Teen Expeditions

YMAD is now accepting applications for our Spring 2020 Salt Lake City and Summer 2020 Heber/SLC Expeditions. This information is for high school-aged students interested in participating in a hands-on service expedition to India.

 We are looking for teens who are self-generative, outgoing, and capable of making a difference. They will be trained in leadership skills, fundraising, and community service. Near the end of the program, students will travel to India to teach English in village elementary schools, distribute collected items, perform service-related tasks, and interact with children at several government schools and orphanages in India.

As part of the YMAD experience, the participants will be traveling a great distance by various means of transportation. They may also have the opportunity to visit a few of India’s historical and cultural sites before returning home. A $25 non-refundable fee is associated with this application. 

All participants must raise $3,900 to participate in the expedition. Because YMAD is a 501(c)(3) organization, all the funds raised are tax deductible.

INCLUDES: Yearlong leadership training courses and supplies, flight, evacuation insurance, all transportation in India, lodging and meals.

DOES NOT INCLUDE:  Passport ($100), visa ($80-200), spending money ($200) and personal travel supplies.

For more information please review our FAQ Page

Spring 2020 (Greater Salt Lake Area)

Our Spring 2020 Salt Lake Expedition meeting and retreat dates are as follows. The asterisk (*) indicates mandatory meetings.

  • Early Bird Application Deadline: Apr. 28

  • Applications Due: May 19

  • Interviews: May 21-22

  • *Parent Meeting: Aug. 18, 7:00 pm

  • *First Retreat: Aug. 23-24 ($500 deposit due)

  • Sept. 8

  • Sept. 22

  • Oct. 6

  • *Workday: Oct. 12, 9:00-3:00 ($1500 due)

  • Oct. 27

  • Nov. 17

  • Dec. 8

  • Jan. 5

  • *Second Retreat: Jan. 10-11 ($1500 due)

  • Jan. 26

  • Feb. 9

  • Feb. 23 ($400 due)

  • *Parent Meeting & Packing Day: Mar. 1, 5:30-8:30 (parents arrive at 7:30)

  • Mar. 15

  • *EXPEDITION TO INDIA: Mar. 27 - Apr. 12

  • *Unpacking Day: Apr. 18, 9:00-noon

  • Return Celebration: May 17

Please carefully review these dates, then click the box below for the link to our application on Active.com. 

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Summer 2020 (Heber/SLC)

Our Summer 2020 Heber/SLC Expedition meeting and retreat dates are as follows. The asterisk (*) indicates mandatory meetings.

  • Early Bird Application Deadline: Apr. 28

  • Applications Due: May 19

  • Interviews: May 21 (in Heber) & 22 (in North Salt Lake)

  • *Parent Meeting: Sept. 15, 7:00 pm

  • *First Retreat: Oct. 4-5 ($500 deposit due)

  • Oct. 13

  • Oct 27

  • *Workday: Nov. 9, 9:00-3:00

  • Nov. 17

  • Dec. 8 ($1500 due)

  • Jan. 5

  • Jan. 26

  • *Second Retreat: Feb. 7-8 ($1500 due)

  • Feb. 23

  • Mar. 15

  • Mar. 29

  • Apr. 19 ($400 due)

  • May 3

  • *Parent Meeting & Packing Day: May 17, 5:00-8:00 (parents arrive at 7:00)

  • May 31

  • *EXPEDITION TO INDIA: June 5-20

  • *Unpacking Day: June 27, 9:00-noon

  • Return Celebration: Aug. 2

Please carefully review these dates, then click the box below for the link to our application on Active.com.