YOUTH CREWS

YOUTH CORps (Ages 11-18)

Through our Youth Programs, RMYC provides leadership and hands-on workforce experience for youth ages 11-18. Participants provide service to communities including beautifying, weeding, trail work, restoration, gardening, and other conservation based projects in 10 counties in North West Colorado each year. RMYC offers a diverse set of skills training opportunities including trail work, environmental restoration, and wildlife habitat management. 

 

Being part of an RMYC crew involves spending two weeks working with a team of 8-10 people and completing meaningful conservation projects throughout northwest Colorado. Corps members complete sustainability based projects during the week and have to opportunity to camp with their crew. Participation involves hard work in tough conditions, but makes for amazing memories and experiences.

2021 Season Leadership Applications OPEN!

A Day in the LIfe

Read about one youth member's experience with RMYC >

 
SERVICE LEARNING CREWs
AGES 11-13

What we do: A two week program youth community service program that provides education and experience in citizenship, volunteerism, community service, and self-development for youth. Service projects that include gardening, planting trees and flowers, trash pick-up, light trail work and other community beautification projects. 

Why: SLC enhances the sense of belonging and connection of youth to their communities through meaningful outdoor-based service projects, education, and group recreation activities. Youth will receive documentation of these hours which are recognized by the school. Please let us know if you know an organization that could benefit from the service of an SLC crew!  

When Crews Work: Crews work 8am-4pm Monday through Friday with approximately 3 hours of volunteer activities, 1-2 hours of education, and 3 hours of team recreation time. Programming runs from early June to mid August. 

Details:  Help with transportation, tents, sleeping bags and pads can be arranged. Scholarships available to cover the $150 registration cost. 

Service Learning Crew Questions?

Contact: Carlyn Lawatsch, CLawatsch@rockymountainyouthcorps.com

APPLICATION DATES:

Applications Open February 1st, 2021

Applicants will begin to hear back approximately two weeks after application is filled. 

Acceptance into program will be solidified upon completion of paperwork. Please contact us if you  need support! 

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community youth Corps
AGES 14-15

 

What We Do: Trail Crew work is physically demanding. On any given day, an RMYC crew can be found digging new trail, building water bars, constructing trail reroutes, deconstructing old fence lines, reconstructing fence lines, rehabilitating stream habitats and much more. 

Why: Youth Crew provides unique entry-level workforce opportunity for youth that builds on job readiness skills, resiliency skills, community engagement, environmental awareness, leadership skills, life skills training, alcohol and substance awareness, environmental education, and civic and social responsibility.

When crews work: RMYC operates 2 week summer sessions that generally run from early June to mid-August. The first week each session is Monday-Friday 8am-4pm, the second week is Sunday- Friday camping 24/7.  

Where we work: Trail crews work in a variety of different locations throughout Northwest Colorado. Most crews work in front country locations (i.e. car camping far from paved roads) while others may be on a remote back country locations. These crews will be hiking in all crew and personal gear on their backs. Project work varies from year to year and our crews adapt to the work at hand.

Daily life: The first week of each session members commute  to and from home. The second week members sleep in tents from Sunday to Friday. Work days are from approximately 8am-4pm  and include lunch and breaks. After work on camping weeks youth and crew leaders make dinner together and participate in crew activities.

What to expect: On an RMYC crew, you can expect to spend 99.9% of your time outside. You will work outdoors in all weather conditions and spend your nights sleeping in a tent. You will be dirty, sweaty and physically exhausted after each and every day and will work, live and hang with the crew. 

Details:  Help with transportation can be arranged. Scholarships available to cover the $75 registration cost. ​A two week crew-based format with 8-10 crew members (youth).  Two Crew Leaders supervise, facilitate education curriculum, and engage in conservation based projects with youth in their communities. . Participants are paid a wage to provide service to local and surrounding organizations. RMYC provides all of the materials for the crew to set up an efficient and effective camp where the crew cooks meals. Personal camping supplies (tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad etc.) can be brought by the crew member or provided by RMYC. 

Community Youth Crew Questions?

Contact: Carlyn Lawatsch, CLawatsch@rockymountainyouthcorps.com

APPLICATION DATES:

Applications will open as follows. 

Routt: February 1st, 2021

All other Counties: March 1st, 2021

Applicants can expect to receive interview scheduling information starting two weeks after the application process begins. Participating youth are expected to complete their own applications. 

Acceptance into program will be solidified upon completion of paperwork. Please contact us if you  need support! 

Contáctenos para documentos en español! 

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regional youth Corps
AGES 16-18

What We Do: Trail Crew work is physically demanding. On any given day, an RMYC crew can be found digging new trail, building water bars, constructing trail reroutes, deconstructing old fence lines, reconstructing fence lines, rehabilitating stream habitats and much 

Why: Youth Crew is program designed to provide leadership and hands-on workforce experience for youth that builds on job readiness skills, resiliency skills, community engagement, environmental awareness, leadership skills, life skills training, alcohol and substance awareness, environmental education, and civic and social responsibility.

When crews work: RMYC operates 2 week summer sessions that generally run from early June to mid-August. This program is Sunday- Friday camping 24/7.  

Where we work: Trail crews work in a variety of different locations throughout Northwest Colorado. Most crews work in front country locations (i.e. car camping far from paved roads) while others may be on a remote back country locations. These crews will be hiking in all crew and personal gear on their backs. Project work varies from year to year and our crews adapt to the work at hand.

Daily life:. Each day we wake up, make breakfast and head to work. Work days are from approximately 8am-4pm depending on crew location and include lunch and breaks. After work youth and crew leaders make dinner together and participate in crew activities. Weekends are for out door recreation! Each crew decided on and develops its own recreation weekend. 

What to expect: On an RMYC crew, you can expect to spend 99.9% of your time outside. You will work outdoors in all weather conditions and spend your nights sleeping in a tent. You will be dirty, sweaty and physically exhausted after each and every day and will work, live and hang with the crew. This is a crew-based format with 8-10 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.

Details:  Help with transportation can be arranged. Scholarships available to cover the $75 registration cost. ​A two week crew-based format with 8-10 crew members (youth).  Two Crew Leaders supervise, facilitate education curriculum, and engage in conservation based projects with youth in their communities. . Participants are paid a wage to provide service to local and surrounding organizations. RMYC provides all of the materials for the crew to set up an efficient and effective camp where the crew cooks meals. Personal camping supplies (tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad etc.) can be brought by the crew member or provided by RMYC. 

 

Regional Youth Crew Questions?

Contact: Carlyn Lawatsch, CLawatsch@rockymountainyouthcorps.com

APPLICATION DATES:

Applications Open February 1st, 2021

Applicants can expect to receive interview scheduling information starting two weeks after the application process begins. Participating youth are expected to complete their own applications. 

Support with transportation, gear, and scholarships to cover registration fees are available. Acceptance into program will be solidified upon completion of paperwork. Please contact us if you  need support! 

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CONTACT INFO

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ADDRESS

Physical & Mailing Address:

 

991 Captain Jack Drive

Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

 

PHONE

970.879.2135  

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