Southern AZ Youth Outdoor Summit

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The five parks: Tumacácori, Chiricahua, Saguaro, Anza Trail, Coronado

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Southern Arizona Youth Outdoor Summit (SAYOS)

October 7th-14th, 2017

A “youth summit” is a chance for parks and young neighbors to share experiences, ideas, and problem-solving. Through a week of camping, exploring, and volunteer service, participants will examine real-world issues at stake in public lands across southern Arizona. The five park units in southern Arizona include Tumacácori National Historical Park, Saguaro National Park, Coronado National Memorial, Chiricahua National Monument, and the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail.

The youth summit is 100% free and open to any current high school student in Santa Cruz, Pima, or Cochise County. All travel, gear, and meals will be provided. Graduates of the summit will receive an Interagency Annual Pass, providing free entrance to all national parks and federal lands for a full year, as well as 60 hours of community or volunteer service credit.

Download Application Forms:

SAYOS Application

Frequently Asked Questions (English)

Frequently Asked Questions (Spanish)


Applications are due September 1st, 2017


Please submit all applications to Melanie Rawlins, electronically at:

Or by mail at:

Melanie Rawlins
P.O. Box 8067
Tumacácori, AZ 85640

Last updated: August 18, 2017

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Mailing Address:

4101 E Montezuma Canyon Rd
Hereford, AZ 85615


(520) 366-5515

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