can I still come?

Absolutely! You don't need to be part of a youth group to attend Youth Quake, but we do encourage you to come with someone you know. The weekend will be more fun for you if you have someone to connect with throughout the weekend.

What will happen if I lose my wristband?

Your wristband is your ticket for the weekend and allows you to get into all events and meals. Without this wristband, you will be bored and hungry.

Is there parking for my bus?

Yes. There is designated parking for all vehicles, large and small, on campus for the weekend. When you arrive, our parking attendants will greet you and let you know where to park your vehicle. Because of the large number of people attending Youth Quake, please keep your vehicle parked in the designated parking spot and walk around campus. We also ask that all youth leaders who are staying in community homes park their vehicles in the designated Youth Quake parking spots and not at the billet location. Please note that parking does not include plug-ins.

I want to take home a souvenir-what can I buy at Youth Quake?

There will be Youth Quake merchandise and band merchandise available for you to purchase. Purchase your Youth Quake souvenirs early in the weekend for the best selection and to avoid disappointment when we are out of stock.

What is Youth Quake on the Road?

YQ on the Road is a ministry team of Briercrest students ready to entertain your group! They bring a two-hour youth group night filled with wild gym games, a specific spiritual challenge, and a full invitation that will inspire your group to join you at Youth Quake 2015.  

Email (youthquake@briercrest.ca) us if you want someone from the YQ team to visit your group!

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