About Soul Quest

Soul Quest is a week-long summer camp hosted on York University’s campus in York, Nebraska. Soul Quest provides a space for middle school and high school-aged kids to come together and praise God and learn more about His presence through worship times, exciting classes and activities, and awesome friendships.



Campers: $200.00
Money can be sent by mail to: 

York University
attn:Soul Quest 
1125 E 8TH ST
YORK, NE 68467

If you are attending SQ with a group, please give registration money to your youth minister/sponsor to send with the group’s forms/money. 
Extra Money:
Room Key: $20 deposit 
Due at registration, do not include this money with registration. The money will be returned to the camper when the room key is returned at the end of camp. If the key is lost, the camper forfeits the deposit. 

Canteen: $25 avg
SQ provides opportunities every day for campers to purchase snack foods and drinks (at reduced prices). They also have the ability to order a large single-topping pizza for $12 from Pizza Hut to be delivered during evening canteen hours.

York University Bookstore:
The bookstore has an amazing selection of YU gear and souvenirs.  

Camp Guidelines

  1. Respect York University property.  All campers are responsible for damages to dorm rooms or other YU property, due to careless behavior and will be expected to pay for it. Campers are expected to keep rooms clean and trash free. Campers will be expected to sign a liability form as they check-in to the dorms.

  2. Computers, laptops, televisions, radios, video games and expensive jewelry should not be brought to Soul Quest. Soul Quest is not responsible if these items are lost or stolen. As a precaution, if we see these items in your room, they will be taken and safely stored until the end of camp.

  3. All valuables should be kept in a safe place and locked in your room. As mentioned above, it is suggested that all expensive items be left at home. If brought, expensive items, large amounts of money, etc. should be locked in the room. Room keys are available to rent for $20 (money refunded when the key is returned).

  4. Cell phone use without permission is prohibited. Calling or texting other campers is a major no-no…you will lose it, if you use it.

  5. Appropriate clothing is required at all times. Skin-tight clothes, low-cut tops, shorts that are not past mid-thigh, cut-off shirts and baggy shorts are unacceptable. You will be asked to change.

  6. Always treat others with respect. This means campers, staff, sponsors, and YU employees. Pranks of any kind are not permitted. Speak with kindness and be considerate of those around you.

  7. Remain on campus. Leaving the YU campus is not permitted. Campers who have their own car will be expected to keep it parked during the week.

  8. Possession of tobacco, alcohol, illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia, fireworks, or weapons of any kind is strictly prohibited.

  9. Respect all curfews. Leaving the dorm after curfew is not permitted. Leaving after curfew puts campers’ safety at risk.


Packing List

✔️Bible (make sure name is in it)
✔️ Room key deposit ($20)
✔️ Canteen money
✔️ Copy of proof of insurance
✔️A copy can be sent in with the medical release form or provided at registration.
✔️Clothing appropriate to dress code
✔️ At least two pairs of shoes 
✔️Tennis Shoes & old work shoes for service project
✔️ Sunscreen
✔️Bug Spray
✔️ Swimming Suit (with cover-up)
✔️ Notepad/pens/pencils
✔️Personal Hygiene Articles
✔️ Bedding/Pillow
✔️Inflatable mattress 
✔️​A mattress is only needed if there will be more than 4 campers in the room. Room assignments are made by youth ministers/sponsors or randomly assigned
✔️ Great attitude

Do Not Bring: 
🚫 Cell phones are discouraged but permitted. Cell phone use without permission is prohibited.
🚫 Computers, laptops, televisions, radios, video games, or nice jewelry. These items can be easily lost or stolen.
🚫​ Tobacco, alcohol, illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia, fireworks or weapons of any kind will result in your expulsion from camp.
🚫 Water guns, water balloons  


What is classified as middle school and high school-aged?
Middle school and high school students (summer after 6th grade through summer after 12th grade).

How do I know if a child/teenager is ready for camp? 
We suggest reviewing the camp guidelines with all campers before they arrive at Soul Quest to make sure they are emotionally mature enough for camp. This is especially important in our younger campers. They will have a better experience at camp if they are ready for Soul Quest, not just “old enough” for it.

A camper takes prescription medication, is there a camp nurse?
Yes, there is a camp nurse and prescription medication MUST be checked-in to the nurse’s station upon arrival at camp. Medications will be dispersed per parent’s clear written instructions. Medication must be in original containers clearly labeled. Also, our volunteer nurse staff will administer minor first aid when necessary. In the event a student is ill for an extended period of time or needs further medical attention, parents will be notified by the camp nurse's office, a sponsor or your Youth Minister. 

How are rooms arrangements assigned to campers? 
Campers attending with a youth group will be assigned a rooming arrangement by their youth minister/sponsor. Campers attending without a group can request specific roommates or be randomly assigned. 

How many beds are in a camper’s room?
There are three mattresses provided in each room. If a youth minister/sponsor assigns four to a room, please make arrangements for a camper to bring an air mattress or something similar.

I know someone who would make a great Soul Quest counselor, how can I help them get involved?
One of our great priorities is to assemble the best possible counseling staff for SQ.  If you have a mature and spiritually minded young adult that you can recommend to counsel, please have them fill out a Counselor Registration Form found on the Staff/Counselor page as soon as possible.  We will not be accepting any staff that does not have a personal recommendation from an adult sponsor that is attending SQ.

I have a camper with special needs how can Soul Quest accommodate?
If a camper has special needs, we ask that sponsors make all the arrangements to meet that need. Soul Quest is a group of volunteers that are, many times, not equipped to work in special needs situations. A designated sponsor is welcome to attend to help meet the needs of the camper, we just ask that they fill out the Staff/Sponsor Application on the Staff/Counselor page. We want to ensure that each camper has a safe and enjoyable time. Any questions can be emailed to soulquest@york.edu