Frequently Asked Questions

For the Strength of Youth (FSY) Conferences

General Information

What is FSY?

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. In 2023, youth may attend beginning in the year they turn 14 and may be no older than 18 by the end of the session they plan to attend. Each stake will be invited every other year.

Check out the What is FSY? page for videos about the experience and the Week at a Glance page and schedule to see what activities you'll do every day.

When and where is my stake invited to attend FSY?

Stakes are invited to attend every other year. View Stake Assignments to see if your stake is assigned to attend in even or odd years.

Available sessions and dates are communicated at the end of the third quarter the year prior to the summer stakes are invited to attend. After that time, you can find the session(s) available to your stake by navigating to the Stake Assignments page and looking up and selecting your stake's name.

Note that some stake leaders opted to have their stake attend a single session, so while multiple may be available to neighboring stakes, only one will be available to those whose leaders opted for a single session. Youth in those stakes will have additional options after the initial registration period.

At what age am I eligible to participate in FSY?

You may attend FSY beginning in the year you turn 14 and may be no older than 18 by the end of the session you plan to attend. Youth in invited stakes who are graduating from high school and are no older than 18 by the end of the session they plan to attend will be able to register at a later date than other youth.

How much does FSY cost?

You will be asked to pay $75 USD ($100 CAD) upon registration. If this will cause you undue financial hardship, please speak with a member of your bishopric before you register and they may use ward funds to cover the cost.

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 [2020], 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 eligible youth and will, therefore, cover the majority of the conference cost.

See Billing Information for additional details.

Will I stay overnight at FSY?

FSY conferences will typically be held at college or university campuses. You will stay overnight in the campus dorms. If you have concerns about staying overnight, you may request to check out from the session each night and return to the session in the morning through the "Nightly Check-out" function on your Participant Dashboard after completing your registration.

How are the groups within FSY structured?

There are two main groups in FSY: counselor groups and companies. Counselor groups consist of approximately 10 youth and 1 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 you may select a different age-group during registration if your circumstances require it.

Roommate requests are authorized, but not guaranteed. They may be requested during or after the registration process only when the requested roommate is registered in the same session, same age-group, and same housing type (male or female).

What are dietary, disability, medical, or other needs for which I should request an accommodation in advance?

Details regarding accommodation options will be posted to FSY Accommodation of Persons with Dietary, Disability, Medical or Other Needs in November. In the meantime, you may contact FSYAccommodations@ChurchofJesusChrist.org with questions or requests relating to any dietary, disability, medical, or other accommodation need.

I identify differently than my biological sex. Am I welcome at FSY?

Yes; please reach out to the FSY team at FSYAccommodations@ChurchofJesusChrist.org to learn more.

What should I pack?

See the general FSY Packing List.

Information regarding specific campus requirements will be on the Session Information page, available two weeks before your session begins. Note that if you do not follow the campus-specific dress and grooming guidelines (if applicable to the campus where you are attending FSY), you will be asked to change.

You and your parents should decide whether you should bring your personal cell phones to FSY sessions. If you bring a cell phone to FSY, it may be used as a resource during classes, devotionals, instruction, or as directed by FSY staff. You are encouraged to have the Gospel Library, Gospel Living, and FamilySearch Tree apps downloaded prior to attending FSY.

Social media, picture-taking, AirDropping, or other nonrelated apps should be saved for 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.

When do I check in and out?

You will check in Monday between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at the location detailed on the Session Information page, available approximately two weeks before the session begins.

FSY's schedule is carefully crafted to benefit youth to the greatest extent possible, therefore, you should attend the whole session where possible. However, we recognize that unavoidable situations may arise which require you to check in late to the session.

If you must check in late, please follow the steps below:

  • Navigate to your Participant Dashboard
  • Select the session you have registered for
  • Click Late Check-in
  • Enter your check-in date and time and the reason for checking in late
  • Click Save

You will check out Saturday at 7:00 a.m. and will no longer be supervised by FSY staff at that time.

