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YCC Applications Now Being Accepted

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Date: March 21, 2007
Contact: Shenandoah YCC Coordinator, 540-999-3181

Shenandoah National Park is now accepting applications for its summer Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program. YCC provides gainful employment and an educational experience in the conservation of the park’s natural and cultural heritage. YCC enrollees work to maintain park trails, roads, buildings and campgrounds while learning about Shenandoah National Park.

This year's YCC program runs for 8 weeks from June 18- August 10, 2007. Applicants for YCC crew member positions must be between the ages of 15 and 18 during the enrollment period. YCC enrollees work 40 hours per week and earn minimum wage.

Applications may be obtained from the following local high school guidance offices: Page County, Luray, Spotswood, Rappahannock County, William Monroe (Greene County), and Madison County or from the Personnel Office at Shenandoah National Park.

You may also access our web site for YCC information and a YCC application.

Completed applications should be mailed to YCC Program Coordinator, Shenandoah National Park, 3655 US Hwy 211 East, Luray, VA 22835. Applications must be postmarked by April 20, 2007.

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