2021 YALP Information
We understand that there are many concerns about health and safety currently. Our priority is the participants safety, so we have in place measures to reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19. These include disinfecting all equipment after each use and staff, volunteers and participants wearing masks (unless unable due to health reasons).
The itinerary for the program includes cycling, hiking, rock climbing and canoeing. During the cycling day we will go over bike maintenance and road rules as well as cooking and preparing meals. On the hiking day we will have a variety of trails to go on for a range of abilities from 1st dam. We will go over hiking rules, and environmental education. On the canoeing day the participants will learn the different ways to steer and paddle a canoe along with education on CPR techniques. On the rock climbing day the participants will also be learning about survival shelters.
July 20th-July 23rd
In person activities, lunch included
July 26th-July 29th
Digital activities via Zoom
Friday July 30th
YALP rafting day at the Oneida Narrows!
What is YALP?
YALP is a week long day camp designed to introduce the educational and vocational opportunities of the outdoors to young adults with disabilities by combining the fun of outdoor adventure and nature based learning.
Who is YALP for?
YALP is designed for young adults with disabilities between the ages of 16-25, who are eager to learn new skills and grow as a person and a leader.
What does YALP offer?
YALP offers the experience of a lifetime as participants learn outdoor skills, obtain certifications, and attend site visits led by professionals in the outdoor field. Certificates and skills include: Wilderness First Aid, Food Handlers Permit, Leave no Trace Ethics, Outdoor cooking, Swift Water Rescue, and many more! Program graduates earn potential internship placements.
- Introduce young adults to outdoor educational and vocational opportunities.
- Engage local outdoor agencies and employers to reach out and include individuals with disabilities in their marketing, employment, and educational efforts.
- Provide young adults with tools to gain independence in adulthood.