Below are some frequently asked questions.
+ WHAT ARE THE ACCOMMODATIONS? Dorm-style living with suite-style or private bathrooms. Each dorm floor is segregated by gender. Bed linens, pillows, blankets, and towels are provided on campus. There is a towel exchange available daily. Pool towels are not available and students should either bring their own pool towel or bring one from the dorm to use.
Dorm-style living with suite-style or private bathrooms. Each dorm floor is segregated by gender. Bed linens, pillows, blankets, and towels are provided on campus. There is a towel exchange available daily. Pool towels are not available and students should either bring their own pool towel or bring one from the dorm to use.
- – All conference programming from Monday evening through Friday evening (bands, speakers, seminars entertainment, service projects, student stage etc.)
– Food and lodging
– Access to student rec center and campus
– Meals from Dinner Monday June 26th – Dinner Friday June 30th
*During Lunch time on Wednesday, June 28th, we are asking groups to provide their own lunch by eating at one of the local restaurants in town. CSU now also features an amazing food court which includes many restaurants your kids know and love. There are plenty within walking distance of the university and it is a great way to explore your surroundings! By eliminating one meal on campus, we are able to contribute thousands of dollars towards funding the service opportunity for Feed My Starving Children. Our small sacrifice creates a huge blessing for others who need it far more than we need it.
Our target audience is students in grades 8 – 12 along with adult leaders from their church. Groups should maintain an adult-to-student ratio of no less than 1:7. (1 adult for every 7 students). If your group is bringing male and female students, please try to bring a leader of each gender or connect with another participating church to have them be a designated leader for the gender of student you do not have a leader for.
Traditionally, FMYC has always been a high school event. This restriction has allowed us to more intentionally focus programming and content to a more mature audience without watering down the message to accommodate students in which it may not yet apply. We understand though that there are students in lower grades who are “mature beyond their years”. With this in mind we have decided to leave the cut-off age of registration up to you as a youth leader. Please realize though that the content of this event is very much targeted to the maturity level and life experience of students in 9th – 12th grade.
Please refer to our packing list for this info.
Upon arrival, follow signs to the Academic Village. Send your group’s leader (only) inside to pick-up registration/housing packet. Leaders will inform the CSU representative of what church and city they are from. They then will be given a bag including all individual food cards, dorm “prox” cards, programs, housing assignments, etc. Group leaders should then take these back to their group and distribute them accordingly. Then, take your group to your assigned housing and get settled in.
Groups are welcome to drive to the event in any form of transportation. Parking will be available in designated lots for the week for any size vehicle or bus free of charge.
You will be required to provide your license plate numbers for vehicles when you check-in at registration.
Groups will be housed together on gender-specific floors, with specific room assignments being done by you. We will provide evening times for groups to connect and pray together.
Youth leaders are required to fill out a housing request prior to June 15th here: https://goo.gl/forms/yNlW2GSnGKnA8NKy2
We encourage all of our students to strive for modesty in their appearance. For specific guidelines during our time together, students will be asked to change if they do not seem to be aware of these standards:
* No bikinis
* No cutoff shirts
* Shirts must be worn at all times outside of swimming and private dorms.
* No spaghetti-strap tank tops
* Shorts must be of modest length
* Footwear must be worn to enter buildings.
Because so much of our event is built on the connections of the groups that are attending, we are asking anyone interested in attending to find a group to be a part of. Even if you’re traveling separately, please make sure to let us know what group you’re going to be connected to during the event. This will help to improve the safety and experience of all our students.
Complete access to the CSU Rec Center
– Hot Tub
– Rock Wall
– Lazy river
– State of the art gym
– Four, full-court basketball courts.
– Dodge Ball
– Sand volleyball
– Ultimate Frisbee
– Flag football
– Outdoor basketball courts
At FMYC this year, we want to give students the opportunity to share their creative gifts with fellow students, and also to sharpen their God-given abilities. We believe we have a Creator who is creative, who loves art, who loves music, and has given us, His children, a love and appreciation for the beauty of His creation. So the MAD House (which is located in the common area of Corbett on the CSU campus) will be available 3 days out of the week, the first day focusing on Music, the 2nd focusing on drama, and the 3rd day focusing on art. (MAD = Music, Art, Drama)
Music – We will be hosting an open-mic event that students are welcome to attend and enjoy, or to actually present a song of their choosing. Students can sign up in advance (so song lyrics can be screened by our staff), then share their talent with a group of their peers. Those in attendance will vote on the winner, then the winner will get the opportunity to perform on the main stage on the final night of FMYC to share their gift with the entire conference. Our mainstage band will also be in attendance, and will be available after the open mic set to answer questions and lend advice on playing/singing with a group, song writing, practice, and on sharpening your skills.
Drama – This day will focus on improv drama. We will be inviting an improv group to come and do a show, then have a seminar on improv, giving students the opportunity to practice and learn tips on improvisational drama.
Art – Our art day will focus on a large-scale project (TBD) that will be composed of efforts from all who have any interest, from very limited ability, to great artists we’re sure to have in our denomination. Then, our project will serve as the backdrop for the mainstage at the final session of FMYC.
Safety and security is a top priority for FMYC. In order to provide the safest environment possible, all Health Care situations will be directed to the campus Medical/Urgent Care Clinic (or the local hospital if the situation is serious). This will operate in much the same way as any visit to a doctor. It will require payment and insurance. Current legislation makes it impossible for the FMYC Team to assume liability for medical treatments on campus. Individual group leaders will be responsible for determining what course of action is needed.
The Security Team helps maintain crowd and traffic control, and maintains a constant presence on the campus; offering any help where needed. In the event of an emergency, the Security Team coordinates closely with local authorities to provide support and aid in whatever way necessary. SAFETY FOR ALL IS OUR TOP PRIORITY!! The primary caretaker of students, however, will be the youth leaders.
In addition, 911 calls are routed directly to campus and Ft. Collins emergency services.
If you are coming from a lower altitude than the Denver/Ft. Collins area, be aware that the higher altitude may affect you and your students. Mild headaches, dehydration, and difficulty breathing are to be expected until your body adjusts. The key is to drink PLENTY of water and get adequate rest and nutrition.
Yes! However, no grinding, jumping, or other dangerous tricks are allowed. CSU has many bike and skateboard racks that students can use to lock their Bikes/boards. All traffic regulations and regulatory signage must be followed. If infractions occur, the participant may be warned by FMYC Security personnel or be subject to CSU penalties.
Internet access codes will provided to adult leaders only. A limited number of computers will be available in the student recreation center for student use.