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Youth Agency Resources

Thank you for partnering with Big City Mountaineers.

Below you will find resources that should help you in planning and executing a week-long expedition for your students.

Youth Agency Leader and Teen Selection Guidelines

Youth Agency Partnership Presentation

 

Teen Applications (youth packet includes parent letter, expedition overview, packing list, and application instructions) New waiver language this year, please use this 2016 version!:

2016 Youth Packet – Backpacking – English

2016 Youth Packet – Backpacking – Spanish

2016 Youth Packet – Canoeing – English

2016 Youth Packet – Canoeing – Spanish

 

Teen Packing Lists (Included in the application packet. These are individual copies for when students lose their originals):

What to Pack for Backpacking – English

What to Pack for Backpacking – Spanish

What to Pack for Canoeing – English

What to Pack for Canoeing – Spanish

 

 

Teen Recruitment Materials:

Agency Flyer – Backpacking 

Agency Flyer – Canoeing 

Visit our Youth Questions page for answers to commonly asked questions, from students, to students.

 

Peer Leader and Alumni Leadership Programs 

BCM offers two different opportunities for returning students to stay involved. Peer Leaders go on expedition with your youth agency filling either a student or an adult slot. They are expected to role-model, communicate, and lead their peers while in the backcountry.

2016 Peer Leader Job Description and Application

Big City Mountaineers is excited to announce a pilot leadership program for alumni students for the 2016 season. This program will aim to solidify life-skill lessons learned on the initial BCM expedition while expanding on leadership curriculum. Program elements will mirror BCM’s regular expeditions with the added challenge of working with a group of strangers. With the coaching of adult mentors, students will lead group discussions, facilitate group initiatives, and have the opportunity to guide a group of peers for the day.

2016 Alumni Leadership Program Description and Application

 

Youth Agency Leader Information:

2016 Expedition Adult Registration (Use Discount Code YAL2016 to waive the volunteer fee, be sure to hit “apply code” before submitting your application.)

Background Check Information

Youth Agency staff are welcome to borrow any gear that we provide for students (see Teen Packing lists). Here are activity specific packing lists should you chose to bring your own gear:

Adult Packing List – Backpacking

Adult Packing List – Canoeing

 

Colorado Overnight Camp  (youth application packet includes parent information, packing list, and application instructions) New waiver  language this year, please use this 2016 version!:

2016 Overnight Camp Youth Application Packet – English

2016 Overnight Camp Youth Application Packet – Spanish

Overnight Camp Parent Information Flyer (Editable) – English

Overnight Camp Parent Information Flyer (Editable) – Spanish

2016 Colorado Overnight Camp Adult Registration (Use Discount Code YAL2016 to waive the volunteer fee, be sure to hit “apply code” before submitting your application.)

Background Check Information

Overnight Camp Adult Packing List