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Young Adult Patroller (YAP)

Posted December 28, 2023

SVT YAP Event: January 28, 2024

he 6th Annual Southern Vermont YAP OEC and OET Seminar.  This is a 1 day event 9:00am – 4:00pm to enhance both OEC and OET skills for Young Adult Patrollers.  The event is scheduled for Sunday January 28, 2024 at Saskadena Six Ski Area (formally known as Suicide 6) in South Pomfret, VT.  

The day is designed for YAPs at all skill levels from beginner to advanced levels of OEC and OET.  There is no cost to attend this event.  

Patrol Jackets will be your lift ticket for the day.  If your YAPs need jackets or vests for the day, please contact Roger DelGiorno (whohay@comcast.net).

We quickly need to get an accurate headcount to plan for the event as participation may be limited depending on the number of responses we get and the number of patrollers available to staff the event.  

 

Please respond to this email ASAP with your interest in attending and headcount of YAPs who would like to participate and Patroller volunteers willing to help with the event.  We are hoping to get mountains from CT, VT, NH, and MA to attend again.  I encourage ski areas who currently do not have a YAP program to have patrollers remain involved with YAPs by helping on this day to make this a successful event. 

Contact CT Region YAP Advisor, Sue-Ellen Repeta for more information.

Posted February 25, 2022

Cancelled: 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. 

 

CT/Western Mass YAP Event Sign-up Form

 

Agenda

  • 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.

More information will be sent to your email account directly or on the NSP CT Region.

 

If you have any questions, please let me know,

 

Sue Ellen Repeta

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:

Season 1

Episode 1, August 6, 2020: Guest Craig Larson​

https://youtu.be/vGjm5MgYxj8 

Episode 2, August 20, 2020: Guest Ethan Baker

https://youtu.be/n5yfh_aAaK4 

Episode 3, September 17, 2020: Guest John Kane​

https://youtu.be/ymneGoBpjpo

Episode 4, October 15, 2020: Guest Steve Binns​

https://youtu.be/SzzrKgHKmz4

Eastern Division Young Adult Patroller Program Youtube Page

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBM4e2RjZOkPBV9Uhjb_Y6w 

YAP Seminar

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.

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