YMCA of the Rockies provides a variety of gap program options for individuals looking to
take time after high school before college, or looking for a break from college to gain
work and life experience before jumping into academics or a career. Depending on the
program, we aim to develop the person to grow individually, explore their faith and
establish their own values and beliefs. Check out each of our gap programs to learn which
is right for you.
Our ELEVATE program at Estes Park Center will provide young people (ages
18-22) with a variety of experiences designed to build confidence and to
provide life skills training.
Our DISCOVER program will provide a variety of experiences designed to
build your personal and professional skills through training sessions
and outdoor adventures, while working in a genuine Rocky Mountain
The EMPOWER program is a structured, three-month employment/work
experience/educational opportunity designed for Out of School Youth
(OSY) who are 18 to 24 years old and who have had little or no
full-time work experience.
The THRIVE program at Estes Park Center will provide young women (ages
18-22) with a variety of experiences designed to encourage self-discovery
and to promote opportunities to be a positive impact on the world around