The Bob and Maggie Green Youth Adventure Program also known as YAP gives over 60 middle school-aged youth in Chittenden County the opportunity to escape the urban routine and experience fun, adventurous activities by accessing the wonders of Vermont. Through a series of organized outdoor activities, youth are empowered to build their confidence, find new hobbies, develop new friendships outside of their typical social structure, and challenge themselves to reach new goals. Most youth would be unable to experience activities due to financial reasons, therefore YAP is offered at no cost to participants.
REGISTRATION FORM – 2020 Youth Adventure Program Description and Permission Form
Contact Gabe Diaz at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (802)223-9357
2020 YOUTH ADVENTURE PROGRAM (YAP)
Join the YAP staff as we explore the great state of Vermont! During the six weeks of the program, participants will take daily adventures around the state, focusing on fun outdoor activities such as biking, hiking, water activities, team building, and much more. The program will run from 9:30 to 3:00 each day. Space is limited to 20 participants. Each week has a different focus as described below. Each participant will be given a ride home at the end of each day.
Week 1: June 22-26 Discover Hidden Burlington Week! (hike, bike, water, explore) The first week of the Youth Adventure program starts off with explorations of little known gems hidden right here in our own back yard! One day will be filled with hiking; another day has biking, a day of swimming, and a day dedicated to some of the unique and fun places to see right here in Burlington.
Week 2: June 29-July 2 (No program on Friday, July 3) Hike Vermont Week! Starting off with a relatively easy hike close to home , this week promises to allow you to see some of the best views of the Green Mountain state from a few of the mountain peaks that hikers love to climb. Each day’s hike will end with a hard earned treat (something cold, sweet and refreshing).
Week 3: July 6-10 Explore Vermont Week! This week we will be exploring some of the more iconic locations that Vermont has to offer. From berry picking to trying something cold, sweet and refreshing (think ice cream) to checking out the wildlife along beautiful Lake Champlain to a visit to a granite quarry. See if you can find the Great Blue Heron!
Week 4: July 13-17 Bike Vermont Week! Join us as we explore some of the different bike trails in and around Vermont. We will be riding on the Island Line Bike Trail, taking a bike ferry to South Hero, winding our way on the beautiful Stowe Bike Path, and checking out the Burlington Bike Path as we ride to Oakledge Park for a swim.
Week 5: July 20-25 Water Adventures Week! Vermont is packed full of amazing water holes, ponds, lakes, rivers, and streams, and we plan to visit the best of them. There will be a certified lifeguard on staff, so we will have a fun, safe and WET adventure every day!
Week 6: July 27-31 Overnight Camping Week! Join us for a 3 day, 2 night camping trip to one of Vermont’s beautiful state parks. We will be cooking all of our meals around the campfire, playing games, swimming in a lake, hiking up to a fire tower, and making lots of memories. This trip always ends up being a favorite part of the summer, so sign up fast!
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