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  1. What steps does SportQuest take to ensure the safety of its athletes and coaches?
  2. What opportunities will I have to communicate with my child during his/her expedition?
  3. What will a typical day look like?
  4. How do I pay for the expedition?
  5. What measures are taken to ensure the supervision of my child?
  6. How are SQ leaders chosen?




  1. What steps does SportQuest take to ensure the safety of its athletes and coaches?

    Safety is a top priority. During every phase of a SportQuest project, safety is given the highest emphasis. SportQuest staff members constantly monitor all travel advisories issued by the U.S. State Department and are in frequent communication with local contacts in each country. If at any time during the preparation process a country becomes unsafe, that expedition will be canceled and all effected participants will be assigned to another destination. If conditions were ever to become unsafe during the trip itself, the appropriate emergency protocol for that destination would be followed. To date, SportQuest has taken athletes and coaches to nine countries and brought every single one of them home safely.
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  3. What opportunities will I have to communicate with my child during his/her expedition?

    Your child will be able to call you the first day of his or her arrival in the destination country. We will give them at least one more time to call home about half way through the trip. Please understand that although we give them time to call, it is completely up to your child to call during those designated times. Email opportunities will be given to your child at least once or twice during the each project week. Please do not expect to hear from your child every day. You can read project updates posted by SQ staff by visiting the NewsRoom section of our website and clicking on the Trip Updates tab.
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  5. What will a typical day look like?

    Regardless of what destination your child will attend...a normal day would include them having breakfast, morning devotions, camp and clinics preparations and planning, lunch, camp and clinics, dinner, evangelism project or building relationships with the youth and partnering church, possible evening competition, fun games night with youth...etc.. Tentative itineraries are provided several months prior to departure.
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  7. How do I pay for the expedition?

    Fundraising is not as hard as most people think...more than 90% of the athletes who have traveled on an SQ expedition have raised the full cost of their trip through support letters. Once you've been accepted for a SQ expedition, SQ will send you a packet of fundraising materials and sample letters that will be very beneficial in the fundraising process. A SQ representative will also guide you through this process.
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  9. What measures are taken to ensure the supervision of my child?

    Every team has leaders along with one male and female assistant leaders. Leaders are responsible not just for daily activities but are also responsible for the safety and supervision of every athlete. Also the church leaders are responsible for the well being of the athletes. During fun days and anytime athletes are outside of their housing complex they are responsible to be in groups of 4 or 5 with a leader or assistant leader present within the group.
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  11. How are SQ leaders chosen?

    SQ leaders are very important to our summer expeditions as they lead and disciple a group of young athletes. SQ leaders have a commited relationship with Jesus, are coaches and teachers, are over 21 years of age, and have traveled on an SQ expedition before. Their leardership and experience is of great value to our summer projects.
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