June 13 – July 10, 2020*

*COVID-19 Update: Please be aware that due to the rapidly changing situation with COVID-19, these dates are subject to change.

Take your spiritual journey to a whole new level with Quest Advanced, and delve into the Biblical model of what true leadership looks like – being a servant example.

Quest Advanced runs concurrently with Quest and is open to all young men who have graduated from Quest in a prior year.

Cost: $1,775  ($1,675 if full payment is postmarked by May 18th, 2020)

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The Quest for Manhood

Teamwork & Leadership

Quest Advanced is focused on teamwork and leadership. Classes include Apologetics, Evangelism, Biblical Counseling, Bible Study Methods, Basic Leadership, and new hands-on skills training, along with sports, hiking, canoeing, and rappelling.

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. Areas of focus are Daily Devotions, Journaling, Scripture Memory, and Character Training in Responsibility, Time Management, Orderliness, Humility and more!

It took the spiritual part of Quest, and just magnified it into something much greater and, I found, really exciting… Advanced taught me how to dig deep into the Word of God and to study it with intensity….

Before I came to Quest Advanced, I didn’t really care about the Bible. I didn’t read it every day; it was just a thing that happened, if it ever happened. I went to church ’cause I was kind of forced to. I lived for myself… I had an attitude; I was immature. I knew it, and I didn’t really care. During Quest Advanced, I was completely changed… I went from not really caring about anything, to loving the Word of God and reading and studying it. It seemed to me as if we were studying the Bible constantly…

When I get home, I am planning to share with my family and friends that I’ve changed. I hope to influence everyone I’m around in a good godly way. Right now, I don’t know what God’s call is for me, but I know it’s to serve Him and to please Him in everything that I do.

Jason Smith
South Carolina

Eligibility & Application

Quest Advanced is open to all young men who have graduated from Quest in a prior year.

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

Be sure to submit your application at least 30 days prior to the Quest Advanced start date.

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, including a transportation form that you’ll need to submit before you come.

Click the attached PDF to learn more about:

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

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.

ARRIVALS using ALERT transportation must be scheduled BEFORE 2:00 p.m. on a scheduled Transportation Day which is Saturday, June 29. 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 27. If you are departing by personal transportation you are free to leave any time after graduation on Friday, July 26.