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International Youth Forum USA

International Youth Forum USA

Plans are underway for 2018 International Youth Forum-USA (IYF USA). This special event will be held 19-20 July 2018 for youth who have finished grades 9-12 (or ages 15-19).                            

Times: Begins at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, 19 July; Ends at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, 20 July 
Cost: $180 (USD) for youth and staff 
Meals: Lunch, dinner, and snacks will be provided on Thursday and Friday

For IYF Participants from Canada and the USA 

Costs

All registration and travel costs will be the responsibility of the jurisdiction coming to the event. 

SPECTACULAR

Following IYF USA 2018, SPECTACULAR begins on Saturday, 21 July-Saturday, 28 July at Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa. Registration fees for campers and staff will be determined during or soon after SPEC 2017. 

Housing

Jurisdictions are responsible for their own housing and transportation during IYF and getting to and from SPECTACULAR. Special discounted rates at several Independence hotels have been arranged. See details.  

For IYF Participants Outside of Canada and the USA

Costs

In the past, the budget has included help to subsidize costs of those traveling from outside of North America. but this is not available in 2018. All registration and travel costs will be the responsibility of the jurisdiction coming to the event. 

SPECTACULAR

Following IYF USA 2018, SPECTACULAR begins on Saturday, 21 July-Saturday, 28 July at Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa. The reduced registration fee for campers and staff from outside the USA and Canada is $170.00 (USD). SPEC will cover the remaining camp fees. 

Housing

IYF USA will provide housing in the Independence area from the time you arrive until you leave for SPEC. Further details will be provided. 

Transportation

IYF USA will provide transportation from the Kansas City airport. After IYF concludes, transportation will be provided to and from SPECTACULAR. Transportation will also be provided to the airport when you leave the Kansas City area.