Gap Year Program - Elevate
YMCA of the Rockies - Estes Park Center

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On the stunning eastern edge of Rocky Mountain National Park


Gap Year Program - Elevate

YMCA of the Rockies - Estes Park Center
Estes Park Center, Colorado
$230.00 / week
No experience required
Start Date:
Job starts in 3 months (Aug 12, 2019)
Dates: August 12, 2019 - December 2019 

Program Highlight:

Our ELEVATE program will provide young people (ages 18-24) with a variety of experiences designed to build confidence and to provide life skills training. The two cornerstones are employment experiences in the hospitality industry (rotating through the housekeeping and food service departments in our resort) and meaningful community service.

Program Outcomes:

ELEVATE participants will emerge with greater self-confidence, self-awareness and a sense of purpose. They will learn time management skills and the responsibility that come from having a job. Through meaningful service, our participants will give back to others. Through an employment experience in a mission-based, not-for-profit organization participants will gain an understanding as to how their work positively impacts our guests. A greater appreciation of the out-of-doors and the Rocky Mountains will be gained.
Participants will complete the program better prepared to face upcoming challenges such as starting/finishing college, applying for/engaging in employment opportunities and living independently. They will live and learn as part of an intentional community within our YMCA center.
Participants will have both structured and free-time opportunities to enjoy the multitude of recreational activities available in our stunning Rocky Mountain locale. Our property is bordered on three sides by Rocky Mountain National Park – an outdoor enthusiast's playground. Planned excursions will allow participants to hike, climb, snowshoe and enjoy other outdoor pursuits. We will provide a variety of training and certification opportunities (which may include CPR, WFA, etc.).
ELEVATE is group-focused and will develop a close-knit community among participants and leaders. Participants will meet regularly in consistent small groups and will develop bonds of friendship and fellowship.
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How to Apply

Must apply online at and apply for the ELEVATE Gap Program. 

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