Thank you for your interest in Collegiate's Estes Park Leadership Training (LT)! We are so excited you are considering Estes Park LT as a way to invest your summer and grow as a follower of Jesus!
Leadership Training is an experience you will remember and cherish for a lifetime. Leadership is a skill needed for all of life. The world is in dire need of Christian leaders. Christian leadership is based in a committed relationship with Jesus Christ and revealed by Christian character.
The program includes worship and teaching nights where national speakers come to challenge students in many areas of Christian leadership and commitment. We have small core groups to facilitate growth and discovery in a special environment, called “Projects”. Projects are made up of 12-15 people who will spend one day a week in community, prayer and outreach. Participants also work full-time at the YMCA of the Rockies.
Our goal is to provide as many practical leadership experiences as possible to followers of Jesus in Collegiate Church Network. It is a “hands-on” program. The net result of the program traditionally has been more committed followers of Jesus who will have a greater impact in ministry and life. We know God can use many summer plans, but we hope this choice blesses you!
Who is LT for?
LT is an incredible opportunity for any college student who wants to grow in their relationship with Jesus! It is not necessary to be a leader at H2O to attend but rather someone who wants to influence others for the sake of Jesus whether or not they ever serve in any formal leadership capacity.
The dates are Monday, May 24 - Sunday, August 8, though LT participants are welcome to extend their work agreements with the YMCA both at the beginning and end if they are able to work longer. Participants are also expected to work the entire program length.
The cost for Collegiate LT is $895. Participants pay some at the beginning and payments through the summer. Support raising for this missions training is highly encouraged.
Estes Park, Colorado is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Located at 8000 feet & adjacent to Rocky Mountain National Park, there’s so much to do & see both on the ground of the YMCA of the Rockies & in the surrounding area. We hope it all creates space to connect more with God & community.
The YMCA of the Rockies - Estes Park Center is the largest YMCA in the world. With beds for 5000+ guests, it’s more conference center than a gym. Jobs at the YMCA include working in guest programs, day camp with kids, housekeeping, food service, & more. LT participants apply to and work for the YMCA. Their compensation includes food and housing (all provided on grounds at the Y) plus approximately $220 per week in additional wages for 40 hours of work as well as access to YMCA resources.
YMCA of the Rockies - Estes Park Center
To participate in LT, you must apply and be accepted to work at the YMCA of the Rockies. More information about employment applications will be released soon.
Leadership Training through Reliant
The Leadership Training application is administered by Reliant Mission. The application is a collection of questions to help prepare you and the program leadership to assess your participation in LT for the summer. Information about the Leadership Training application will be released soon.
Want To Hear More?
Contact Pastor Kevin (firstname.lastname@example.org) or your Community Group leader to talk more about LT and what the summer could look like for you!