WIT is two-week program designed for those who have completed the 9th grade, but not yet 18. WIT applicants must also have completed the Trail Blazer riding level at Camp Chief Ouray (or those with equivalent skill). WIT’s will focus on leadership, teambuilding and cooperation in a horse-related setting. Participants will also develop their horse knowledge, and complete a community service project.
Prerequisite: Know how to groom, bridle, saddle, and control the horse at a walk, trot and canter.
To apply for WIT, 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.