Ya-A-Te means “Welcome” in Apache and is a three-day leadership 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.
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!"
Frequently Asked Questions
- What will I do at Ya-A-Te Leadership Retreat?
- How do I register for Ya-A-Te Leadership Retreat?
- Can I drive myself to the Ya-A-Te Leadership Retreat?
- Can I use my cell phone during Ya-A-Te Leadership Retreat?
- Are meals provided for Ya-A-Te Leadership Retreat?
- Can I pay for Ya-A-Te Leadership Retreat when I arrive?
- Who can attend the Ya-A-Te Leadership Retreat?
- What should I pack for Ya-A-Te?