For the Strength of Youth (FSY) conferences are five-day events that include activities, devotionals, and classes designed to help strengthen faith in Jesus Christ and provide opportunities for youth to grow spiritually, socially, physically, and intellectually. These events have been held extensively outside the United States and Canada for several years and are modeled after Brigham Young University’s Especially for Youth (EFY) conferences. Youth may attend beginning in the year they turn 14 and may be no older than 18 by December 31 of the year they plan to attend. Each stake will be invited every other year. See Stake Assignments to see what year your stake is assigned to attend.
United States: 1-801-240-3009
Please call Monday - Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. US MT.
- Extension 1—for bishopric and stake presidency members
- Extension 6—for S&I area directors, session directors, and teachers
- Extension 7—for all other callers
If you have a question regarding registration, you can also email FSYRegistration@ChurchofJesusChrist.org.
If you have a question or request regarding dietary, disability, medical, or other accommodations, email FSYAccommodations@ChurchofJesusChrist.org.
Youth may attend FSY sessions scheduled for their stake beginning in the year they turn 14 and may be no older than 18 by December 31 of the year they plan to attend. Youth in invited stakes who are graduating from high school and are no older than 18 by December 31 will be able to register, but at a later date than other youth. Graduating youth can register for any session with available space but must provide their own transportation.
FSY conferences will typically be held at college or university campuses. Youth and YSA counselors and assistant counselors will stay overnight in the campus dorms.
Each family (youth and parents) should decide whether you should or should not bring your personal cell phones to FSY sessions. If you bring a cell phone to FSY, it may be used as a resource during any class, devotional, instruction, or discussion with the Gospel Library app, with the Gospel Living app, or as directed by counselors, assistant counselors, staff, or teachers. Social media, picture-taking, or other nonrelated apps should be avoided until appropriate times, such as free time, during meals, or between activities and classes. You should always be respectful of others and yourself by what you view and when you use your phone.
Each youth will be asked to pay $75 USD ($100 CAD). In addition, the stake or ward will pay $75 USD ($100 CAD) from the local unit budget allowance (LUBA) for each individual. The bishop may also use LUBA to help individuals when necessary. If desired, wards may use the annual fundraising effort to help offset the cost (see General Handbook: Serving in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints , 20.6.8, ChurchofJesusChrist.org). FSY is a high priority of the general leadership of the Church, and they have directed that FSY be available to all youth and will, therefore, cover the majority of the conference cost.
The cost of the conference covers:
- breakfast, lunch, and dinner, from dinner on Monday to dinner on Friday
- lodging, Monday night through Friday night
- trained YSA leaders
- travel to and from the conference, if provided by FSY
FSY is contained within the campus where it is being held. Youth should leave campus only after following established policy and checkout procedures; otherwise, youth will be sent home from the conference. The safety of our participants is our highest priority.
When checking out a participant from an FSY session, either temporarily or permanently, the following documents need to be presented to the staff who is on duty at the site office.
Parent or legal guardian:
- Driver’s license
Relative or friend, age 18 or older:
- Driver’s license
- Written consent from a legal guardian
- Photocopy or picture of parent or legal guardian’s driver’s license (used to verify authenticity)
FSY will always call the parent or legal guardian listed in the primary or secondary emergency contact information to confirm the request. If the contact information provided is incorrect or the parent or legal guardian is not available by phone, the participant will not be checked out.
Youth must check back in with the site office before returning to any FSY activities. Documentation does not need to be presented to check back in; however, signatures do need to be provided, so please accompany your youth instead of just dropping them off.
You will check in Monday between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at the location detailed in their pre-session email sent approximately two weeks before the session begins.
You will be checked out on Saturday at 7:00 a.m.
FSY participants and staff are expected to follow the standards outlined in the For the Strength of Youth booklet, as well as any campus-specific guidelines (BYU–Idaho). Information regarding specific campus dress and grooming standards will be sent to participants in a pre-session email two weeks before their session begins. If youth are not appropriately dressed, they will be asked to change.
CASUAL CLOTHING FOR FIVE DAYS
- Nice pants, jeans, or shorts
- Comfortable shoes for walking (there’s lots of walking)
- Closed-toe shoes (required for games night; encouraged for dances)
SUNDAY DRESS CLOTHING
- Slacks, skirt, or dress
- Blouse or collared, button-up shirt and tie
- Comfortable dress shoes for walking (heels are discouraged)
OTHER REQUIRED ITEMS
- Linens and towels (varies by session; check your pre-session email)
- Water bottle (important to stay hydrated)
- Personal toiletry items (sunscreen, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, etc.)
