2020 Simulations Week Attendee Packet

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 Choose Your Own Adventure

June 23-26, 2020

SCENARIO

All adventures take place within this scenario:

It is the year 2035. The impact of the late world war erased our former national boundaries. The capitols and leading metropolitan cities of Canada, the United States, and Mexico have been annihilated. Former citizens of these great nations have grouped themselves in various regions, with those who share common beliefs. A large number of Christians are now living in a relatively peaceful and safe zone, that exists in the center of the North American continent.

In an effort to establish a lasting place of security and stability, Christian leaders have called for commissions of scholars, architects, musicians, athletes and artists, of those who still remain, to come together for the purpose of laying plans for a large and mighty new city – a beautiful city – a city patterned after the principles of Zion.

The new city will not only be beautiful, but necessary for our survival. It will protect Christians against threats from other North American groups, as well as from foreign powers.

The New Asian Empire (NAE) is gaining world-wide influence rapidly.  Some North American territories have been contacted by the NAE Emperor, Zhou Xiang.  To quote him briefly:

“Past years have described Asia as a setting sun; for decades we were not considered ‘developed’.  Exploited by our more technologically advanced western counterparts we suffered. Now is the eve of a new world. Alliances have been formed; new ties are secured around the globe.  We the greatest empire have shown that no longer can we be economically exploited and politically ignored . . . we establish a world-wide economic alliance . . . we offer you the opportunity to join the NAE alliance, which will secure prosperity and insure safety. Do not underestimate us; our ways are not your ways.”

ADVENTURES

Descriptions for each adventure are located on main Simulations Week  page.

PREPARATION RESOURCES

Preparation resources will be posted soon.

LOCATION AND DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Simulations Week will be held at Wasatch Academy, in 120 S 100 W, Mt Pleasant, UT, which is the geographic center of Utah, and is about an hour drive south of Provo, UT.

If you are coming from the north, exit I-15 at Spanish Fork, heading east on Hwy 6, then turn right on Hwy 89 and head south. On Hwy 89, you will pass Indianola and Fairview, then arrive at Mount Pleasant. Hwy 89 passes through Mount Pleasant. You will likely lose cell signal and GPS as you drive this route, so have your written instructions and a printed map with you.

If you are coming from the south, exit I-15 at Nephi, heading east on Hwy 132. Pass Fountain Green. When you get to Moroni, turn left onto Hwy 116 which will take you to Mount Pleasant.

Here is a map of Wasatch Academy.

CARPOOLING

We encourage students and parents to coordinate carpooling via the Ensign Peak Academy Facebook Page.

CHECK-IN INSTRUCTIONS

When you arrive to check in on Tuesday morning, at 8:00 am, please go first to your dorm, and put your baggage in your dorm room. (Note that check-in is in the morning of June 23rd.)

Boys will be staying in Centennial Dorm, located at 200 W. 200 S. Mount Pleasant, UT, on the west side of the street. Park in front, and enter through the front doors. A staff member will check you in. Leave your baggage in your dorm room, and then proceed to the Performing Arts Center.

Girls will be staying in the Zoe Dorm, located on 100 S. between 100 W. and 200 W., on the north side of the street. Park in front and enter from the front. A staff member will check you in. Leave your baggage in your dorm room. Then you can drive around the block and park near the Performing Arts Center.

After leaving your baggage in your dorm room, all students should then proceed to the Performing Arts Center, also known as the Tiger’s Den, located on 200 W. between 200 S. and 300 S. Parking is available on 200 W. on both sides of the street, and in the back of the building.

ROOMMATES

You are welcome to choose your roommate. No need to inform us ahead of time – simply let your Dorm Host know when you check in. He or she will reserve the room for you and your roommate. (No need to check in at the same time as your roommate.)

FLASH MOB

The simulation theme is “A Beautiful City.”

All Simulations Week attendees and mentors are invited to participate in an exciting Flash Mob, to sing “A Beautiful City,” at Terrel’s Market, 1050 State St. Mount Pleasant, UT, on Thursday, June 25, departing Wasatch Academy after dinner, at 5:40 pm.

