Session directing couple
Annika Sjökvist - Johan Sjökvist
Are you ready for the most amazing week of 2018?
We are both so exited for the assignment to be your “session-parents” for this FSY. The theme for this year is highly relevant and has already made us think more about the importance of having the Savior present in our daily lives.
will be laughter, tears, memories, new friends, new knowledge and so much joy!
So this is us; We live in the city of Gävle (180 km north of Stockholm), the place where the first baptism in Scandinavia took place.
Johan, a math and science teacher who loves marathons, skiing and biking.
Annika, a baker who loves to feed the missionaries and practice karate.
We have four children ages 19, 17, 14 and 10. See if you can find two of them during the conference! Our oldest will be on his mission when we meet.
We are looking forward to get to know you all – see you this summer!
Johan Sjökvist and Annika Sjökvist
Session Directing Couple, Scandinavia (English speaking)
Youth from the following stakes are specially invited to participate in this year’s FSY. These stakes provide financial support for their youth and organise coach travel to and from FSY.
In each stake/district there is one person in charge of answering inquiries of participants concerning travel schedules, itineraries etc.
|Stakes/Districts||Name of contact||Telephone of contact||E-mail of contact|
|Goteborg Sweden Stake|
|Malmo Sweden Stake|
|Stockholm Sweden South Stake|
|Stockholm Sweden Stake|
|Umea Sweden District|
|Drammen Norway Stake|
|Oslo Norway Stake|
|Arhus Denmark Stake|
|Copenhagen Denmark Stake|
|Denmark Copenhagen Mission|
|Norway Oslo Mission|
Youth from these stakes are given priority for registration. If their registration is received by 30 April 2018, they are guaranteed a place at FSY. Registrations after 30 April 2018 can only be accepted if there are still vacancies.
Youth from other stakes/districts not mentioned above may register and are placed on a waiting list. Should there still be still vacancies after 30 April 2018, registrations will be accepted on a first come first served basis (signed incoming mail).
Their journey to FSY and back home will not be organised by FSY or any stake/district. Neither will the cost be subsidised but must be paid in full by the participant.
costs and payement
Part of the cost for FSY will be paid for by the invited stakes/districts so that the youth or their families respectively will only have to pay 900 SEK / 900 NOK / 700 DKK / 11500 ISK. This also applies to the youth who are not members of the Church, but attend on the invitation of their friends from those stakes/districts. Those youth are also included in the bus trips. Youth from other stakes/districts have to organise and pay for their own journeys.
The fee must be paid into the ward/branch bank account BEFORE THE BISHOP/BRANCH PRESIDENT SIGNS THE REGISTRATION FORM.
Participants, from outside invited stakes, and non-member youth will pay the full amount of 1900 SEK / 1900 NOK / 1500 DKK / 24000 I. The session administrators will contact you about how to do this.
Families of invited stakes/districts who send three or more children to FSY will pay the above amount for two children only – further children are exempt from fees.
(The actual price for FSY is 400€ . This covers, food, accommodation and all conference materials (manual, music CD, T-shirt, etc).) As the event is being subsidized, you will still pay the cost, mentioned above.
Transportation must be arranged for the youth to arrive between 11.00am and 01.00pm on the first day of the conference ( måndag ). The specially invited stakes/districts will take care of that and plan accordingly. Youth should not arrive before 11.00am.
If parents take their children to FSY, they should leave the site after saying good-bye to their children at check in.
If participants travel by train, they can be picked up from the station on måndag and taken back there on Saturday. For this shuttle service we need to know the names of the travellers, their exact arrival time at the station (between 11.30 - 12.30 hrs) and their mobile number through e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org , by April 9th, 2018.
Please plan your return journey for us to take you to the station between 09.30 - 10.30 hrs.
The return journey on Saturday should start between 09.00 and 11.00am. The specially invited stakes/districts will organise transportation by bus accordingly. All youth must have left by 11.00 am.
Please bring the following things to FSY:
Pillow mattress/sleeping mat and sleeping bag
Writing material (pens, text marker, writing pad)
Health insurance card + medication you need
Passport (for participants from foreign countries crossing borders)
Brochure "For the Strength of Youth"
Pamphlets "My Progress" or "Duty before God” respectively
Sunday clothes (white shirt for young men)
Leisure time clothing
Elegant clothing ("best dress")
Sun protection / insect repellents
Money for the kiosk if desired
Please do not bring:
Any use of a mobile phone or MP3-player during an FSY activity is prohibited. If you feel you cannot deal with this on your own, we advise you to leave them at home. Moreover portable stereo devices, DVD/CD-players, gameboys or similar things, bicycles, in-liners or skateboards are not allowed.
Each participant will be allocated to a group of 10-12 youth their own age:
- 14-15-year-olds (age on first day of conference)
- 16-18-year-olds (age on first day of conference)
Groups at FSY consist of one age group only. The allocation is automatic according to your birth date.
If you turn 16 between 1 May 2018 and 31 December 2018, you may choose for yourself which age group you prefer.
If you want to be in the same group with a friend, you may name one person with your registration on the internet. That person needs to be
- the same gender
- the same age
- you must mutually mention each other with your registration.
Therefore please co-ordinate this before you register.
This arrangement is non-committal as the groups will be combined from all participating stakes/districts. However, we will try to do our best to accommodate your wishes.
Please consider the allocation of groups and rooms as an opportunity to meet new people. Such friendships may become a lifelong enrichment.
Information on group and room allocation will be given at check-in only.
Each FSY participant is expected to participate in every activity.
Leaving the Venue
For limitation of liability participants are not allowed to leave the premises during the FSY week. If parents want to pick up their children before the end of the week, they must make a prior arrangement with the FSY administrators.