- Scriptures (hard copy or electronic)
- For the Strength of Youth booklet (hard copy or electronic)
- Snacks for free time and after evening activities
- Spending money (for snacks, incidentals, or emergencies)
- Variety show props, costumes, instruments, etc. for participants (bring at your own risk)
- Shower shoes
- Band-Aids, moleskin, etc.
- Personal medications (prescriptions, cough drops, etc.)
- Backpack (FSY cinch pack will be provided, but the straps are small and may get uncomfortable if a youth wants to carry heavy items)
We strongly discourage participants from bringing electronic devices such as laptops, tablets, gaming systems, etc. We cannot guarantee the safety of these items. In-line skates, skateboards, hover boards, and other athletic equipment are not allowed.
Label your luggage to avoid confusion and mix-ups.
- Be neat, clean, modest, and appropriate in your clothing and grooming.
- Avoid being extreme or inappropriately casual in clothing, hairstyle, or behavior.
- Footwear should be appropriate for the activity and worn in all public areas.
- For activities where Sunday dress is required, wear clothing that will show respect for the Lord and yourself. Dress appropriately, as you would when attending sacrament services.
We recommend NOT sending letters or packages to participants. If essential medications or items are forgotten, please contact the session site office and make arrangements with the staff. Contact information is found in your pre-session email sent approximately two weeks before the start of the session. For birthdays or other special occasions, consider putting a note or surprise in your youth’s suitcase instead of sending a package or card. Delivering personal mail and nonessential, nonemergency items uses the valuable time of our staff and can disrupt the FSY schedule. We appreciate your cooperation. If essential or emergency items must be dropped off, please contact the site office for your youth’s session to make arrangements.
FSY is unable to return or store lost and found items left unclaimed at campus locations. Every effort is made to return lost items to participants during a session, but youth are encouraged to carefully check for all belongings, especially scriptures and electronics, before leaving. Contacting the campus number listed under “Lost and Found” on the session-specific information page may be helpful in locating items left behind.
If a member is injured while participating in a Church-sponsored activity in the United States or Canada, the Church offers Church Activity Medical Assistance (CAMA), which provides secondary medical assistance. This is designed to supplement, not replace, a person’s own health insurance (see General Handbook: Serving in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints , 126.96.36.199, ChurchofJesusChrist.org). Those who have health insurance use it first, before using CAMA, which gives accidental injury help up to $15,000. We encourage all families to have health insurance. Those without the ability to have insurance will still have CAMA help. For any health issues, FSY will contact parents immediately regarding medical care for accident or illness. The activity and medical staff are also charged with recording and reporting accidents to FSY.
FSY-contracted university campuses or locations are not licensed ambulance or transport agencies. Law requires individuals being transported to the emergency room by an entity to be transported by a licensed ambulance. As such, FSY is required to call an ambulance when an FSY participant needs to be transported to an emergency room.
Consistent with FSY policy and the requirements of many state laws, FSY personnel report to law enforcement or other applicable state agencies instances in which FSY personnel have reason to believe that a child has been subjected to abuse or neglect. FSY personnel may also report to parents, law enforcement, or other applicable state agencies instances where FSY personnel have reason to believe that a participant has engaged in self-harm.
There are two main groups in FSY: counselor groups and companies. Counselor groups consist of approximately 10 youth, 1 counselor, and possibly 1 assistant counselor, of the same sex. Companies typically consist of 2 or 3 (male and female) counselor groups. Counselor groups and companies are formed by age-groups.
Group One includes those turning 14 to 15 years old in the calendar year.
Group Two includes those turning 16 to 18 years old in the calendar year.
Note that youth may select a different age-group during registration if their circumstances require it.
Roommate requests are authorized, but not guaranteed, in the same registration system when roommates are registered in the same session, same age-group, and same housing type (male or female).
The Church looks forward to operating FSY conferences in the United States and Canada. Because the health and safety of our youth participants and adult leaders is of utmost important, the Church, and those who assist it in operating FSY, are closely monitoring the effects of COVID-19, including nationwide and local laws and mandates, and campus-specific guidelines.
