Frequently Asked Questions

When is the application deadline?
Team Leaders: February 1, 2020
Team Members, March 1, 2020

What kind of jobs can I apply for with the YMCA?
If you are accepted into STP 2020, 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, 2020, we will only keep your $100 deposit
If you drop out after March 1, 2020, we will require half of the STP cost ($675)
If you drop out after May 1, 2020, we will require the total STP cost ($1350)
*Special exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis*

Why did the price for Team Members raise from $1200 to $1350 ?
In previous years, funds brought in from Summer Training Programs weren’t required to pay the 12% Navigator fee used for processing and administrative costs. That policy changed in the fall of 2019, so the price was raised 12% to cover the new fees.

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