The SUUSI Young Adult program offers a strong, caring, loving community to participants ages 18 to 25. We come together to live in a dorm for one week a year and participate in activities made by, and for young adults. It's a smaller community within SUUSI's own welcoming arms where you will meet new, interesting, and caring people every year you come.
The YA program is developed both by the staff members and the community at large. During the year, YA's have the chance to suggest and plan activities during the week. We try to keep the schedule as new and interesting to our members as possible. If a workshop/activity during the week takes significant amounts of planning community members are eligible for part time staff credit to run it.
Watch out for performances: YA talent tends to surface at the coffee house, cabaret, and other more random outlets as well. The YAs also dominate the dance floors at CACHE and Serendipity. We participate in two important bridging ceremonies as well. One ceremony will be to welcome the teens that will be young adults at the following SUUSI, and the second to recognize those YAs that are 25 years old and will be leaving the YA program and transitioning in to SUUSI's median programming.
Every year, the YA Staff hopes to support the idea of existing as an intentional community within the bigger intentional community that is SUUSI. In this we hope to bring back focus on our integration into this amazing Intergenerational community that SUUSI offers us. We will be modifying old events, or offering new ones that we hope to bring to everyone in the SUUSI community. We hope to bring our community out to everyone else so that every SUUSI participant might get to experience the community bonds that have brought YA's back to SUUSI year after year after year.
Wondering what you should pack for the week? Must haves are cameras, swimsuits, music, instruments, and fans! Also, bring your games, toys, inflatable anythings, your favorite clothes for all types of weather and for dressing up, an open mind, good ideas, and great feelings. If you bring a book, this is fair warning that you will have little time to read it. That is, unless you enjoy seclusion and introversion, which is totally cool too.
One of the ways to get to know the YAs and be a part of the community before and after SUUSI is through the SUUSI YA Group on Facebook (a search of those terms should find it for you). If you would like to join and share with the community on-line, simply request to join the goup. And if you have any additional questions/concerns/ ideas about the YA program, feel free to email the YA Director at [email protected].
Can't wait to see you there!