Do you have questions about Quake? We have compiled some frequently asked questions and provided answers below. If you have additional questions, please contact us.
The Quake Covenant can be found in your Leader’s Guide for the weekend, will be displayed at the Quake Info Booth on site and is also a part of the weekend announcement loop for all to see.
The Quake Covenant states the following:
- God is present and we represent God and the church to everyone around us.
- All people in our group are considered Quake participants.
- We agree to be part of all activities at the event with our leader.
- Our adult leader will know where we are at all times. We will not leave the Quake hotel or sleeping rooms without our leader’s permission.
- Illegal activity, including underage drinking, is prohibited both on and off site. (Adult leaders will follow the example of Quake staff by abstaining from alcohol during Quake.)
- We will have at least one leader onsite with our group at all times.
- We will report any illness or personal emergency to our group leader. If we cannot find our group leader or need additional help, we will contact Quake staff or the hotel’s front desk.
- We will report property damage and pay for items we damage. Quake will work with the hotel to ensure that the proper people are held responsible.
- We will be quiet and inside our own rooms during curfew (unless we are with an adult leader and are quiet).
- We will have adult supervision in hotel rooms when mixed genders are present.
- We will follow the dress code. The Quake host has the final say on appropriate attire.
- We permit Quake to take photos and use them for promotional purposes.
- We will not do anything to jeopardize the enjoyment and safety of others.
- We will abide by the guidelines states above and help others keep this covenant.
- If we break the covenant, we accept the consequences decided by our group leader or Quake.
- Quake reserves the right to refuse dangerous or questionable persons from participating in Quake.
Pre-ordered theme t-shirts will be available for pick-up upon your arrival at Quake. Ask at the registration booth where to pick up the shirts. T-shirts will also be available for purchase at the Quake sales table, but the discounted pre-order price of $12 expires on the Standard Registration Deadline date for your specific Quake.
No. If someone in your group cancels, we encourage you to find a replacement person to use their registration. You may switch out registrants at no additional fee. We do not know the specific names of your group members until you turn in the completed Housing Form at the Adult Leader’s Meeting Friday night at Quake. If you need a different wristband, bring the wrong wristband to the Quake Information Booth and we will switch it for the correct color wristband.
This information, and much more, is available on your Quake’s specific webpage.
Yes. However, for liability sake, Quake does not pair groups together in sleeping rooms. You may make arrangements on your own with other groups to share sleeping rooms. Whichever group registered for the sleeping room is responsible for any damages to that room.
You may request adjoining rooms when you register, but understand that we cannot guarantee any room requests. We are dependent on the hotel to provide us a room block which may or may not include adjoining rooms. Some hotels have no sleeping rooms with two double beds that connect to other sleeping rooms with two double beds. Many groups request adjoining rooms, which prevents us from being able to guarantee the availability of adjoining rooms for your group. If you request more than one pair of adjoining rooms, please be aware that it is highly unlikely that we will be able to honor this request. Adjoining rooms are often spread throughout the hotel and not located in one area.
There is no additional fee if you do not fill your sleeping rooms to capacity. Sleeping rooms have two double beds, which makes room capacity four people per room (except for Centralia, WA, Concord, NC, Traverse City, MI and Wisconsin Dells, WI which also include a pull-out sofa in each sleeping room. These sleeping rooms technically can hold another two people on the pull-out sofa, but for the sake of comfort we only recommend one person on the pull-out sofa). You may bring a sleeping bag and pillow and have one additional person sleep on the floor. Fire codes prevent most hotels from putting rollaway beds in rooms with two double beds.
Please see your event specific web page to see if they permit rollaway beds. If you are interested in using a rollaway bed, please go to the hotel’s front desk to check availability and make arrangements after you receive your room assignments at Quake registration. Hotels have a limited number of rollaway beds and they are provided on a first come, first served basis and cannot be reserved ahead of time. If there is a charge, you are responsible for paying it at the time of request.
Encounters are interactive workshops and are finalized 1-2 weeks prior to Quake. You will be able to download an official program from your specific Quake web page the Wednesday before your Quake. Registration for workshops will take place at Quake. Check the specific schedule for your Quake to find out when and where this will happen.
Meals are on your own. You may bring food items with you, go out to restaurants, or have food delivered to the hotel. The hotels have local restaurant information. You may want to plan your meal schedule and locations before Quake so you can plan a meal budget.
