The SIT Program provides campers who have completed the 10th grade (but are not yet 18) with an incredible opportunity for skill development in an outdoor setting. The participants will embark on a 5-day/4 night backpacking trip in the Rocky Mountains, a 4-day/3-night rafting trip on the Upper Colorado River and mountain biking adventures in Fraser, CO while gaining valuable skills and instruction. Like the LITs, SITs live in the Tipi Village while they are at camp. Participants will complete 1-2 service projects around camp or in the community.
“The best part of SIT was getting to do things I never would have gotten the opportunity to do at home like rafting and mountain biking.” -SIT Camper
To apply for SIT, a parent must create a CampInTouch account and fill out the camper application. Once complete, navigate to the “Forms & Documents” section of your CampInTouch account. The applied camper must then fill out and submit the form called LTP supplemental questions. Once complete, the LTP director will contact the camper for a 15-20 minute phone interview. Simultaneously during this process, the camper will need to obtain 2 letters of recommendation. Once the online questions and interview are complete and the two letters of recommendation are submitted, then the LTP Director will notify the camper of their acceptance to the program. Campers are enrolled on a rolling base as they complete their applications. Spots for the program are not guaranteed until the camper is officially accepted and enrolled. If there are any questions about this process, feel free to email LTPdirector@ymcarockies.org.