ALUMNI LEADERSHIP SUMMER PROGRAM
Apostle Islands, Wisconsin
June 15 - June 29, 2020
Application Due Date: Tuesday, February 11
Apostle Islands—home to 21 islands and 12 miles of
preserved lake shore on Lake Superior in Northern Wisconsin! The Apostle Islands are known for its collection of historic lighthouses, sandstone sea caves, a few old growth forests and natural animal habitats. The Woods Project is offering a special opportunity for 30 TWP students who show strong leadership skills,
willingness to try new things (like sea kayaking!) and are ready for a
spectacular adventure. The summer program is limited to students who have participated and excelled in at least one summer program with TWP. Our summer program will include 7 days of front country development including hiking, sea kayaking and leadership. We will also be completing a 6-night backcountry
experience that will involve island hopping in your tandem sea kayak. This is
sure to be a life-changing experience where you will build on past TWP skills
and hone your leadership abilities through a new experience!
To be eligible to attend the Apostle
Island Alumni Sea Kayaking Trip with The Woods Project, you must meet the
attended at least one summer program with TWP (current 12th graders are welcome
to apply, but preference will be given to underclassmen/women)
a strong interest in leadership development
an open mind and be interested in exploring new ideas and places
demonstrated leadership skills in past TWP trips
a strong behavioral record in your classes
mature, responsible, and willing to work with others
in good physical shape and able to engage in strenuous physical activity
Proficiency in swimming is not
required, but applicants must be comfortable with being on, near, or in water
for several hours at a time
Application: The application consists of basic
contact information, two short essay questions and a recommendation form to be completed by TWP Volunteer or your school sponsor.
Please work on your essay questions BEFORE you go to the next page to fill out
the application. You can review the questions below. Be thoughtful in your
answers, do not go over the word limits and work with your teachers to write a
well-crafted response. Once you have written your essays, please proceed to the
next page to complete the application.
Question 1: Why do you want to attend The Woods
Project's Apostle Islands Alumni Leadership Summer Program and what makes you a
good fit? (400-600 words)
Question 2: I am interested in further developing my
leadership skills because: (200-400 words)
TWP Volunteer Leader or School Sponsor Recommendation:
You must choose a
TWP Volunteer Leader who has been on a trip with you or a School Sponsor to give a recommendation on your behavior record and character. You are
responsible for sending the online recommendation form link to a School Sponsor or a TWP Volunteer Leader of
your choice and you must ensure that they submit the completed recommendation
form by February 14th. The link is below and will also be emailed to you
once you complete this application form.
· Recommendation Form: https://www.tfaforms.com/4600144
Application due date: February 11th, 2020 (ALL
pieces of your application must be submitted by this date, including the
teacher recommendation). In addition, a $50 non-refundable deposit, to The Woods Project, is required to secure a spot. Students will be informed of their acceptance status
by March 1st.
Questions? Contact Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (281) 910-2815.
Proceed to the next page once you are ready to
complete the online application.