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ALP Application

Thank you for your interest in the Adirondack Leadership Program. To apply, please fill out the application below. La Vida will contact you after we have received and reviewed your application.

A $100 deposit is due after participants have been accepted into the program; please make checks payable to "Gordon College" (we can no longer accept checks made out to "La Vida"—they will be returned). 

Please note that this form will time out and erase answers after 30 minutes.

Adirondack Leadership Program Application

We request that the students, not parents, fill out the application. GRADUATED REFUND SCHEDULE $100 registration deposit is nonrefundable. Cancellations before May 1: all but $100 deposit refunded. Cancellations between May 1 and May 31: $350 refunded. Cancellations after May 31: NO refunds made

1. Name (last, first, middle initial)

2. Parent/Guardian Name

3. Street Address

4. City

5. State

6. Zip Code

7. Home Phone

8. Applicant's Cell Phone

9. Parent's Cell Phone

10. Applicant's Email Address

11. Parent's Email Address

12. Please select the following:


13. Date of Birth

14. Age (at the time of ALP)


15. Current School You Attend

16. Year in School


17. ALP has a backpacking and a canoeing option. La Vida cannot guarantee, but will do its best to place participants in their trip of choice. Please indicate which trip you prefer.

I am flexible, either backpacking or canoeing.

18. Preferred Trip Dates:

Session 1: June 25–July 3 (9-day trip)
Session 2: July 10–July 18 (9-day trip)
Session 3: July 24–August 1 (9-day trip)

19. Why are you interested in the Adirondack Leadership Program?

20. Write a paragraph or more about a leader you want to be like and why.

21. What are two leadership qualities you hope to develop more during the ALP?

22. ALP includes a faith component that will involve time spent in conversation specifically focusing on your own spiritual and faith development. Tell us a little bit about your desire for your own personal faith development on this trip.

23. Please list two people that we may contact as references to your leadership potential and character. Include their NAME, PHONE NUMBER and EMAIL address.

24. Due to the strenuous nature of the activities and remote environment, are there any physical, emotional or mental health concerns we need to be aware of?

25. Are you taking any prescribed medications?

26. Are you allergic to bee stings? (Yes/No/Severity)

27. If yes, do you carry an EpiPen for your bee allergy? (If yes, please note you must bring your own EpiPen in addition to the ones we carry in the first-aid kit.)


28. Do you have any other allergies?

29. Do you have any food allergies or special dietary needs? Please check all that apply. (We cannot accommodate food preferences, but we will work with you regarding medical dietary needs. Please contact lavida@gordon.edu)

Lactose Intolerant
Nut Allergy

30. How did you hear about the Adirondack Leadership Program?

Web Search
Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, etc.)
Attended La Vida camp before
Friend or family reference
North Shore Children & Families Newspaper
North Shore Kids
North Shore Friends and Family
Camp Fair

31. I have read and agree to the ALP cancellation policy and graduated fee refund schedule. Please see above for details on the cancellation policy and graduated fee schedule.


32. The above information is true and written by the applicant for the ALP.


33. As a program of Gordon College, we may send you information regarding the school. If you wish to not receive these mailings, please indicate that below.

Yes, please send me information regarding Gordon College.
No thanks, I would prefer to NOT receive information regarding Gordon College

34. Select the discount you are eligible for. Discounts cannot be combined.

Early Bird Registration: 10% off if you sign up by February 15th, 2020
Sibling Discount: 15% off if your brother or sister has completed ALP
Gordon College Faculty/Staff Member: 25% off your son or daughter's registration