Ya-A-Te | TJC


2024 YA-A-TE

Ya-A-Te welcomes incoming and returning students to TJC, giving them an opportunity to meet fellow students, have fun and learn about life at TJC.

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Ya-A-Te means “Welcome” in Apache and is a three-day retreat held off-campus for freshmen and sophomore students. It teaches leadership skills and teamwork, all while demonstrating the resources students will need for a successful future at TJC. Attendees experience the outdoors while canoeing and zip-lining, enjoy nightly activities, and compete in tribal games for the bragging rights of the ultimate tribe.

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Quotes from past Ya-A-Te attendees:

  • "I really enjoyed myself. I loved my table that I sat at everyday. Hopefully next year I will be part of an organization when I come."
  • "Had an amazing time at Ya-A-Te! I enjoyed making new friends and making new memories."
  • "I'm so glad I was able to come to Ya-A-Te. My cabinmates are now my best friends. I hope we stay in contact after this."
  • "The retreat was out of my comfort zone, but I had fun and made new friends after all!"