A COVID-19 management policy to guard against the risks associated with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will be released as the dates of the conferences draw closer. All youth and their parents, as well as adult leaders, will be expected to abide by the responsibilities and protocols included in the COVID-19 management policy as a condition of participation.
COVID-19 conditions are dynamic and the Church reserves the right, at its own discretion, to cancel FSY conferences for health and safety, or any other, reasons. Where a complete or partial FSY conference cancellation occurs due to COVID-19, the Church will provide full or pro-rata refunds, respectively, to participants. If youth, parents, or adult leaders are not comfortable with FSY’s COVID-19 policy or campus-specific COVID-19 policies, they may withdraw from FSY following the outlined process for all other withdrawals.
Rules and Standards
All youth who register for FSY agree to abide by the standards found in the For the Strength of Youth booklet.
- Involvement in any of the following will result in your being sent home immediately (with no refund):
- Participating in or encouraging immoral behavior of any kind, which includes breaking the law of chastity and viewing pornography in any form
- Shoplifting, theft, or vandalism of any kind
- Breaking the Word of Wisdom, including the possession of illegal substances and vaping
- Possession of weapons or firearms of any kind
- Doing anything harmful to yourself or others physically, spiritually, or emotionally
Please be advised that all crimes and incidents or pranks of a harmful or destructive nature will be reported to local authorities. Consequences resulting from actions taken by local authorities are out of our control.
Consistent with its commitment to promote and maintain a safe and respectful environment, FSY prohibits weapons or other banned items by all youth, volunteers, or employees.
Weapons include any device designed or intended to inflict serious bodily injury or death, including, but not limited to, firearms, knives (including swords, daggers, switch blades), clubs or night sticks, tasers, and explosives.
Other Banned Items include fireworks, pocketknives, chemical irritants (i.e. pepper spray), flammables (matches, lighters), sling shots, airsoft, pellet or bb guns, or other items that FSY, in its sole discretion, may from time to time prohibit.
If youth bring weapons or other banned items to FSY, the weapons or banned items will be confiscated, the parents of the youth will be contacted, and the youth may be sent home immediately at family’s own expense with no refund. To the extent possession of the weapon constitutes a crime, law enforcement may be alerted. Confiscated weapons or other banned items that FSY staff in their sole discretion determine to be too dangerous will not be returned directly to youth. Where lawful, FSY may make arrangements with parents of youth for the return of these items at the family’s own expense and only through secure methods.
FSY takes place in a variety of jurisdictions with their own laws related to weapons or other banned items. The partner institutions that host FSY often have their own related policies banning certain items. In addition to the obvious dangers these items pose to people or property, bringing a weapon or other banned item to FSY jeopardizes FSY’s partnerships and future scheduling with these host institutions.
Youth are expected to show respect for themselves and others. They are to be polite and kind to all campus employees and other youth. Bullying will not be tolerated. Youth represent themselves, FSY, their family, and the Church.
Participants’ health and safety are the first priority of FSY! Youth are not allowed to do anything to harm themselves or others, including climbing trees, doing flips and gymnastics, or jumping out of windows and over railings. As a general rule, your head needs to stay above your feet.
Participants and their parents are ultimately liable and will be responsible for additional cleaning or restoration charges and damage to rooms, property, or equipment.
Participants are responsible for returning their housing keys at checkout. There is no grace period for returning keys, as universities charge FSY the cost of rekeying immediately after each session. The charge for missing keys can vary from $10 to $150 per key, depending on the location. Participants and their parents are ultimately responsible for lost items, additional cleaning or restoration charges, and damage to rooms, property, or equipment.
Counselors have a major influence on the youth and play a pivotal role in the success of FSY conferences. As such, leaders should prayerfully consider who they should encourage to apply as counselors. They should encourage young single adults primarily based on their ability to strengthen youth rather than solely as an opportunity for the young single adult to be strengthened. Young single adults will be responsible for the spiritual and physical safety of the youth. Young single adults who support or promote any teachings, practices, or doctrine contrary to those of the Church or who are currently going through a Church membership council should not be encouraged to apply to be an FSY counselor.
Counselors are expected to serve a minimum of four weeks and will be given a weekly allowance, food, and housing.
YSA can apply to be a counselor, and learn more about the opportunity, at FSYEmployment.byu.edu. After their application has gone through the process and FSY is ready to accept the applicant, FSY will reach out to bishops for an ecclesiastic clearance.