In addition to experiencing all the amazing ways God moves through Quake, please take time between sessions to introduce yourself to other adult leaders. This opens opportunities for adults to network, share, pray, grow, and brainstorm together. Depending on space and volunteers, some Quakes may offer options for adult leaders during the youth Encounter times. If you would like to volunteer to lead an Encounter at Quake, contact the Quake Director listed on your specific Quake webpage. Updates on whether your Quake will have an adult leader workshop may also be found on your specific Quake webpage.
While each church may require different levels of involvement from the adults they register for Quake, at least one adult must be onsite accompanying the group for the duration of Quake. This adult must be at least 21 years old. We strongly recommend an adult to student ratio of 1:4. We encourage adults to participate in all activities. The energy of the group usually matches the energy of their leaders.
Yes. All participants (youth and adults) attend Quake for the same price.
A participant is anyone registered for Quake, including adult leaders and youth.
Yes. The program fee is $95 per person until the Early Bird Registration Deadline, $120 until the Standard Registration Deadline, and $145 during Late Registration until the Quake begins. Evaluations show that youth groups do not recommend staying off-site because the group misses out on the community that forms from staying together for the whole weekend with the other groups.
The first thing you should do is get excited! Quakes are amazing gatherings for youth to grow in their faith. It is going to be great! Check out the Leader’s Guide online. (We recommend reading the Tips for Success first.) A program and workshop grid specific to your Quake will be available online the Wednesday before your Quake. If you have additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Quake Director listed on your Quake’s web page.
When registering for Quake, you agree to the following statement: As the adult leader of this group, I have signed parental consents for each child attending. The parents have agreed for their child, heirs, executors and administrators, to assume full responsibility for any risks of loss, or personal injury, including death that may be sustained by the child as a result of their participation in Quake. They further agree that Life Promotions owes no obligation of care and shall not be liable for consequences that may otherwise be considered negligent. They also release, waive, hold harmless, discharge, and covenant not to sue Life Promotions’ staff, volunteers, or sponsors for any liability, claims, demands, expenses, attorney’s fees and causes of action, including negligence, that the child might now have or may acquire in the future, arising out of or relating to any loss damage or injury sustained by participating in Quake. Participation in or attendance of Quake events constitutes the voluntary consent of the participant to: (a) be photographed, filmed, or videotaped and, (b) the reproduction and use of all such photographs, digital images, films and likenesses for publicity purposes without further notice or compensation to participant. Attendees hereby releases Life Promotions all proprietary rights and copyrights in all such photographs which shall be and remain the property of Life Promotions.
All registration occurs online. An adult leader registers the group by choosing the number of participants attending, the number of sleeping rooms your group needs, and the number of t-shirts your group wants to pre-order. You can choose to pay in full with a credit card at the time you register or click “pay by check” and mail in your payment within 7 business days. If you need to add registrants or hotel rooms after your original order, you can login to your account and do so at anytime.
Please contact the Quake Registrar at 920.202.3267 or firstname.lastname@example.org with registration questions.
5:30-7:30 PM – Registration
Opening Celebration begins at 8:00 PM
Adult Leader Meeting
Morning and Evening Celebrations
Late Night Activities
Closing Celebration ends at 11:00 AM
Celebrations – Large group gatherings with multi-media, scripture, prayer, message, and music
Campfire – End of the day large group worship
Family Time – Devotion/discussion time within youth groups
Late Night Activities – Fellowship activities that may include a dance, praise and worship, high and low energy games, prayer room, etc.
Meals are not provided. Unless otherwise specified on a specific Quake web page, meal breaks are generally 1-2 hours. The schedule shown here and included in the Leader Packet is a sample schedule. Final schedules may vary, depending on the Quake, and will available online the Wednesday before each Quake.
The Quake program, speakers, musicians, and event directors (Jennifer Miller and Amanda Clark) remain largely the same. Quake has a new logo, website, and simplified registration process. Captive Free, the young adult volunteer program that provided many of our Quake volunteers, did not continue when Youth Encounter closed. For this reason, we will need additional volunteers to make Quake happen. If you or someone you know would like to volunteer, please contact the Quake Director listed on your specific Quake web page. Former Quakes, Quake Zones, and Zones are now all branded as “Quake.” Quake is open to grades 6-12. Details on changes in registration may be found in other FAQs.