Frequently Asked Questions

When is the application deadline?
The application goes live on December 1, 2020. The deadlines are:
Team Leaders: February 1, 2021
Team Members, March 1, 2021

What kind of jobs can I apply for with the YMCA?
If you are accepted into STP 2021, you will receive a link to apply to the YMCA for the summer. Some jobs that students usually get are Housekeeping, Food Service, Buildings & Grounds, Front Desk, Lifeguard, Craft Shop Helper, Rec Attendant, and others. You aren’t guaranteed to get the job you prefer, but the earlier you apply the more likely it is to get your preference.

How much money will I make over the summer?
Team Leaders won’t take home a paycheck from the YMCA, but Team Members usually make around $2,000 by the end of the summer. There is also the option to stay longer after STP ends to work at the YMCA and make more money.

I have friends/family getting married in the summer. Can I attend their weddings?
Since the program is only around 9 weeks long, we encourage students to leave STP as little as possible. However, we also understand that there are other important life events going on. We ask everyone to pick a maximum of 1-2 weddings to attend during their STP summer, though leaving the program must always be cleared by the Navigator and YMCA staff first

What happens if I drop out of STP after being accepted?
If you drop out before March 1, 2021, we will only keep your $150 deposit
If you drop out after March 1, 2021, we will require half of the STP cost ($750)
If you drop out after May 1, 2021, we will require the total STP cost ($1500)
*Special exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis*
*This policy will be adjusted if COVID restrictions change our plans*

How much is STP going to cost this year?
The cost for Team Leaders is free, because you don’t make money over the summer. The cost for Team Members is $1500, which includes a $150 deposit due when you submit your application.

Are you sure that STP 2021 is going to happen?
We are moving forward as though STP 2021 is happening, and we will hopefully know more concrete plans in January. We will keep all the campuses in the region in the loop as we learn more information.

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