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Youth Group FAQs

What age groups serve?
Apex is open to all junior or senior high students who are at least 12 years old through the summer following their high school graduation.

What is the required leader-to-student ratio?
Each team is asked to bring at least one adult leader for each gender; the preferred ratio is one leader for every 8 to 10 students. The minimum age for adult leaders is 19.

How much does the trip cost?
Trips cost between $350–$375 per participant depending on location.

Is a deposit required?
There is a $100 non-refundable deposit due at the time of registration. If a student cancels or is unable to attend, the deposit is transferable to an additional participant not already registered.

When is the payment balance due?
Balances are due one month prior to the start of your trip.

How do you manage cancellations?
Cancellations less than one month prior to the start of your trip week will result in loss of the entire registration fee.

What does the trip cost include?
Registration includes room, board, pre-trip training materials, and on-site ministry costs. Some ministry supplies, such as craft items, may need to be purchased prior to your trip. These costs are covered by your team.

Where will our students be staying?
Groups are housed in the local church where they are serving during the week.

Is transportation provided?
Teams are responsible for transportation. Transportation is required during the week to get to various ministry opportunities. Because of the challenges of city traffic and parking, 15-passenger vans are the largest size vehicle that can be accommodated.

What do I have to do to prepare for an Apex week?
Apex requires some team preparation in advance of your arrival. Teams will receive a pre-trip training manual designed to help you adequately prepare for ministry in an urban environment and links to online video content to enhance training.

How and when can I register?
Online registration opens September 1 and closes March 15 at apexmissions.org.

How do I pay for my trip?
Payments can be made by credit card online at the time of registration.

Payments may also be made by calling the EFCA National Office at (800) 745-2202 and asking for Donor Services. Be sure to indicate this is an Apex Missions payment.

Payments may also be made by check. Make checks payable to the Evangelical Free Church of America and note Apex and your registered city in the memo line.

Mail checks to:
Attn: Apex Missions
901 East 78th Street
Bloomington, MN 55420

What if I have more questions?
For additional questions or information, contact us at apex@efca.org.