Gap Program - Thrive
YMCA of the Rockies - Estes Park Center

Take a semester in the Rockies for self-discovery, women empowerment, and work experience!

On the stunning eastern edge of Rocky Mountain National Park

Estes Park Center, Colorado
$230.00 / week
No experience required
Start Date:
Job starts in 3 months (Aug 26, 2019)
Program Dates: 
Fall 2019 Semester:  August 26 through December 13, 2019
Spring 2020 Semester : January 27 - May 15, 2020

Program Highlight:

Our THRIVE program will provide young women (ages 18-22) with a variety of experiences designed to develop and support a positive self-image, foster a space of community, support and encouragement, and increase confidence and strength found in a diverse group of women. Additionally, THRIVE will provide employment experiences in the hospitality industry (rotating through the housekeeping and food service departments in our resort).

Program Outcomes:

THRIVE participants will emerge with greater confidence, sense of self-worth, and tools to support a heathy personal and professional life. They will learn time management skills and the responsibility that comes from having a job. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to work and interact with women in leadership roles at the YMCA of the Rockies and the greater Northern Colorado community.
Participants will have both structured and free-time opportunities to enjoy the multitude of recreational activities available in our stunning Rocky Mountain locale. A greater appreciation of the out-of-doors and the Rocky Mountains will be gained. 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.).
THRIVE is group-focused where participants will live and learn as part of an intentional, close-knit community. Participants will develop strong bonds of friendship and fellowship. 

How to Apply

Must apply online at and apply for THRIVE - Gap Program. 

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