Young Adult Patroller

Brad Peterson
Brad Peterson YAP Program Supervisor

Young Adult Patroller

The YAP Program is for young adults 15-17 yrs who are interested in patrolling.

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The National Ski Patrol’s Young Adult Patrol (YAP) Program is an educational program that trains young adults, ages 15 through 17, in emergency response care. Through mentorship and coaching, the YAP program serves as a foundation for young adults to master the essential skills of critical thinking, collaboration, synergistic teamwork, and leadership in a high caliber team environment. The Young Adult Patrol Program provides a foundation for future lifelong patrollers, and leaders of the NSP as well as in our Communities.

The Adult programs must be conducted in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, school district policies and procedures, and the ski area’s rules and regulations.



NSP Young Adult Program Start Up Manual PDF


Region Advisors

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Deb Copeland
Deb Copeland Eastern Michigan Region
Jay Van Zeeland
Jay Van Zeeland North Central Region
John Wiley
John Wiley Northern Michigan
Mason Boswel
Mason Boswel Ohio Region
Cipher Tarrant
Cipher Tarrant South Central Region
Kirk Larsen
Kirk Larsen Southern Region
Jess (Knoll) McCallumum
Jess (Knoll) McCallumum Western Michigan
Dan Kirsch
Dan Kirsch Western Region