• Jasper Forest is magical in twilight, particularly the logs on stone pedestals

    Petrified Forest

    National Park Arizona

Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) 2014

YCC members at a project site

YCC members at a project site


Youth Conservation Corps offers participants the opportunity to work in national parks while learning about environmental and archeological preservation, resource management, and future career opportunities with agencies that manage public lands.This summer (2014), Petrified Forest National Park will hire up to ten (10) young men and women from areas near the park to work in a non-residential Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program. Come work as a team and learn in your national park!


Proposed projects and learning opportunities for the 2014 summer YCC season include:

  • completion of a new trail to Tawa Point
  • trail maintenance at Crystal Forest
  • landscape maintenance and invasive species removal from newly acquired lands
  • archeological site maintenance at Puerco Pueblo.
YCC members at work

YCC members at work



To be eligible for participation in the program, you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States of America
  • have reached the age of 15 by June 1st, 2014, but will not reach the age of 19 by August 30th, 2014
  • have a social security card
  • not have participated in YCC within the past three years
  • have no history of serious criminal or other anti-social behavior
  • be able to obtain parental or legal guardian consent to enroll in the YCC program
  • Be able to attend the full 8 week program from June 2nd through July 25th
  • Be able to attend regional YCC overnight activities in Flagstaff (transportation provided) at the beginning and end of the program and a group service project on July 4th.
  • be able to provide proper work clothing (long sleeve shirts, trousers or jeans, etc.)
  • have transportation to/from the park or to/from a designated meeting place.

(Handicapped youth, who with reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the YCC program, are also eligible.)

Download the Application Form HERE

Mail all completed forms to:

Administration Office

Attn: HR/YCC

P.O. Box 2217

Petrified Forest, AZ 86028

Applications must be received by close of business on April 15th, 2014.

For questions or to get more information about the YCC program you can contact us at (928)524-6228 x265.

YCC members working hard on cleaning up a project site
YCC members working hard on cleaning up a project site

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