If you must check out early, please follow the steps below:

  • Navigate to your Participant Dashboard
  • Select the session you have registered for
  • Click Early Check-out
  • Enter your check-out date and time, the name of the adult picking you up, the relation of the adult to the youth, and the reason for leaving
  • Click Save

The adult picking you up must call the Site Office phone number before your check out time to arrange a pickup location. This number will be available on the Session Information page at least two weeks before the session starts.

What do I do if I need to leave during the week?

FSY is contained within the campus where it is being held. You should leave campus only after following established policy and checkout procedures; otherwise, you will be sent home from the conference. Your safety is our highest priority.

FSY's schedule is carefully crafted to benefit youth to the greatest extent possible, therefore, you should attend the whole session where possible. However, we recognize that unavoidable situations may arise which require you to leave the session.

If you are leaving temporarily, please follow the steps below after registration:

  • Navigate to your Participant Dashboard
  • Select the session you have registered for
  • Click Leave Temporarily
  • Enter your check-out date and time, your check-in date and time, the name of the adult picking you up, the relation of the adult to you, and the reason for leaving
  • Click Save

If you are leaving permanently, please follow the steps below:

  • Navigate to your Registration Dashboard
  • Select the session you have registered for
  • Click Early Check-out
  • Enter your check-out date and time, the name of the adult picking you up, the relation of the adult to you, and the reason for leaving
  • Click Save

The adult picking you up must call the Site Office phone number before your check out time to arrange a pickup location. This number will be available on the Session Information page at least two weeks before the session starts. The following documents need to be presented to the staff who is on duty at the site office.

Parent or legal guardian listed as the primary and secondary emergency contact must bring:

  • Government issued photo ID

Relative or friend, age 18 or older must bring:

  • Government issued photo ID
  • Written consent from a legal guardian
  • Photocopy or picture of parent or legal guardian’s government issued photo ID (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, you cannot check out.

You 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 ensure the adult accompanies you instead of just dropping you off.

Can my parents mail or drop off items to me while I'm at FSY?

We strongly recommend AGAINST mailing or dropping off non-essential items during the session. Delivering non-essential, non-emergency items uses the valuable time of our staff and can disrupt the FSY schedule.

If essential medications or items are forgotten, please have your parents contact the session site office and make arrangements with the staff. Individuals not registered for the FSY session you are attending may not drop items off directly to you. Contact information is found on the Session Information site, available approximately two weeks before the start of the session.

Does FSY have a lost and found?

Each session has its own lost and found during the session. If you do not know where it is, you may call the site office number. This number is available on the Session Information page at least two weeks before the start of the session.

Every effort is made to return lost items to you during a session, but  you are encouraged to carefully check for all belongings, especially scriptures and electronics, before leaving as FSY is unable to return or store lost and found items left unclaimed at campus locations once youth leave.  Contacting the campus number listed under “General” on the Session Information page  may  be helpful in locating items left behind.

Will youth be randomly assigned to room with youth who openly identify as different from their biological sex at birth?

No.

What if I need to make a medical claim or obtain accident insurance due to an incident that occurred at FSY?

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 [2020], 20.6.9.3, 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.

What is FSY's policy on reporting abuse or self-harm?

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.

Will BYU still offer EFY?

Specialized EFY sessions are available on years you are not invited to FSY, or as a supplement to your FSY experience. Visit efy.byu.edu for more information.

Rules and Standards

What are the rules and expectations?
What is FSY's weapons and other banned items policy?
What rules are there regarding safety at FSY?

Your health and safety are the first priority of FSY! You are not allowed to do anything to harm yourself 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.

You cannot leave FSY without following the proper checkout procedures. Please see, "What do I do if I need to leave during the week?" for more information.

For your safety, you must remain in your room or hallway (depending on the campus) after curfew. If you break curfew, you will be sent home at your own expense.

What if I leave a mess after checkout or damage rooms, property, or equipment?

You and your parents are ultimately liable and will be responsible for additional cleaning or restoration charges and damage to rooms, property, or equipment.

What if I lost my room key?

