Young Adult Seminar 2017
A four-day opportunity to train and expand one's knowledge with the Eastern Division’s best instructors! Most important is the opportunity to do this with other YAPs from Maine to West Virginia. Friday and Monday are optional days with free skiing/riding, special clinics or advanced lessons. Saturday and Sunday the YAPs participate in clinics or competition events. Clinic track is highly recommended for candidates or new patrollers especially if this is their first time attending the seminar. YAPs are given instant feedback and insights for their individual improvement. Competition track is for those who have a minimum of one year of active patrolling under their belt (no pun intended) and those who will not have the opportunity to attend a second year due to “aging out.” No feedback is given during this option and rankings are released at the banquet dinner Sunday evening.
It is important to understand the differences between the two tracks as once registration forms are received it is difficult if not impossible to accommodate changes.
NSP Young Adult Programs at the local level must be conducted in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, school district policies and procedures, and the ski area's rules and regulations. Division Legal Counsel should be engaged to help identify and interpret the effects of these regulations on Young Adult Programs. The NSP imposes no limitation on Young Adult Patrollers' activities that are not common to all who participate in NSP programs.
YAPs: To actively participate, learn, grow, make new lifelong friends, and have fun.
Adult Support Staff: It is important to remember that this event is designed for the YAPs and your cooperation and assistance are vital to its success. The fee for the seminar is kept at a minimum for both adults and YAPs. By accepting this rate you are agreeing to fully support and assist during the event as requested by the organizers.
Chaperones/Advisors: You will probably be assigned to a condo or room with YAPs from your area/region, as well as YAPs from other areas. You will be responsible for all YAPs assigned to the same housing unit. There will be a minimum of two chaperones per unit so you won’t go it alone.
Shepherds: Often a YAP Advisor who is responsible for a large group of YAPs during the daytime events. Shepherds need to have ski skills that allow them to ski all terrain available during the event. They ensure the group gets from point A to point B on time. Shepherds also have to deal with any unforeseen “glitches or speed bumps” that may arise.
OEC Patient: Adult support personnel who have not been assigned other vital roles. This would include parents, patrollers, and chaperones that will lie in the snow for a session playing patient. They must arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the session and are expect to stay until that rotation is completed. This usually takes about three hours.
OEC/S&T Training/Testing: Certified and Division Staff preselected by the Division YAP Advisor participate offering the best educational opportunity for the attending YAPs.
Saturday Night Activity/General Event Organization/Logistics & Support Staff. Special staff responsible for the planning and implementation of the Saturday night event. Each year the event changes ranging from Avalanche Training, Search and Rescue, or Mountain Travel Rescue skills.
Date: March 17-20 2017
What’s Included: 4 days of lift tickets, 3 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts,
3 dinners, clinics and special events
Deadline: February 3, 2017, postmarked (late fee of $50.00 imposed after this deadline until event fills to capacity)
Location: Bolton Valley Ski Area, Richmond, VT
2017 Registration Form: click here to download
Friday: Free Ski Option with opening dinner and after-dinner activities and varied meetings for staff and adults.
Saturday: group breakfast and cycle through 2 of the 4 sessions. Group dinner and after- dinner activities for YAPs and varied meetings for staff and adults.
Sunday: group breakfast and cycle through the remaining 2 of the 4 sessions. Evening banquet and awards.
Monday: Free ski or depart for home