Assistant counselors have a major influence on the youth and play a pivotal role in the success of FSY conferences. As such, leaders should prayerfully consider who they should recommend. They should recommend young single adults primarily based on their ability to strengthen youth rather than solely as an opportunity for the young single adult to be strengthened. Young single adults will be responsible for the spiritual and physical safety of the youth. Young single adults who support or promote any teachings, practices, or doctrine contrary to those of the Church or who are currently going through a Church membership council should not be recommended to apply to be an FSY assistant counselor.
Assistant counselors are expected to serve one or two weeks and will be given food and housing.
Beginning in January, bishoprics have the responsibility to approve YSAs in their ward to serve as assistant counselors for FSY. Limited opportunities will be available for this position in 2022, but we plan to have more extensive opportunities in 2023 and beyond. Your coordinating council FSY representative will be informed
Ward and stake leaders are not responsible to plan the conference, to secure FSY locations, or to provide speakers. If occasional assistance is needed, area leaders may call upon local leaders. Ward and stake leaders are responsible for helping youth register and for arranging transportation to the FSY conference. Stakes are also responsible for planning stake FSY activities. These activities extend the FSY experience beyond the five-day conference by helping youth prepare and grow spiritually, create greater unity within the stake, and find joy in gospel living as they strengthen their testimony of Jesus Christ.
Stake presidents are responsible for ensuring stake Young Women and Young Men president, or YSA stake Relief Society presidents, know of their FSY related responsibilities. They will act as the liaison between the coordinating council FSY representative and the ward FSY representatives in your stake. They should be prepared to answer questions about FSY from ward FSY representatives, stake and ward leaders, YSA, parents, and youth. They will communicate information regarding registration, session information, transportation, and other logistics.
Bishops are responsible for calling a ward FSY representative. They will act as the liaison between the stake Young Women and Young Men presidents, or YSA stake Relief Society presidents, and YSAs, parents, and youth in their ward.
See Stake Assignments to see what year your stake is assigned to attend.
Young single adults will fill logistical and leadership roles at FSY conferences. A limited number of adults will attend FSY as session directors and teachers. The majority of the adults serving in these positions will be full-time seminary and institute employees. Area leaders will reach out to local leaders if their assistance becomes necessary.
Ward FSY representative should be called in each ward, regardless of participation in FSY conferences in the current year. Ward FSY representatives and stake Young Women and Young Men presidents, or stake Relief Society presidents in YSA stakes, will not attend FSY conferences, however, they will provide crucial information to stake and ward leaders, YSA, parents, and youth. They will communicate information regarding registration, session information, transportation, and other logistics but will not attend the actual session. More information is found on the Stake Presidency, Bishopric or Branch Presidency, Stake Young Women and Young Men Presidents, and Ward FSY Representative web pages.
All local leaders are encouraged to prepare for and extend the FSY experience for youth in their area by conducting stake FSY activities before and after the session(s).
In the year that youth attend FSY (see Stake Assignments to see what year your stake is assigned to attend), their stakes should not hold other large events, such as a youth conference or trek. Stake or ward Aaronic Priesthood quorum and Young Women camps and other regular activities should continue as normal. Camps should be scheduled at times that do not conflict with scheduled FSY conferences.
Stakes will be invited to attend every other year. See Stake Assignments to see what year your stake is assigned to attend.
Available sessions and dates will be communicated toward the end of the third quarter of the year before the summer stakes are invited to attend. Stakes that will have transportation provided by FSY will be assigned a specific session. Most other stakes will be allowed to choose from multiple sessions in their region. You may recommend that your stake or ward register for a particular session from that list, however, there is no guarantee that beds will be available for the entire stake or ward.
Youth will be randomly assigned a company at the FSY session. During registration, youth may request a roommate, but both youth must be attending the same session, be in the same age-group, and be staying in the same housing type (male or female). Counselor groups and companies are formed by age-groups.
- Group One includes those turning 14 to 15 years old in the calendar year.
- Group Two includes those turning 16 to 18 years old in the calendar year.
Due to volume and logistical complexity, the FSY office cannot take requests from stakes or wards for assignment preferences.
