TREK - Gap Program

An 8-month program with an emphasis on personal & spiritual growth, outdoor adventure, and job experience in the hospitality industry.

Sponsoring YMCA

Snow Mountain Ranch YMCA


Winter Park, CO 80482-0169

Camp Information

Snow Mountain Ranch
1101 Country Road 53
Granby, CO 80446

Camp Description

Snow Mountain Ranch (SMR) is located at 9,000 feet above sea level on 5,000 acres, 20 minutes away from Winter Park Resort, and about 30 minutes from Grand Lake and the western entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. In general, if you are a downhill/alpine/Nordic/cross country/back-country skier, snowboarder, or fat biker, you'll be happy at Snow Mountain Ranch, where we have over 100 km of Nordic skiing, mountain biking, and hiking trails on property. It's also the home of our Sled Dog team. It's usually sunny, as we're located on a high, wide plain of rolling hills looking at the Continental Divide.

Job Description

Participants will work a full-time seasonal job at Snow Mountain Ranch while regularly meeting with otherTREK participants developing bonds of friendship and fellowship. Participants will experience faith and character development while gaining greater self-awareness and understanding. Guided by the Chaplains there will be weekly group meetings and small group meetings that encourage accountability, safe relationships, Bible study, thoughtful reflection, honest conversation and prayer. Retreats and special activities are also a part of this experience.


  • 18 - 22 years old
  • Uphold and reflect the YMCA core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, Respnosiblity, and Fiath in all functions.
  • Uphold the YMCA of the Rockies mission, policies, and programs.
  • Support the Assocation safety program. Promote safe work practices and a safe enviornment for guests, members, and staff.
  • Promote a cooperative, positive, and flexible atmosphere while working with others in a diverse environment.

Essential Functions

What Can Participants Expect to Gain? The development of a spiritual, personal, relational and practical foundations for life and leadership. Participants will also have gainful employment for eight months, lifelong friendships with people from around the world, and mountain recreation.

Important Information: Applications are open between November 15, 2019 – June 30, 2020. TREK is only accepting 26 participants this year, so make sure to turn in your application as soon as possible! Interviews begin January 15, 2020. This is a great opportunity for those looking to take time after high school before college, or want a break from college to gain more work and life experience. Find your calling with us in the Rocky Mountains!

Room and board provided


How to Apply

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Resumes Accepted Until

June 30, 2020

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