Discover: Mission 12-Week Gap Program

Our DISCOVER program will provide a variety of experiences designed to build skills through training sessions and outdoor adventures.

Sponsoring YMCA

Snow Mountain Ranch YMCA


Winter Park, CO 80482-0169

Camp Information

Snow Mountain Ranch
1101 County Road 53
Granby, CO 80446

Camp Description

Located near Winter Park, Rocky Mountain National Park & Grand Lake, Snow Mountain Ranch offers a wholesome environment where friends, families & groups enjoy a tranquil setting, more activities than anywhere else & quality time together. Y

Job Description

The DISCOVER: Mission (spring) Program is a twelve-week program with an emphasis on community service, outdoor adventure, and job experience in the hospitality industry. The first 10 weeks will be spent at Snow Mountain Ranch and the last 10 days will be spent in the Dominican Republic for a service trip. The months of March and April will be spent working a full-time seasonal job in the hospitality industry while regularly meeting with your Discover: Mission participants developing bonds of friendship and fellowship. You will also be learning life skills to better prepare you for the service trip This program is perfect for those looking to use their servant hands for something bigger than themselves.Dates: March 2, 2020 - May 23, 2020.


Must be between 18 - 22 years old and have a U.S passport by the start of the program.

Essential Functions

DISCOVER: Missionparticipants will emerge with greater self-confidence, self-awareness and a sense of purpose. They will learn time management skills and the responsibilities that come with having a job. Through meaningful service, our participants will give back to others. Through an employment experience in a mission-based, not-for-profit organization participants will gain an understanding as to how their work positively impacts our guests. A greater appreciation of the out-of-doors and the Rocky Mountains will be gained.

Participants will complete the program better prepared to face upcoming challenges such as starting/finishing college, applying for/engaging in employment opportunities and living independently. They will live and learn as part of an intentional community within our YMCA center.

Participants will have both structured and free-time opportunities to enjoy the multitude of recreational activities available in our stunning Rocky Mountain locale. Planned excursions will allow participants opportunities to hike, ski, snowshoe and enjoy other outdoor pursuits. We will provide a variety of training and certification opportunities (which may include CPR, WFA, etc.).

Room and board provided


How to Apply

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Resumes Accepted Until

Feb. 10, 2020

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