Youth Conservation Corps
The Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) is an opportunity for youths from all segments of society to spend the summer working, learning, and earning together by doing projects on public land.
The YCC performs needed conservation work on public lands; provides gainful employment for young people from all social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds; and fosters and develops an understanding and appreciation of our nation's natural, historical, and cultural heritage for participating youths.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens between the ages of 15 and 18, and must not reach their 19th birthday before the program end date. The program runs from June through August of each year.
Applications are accepted during the recruitment periods of March to April of each year. Applications can be obtained from your school guidance office, on-line or at the Gulf Islands National Seashore Headquarters, Naval Live Oaks, 1801 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze, Florida. For additional information please contact Chaunita Webb at 850-934-2611.
Did You Know?
In 1828, John Q. Adams designated the Naval Live Oaks Area of Gulf Islands National Seashore as the first United States tree farm. Live oak trees are known for their incredible density and resistance to disease. They provided durable wood for the construction of early naval vessels.