Individuals whose stake center is located less than 2.5 hours away from the conference will be required to provide their own ground transportation to the conference location. If a large number of youth from a stake will attend the same conference, stake leaders may arrange for commercial transportation, following the guidelines in the General Handbook: Serving in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (2020), 20.6.24, ChurchofJesusChrist.org.
FSY will generally provide transportation for those whose stake center is more than 2.5 hours from their assigned FSY conference location. FSY staff will work with the stake Young Women president to arrange travel, as applicable.
Stake and ward leaders should encourage and help youth register for FSY. Youth will register individually online with their own account. Individuals who need assistance can call the registration hotline at 801-240-3009 (United States) or 888-898-8144 (Canada), extension 3. See the FSY leaders page for more detailed specific stake and ward leader responsibilities.
Youth from invited stakes register on the FSY registration website. They must be approved by a member of their bishopric before they can register. Bishoprics have the responsibility to approve youth, which can be done on the youth approval tool. Bishoprics do not need to interview youth prior to approval unless they are not confident that they meet the participant expectations shown at the top of the youth approval tool.
To make the approval and registration process easier, instruct youth to go to account.ChurchofJesusChrist.org/membership to make sure their membership record number is linked to their Church Account. If they don’t know their membership record number, they may look on their temple recommend or ask a member of their bishopric to assist them.
Have them register as soon as possible, as space is limited and sessions fill quickly. Registration officially closes two weeks prior to the start of the session.
Bishopric members should consider the financial circumstances of the youth in their ward and determine if there is a need to provide assistance so all who are eligible are able to attend an FSY conference.
There are limited situations in which a youth outside of your unit may attend FSY with your unit. An out-of-unit youth may attend if he or she:
- Is not a Church member and has agreed to abide by the standards in the For the Strength of Youth booklet.
- Lives part-time in your unit.
- Has a sibling who lives in your unit and is attending FSY.
- Has a parent or guardian who lives in your unit.
For questions about youth in other situations, call 801-240-3009 (United States) or 888-898-8144 (Canada), ext. 1.
If the youth is a member of the Church, get approval from the youth's bishop. If the youth is not a member of the Church, meet with the youth to ensure he or she meets the participation requirements and is willing to follow the standards as outlined in the For the Strength of Youth booklet.
Follow these steps to approve an out-of-unit youth:
- Log in to the Approval Tool and scroll to the bottom of the page.
- Select "+ Add Youth."
- Enter the youth's Church account username.
- Select the reason for approval.
- Approve the youth.
If the youth is a member of the Church, an email will be sent to the youth's bishop and the approving bishop to confirm the approval.
Your ward will be charged the $75 USD or $100 CAD fee for any out-of-unit youth who are members of the Church. Your ward will not be charged for youth who are not members.
Bishoprics do not need to interview youth or YSA prior to approval unless they are not confident that they meet the participant expectations shown at the top of the approval tools.
Youth Registration Information
Youth in stakes scheduled for an FSY conference will be invited to begin registering online during the first quarter of the year of the conference. See Stake Assignments to see what year your stake is assigned to attend. Registration information will be sent after a member of the bishopric has approved them to attend.
Once registration is open for the invited stake and a member of the bishopric has approved the youth, they can register online on the FSY youth page.
Participants may request a single roommate by entering their desired roommate’s registration confirmation number during the conference registration process. Two youth of the same sex and same age-group and who are registered in the same session may request to be linked as roommates. The first youth will register without requesting a roommate and provide his or her registration confirmation to the second youth, who will enter that into the roommate request field when they register. Every effort is made in honoring roommate requests; however, they are not guaranteed. Counselor groups and companies are formed by age-groups.
Group One includes those turning 14 to 15 years old in the calendar year.
Group Two includes those turning 16 to 18 years old in the calendar year.
Note that youth can select a different age-group if their circumstances require it.
Participants who do not select a roommate will generally be assigned one. Occasionally participants will not be assigned a roommate, due to private rooms at select campuses or an odd number of age-group participants.
Keep checking the registration page for openings. If you see an available space but that space is gone once you attempt to register, that space has most likely been taken by someone who registered just before you. Please be patient and continue to watch for additional openings. Occasionally, campuses may provide additional beds. Those spots are posted as they become available. The FSY office can give additional guidance on these possibilities at 1-801-240-3009 (United States) or 888-898-8144 (Canada), extension 3.
