NY Palmyra 02 (Special Edition) Session Information

Session LocationPalmyra Inn
Session Address

Palmyra Inn
995 Canandaigua Road
Palmyra, NY 14522

Session Location URLhttp://palmyrainn.com/
Site Office Location
Site Office Phone801-228-8004
Lost and Found Phone
Police Phone
Additional Location Information

Each group will be scheduled to do one session of baptisms in the Palmyra Temple on either Tuesday or Wednesday during their tours. We would love for all the youth to participate in this uplifting activity. In order for them to participate, they will need to be interviewed by their Bishop, receive a limited-use temple recommend, and bring their recommend with them to Palmyra. 


The state of New York requires us to have a record of the immunization status of all participants that we will be bringing into our EFY sessions in Palmyra, NY.

We need you to do one of two things.

If your child is immunized, we need you to e-mail a clear picture of your child’s immunization records to efypalmyra@byu.edu

If your child is not immunized, we need you to send an e-mail (same email as listed above) explaining why your child is not immunized (i.e. religious, philosophical, or other reason).

Please enter “NY Immunizations” as the subject of the e-mail.

No youth’s enrollment is in jeopardy as long as we receive one of these two forms of documentation for them. 

The State of New York requires us to obtain a permit to run a camp in NYS. One requirement of the permit is that a brochure "outlining the rights and responsibilities of campers and camper operators to be provided to parents or guardians of campers by the camp operator." That brochure can be found here: https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/3601/

Mailing Address for participant while at EFY
Transfer DeadlineJul 17, 2017 1:00 p.m.
Withdrawal DeadlineJul 17, 2017 1:00 p.m.
Enrollment Fee$630 USD
Check In LocationPalmyra Inn Front Lobby
Check In StartJul 31, 2017 12:00 p.m.
Check In EndJul 31, 2017 2:00 p.m.
Check In Info
Late Check In LocationPalmyra Inn Front Lobby
Late Check In Start
Late Check In Info
Check Out LocationPalmyra Inn Front Lobby
Check Out Start
Check Out End


Usually EFY is contained within the campus where it is being held. Youth may face disciplinary action for leaving campus. Participants should only leave campus after following established check out policy and procedure.

The safety of our participants is our highest priority.

When checking a participant out from an EFY session, either temporarily or permanently, the following documents need to be presented to the staff who is on duty at the site office.

For a Parent/legal guardian:

  • Driver’s License

For a Relative/Friend (must be 18+ years old and authorized by the parent/legal guardian):

  • Driver’s License
  • Written consent from legal guardian
  • Photo copy of parent/legal guardian’s driver’s license (used to verify authenticity)

EFY will always call the parent/legal guardian listed in the primary or secondary emergency contact information to confirm the request. If the contact information provided is incorrect or the parent/legal guardian is not available by phone, the participant will not be checked out. Any exceptions must go through the main EFY Office (801-422-4493).

Participants must also check back in at the site office.

Early Arrival Info

Sunday shuttle passengers are required to make their own reservation at the Palmyra Inn for Sunday night accommodations by visiting http://www.palmyrainn.com/ or calling 1-800-426-9900. The participants will be staying at the Inn during the week as well, but may have to switch rooms Monday afternoon. Please remember that EFY is not able to provide supervision until participant check-in on Monday afternoon.

Linens and TowelsBedding is provided for EFY participants.
Air ConditioningYes
Additional Packing Instructions

Follow this link for the EFY packing list and additional information to help youth prepare for EFY.

In addition to the general packing list, please consider the following items:

-BUG SPRAY (highly recommended)


-TEMPLE RECOMMENDS (please see additional info below)


-comfortable shoes, both casual and dress shoes

-Please bring 2 Sunday outfits (1 for the temple and 1 for the EFY dress up day)

Mailing/Delivery of Letters or Packages

We recommend that letters or packages NOT be sent to participants. If necessary medications or items are forgotten, please contact the session site office and make arrangements with the staff. For birthdays or a special occasion, consider putting a note or surprise in your youth’s suitcase instead of arranging a delivery. Delivering personal mail and non-essential/non-emergency items disrupts the EFY schedule and uses the valuable time and resources of our staff. We sincerely appreciate your cooperation in this matter.

Driving Directions
Closest AirportGreater Rochester International Airport

The shuttle cost is $12.50 per trip ($25 round trip).
To register for the shuttle, go to https://cereg.byu.edu, click on Login at the top of the page, log in to your account and click on the edit option. (Call Registration at (801) 422-8925 for assistance.)

Shuttle Options:
There is a Sunday evening shuttle and a Monday shuttle. (The drive from the Rochester Airport to the Palmyra Inn is approximately 40 minutes.) The return shuttle schedule will be created on site and your child will be given a shuttle ticket while at the session.
The shuttles are not included as part of the EFY session "package." They are an additional option made available for your convenience. 

• Sunday arrival shuttle option:

  •          Pick up: every hour from noon to 11:00pm

Sunday shuttle passengers are required to make their own reservation at the Palmyra Inn for Sunday night accommodations by visiting http://www.palmyrainn.com/ or calling 1-800-426-9900.
Please remember that EFY is not able to provide supervision until participant check-in on Monday afternoon.

• Monday arrival shuttle option:

  •          Pick up: Mon. every 30 minutes from 9:30am to 1:30 pm. at Rochester Airport


*Please note: The shuttle drop off service to the airport provided by EFY is available only for flights after the hours of 8:00 am on Saturday, July 29.  Any requests for transportation to the airport for flights before 8:00am will need to be arranged by contacting the Palmyra Inn directly (instructions listed on registration confirmation).  You will need to pay the Palmyra Inn directly. (Youth on flights leaving after 3:00pm may be dropped off as early as 1:00pm and will then have to wait in the airport for their flight.)

*Please note:  An email will be sent to all participants approximately two weeks before the session starts with more information on where to meet the shuttle at the airport. EFY WILL HAVE A STAFF MEMBER STATIONED IN THE AIRPORT WITH AN "EFY" SIGN TO GATHER THE YOUTH. The airport is very small and has only one terminal so it is very easy for youth to find the counselor.


** Please take into account time for baggage claim and potential delays when choosing your shuttle time. 

*** Some of the airlines that travel to the Rochester airport, namely, Delta, American, Frontier, and United have mandatory "unaccompanied minor" policies for youth below 14 or 15 (depending on the airline). The strict pickup procedures for unaccompanied minors are very difficult for us to accommodate (and most airlines charge you up to $300 extra for these services). If you have an option between an airline that does require this service and one that doesn't, we request that you select the one that doesn't. Some of the airlines will waive the required service if the youth is traveling with an older sibling. If you need to go with an airline that is going to require the unaccompanied minor service for your child, you need to call the EFY office at 801-422-3817 ext. 0 and ask to speak with Matt Hyde to arrange the important details of picking up and dropping off your child. If the unaccompanied minor service is not required for youth, please do not request it. The airport is very small and youth have a very easy time finding our staff between the two baggage claim carousels.


Contact Us

EFY and Registration Office Hours

8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. mountain time Monday–Friday

Physical Address

Harman Continuing Education Building
Brigham Young University
730 E. University Parkway
Provo, Utah 84604

EFY Office

Especially for Youth Programs
BYU Continuing Education
206 HCEB
Provo, UT 84602

Phone: 801-422-3817 Ext. 0
Fax: 801-422-0731


Registration Office

EFY Registration
BYU Continuing Education
120 HCEB
Provo, UT 84602

Local: 801-422-8925
Toll-free: 1-877-221-6716

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