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RMYC can be an empowering and life-changing experience for many people. The experience presents you with the opportunity to be apart of a one of a kind community focused on teamwork, growth, making connections, and learning new skills. Living and working on a crew is totally immersive and without a doubt challenging. The relationships and skills you build in addition to the work you can accomplish will make it all worth it. Many people who come to RMYC have little to no experience in this type of setting, and that's okay we all start somewhere! This is a place to learn and challenge yourself. We only ask you to have a passion for the outdoors, an adaptable mindset, and the ability to push out of your comfort zones!

What to Expect...

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Regional Youth and Ladies Crew

Both the Regional Youth crews and Ladies crews run two and four week sessions. These crews will be comprised of youth ages 14-18 that will complete 32 hours of project work. On your recreation weekends you re-supply groceries, shower, relax, and adventure! You will arrive on crew the sunday of your session, head to camp set up and prep for the week ahead!

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6:00 AM

Breakfast

The crew gets up at 6 am to prepare breakfast and lunch for the day. All the food is communal but everyone makes their own breakfast and lunch. Generally, crews take 30 minutes to eat and pack their food before beginning kitchen cleanup. After dishes are done, and food is stored safely, people take time to brush their teeth, fill personal water bottles, and make sure their day packs are ready to go for the workday ahead! 

7:00 AM

Stretch and Safety

At 7 AM sharp, the workday starts with a stretch/warm-up circle followed by a safety briefing on the day's work. 

7:30 AM

Commute to Worksite

Commutes from camp to work count as part of the 10-hour workday and are project dependent. For some projects, you may drive to the work site, but more commonly you will be hiking. Hiking distances range from a few minutes to 8+ miles carrying personal items and tools. RMYC completes front-country and backcountry projects, and your commute may include backpacking with personal camping gear and group gear/food to a backcountry campsite. Once we arrive at the site, we will get to work right away. 

10:30 AM

15-minute Break

Usually, around 10:30 crews will take a 15-minute paid break to sit down and refuel with snacks! Crews get two 15-minute breaks per day. 

12:30 PM

Lunch Break

Crews take a 30-minute unpaid lunch break. 

3:00 PM 

15-minute Break

4:00-5:00 PM

Arrive Back at Camp

The crew will leave the worksite with enough time to commute and be back at camp at 5:30 PM. On the last day of the project, crews are allotted 30-minutes as part of the workday for tool maintenance. The work is done for the day, and people usually take some personal time before dinner to relax, read, go for a swim, etc. 

6:00 PM

Dinner

Crew members  take turns cooking dinner for the entire crew each night. Everyone will eat together, and then clean up together including dishes, trash, grey water, and food storage. 

7:30 PM

Extras

Occasionally you may be asked to stay present with the crew after dinner for things like group debriefs, educational activities, or miscellaneous camp chores. Everyone is expected to participate. 

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Routt Community Crew

The Routt Community Crew will run two-week sessions. The first week (Mon-Fri) of each session will be day programming (7:45-4pm), the second week will be camping from Sunday-Friday. These crews will be comprised of youth ages 14-15 that will complete 30 hours of project work. 

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Week 1:
Day Programming

7:30-7:45 AM

Youth arrive for pick-up at Transit Center. Check for lunches, water, snacks, sunscreen. 

7:45-8:00 AM 

Stretch circle, warm- up, safety briefing. Head to project site. Once we arrive at the site, we will get to work right away. 

10:30 AM 

Break. Usually, around 10:30 crews will take a 15-minute paid break to sit down and refuel with snacks! Crews get two 15-minute breaks per day. 

12:30 PM 

Lunch Break- Crews get a 30-minute un-paid lunch break. 

3:00 PM

Break+ use this time to teach seed lessons, play, and debrief the day. 

4:00 PM 

Drop crew off at Transit Center for the day. 

Week 2: Pick up Sunday at RMYC Headquarters.

Drop off: Friday RMYC Headquarters

7:30-7:45 AM

The crew gets up at 7 am to prepare breakfast and lunch for the day. All the food is communal but everyone makes their own breakfast and lunch. Generally, crews take 30 minutes to eat and pack their food before beginning kitchen cleanup. After dishes are done, and food is stored safely, people take time to brush their teeth, fill personal water bottles, and make sure their day packs are ready to go for the workday ahead! 

8:00 AM 

Stretch circle, warm- up, safety briefing. Head to project site. Once we arrive at the site, we will get to work right away. 

10:30 AM 

Break. Usually, around 10:30 crews will take a 15-minute paid break to sit down and refuel with snacks! Crews get two 15-minute breaks per day. 

12:30 PM 

Lunch Break- Crews get a 30-minute un-paid lunch break. 

3:00 PM

Break+ use this time to teach seed lessons, play, and debrief the day. 

4:00 PM 

Head back to camp The crew will leave the worksite with enough time to commute and be back at camp at 4PM. On the last day of the project, crews are allotted 30-minutes as part of the workday for tool maintenance. The work is done for the day, and people usually take some personal time before dinner to relax, read, go for a swim, etc. 

6:00 PM 

Crew members take turn cooking each night. Everyone will eat together, and then clean up together including dishes, trash, grey water, and food storage. 

Extras!! Occasionally you may be asked to stay present with the crew after dinner for things like group debriefs, educational activities, or miscellaneous camp chores. Everyone is expected to participate. 

7:30 PM 

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