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Leadership Challenge Institute at Snow Mountain Ranch

The Leadership Challenge Institute provides an intensive experiential learning work-study/action-reflection leadership training experience for college students who are summer employees of Snow Mountain Ranch/YMCA of the Rockies located in Winter Park, Colorado.

Snow Mountain Ranch - YMCA of the Rockies is located north of Winter Park, Colorado, near the Continental Divide at over 9,000 feet. The 5,000 acre YMCA of the Rockies is the largest YMCA in the World serving over 2,300+ guests each day. Calvin College students enjoy a summer of full-time employment at the Ranch serving in various roles and also take part in a leadership curriculum that runs for 10 weeks. If you're eager to grow spiritually, learn about leadership, and enjoy the mountains, then fill out an application!

Summer 2015 Program Dates: May 27-August 4 or 15


Applications for 2015 are due on Friday, March 13. Please direct any questions you may have to the student life office.

Steps to apply:

  1. Apply to the LCI program — Go »
  2. Apply to the Snow Mountain Ranch YMCA — Go »


  • Chris Klein, Program Director
    Living-Learning Program Coordinator or (616)-526-7706

  • John Witte, Dean of Residence Life or (616)-526-6546