Youth Outdoor Leadership Academy (YOLA) is a new summer experience for teens to elevate their leadership through outdoor adventure. Participants receive hands-on training and professional development that serves as the foundation of the program.
Participants will learn basic safety, group control, team-based games, activity facilitation, outdoor engagement, camp best practices, and more.
DAYS WILL BE FILLED WITH:
- Fun camp activities to engage leadership styles.
- Opportunities to explore and develop new skills.
- Physical activities and games to keep bodies active.
- Service projects that welcome cause-driven volunteering.
Counselors in Leadership Training is the high school age division. The CILTs will engage in outdoor (and some indoor) activities that provide valuable employee skills and opportunities to lead. Each session includes mock interviewing, networking, and resume-building to prepare for future opportunities with the YMCA.