You are responsible for returning your housing key 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. You and your parents are ultimately responsible for lost items, additional cleaning or restoration charges, and damage to rooms, property, or equipment.

Leader Information

How should I recommend YSA to become FSY counselors?

Counselors have a major influence on the youth and play a pivotal role in the success of FSY conferences. As such, you should prayerfully consider who they should encourage to apply as counselors. You 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.

Are stakes scheduled for FSY responsible to plan the FSY conference?

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 (except where FSY is providing transportation to and from the session). 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 presidents, or YSA stake Relief Society presidents, know that they are responsible for FSY in the stake. The stake Young Women and Young Men presidents will act as the liaisons 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.

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.

View your stake's page on the Stake Assignments portal to see if your stake is assigned to attend even or odd years.

Is it necessary for stakes to provide adult leaders to attend FSY conferences?

Adults will fill the following roles at FSY:

  • Young single adults should apply to fill logistical and leadership roles.
  • Primarily seminary and institute employees will attend FSY as session directors and teachers. Area leaders will reach out to local leaders if their assistance becomes necessary.
  • Area Presidencies, Area Seventies, and coordinating council FSY representatives are encouraged to observe sessions. More information regarding this opportunity will be delivered in the spring of 2023.
  • Adult leaders within stakes where bus transportation is being provided will be responsible for providing chaperones on the busses to and from the FSY conference, but will not stay during the week.

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 PresidencyBishopric 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).

Does FSY replace youth conference, Young Women camp, and Aaronic Priesthood quorum camp?

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.

Do all youth from a stake or ward attend the same FSY conference?

No, youth do not need to attend the same FSY session as their stake or ward. Youth can register for any session shown on the Stake Assignments page under their stake.

Some stakes only have one session listed because transportation is being provided to that stake or because there is only one available session within 2.5 hours of the stake center. Others only have one session listed because their stake leaders opted to have their youth register for the same session. Most stakes have access to multiple sessions. Note that all invited youth will be able to register for any available bed in their country of residence after the initial registration window.

Can my stake or ward request a specific week or year or request a week or year to avoid?

Due to volume and logistical complexity, the FSY office cannot take requests from stakes or wards for assignment preferences. In April, Stake Young Women presidents should indicate the latest end date and the earliest start date for the schools their youth attend on the Registration Issues page the year before their stake is invited to attend so FSY can schedule around school calendars. Note that this page resets on September 1 for the following year. Anything entered prior to that date will be noted as relating to the current year's summer.

What are the guidelines for travel to the conference?

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), 20.7.7, 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. If FSY is providing ground transportation to your stake, the stake Young Women president is responsible for selecting and coordinating bus chaperones. More details regarding travel is forthcoming. Visit your Stake Assignment page to see if transportation is being provided to your stake by FSY.

What responsibilities do stake and ward leaders have for helping youth register?

Stake and ward leaders should encourage and help youth register for FSY. Youth will register individually online with their own account. 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.

Wards are encouraged to hold an activity after the bishoprics approve their youth to attend but before January 15 during which each youth (with their parents) logs into this site to test their login. Visit the Account Error Resolutions page for solutions to common login problems including MRN errors, Child of Record accounts, and forgotten usernames and passwords.

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.

How much should wards budget for FSY conferences?

See the Billing Information page for information.

Can a youth outside of my unit attend FSY with my unit?

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 For the Strength of Youth: A Guide for Making Choices.
  • 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, use the contact information listed on this FAQ page.

If the youth is a member of the Church, please get agreement from the youth's bishop prior to approving them on the FSY approval tool.

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 For the Strength of Youth: A Guide for Making Choices and the FSY Standards of Conduct. The youth will need to create a Church account at account.ChurchofJesusChrist.org. They do not need to be a member to create an account.

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 ward 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. All out-of-unit youth will be charged the $75 USD or $100 CAD participant fee upon registration (unless the ward has agreed to cover the participant fee).

Is it necessary for bishoprics to interview youth prior to approving them to register or apply?

Bishoprics do not need to interview youth prior to approval unless the youth is not a member of the Church or the bishopric member is not confident that they meet the participant expectations shown at the top of the approval tool.

