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.
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.