How to Apply
Eligible students are those entering 9th or 10th grade in the fall of 2017. To begin the application process, students are asked to first submit a letter of recommendation from their rector.* For more information, see the Colorado Youth Leadership Initiative Application Process. Questions? Contact the Office of Faith Formation.
*Although the initial deadline of January 31 has passed, we are continuing to accept letters of recommendation.
Year 1 – Cathedral Ridge
Through team and individual challenges, students learn judgment and decision-making skills based in God and faith and how to apply them with compassion as servant leaders in the world. Team-building, spiritual practice, and exploration are central to this program. Students must complete the COYLI application process before registering for camp.
Camp Dates for COYLI Year 1: July 30-August 5, 2017
Age: Rising 9th and 10th graders
Year 2 – Petit Trou de Nippes, Haiti
The leadership and spiritual challenge of COYLI continues in year two as we travel to St. Paul’s Episcopal School in Petit Trou de Nippes, Haiti, for cultural immersion, relationship building, and servant leadership intensive. In partnership with the Colorado Haiti Project, we will continue to grow as leaders and a team as we explore Christian ministry in a different cultural context. This program is open to students who participated in COYLI – Year 1 last summer.
Dates: June 12-19, 2017
Requirement: COYLI – Year 1 participation in 2016
Year 3 – El Camino de Santiago, Spain
The leadership and spiritual challenge of COYLI culminates in year three as we travel to Spain for a pilgrimage along El Camino de Santiago. The Way as it is popularly called is one of the oldest Christian pilgrimage routes in the world. We will continue to grow as leaders and a team as we explore Christian ministry, servant leadership, and what God is calling us to do in the world. This program is open to students who participated in COYLI – Year 2 in 2016.
Dates: June 20-July 3, 2017
Requirement: COYLI – Year 2 participation in 2016