Registration for FSY programs must be completed online. You will need the following information:
- Personal information: name, birth date, address, phone number, email address.
- Your Church Account username and password.
- If you are a member of the Church, go to your account settings and click Membership to make sure your membership record number is linked to your Church Account. If you are unsure of your membership record number, please contact a member of your bishopric.
- If you are not a member, you do not need a membership record number linked to your Church Account, however, you do need a Church Account username and password. You can create a Church Account here.
- Roommate’s registration confirmation number (if requesting a roommate who is already registered).
- Parental release information: parent or guardian names and phone numbers, physician name and phone number, insurance provider and policy number.
- Medical information: medications, special needs, or existing conditions.
- Dietary needs and allergy information, such as celiac disease, allergies to nuts, and so on.
- Credit or debit card information (if the ward isn’t covering the participant fee).
- FSY accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover (FSY cannot accept PayPal, Venmo, Apple Pay, and so on)
Online registration closes two weeks prior to the first day of the session. If space is available, youth may register in-person on the first day of the session. See "Is it possible to register in-person on the first day of the session?" for further details.
You may transfer from one session to another anytime during open registration until a session is full or closed. If space is not available in the session you want, keep checking back to see if a space becomes available.
To transfer to another session:
- Log in to your account and follow these steps:
- Under “Your Current Registrations,” select your FSY registration.
- Click on Edit Enrollment.
- Under “Enrollment Options,” click on Transfer. (Be sure to select Transfer rather than Withdraw.)
- Follow the prompts on the screen to the very end to complete the transfer.
- Please note that roommate information does not carry over when you transfer to another session, so you will need to re-enter your preferred roommate’s registration confirmation number. Your preferred roommate must be registered in the same session as you.
You should see a confirmation page indicating that your transfer has gone through with a new confirmation number. Make sure to use your new confirmation number when linking a roommate. Confirmation of your transfer will also be sent to the email address on file. If you do not receive a confirmation email or do not see a confirmation page, please call the registration office at 1-801-240-3009, extension 3.
PLEASE NOTE: If you select Withdraw instead of Transfer, you will be removed from the session. Once you withdraw, you may not be able to get your spot back. It is your responsibility to confirm that your registration is complete and accurate.
Withdrawals that happen 30 or more days prior to the start of the session will be given a full refund. The ward will not be charged the ward fee for this youth.
Withdrawals that happen within 30 days prior to the start of the session may be given a refund if the bishop confirms that it is due to an emergency situation. The bishop should call 1-801-240-3009, extension 1, to discuss the situation. The ward will be charged the ward fee for this youth, even if the situation is deemed to be an emergency.
You can register to attend with a youth from another ward if the youth is in a stake invited to attend the same year and the same session(s) that are available to you. To request to be roommates, you must both register for the same session and be the same sex. To request a roommate, follow the instructions listed under, "How can I request a roommate?" above. If you do not register as roommates, it is unlikely you will be assigned to the same group at the session. However, you will still see each other at classes, dances, meals, and so on.
You should have received a confirmation email. If you did not, call the FSY hotline at 1-801-240-3009 (United States) or 1-888-898-8144 (Canada), Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. US MT.
Within 2 weeks of the first day of your session, you will receive an email with some specific information about your session including information about the check in and out locations, lodging, and session contacts. If you have any questions between now and then, call the FSY hotline or speak with your ward FSY representative.
If you are a member of the Church, you must have a Church account with your Membership Record Number (MRN) linked to it. An MRN Error indicates that you do not.
- If you do not have an account, go to Account.ChurchofJesusChrist.org/Register and create an account, being sure to enter your MRN.
- If you have an account, go to Account.ChurchofJesusChrist.org/Membership and enter your MRN.
Your MRN can be found on your temple recommend or you may ask a member of the bishopric to provide it. Note that if you are not a member of the Church, you do not need an MRN linked to your account, but you must have a Church account.
YSA Counselor, Assistant Coordinator, Health Coordinator, and Coordinator Information
Counselors: Young single adults that are at least 19 by May 15 of the year they wish to participate may serve as counselors at four or more conferences. To understand the role of FSY counselors, see the FSY counselor information page.
Assistant Coordinators, Health Coordinators, and Coordinators: Young single adults that are at least 21 by May 15 of the year they wish to participate may serve in one of these leadership positions at four or more conferences. To understand the role of these leadership positions, see the FSY leadership information page.
