Frequently Asked Questions
What is the age requirement for a Chrysalis Flight? "Chrysalis is open to upper high school students, 15 to 18 years of age from any Christian denomination".
Does this mean a person that has completed their freshmen year of high school in June can attend a Chrysalis Flight being held in July of the same year? Yes, they can.
Can a person who graduated in June still attend a flight in September? Yes, they can.
My 19-year-old daughter is a senior in high school. Can she attend a Chrysalis Flight? Yes, she can.
A friend has invited my 14-year-old daughter, a sophomore, to attend a Chrysalis Flight. Should l let her go? We would encourage her to wait until she is 15. It has been our experience that most 14 years olds are unable to receive the full benefit of the Chrysalis structure. The maturity level required to assimilate all the material imparted during a Chrysalis event and the discipline required to follow the flow of the weekend are not, as a rule, the characteristics of a 14 year old.
Should the registrar be more concerned with the age or the grade of applicants? Age is more important than grade. The program is written for, and aimed at, 15 to 18 year olds.
My son, 14-year-old freshmen, is very mature for his age. It is important for younger youth to have a foundation of faith on which to stand when they enter the upper high school grades. Why can't he attend a Chrysalis Flight? It is true that younger youth need a foundation of faith on which to stand, however, Chrysalis is not designed to be a faith building instrument for all age groups of youth. The educators, psychologists, theologians, editors and others designed Chrysalis with the 15 to 18 year old group in mind. By encouraging your son to wait until he is 15, the experience will be more meaningful to him.
Is there any thing available, like Chrysalis, for 7th and 8th graders? Yes, there is. A program called Discovery that is carried out by the local church for sixth, seventh, and eight graders. Melody Christolear is the Director of this program and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Isn't the Upper Room putting limits on the Holy Spirit by these age requirements? The Chrysalis Program is designed for 15-18 year olds. The people who wrote Chrysalis feel the Holy Spirit directed them to write a program for that age group. Your assurance that God has spoken to you regarding this young person's need to attend a Chrysalis Flight does not mean that God meant this year.
Let us continually ask ourselves, "Who is the weekend for?"