Dates & Information

students peeking out from orange tentProgram dates

LeapYear Fall 2019: Semester 1

September 20-28: First retreat @ YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park CO

September 28 - December 13: Group travel (Nepal/India or Latin America)

December 14-21: Second retreat @ Peaceful Meadow, Boulder CO

December 21, 2019 - January 22, 2020: Return home; curriculum continues

LeapYear Spring 2020: Semester 2

January 23 - April 12: Individual intership

April 13-20: Third retreat @ Peaceful Meadow, Boulder CO

April 19-20: Rite of passage with family

Additional information

Group Size 

Travel groups are typically 8-10 students with two group leader. Cohorts are usually 12-35 at retreats. 


The program begins and concludes in Boulder, Colorado at or near the Naropa University campus. Students arrange their own transportation to and from Boulder.  

Academic Credit 

Students are enrolled as full-time BA students at Naropa University and earn a full year of college credit. For details, please visit our curriculum page. LeapYear can also be used as an alternative for high school completion. 

Application & Admission Process 

Admissions page