Information for Parents
Your child’s safety is one of our staff team’s primary concerns. We are duly aware of the safety challenges associated with hosting a program of this length, and we have taken necessary precautions to cultivate a safe environment for students to grow. (See 2019 SLP Policy Form in the "Downloadable Forms" section )
A centerpiece of the SLP is ensuring that each student works a full-time job. This is so each student can make money, but also so that each student can grow in his/her leadership development and apply what they are learning in a real life environment. There are only a few places in the United States where we can be guaranteed this type of employment opportunity, and Denver, CO (in conjunction with Elitch Gardens Amusement Park) meets these criteria.
Why 8 weeks?
We feel eight weeks is the perfect length of time for a summer project. It gives the student around 5+ weeks at home while also giving him/her ample time to develop in his leadership, and to grow spiritually. Often times at a week-long church camp, a person may return home on an emotional high. We do not seek for students to make emotionally driven decisions, nor to come back home merely riding an emotional high. Rather, we want to see students make gains in character growth, initiative-taking, leadership skills, social aptitude, professional development, and in owning responsibilities. We believe that eight weeks is enough time for a student to truly take substantial steps in these areas.
Can we visit our son/daughter?
Absolutely! Feel free to come down at any time during the summer, but we have designed a Parents’ Weekend (June 14th-16th) in which your child will have extended free time, less work hours, and a program intended to welcome parents and expose them to how their child has been growing at SLP. Please make plans to join us for this fun weekend in Denver! More information will be on the way once your son/daughter applies to the SLP.
Questions or concerns-
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact this summer’s SLP Director, Michael Parrett (firstname.lastname@example.org).