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.
Teen Applications (youth packet includes parent letter, expedition overview, packing list, and application instructions) New waiver language this year, please use this 2016 version!:
Teen Packing Lists (Included in the application packet. These are individual copies for when students lose their originals):
Teen Recruitment Materials:
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.
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.
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.)
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:
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 Colorado Overnight Camp Adult Registration (Use Discount Code YAL2016 to waive the volunteer fee, be sure to hit “apply code” before submitting your application.)