Q: Can non-members attend FSY?
Non-members are welcome to attend FSY with the permission of their parents and with ward/stake leader approval. Please have them register online. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
after registering with details about you and your non-member friend.
Q: Can youth from outside of WA stakes or from overseas attend the Perth FSY?
The opportunity for youth outside WA to attend will be based on available beds once all WA registrations are in. Youth wishing to attend from outside WA stakes can register via this web site, but will be placed on a waiting list. When selecting the stake select the "other" option in the drop down list. Please note that while this option is available we are not promoting nor encouraging attendance from stakes outside of WA. Based on estimated local participation, it is unlikely that we will be able to accommodate youth from outside of WA.
Q: Do each of the youth including non-members need to be interviewed before attending?
Yes, an interview with the bishop is required for all youth who wish to attend the conference. This will need to occur at some point after registration as part of the formal approval process (further details will be sent to wards and stakes regarding this process). The registered youth, their parent(s) and the bishop will be required as part of the approval process to sign a permission form or indicate online approval.
Q: When do we register?
Registration should be completed as soon as possible and all registrations need to be submitted by October 31st 2020. If maximum numbers are reached before this date, registrations will close at that point. A waitlist will be instigated if the number of registrations exceeds the number of beds available. A photo needs to be uploaded as part of registration and is mandatory. Payments do not need to be made at the time of registration.
Q: How much does it cost each Youth to attend?
The total subsidized cost per youth is $250 (for youth within WA). Youth will be required to individually contribute no more than $100 toward this amount, with the balance being covered by ward fundraising. Please discuss any funding issues with your ward and stake leaders. All payments need to be made by 31st October 2020. If youth from outside WA are accepted, they will be required to pay the non-subsidised amount of $500.
Q: How do we pay?
Youth and families from WA can make payments using the normal contribution system (tithing slip). Enter the amount in the "other" category and indicate the payment is for FSY 2021. Payments are to be made by families by 31st October 2020. Youth from outside of WA will be contacted by a committee member via email and requested to make the payment of AU$500 by direct deposit into the Australian church bank account (bank details will be provided).
Q: Are my ward leaders attending FSY?
No, this event is strictly for the attendance of Youth and YSA Counsellors only. If you see the term 'leader' on this website it is used to explain YSA roles.
Q: What dress standards are applicable at FSY?
Please see individual male and female guidelines on the “Standards” Page
Q: What do we bring?
A detailed checklist can be found on the About page.
Q: Can I bring my mobile phone to FSY?
As convenient as mobile phones are, they can be a frustrating and unwelcome distraction to both the user and to other people around you. The atmosphere at FSY is both spiritual and social. Mobile phone use (including texting) typically isolates users. Mobile phones are not encouraged. However, if Youth choose to bring their mobiles they are responsible for the own safe keeping. Mobiles may be confiscated if they are used during organised meetings, devotionals, classes and other activities. If youth need to contact their parents, they can do so during free scheduled time or in the evening prior to lights out.
Q: What if I need to contact my child?
Parents or guardians who may need to contact their child throughout the FSY week will be able to call the site office and arrangements will be made.
Q: How many people are in a dorm?
Accommodation is individual rooms with shared bathrooms. Each dorm is comprised of either 6 or 8 rooms.
Q: If I am hungry can I leave my college to get a feed?
No, you will be required to remain on campus at all times. Failure to do so may see you being sent home.
Q: What is expected of a YSA Counsellor?
YSA Counsellors play a critical role in the FSY week as they assist YSA coordinators to run the program. They need to be confident to lead. Each counsellor is given a small group of youth to mentor, teach, assist and love throughout the week. It is essential they attend all training in order to be well informed and prepared.
Q: What are the different ways YSA can be involved in FSY?
Counsellors are responsible for small groups of youth for the week. Assistant Coordinators are responsible for several Counsellors, the youth in those groups and some assigned activities. Health Counsellors are responsible for the health needs of youth and Counsellors. The Logistics Committee will help with the behind the scenes running of the program.
Q: As a counsellor, can I leave during FSY?
Counsellors are the leaders of the event. They are required to stay on campus the entire program.