Young Adult Patroller (YAP)
Posted December 29, 2022
SVT YAP Event: January 28, 2023
As the YAP program gears up for another great season, we will be participating in a YAP clinic with Southern Vermont at Saskadena Six in South Pomfret, VT. It will be a one-day event on January 28, 2023, from 0900 to1600.
Contact CT Region YAP Advisor, Sue-Ellen Repeta for more information.
Posted December 29, 2022
CT/WMA YAP Event Set for March 5, 2023!
We are pleased to announce a CT/Western Mass Young Adult event that will be held on March 5th at Butternut. We are looking for volunteers to assist with OEC/OET and helpers/patients for the OEC sections for the day. Any Participant/OET or OEC Instructor should complete this form.
YAPs and open remarks will begin at 8am
OEC Skills and OET Skills in the AM
OEC Skills and OET Skills in the PM (this you did OEC in the morning, you will do OET in the afternoon and vice versa)
Fun Event (3:30 - 5:30)
If the tubing park is open, you will be welcome to tube till 8 pm. If you will be attending, please complete the following form ASAP.
Dress Code: Patrol Gear
When you arrive, make your way to the Patrol Room (base) and look for signs directing you to where you should boot up and store your bag for the day.
If you have any questions, please let me know,
Posted: December 29, 2022
2023 Seminar at Smuggler's Notch
After a few years absence due to COVID-19, we are excited to report that the YAP seminar is back. We will be at Smuggler's Notch. Stay tuned for more details as they become available.
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The YAP Program
The Young Adult Program is open to patrollers (including candidate patrollers) between the ages of 15 and 18. During the ski/snowboard season, we hold clinics throughout the region, and sometimes we visit other nearby regions. These are fun, yet focused clinics to help young patrollers hone their skills and prepare them for the YAP Seminar in March. The clinics are a great opportunity for these patrollers to meet new patrollers at other areas, share ideas and techniques and show off a little bit.
Click the image below to go to the calendar for more information on the next broadcast. The calendar has a link to the YouTube broadcast.
YAP's Monthly YouTube Broadcast
YAP is now broadcasting on their YouTube channel. The broadcast will be saved to Facebook and YouTube so people who aren’t able to watch it live can go back and watch it later.
Past episodes of Everyday Heroes:
Episode 1, August 6, 2020: Guest Craig Larson
Episode 2, August 20, 2020: Guest Ethan Baker
Episode 3, September 17, 2020: Guest John Kane
Episode 4, October 15, 2020: Guest Steve Binns
Eastern Division Young Adult Patroller Program Youtube Page
The annual YAP Seminar the culmination of the season's training. It is one of the more rewarding programs one can get involved in with patrolling. For one weekend, these amazing youths converge on a ski area in the Eastern Division. Generally it is a trip up north, but we occasionally travel west to New York. Here they showcase their skills and, well, act like kids. They demonstrate amazing maturity, leading complex, Senior-level OEC scenarios and ski/board on Senior-level terrain. It is amazing to watch them as they think outside the box to successfully solve the puzzles and treat and transport their injured patients.
The days are long and rigorous. Waking up for 7am breakfast, being dispatched to a mass casualty, then grabbing the handles of a toboggan and running outside the handles, and on tail rope down a steep, icy, bump run, demonstrating their skiing or riding skill in the gnarliest terrain the mountain has to offer. This is not for everyone, that's why YAPs have the option of enrolling in the competitive program, or the more relaxed clinic track.
There is a break in the action for a mountain tour where the YAPs can just have fun and free ski with their new friends. Each night, there is a huge buffet dinner, then fun activities, great for getting to know each other as peers and friends. The days wrap up at about 10pm, though everyone is running on adrenaline as they wind down for bed.
Making friends and networking is a natural by-product of the YAP weekend. The relationships made at the event are life-long and fulfilling. There are always lots of hugs as everyone departs for home. They will take many newly acquired skills back to their home mountain to share and improve the quality of their patrols. These young adults are often the work horses of their patrols, harnessing their energy, enthusiasm and skills to get the work done.