Practice will take place after each meal, prior to our flash mob performance. Please listen to and practice the song before attending Simulations Week, so you will be able to sing it from your heart! Here it is:

SCHEDULE

Monday, June 22, 2020

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm      Check-in for Early Arrivals

10:00 pm Lights Out

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

7:00 am – 8:00 am       Breakfast for Monday Early Arrivals Only

8:00 am – 9:00 am      Attendee Check-in

9:00 am – 12:00 pm    Simulation

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm    Lunch and Free Time

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm       Simulation

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm       Dinner and Free Time

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm       Youth Games

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm       Free Time

9:00 pm – 10:00 pm     Free Time in Dorms

10:00 pm                       Lights Out

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

8:00 am – 9:00 am        Breakfast

9:00 am – 12:00 pm      Simulation

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm      Lunch and Free Time

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm        Dinner and Free Time

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm        Fireside & Testimony Meeting

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm       Free Time

9:00 pm – 10:00 pm     Free Time in Dorms

10:00 pm                       Lights Out

Thursday, June 25, 2020

8:00 am – 9:00 am         Breakfast

9:00 am – 12:00 pm       Simulation

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm      Lunch and Free Time

1:00 pm – 4:30 pm        Simulation

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm        Etiquette presentations

5:00 pm – 5:40 pm        Dinner

5:40 pm – 6:30 pm        Flash Mob, to sing “A Beautiful City, at Terrel’s Market, 1050 State St. Mount Pleasant, UT

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm        Improv Night

Come prepared to do a skit, tell a great joke, perform a musical number, or recite your favorite selection from a play, a poem or a piece of literature. The program will be invented as we go. Prepare to have fun, with this outrageous program filled with talent, drama and great humor!

9:00 pm – 10:00 pm      Free Time in Dorms

10:00 pm                        Lights Out

Friday, June 26, 2020

8:00 am – 9:00 am         Breakfast

9:00 am – 11:00 pm        Simulation

11:00 am – 11:45 am      Dance Commission Performance

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm      Lunch and Free Time

12:45 pm – 1:30 pm        “The Games” demonstrate new sports created by the Athletes Commission

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm         Artists Commission Presents Murals

2:45 pm – 3:30 pm         Evaluations and Debrief in Culture Groups

3:30 pm – 4:45 pm         Clean-up and Individual Preparation for Banquet, in Dorms

4:45 pm                           Seating begins for Banquet

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm          Banquet and Program (For Simulations Week youth attendees only)

Architect Commission presents city model

Musicians Commission performs compositions

Constitutional Convention group presents and signs constitution

7:00 pm – 9:30 pm           Family Ball (For youth attendees and all immediate family members of the attendees.)

9:30 pm                            Parent Pick up

10:00 pm                          Late-stays Retire to Dorms

11:00 pm                          Lights Out for Late-stays

Saturday, June 27, 2020

8:00 am – 9:00 am            Breakfast, Clean-up and Check-out for Late-stays

9:00 am Parents               Pick-up Late-stays

                       
WHAT TO BRING

Please label all belongings.

  • Notebook and pens
  • A laptop and flashdrive (optional but encouraged)
  • Blanket or sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • Towel
  • Toothbrush and Toothpaste
  • Pajamas and clothing for the whole event
  • Best dress or formal for banquet and dance
  • Toiletries, including brush, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner and body soap
  • Board game, puzzle or book
  • Snacks for the evenings
  • Basketball, soccer ball, tennis ball and rackets, frisbee or football

IMPORTANT NOTE ON BEDDING AND TOWEL

Simulations Week students will need to bring their own blanket or sleeping bag, pillow and towel.

DRESS POLICY

  • Casual attire is appropriate for the musicians, artists and architects. Artists should wear clothing that can be stained with paint. Modesty is required.
  • Athletic attire is appropriate for the Athletes Commission. Modesty is required. No short-shorts, no tank tops. (Example of appropriate shorts)
  • Business Casual attire is appropriate for the Constitutional Convention
  • Casual attire is best for most evening activities, such as jeans and t-shirts. Modesty is required.
  • Formal gowns or best dress and suits are all appropriate for the Banquet and Family Ball.  Selection of these attire options is a matter of personal preference.
  • No distracting clothing is permitted: Immodest apparel, inappropriately casual attire, cross dressing and any attire or hair styles that are excessively distracting are not permitted. The Simulations Week producer reserves the right to determine whether or not attire is excessively distracting.
  • Attendees who are not dressed according to this Dress Policy will be asked to return to their lodgings to change clothing before they may participate in the simulation.

PARENT OBSERVATION

Parents are welcome to observe any of the proceedings.  Please check in with the director when you arrive. We ask that parents refrain from interacting with the Simulation participants, wherever possible, and that they maintain an unobtrusive presence in the simulation by refraining from side conversations.  When necessary, parents should converse with students outside of the simulation rooms.

PARENT LODGING AND MEALS

We recommend Horseshoe Mountain Lodge, if parents need lodging. Parents are welcome to join us for any meal. These meals must be purchased at least two weeks prior to the event. Please contact the director to arrange for meals.