Youth Registration Information

How and when can I register for FSY?

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.

See the Registration Timeline for important dates for 2023.

Once registration is open for and a member of the bishopric has approved the youth, they can register online via the link on FSYYouth.ChurchofJesusChrist.org.

I have forgotten my Church Account username or password. What do I do?

Visit Account Error Resolutions for detailed instructions.

How can I request a roommate?

You may request a single roommate by entering your desired roommate’s registration confirmation number during or after the 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.

If you do not select a roommate, you 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.

What do I do if the sessions I have been assigned to attend are full?

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. You may contact the FSY office using the contact information on this page for additional details.

What information do I need to register?

Registration for FSY programs must be completed online. The information you will need includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Your Church Account username and password.
  • Personal information: name, birth date, address, phone number, email address.
  • 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)
When does registration close?

Online registration closes the Sunday prior to the first day of the session at 6:00 p.m. MT.

How do I transfer a registration from one session to another?

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 7.

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.

How do I withdraw from a session and cancel my registration?

Log in to your account and follow these steps:

  • Select your FSY enrollment.
  • Select Withdraw.
Can I register to attend with a youth from another stake or ward?

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.

I'm registered. Now what?

You should have received a confirmation email. If you did not, contact the FSY office using the contact information listed on this page.

Within 2 weeks of the first day of your session, you will receive 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.

How do I fix a Membership Record Number (MRN) error?

Visit Account Error Resolutions for detailed instructions.

YSA Counselor, Assistant Coordinator, Health Coordinator, and Coordinator Information

Who will serve as FSY counselors, assistant coordinators, health coordinators, and coordinators?

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.

What are the roles of FSY counselors, assistant coordinators, health coordinators, and coordinators?

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.

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, and 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.

Are FSY counselors, assistant coordinators, health coordinators, and coordinators paid positions?

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.

Can I serve as an FSY counselor, assistant coordinator, health coordinator, or coordinator anywhere in the United States and Canada?

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.

What is the time commitment for FSY counselors, assistant coordinators, health coordinators, or coordinators?

Counselors, assistant coordinators, health coordinators, and coordinators will serve four to eleven weeks, depending on availability and session needs.

For more information, go here.

Dietary, Disability, Medical, or Other Accommodations

What accommodations are available for youth with disabilities?
Where can I ask a medical question or discuss my youth’s needs or concerns?

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, but ideally 60 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 for more information.

Are there dietary accommodations?

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, but ideally 60 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 for more information.

Contact Information

Are you a parentyouth , or leader not in the bishopric or stake presidency  who could not find the answer to your question on the FSY website?

If you have questions regarding registration please email FSYRegistration@ChurchofJesusChrist.org.

For questions regarding dietary, disability, medical, or other accommodations not answered on FSY Accommodation of Persons with Dietary, Disability, Medical, or Other Needs, please email FSYAccommodations@ChurchofJesusChrist.org.

For additional help, you can call the following numbers Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. MT:

  • 1-801-240-3009 ext. 7 (United States)
  • 1-888-898-8144 ext. 7 (Canada)
Are you an S&I area director , FSY session director , or FSY teacher who could not find the answer to your question on the FSY website?

Please email FSYFaculty@byu.edu with questions.

For additional help, you can call the following numbers Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. MT:

  • 1-801-240-3009 ext. 6 (United States)
  • 1-888-898-8144 ext. 6 (Canada)
Are you a bishopric or stake presidency member with a question pertaining to your calling who could not find the answer to your question on the FSY website?

For questions regarding dietary, disability, medical, or other accommodations not answered on FSY Accommodation of Persons with Dietary, Disability, Medical, or Other Needs, please email FSYAccommodations@ChurchofJesusChrist.org.

For all other questions, please email FSYInfo@ChurchofJesusChrist.org.

For additional help, you can call the following numbers Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. MT:

  • 1-801-240-3009 ext. 2 (United States)
  • 1-888-898-8144 ext. 2 (Canada)