Are you ready for the challenge?

By teaching basic life skills and Biblical truths, Quest motivates young men to put away childish things and choose Christlike manhood.

Who: Young men 14 and older
When: June 23 – July 20, 2018

How much: $1,550
($1,650 if your application is postmarked after May 28)

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Christlike Manhood 

A Vision

The pursuit of Biblical manhood requires deliberate action. In Quest, we begin preparing young men to one day raise their own families, by teaching them about six “Pillars of Manhood” – callings that God has given every Christian father:

  • Priest – Taking initiative as the spiritual leader of his home
  • Partner – Faithfully loving his wife
  • Parent – Instructing and correcting his children
  • Provider – Meeting the needs of those under his care
  • Protector – Defending his family, church and community from harm
  • Servant-Leader – Putting others’ needs before his own

Practical Life Skills

We believe that every young man should be capable and confident when it comes to daily life. Quest students learn all kinds of essential skills, through personal instruction and hands-on experience alongside mature Christian men.

  • Basic First Aid and CPR
  • Basic Plumbing & Electrical
  • Basic Auto Maintenance & Automotive Emergencies
  • Personal Finance
  • Flatwater canoeing
  • Physical Fitness (hiking, daily PT, Ultimate)

Disciplines for Success

The most important aspect of maturity is a young man’s walk with God, and Quest focuses on developing good habits for lifelong spiritual growth.

  • Daily devotions
  • Journaling
  • Scripture memory
  • Character training in:
    • Responsibility
    • Time management
    • Orderliness
    • Humility and more!


Eligibility & Application

Quest is open to all young men 14 or older; you must turn 14 on or before the end of Quest.

Download the Quest Application.

Your completed application must be accompanied by:

  • $25 non-refundable processing fee made payable to ALERT Academy
  • A personal photograph taken within the last 6 months
  • A copy of your medical insurance card

The International ALERT Academy does not discriminate in its admissions or educational policies and programs on the basis of race, color, or national and ethnic origin.

Applications are processed each spring beginning in April. We will send you an email confirming that your application has been received.

Once your application is accepted, we’ll send you a confirmation packet with additional information and materials.

Click the link on the right to learn more about:

  • Items you need to purchase and bring to Quest
  • Items that will be issued to you when you arrive
  • Gear recommendations
  • Optional gear
  • How to ship your gear to Quest ahead of time if you wish
  • What not to bring

Download the Quest Packing List.

ALERT provides transportation to and from the airport, bus or train station. We only require that you schedule your transportation needs around our predetermined dates and times, and submit the Transportation Form at least 14 days in advance of your arrival or departure.

• $35 transportation fee (per way) will be billed to your account.
• $10 fee (per 15 minutes) will be applied for any arrival/departure scheduled outside the stated parameters.

ARRIVALS: using ALERT transportation must be scheduled BEFORE 2:00 p.m. on a scheduled Transportation Day which is Saturday, June 23. If arriving directly at ALERT Headquarters by personal transportation, arrival must be scheduled no later than 4 p.m. the day before training begins.

DEPARTURES: using ALERT transportation must be scheduled AFTER 12:00 NOON on a scheduled Transportation Day which is Saturday, July 21. If you are departing by personal transportation you are free to leave any time after graduation on Friday, July 20.