How to Apply

Application Process:

Gems Flight Snowshoeing

We are currently taking applications for our next class (beginning every January and July). Get your application in right away, before our slots fill-up! (We only have room for 150 students per class.)

IDYCA is located in scenic Pierce, Idaho. To qualify, you must meet all our Eligibility Requirements.

If you are not sure if you qualify, please Contact Us.

Don’t Delay! Please note that acceptance is based on “first-come, first-served.” If you want to ensure your ability to attend, please complete the application process as soon as possible.

This program is tuition FREE!


  • The link below takes you to a web form, called a Pre-Application form.
  • Completion of this form DOES NOT mean you have “applied” for admission. It only tells us that you are interested in participating in the program.
  • After completing the form, you must download, complete, and submit the Application Packet in its entirety, to be considered for acceptance.
  • DO NOT wait until you are done with the entire Application Packet before you send it to us. Send in the individual pages as you complete them.
  • Be sure to watch for emails from our Admission Counselor, which will give continual guidance on what forms and information we need, in order to extend an invitation to attend the Academy.