BYS Directors:(L-R) Justin White, Tom Lungren, Craig Spjute

Shalise Adams

The Boise Youth Spectacular is presented under the dircction of 30 local LDS Stakes and LDSSA (The Boise Institute of Religion)​

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Session 1- Urgent Update

Due to a James Taylor Concert at Taco Bell on July 20 (Wednesday) there is a change in the pick-up location at BSU for all youth in BYS session 1(only). Drop-off for session 1 is still at Taco Bell. Youth will be ready to be picked up between 3:45 - 4:00 pm on July 20 at the following locations:

    Groups 1-16 (green groups) - Parking lot just south of the Morrison Center (early parking OK)

    Groups 17-32 (blue groups) - Along Theater Lane w/ early parking available in the Library lot.                   (Entrance to theater lane from University Dr - Exit along Cesar Chavez)

    Groups 33-48 (pink groups) - North side of the Brady Parking garage-(early parking OK in Brady              garage).

YOUTH IN MULTIPLE GROUPS? "Morrison" & "Brady" pick up sites are right next to each other.  Youth in blue groups that are being picked up with youth in green or pink will be sent to the pink or green pick-up locations.  I 


  1. Electronic scriptures are encouraged!! - We will be sharing BYS on social media!

  2. BYS Refugee project-We are putting together hygiene and eduction kits for refugees. You counselors will be contacting you about what you can bring to registration.

  3. BYS talent show auditions for both sessions are Tuesday July 5 from 6-8:30 at the institute (1929 University Dr) -see information tab for more info and alternate options.

  4. Counselor Contact:  If you haven't heard from your counselor by July 14, then you may email to find your group number (for check in) and color.


Participation is limited to those who will not miss any of the Spectacular.  If your child must miss, even a small portion;  you should remove them and have them replaced with someone who can come for the whole conference.

Electronics:  Electronic devices may be used for scriptures but if misused they will be confiscated and returned at the end of the session.  BY REGISTERING FOR B.Y.S. YOU APPROVE THIS

Each participant is expected to demonstrate, in their behavior (dress, speech, and actions), attitudes that reflect the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Involvement in any kind of behavior or activity contrary to the teachings of the Church will result in immediate dismissal from the Spectacular.  

Dress and grooming should always be modest, neat and clean.   Clothing should be modest in fabric, fit, and style. Grubbies are not appropriate.  Clothing which is sleeveless, strapless or revealing is not acceptable.  Shorts may be worn, but must reach the knee.  Skirts and dresses must be at least knee length, and slits should not extend above the knee for longer dresses or skirts.  No facial hair (including sideburns past mid-ear) or earrings are allowed on men, and women may wear only one pair of earrings.  Extreme hair styles or multi-color hair is not acceptable.   A strict 11:30 pm "in bed" curfew has been established for the youth. Any participant violating this will be sent home immediately. Parents, emergency contact, and then bishops will be called to pick up any youth violating this rule.


Our purpose is to help youth and young adults understand and rely on the teachings and atonement of Jesus Christ, qualify for the blessings of the temple, and prepare themselves, their families and others for eternal life with their Father in Heaven.

What is BYS?

Originating in 1999 the Boise Youth Spectacular (BYS) is a 3 day event that utilizes local facilities and volunteers to produce a social, educational, and spiritual youth conference. Youth are separated into groups with trained young adult counselors. Together they attend workshops, firesides, eat meals, dance and enjoy musical events.