The YMCA of Northern Utah partners with Summit Journeys to provide adventure leadership programs for youth ages 14-17. The YMCA and Summit Journeys have teamed up to provide a new and innovative curriculum for the Leaders in Training and Counselors in Training programs. These programs train youth to be leaders in outdoor spaces, as well as in their personal lives at home. Our joint programs offer youth opportunities to explore lessons in leadership through self-reflection, group dynamics, and resilience in the face of challenge.
Additionally, our leadership programs deepen participants connection and awareness of the outdoors through lessons in biology, local ecology, astronomy, and local flora and fauna identification.