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What is the cost for Believe?

  • 30 days or more before the event: $59, (Early Rate).
  • 2 weeks or more before the event: $69, (Regular Rate).
  • Less than 2 weeks before the event: $79. (Late Rate).

Who should attend Believe?

Believe is intended for sixth, seventh and eighth grade students.

What is the schedule for Believe?

You can find a schedule for Believe on each individual event page.  So, if you're interested in attending the Tulsa, Oklahoma event, please select that event and scroll towards the bottom to see the schedule for that weekend.

What is your required student-to-leader ratio?

Believe suggests one (1) adult for every seven (7) students. We believe your group will be able to break up into small groups and connect with each other on a much deeper level with a student-to-leader ratio of no greater than 7:1. In addition, groups must have at least 1 male and 1 female adult if they are bringing both male and female students to the event.

What do I do for housing?

You are responsible for your own housing. We have set up room blocks at area hotels to give you some options. See the date and location page for your event for hotel information. Please call the hotel and book your rooms by the cut-off date!

Am I responsible for meals?

You are responsible for your own meals. The schedule allows time for your group to leave the venue, eat, and be back in time for each session. Expect to eat 4-6 meals depending on whether you stay 1 or 2 nights.

Does CIY Believe provide first aid at the event?

Christ In Youth does not provide first aid supplies or on-site medical professionals at events. Leaders will be provided with the location of the nearest medical facility for their event location. In the event of an emergency, CIY staff will assist the adult leaders from the group with communication in seeking medical attention. However, it is the responsibility of the adult in charge for the group to ensure that the affected individual(s) receive appropriate care, are accompanied while away from the event, and appropriate payment arrangements are made. Leaders from the group should have access to medical release forms for everyone on the trip at all times.

Are deposits refundable?

You must cancel or reduce your registered numbers at least 30 days before the event starts to receive a refund of your deposits.  Less than 30 days prior to the event start, deposits are not refundable, cannot be applied to the group balance, transferred to another group or applied to a future event.  A $30 deposit is required per person to register. You are welcome to fill an empty spot with another student or adult from your church.

How are cancellations handled?

If you reduce your total attendance number from what was registered and do so at least 30 days before the event, all funds paid for space cancelled will be applied to the group balance or refunded if no balance exists.

If you reduce your total attendance count less than 30 days before the event, but 14 or more days before the event, the $30 per person deposit will be retained by CIY.

There will be no refunds for cancellations or reductions in total number made less than 14 days before to the event.

Payment in full will be due for any cancellations made less than 14 days before the event whether or not payment in full has been made at the time of the cancellation(s). This applies to a reduction in the total count for the group or a group that must cancel its attendance entirely.

When is my balance due?

Payment in full for all students and adults must be processed through online registration or received by check at the CIY offices at least (14 days) two weeks before the start of the event. Any registration not paid in full 14 days out from the event will be assessed a $10 late fee per person.

Who can I talk to if I have questions?

Call Shawna at 417.781.2273, x182 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

How can I stay up-to-date with the latest Believe news?

Like us on Facebook (facebook.com/CIYbelieve) or follow us on Twitter (@CIYbelieve).

What if inclement weather is forecasted to impact Believe?

In the rare instance that inclement weather is forecast to impact an event, the following will apply:

No refunds will be issued for groups that do not attend an event that is held on the scheduled dates in the scheduled location.

Christ In Youth will make every effort to hold all events as scheduled and will communicate with registered groups if there are changes to the schedule. Group leaders along with church leadership are responsible for making appropriate determinations about the safety of travelling to an event location.

Unless required by government agencies or venue closure, Christ In Youth will not terminate an event once it begins. If an event must be terminated because of a government action or venue closure, CIY will not refund registration fees for the event.

If, prior to beginning, an event is cancelled or rescheduled, registered groups will be given the option to attend a rescheduled date, transfer to another location on the same tour or receive a refund of their registration fees. CIY is not responsible for any expenses the church may incur outside of registration costs paid to CIY.

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