Regional Youth Crews!
Applications for RYC crews will open February 1st, 2020. Interviews will begin February 15th. Announcements for placements will begin on March 1st. Acceptance into program will be solidified upon completion of paperwork. Please contact us if you would like documents in Spanish or need support!
Youth with incomplete paperwork one week from program start may forfeit their placement.
SESSION ONE: June 8th- June 12th (M-F, 8am-4pm), June 15th-June 19th (24/7 camping)
SESSION TWO: June 22th- June 26th (M-F, 8am-4pm), June 29th- July 3rd (24/7 camping)
SESSION THREE: July 6th- July 10th (M-F, 8am-4pm), July 13th- July 17th (24/7 camping)
SESSION FOUR: July 20th- July 24th (M-F, 8am-4pm), July 27th- July 31st (24/7 camping)
SESSION FIVE: August 3rd- August 7th (M-F, 8am-4pm), August 10th- August 14th (24/7 camping)
Who: Regional Youth Crews are open to all youth ages 16-18 who reside (either Part Time of Full Time) in NW Colorado. Exceptions made for interested youth who reside outside of NW Colorado.
What: A program designed to provide leadership and hands-on workforce experience for youth. This is a crew-based format with 8-12 crew members (youth). Two Crew Leaders supervise, facilitate education curriculum, and engage in conservation based projects with youth in their communities. Crew-members are paid a weekly stipend.
How Long: Regional Youth Crews operate for two-week sessions where participants camp, work and recreate together for the duration of the session. Crews begin on Sunday and run continuously through the second Friday.
Why: Youth Crew provides unique entry-level workforce opportunity for youth that builds on job readiness skills, resiliency skills, community engagement and environmental awareness.
Service: Participants are paid a wage to provide service to local and surrounding organizations. Projects include beautifying, weeding, trail work, restoration, gardening, and other conservation based projects.
Education: Consists of job readiness, leadership skills, life skills training, alcohol and substance awareness,
environmental education, and civic and social responsibility.