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Thank you for your interest in a 2019 GOALS river expedition. We appreciate you providing the information requested, which will be used only to determine if the person applying is good fit for one of our programs that has space available.

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Background. We receive far more applicants each year than we are able to serve. Since access to the river canyons where our programs occur is very limited, our permit availability can not match the level of interest in GOALS youth river expeditions.

We have identified specific traits in kids that lead to optimal individual and group growth. When selecting applicants, our main goal is to maximize the impact for every child we serve. Our application process helps GOALS to create groups made up of kids who will not only get the most out of their own GOALS experience, but whose presence will also improve the expedition for the others they are with. We would like to include every interested child, and hope those who do not receive a spot on a 2019 expedition will recognize that this indicates an improper fit for a specific expedition - not an identification of character flaws.

Please answer each question honestly, as there are no “right” or “wrong” responses - other than those which don’t most accurately represent the authentic applicant. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

SECTION 1. YOUTH APPLICANT - BASIC INFORMATION.
Applicant's name: *
Applicant's name:
SECTION 2. PARENT / GUARDIAN - BASIC INFORMATION
Parent / Guardian's Name: *
Parent / Guardian's Name:
Parent / Guardian's phone: *
Parent / Guardian's phone:
Section 3. IDENTIFICATION OF PROGRAM PREFERENCE.
For example: Choice 1. Desolation Canyon May 24 - 30. Choice 2. Desolation Canyon May 31 - June 6. Choice 3. Rogue River June 23-29
Would you like information regarding need-based financial assistance from GOALS?
SECTION 4. STUDENT SELF-ASSESSMENT.
Please rate yourself honestly for each statement below. *
Please rate yourself honestly for each statement below.
1. I am good at following instructions.
2. I work well in groups.
3. I can handle difficult or unexpected situations - changes in weather, etc. - without getting upset.
4. I am not afraid to push my comfort zone as long as it is safe.
5. I want to grow as a person.
6. I am a leader.
7. Adults trust me - I do the right thing even when no one is watching.
8. I am brave.
9. I get homesick.
10. I am comfortable outdoors - even in a wilderness area.
11. I am physically strong.
12. I am mentally strong.
13. I find new challenges welcoming rather than difficult
14. I am self-confident.
15. I know my true self.
16. I am curious.
SECTION 5. ESSAY QUESTIONS. Please answer the following questions as thoroughly as possible. There are no right or wrong answers, and your opinions are very valuable.
SECTION 6. REFERENCES.
GOALS reviews applicants based on their own self-assessment, as well as the assessments of two adult mentors they choose as references. Please supply contact information for two adult mentors (i.e. teacher, coach, tutor, etc.) to whom GOALS will send a brief referral form to complete your application process.
Reference #1: *
Reference #1:
Reference #1 - phone:
Reference #1 - phone:
Reference #2:
Reference #2:
Reference #2 - phone:
Reference #2 - phone:
Date of application submission:
Date of application submission: