Youth

YCC students walk into Paw Paw tunnel.
Our YCC Students participate in a variety of projects, training, work, and site visits.

NPS Photo | Monica Larcom

Join Our Youth Conservation Corps Force This Summer!

Now accepting applications for the 2018 season.

View and download application.


The C&O Canal National Historical Park in Hagerstown, Maryland, hosts a Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program every summer. The tentative work schedule is Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m, beginning June 18, 2018 and ending August 10, 2018. The duty station is the Cushwa Basin Trolley Barn in Williamsport, Maryland. Work projects include trail maintenance and repair, exotic vegetation removal, site restoration, invasive species monitoring, and other miscellaneous projects. Opportunities for environmental education are also incorporated throughout the program. Applicants must be willing to work outside daily, in hot and humid conditions. The program is open to young men and women 15 through 18 years of age. All applicants who meet eligibility requirements listed on the application will be considered.

Applications will be accepted until April 15, 2018. Interested applicants will be able to submit scanned filled out applications and e-mail us with the subject line "YCC Application", or print and fill out an application form and mail it to:

YCC Program
C&O Canal NHP
1850 Dual Highway, Suite 100
Hagerstown, MD 21740

If you have any additional questions, you can reach the YCC coordinator at 301-745-5802 or email us.

Last updated: March 19, 2018

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Mailing Address:

1850 Dual Highway, Suite 100
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Phone:

(301) 739-4200

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