• Visitors bask in a golden sunset at Dickey Ridge Visitor Center in Shenandoah National Park

    Shenandoah

    National Park Virginia

The Civilian Conservation Corps

 

 

Journaling Jumpstarts

  1. Watch the movie again, concentrating on the boys' faces in the many pictures and film clips of them. What do you think is going through their minds? Put yourself in their place and write a paragraph about what you would be thinking.

  2. Pretend that you are one of the CCC boys and write your first letter home. Then, as a class, share them and discuss the different ways each of you described the situation to your family.
 

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Did You Know?

The CCC Camp at Skyland (NP-1) was the first Civilian Conservation Camp in the National Park Service.

The first Civilian Conservation Corps camp in a national park was Shenandoah National Park’s NP-1 established near Skyland in May 1933. The second National Park Service camp was also in Shenandoah National Park, camp NP-2 at Big Meadows. More...