Vehicle Fuel Available at Big Meadows ONLY!
Vehicle fuel is only available at Big Meadows (mile 52). Gas service has been discontinued at the Loft and Elkwallow areas.
Youth Conservation Corps
Applications must be received by April 15, 2013.
Application period for summer 2013 is now closed.
The Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) is a well balanced work-learn-earn program that develops an understanding and appreciation in participating youth of the Nation’s environment and heritage. It is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Forest Service and by the U.S. Department of the Interior-Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park Service under the authority granted by Public Law 93-408. YCC offers gainful summer employment to youth, for approximately eight weeks in a healthful outdoor atmosphere.
The stated purpose of the YCC is to further the development and maintenance of the natural resources of the United States by America’s youth, and, in so doing, to prepare them for the ultimate responsibility of maintaining and managing these resources for the American people. There are three equally important objectives as reflected in the law:
These objectives are accomplished in a manner that provides the youth with an opportunity to acquire increased self-discipline. They learn work ethics, how to relate to peers and supervisors, and how to build lasting cultural bridges with youth from other backgrounds.
Young men and women, 15 through 18 years of age, who are permanent residents of the United States, its Territories or possessions, are eligible for employment without regard to social, economic, racial, or ethnic backgrounds. Handicapped youth who can effectively participate in most YCC activities are eligible. Youth must have no history of serious criminal or other antisocial behavior that might endanger their safety or that of others; have or be able to obtain a work permit as required under the laws of their State before the first day of work; have a Social Security number or have made application for one; be willing to work hard and participate in most work projects. Employement is without regard to Civil Service or classification laws, rules, or regulations. Most projects will enroll an equal number of males and females.
During the term of employment you must be at least 15 years of age.
What else do I need to know about YCC?
The program lasts eight weeks and begins in early June and ends in August.
Types of Work
How do I apply?
Shenandoah National Park
Applicants will be selected on a random basis and will be notified of selection. Demographic information such as race, and family income is not used in the selection process.
Did You Know?
Shenandoah National Park may be one of the few places where you could see a spotted skunk sitting under a gray birch tree. The spotted skunk is at the northern part of its range while the gray birch is at the southern part of its range.