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

    Shenandoah

    National Park Virginia

The CCC in Shenandoah National Park

 
A collage of four photos depicting CCC boys

So, you are a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps. You have just arrived at your "duty station," Shenandoah National Park. What will life be like?

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Journaling Jumpstarts

  1. Make a schedule of what a typical school day is like for you. Begin with when you wake up and end with when you go to bed. Compare your day with the daily schedule of a CCC enrollee. Which is better? Why? What do you like and dislike about your day? What do you like and dislike about a CCC enrollee's day?

  2. What would you do in the evenings? What classes would you take and which recreation activities would you choose? How often would you go into town and what would you do there? Remember, you only get $5 spending money a month and all your personal supplies (toothpaste, soap, magazines, candy, etc.) have to come out of that.

  3. If you could bring back one thing or activity from the 1930s what would it be and why?

 

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