Counselors lead, mentor, and teach a group of approximately 10 youth every week. They work with a co-counselor of the opposite sex in addition to their group of approximately 10 youth, and occasionally with an assistant counselor.
Assistant coordinators lead, mentor, teach, and supervise a group of approximately six counselors every week. They support counselors in working with their youth and fulfill logistical responsibilities. They work with a co-assistant coordinator.
Health coordinators assist program participants with health needs. They have the opportunity to interact with the youth, helping them maintain their physical and spiritual well-being. Health coordinators work closely with coordinators, assistant coordinators, and counselors in fulfilling their responsibilities.
Coordinators lead, mentor, teach and supervise assistant coordinators, health coordinators, counselors, and assistant counselors. They work with on-campus staff and FSY office staff to manage the logistics of each session.
To learn more about these positions, go here.
FSY counselors, assistant coordinators, health coordinators, and coordinators are provided a weekly allowance, food, housing, and travel between sessions.
For more information about compensation, go here.
Once accepted as a counselor, assistant coordinator, health coordinator, or coordinator, FSY will assign you to four or more of the approximately 250 sessions available across the United States and Canada. Due to the logistical complexity of making these assignments, requests for specific locations cannot be made.
YSA Assistant Counselor Information
Young single adults ages 19 by May 15 to no older than 30 by August 31 of the year they wish to volunteer who have been recommended by a member of their bishopric may serve as assistant counselors at one or two conferences. To understand the role of local leaders in identifying young single adult assistant counselors, see the FSY leaders page. To understand the role of YSA assistant counselors, see the FSY assistant counselors page.
Assistant Counselor Qualifications and Responsibilities
Assist with overseeing the boarding of youth onto the bus provided by FSY in conjunction with the stake Young Women president and utilize personal device for online check in and out of youth.
Travel on the bus provided by FSY to and from the session and be responsible for supervising the youth (behavior, health needs, and so on).
Assist at FSY conferences by performing duties where needed at various activities and be independently responsible for the physical safety and spiritual well-being of each participant attending, particularly the youth in the assigned group.
Assist counselors in teaching in a group setting and lead interactive discussions, creating a learning atmosphere that will help youth recognize and learn by the Spirit.
Help all youth have a positive and uplifting experience.
Consistently act as an exemplary leader, role model, and mentor for youth participants and fellow assistant counselors and counselors, and contribute as a team member.
Be available Monday morning through Saturday.
Read and study the FSY handbook and complete online training prior to serving at an FSY conference.
Be currently temple worthy.
Have no annotations on record.
Meet the age requirements of 19 by May 15 and no older than 30 by August 31 of the year you will participate.
Is not married and has no dependents in the home.
See the FSY assistant counselor site for more information.
FSY assistant counselors are not paid, however, food, housing, and transportation is provided for the week(s) they serve.
For information about YSA positions with FSY that receive a weekly allowance, go here.
You may serve at any session within your country of residence with an available assistant counselor spot. However, FSY assistant counselors must provide their own transportation to and from their assigned stake's bus pickup location, therefore, most assistant counselors serve locally.
Assistant counselors board the bus with the youth Monday morning. They will continue to serve until the youth disembark the bus at the drop off location on Saturday morning.
Assistant counselors may serve one or two weeks.
Dietary, Disability, Medical, or Other Accommodations
During registration, please note any medical needs or concerns in the “Medical” field. You may also email FSYAccommodations@ChurchofJesusChrist.org with specific questions prior to the session. If accommodations are required, please note them during registration or contact the FSY office at least 30 days prior to the start of the session. Health coordinators are available during the check-in process to address medical concerns or needs.
Please see FSY Accommodation of Persons with Dietary, Disability, Medical, or Other Needs - U.S. and Canada for more information.
Dairy-free, nut-free, gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options are available at most campuses. Other dietary restrictions may also be accommodated depending on the campus. When youth register, they should note their dietary restrictions, and FSY staff will contact them if there are concerns.
These accommodations must be noted at least 30 days prior to attending FSY. This will allow time to determine the extent of our ability to reasonably provide the requested accommodations.
Parents who have requested an accommodation for their youth can also visit with health coordinators during check-in to review needs and concerns.
Please see FSY Accommodation of Persons with Dietary, Disability, Medical, or Other Needs - U.S. and Canada for more information.