Youth for Freedom Camp Guidelines

Youth Conference Participant Behavior

Participants have the responsibility not to deny any other participant rights and privileges to other members of the Youth for Freedom community. The following are prohibited:

    1. Physical or verbal assaults, and stalking, hazing, threats, intimidation, coercion, or any other conduct that threatens or endangers the health or safety of another member of the Youth for Freedom community or any other person while on Youth for Freedom premises or while attending or participating in Youth for Freedom activities.
        • Hazing is defined as an abusive or humiliating initiation into a group or affiliation.
        • Stalking is defined as intentionally and repeatedly following, contacting, or harassing another person, so that fear is instilled in that individual.
    2. Sexual harassment / discrimination. If a student believes they have been harassed, sexually harassed, or discriminated against, refer to Youth for Freedom Policies.
    3. Disorderly or lewd conduct.
    4. Attempted or actual theft of Youth for Freedom property or of any individual’s property, or intentional or reckless destruction or damage of Youth for Freedom property, equipment, materials, data, and other resources, or intentional misuse of same, including unauthorized possession or use of computer passwords or keys.
    5. Use, possession, or distribution of alcoholic beverages.
    6. Use, possession or distribution of controlled substances, except for legal, personal use of prescribed medications as governed by Arizona law.
    7. Violation of published Youth for Freedom policies, rules, or regulations.
    8. Violation of federal, state, or local civil or criminal laws on Youth for Freedom premises or while participating in Youth for Freedom activities.
    9. Breaching a contract made with Youth for Freedom, including those related to Youth for Freedom-rented housing.
    10.  Acts of dishonesty, including but not limited to making false statements, fraud, providing false information or identification, forgery, or misuse of Youth for Freedom documents, forms, and records.
    11. Intentional disruption or obstruction of instruction, research, meetings, or other Youth for Freedom functions or activities.
    12.  Illegal or unauthorized possession or use of a firearm, ammunition, explosives, weapons, or dangerous chemicals on Youth for Freedom property or at Youth for Freedom events; or use of such items, even if legally possessed, in a threatening or irresponsible manner that causes fear of imminent bodily harm.
    13. Refusal to respond to reasonable requests and direction from Youth for Freedom authorities while in the performance of their duties.
    14. Participants are expected to conduct themselves in a responsible manner at all times. If a participant is reported for violation of the law, Youth for Freedom will cooperate with appropriate law enforcement officials insofar as the law permits.
    15. For the safety, security, and liability of Youth for Freedom, no outside guests are allowed at camp for the duration of the conference.
    16. Youth conference participants are not to leave the premises once they have arrived unless specifically approved through Youth for Freedom and parental approval has been obtained for the individual limited/rare instance(s) or in case of emergency as the majority of participants are under the age of 18. Youth for Freedom and all affiliates are not held liable for any participant who leaves the premises with or without approval and waives all liability associated with those individual decisions.

Youth for Freedom is a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming environment. We do not discriminate based on color, race, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identification.

Youth Conference Dress Standards

Youth for Freedom strives to promote a professional, creative, and diverse environment to facilitate the growth, focus and development of the participants. Participants are responsible for abiding by the following guidelines for dress standards for the duration of their stay and are encouraged to follow a dress standard as outlined below.

    1. Footwear must be worn at all times throughout the camp.
    2. All dresses, skirts, and shorts must be mid-thigh length and modest.
    3. No articles of clothing are to be sheer or netted (including but not limited to shirts, blouses, tops, dresses, suits, swimming suits, etc.) If clothing is sheer or netted, a camisole or under shirt must be worn.
    4. No bare or exposed midriffs, backs, sides, low cut tops (ensure the style fits the individual’s body type), buttocks/underwear or genitalia.
    5. No bikinis or speedos.
    6. Words and designs on clothing must not be offensive or suggestive in nature.

FAQs

When does registration close?

Registration closes 4 weeks prior to YFF Summer Camp.

After registration closes no changes can be made to any registrations including but not limited to session changes, registration transfers, shirt sizes, etc.

There are no refunds. Registrations may be transferred to another youth prior to the final cut off date.

Age Requirements:

To register for YFF youth must be at least 12 years old on or before December 31 of the year they attend.  A youth cannot be more than 19 years old on the first day of their session.

Age Groups:

There are 4 different sessions, each with their own individual focus, that occur simultaneously during the given week at Youth For Freedom. Participants must select one session and associated theme focus to participate in for the duration of the week. Ages provided for the sessions are recommendations. Youth are encouraged to select their desired session to attend based on any previous sessions they may have participated in and which current session focus or theme would be most beneficial and applicable to them in their life at this current time. There is overlap in ages. Session 1 is the only session consisting of solely 12-13 year olds as the activities are catered to that age group. If session 1 has previously been attended and the youth desires to attend Session 2, please take maturity level and the youth’s desire and commitment to growth into consideration.

If you have additional Questions or are having trouble registering:

Please contact the Youth For Freedom Registrar or Administration team through the following emails Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm MST : yffleaders@gmail.com & yffregistrar@gmail.com .  Remember, it is your responsibility to confirm that your registration is complete and accurate.

Make sure that you verify your email address to complete your account creation and prior to any registration attempts.

Confirmation emails are sent to you at the email address provided when you register stating that the registration is booked. If you do not receive the email confirmation, check your spam/junk folder, and if it is still not there, please contact us so that we can assist you.

Who should attend YFF Summer Camp?

Any youth ages 12-19 who wants to upgrade the way they feel about themselves and their leadership skills!

Youth for Freedom is a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming environment. We do not discriminate based on color, race, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identification.

Which session should I attend?

Session are divided by how old a youth is at the start of the conference. We will assign your session based on the age submitted in your waiver. Youth session assignments will be made as follows.

Session 1  |  11-12 years old

Session 2  |  13-14 years old

Session 3  |  15-16 years old

Session 4  |  17-18 years old

No two years are the same.

The majority of time will be spent in individual sessions. Each session has its own theme and a few recurring simulations and activities.

 

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