Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Program

Fort Scott National Historic Site does not have any YCC opportunities at this time.

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The Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program is a work-learn-earn program for 15-18 year-olds.

The program is a 35 hour work week. The program runs from mid-June to mid-August and applicants should be prepared to work the entire length of the 8 week program. Youth workers will gain valuable experience in stewardship, interpretation, resource management, and leadership through a variety of projects.

No experience is necessary. Participants will be selected by random draw from the pool of applications.

To be eligible participants must be U.S. citizens and 15 years old before the program begins, but not turn 19 years old before program end, the ending date of the program. The YCC application form is available through high school guidance offices or from the Fort Scott National Historic Site Visitor Center at 620-223-0310.

PERIOD OF EMPLOYMENT: mid-June – mid-August (8 weeks)
HOURS: Work hours are 8:00am - 4:00pm, Monday-Friday, 35 hours per week. Some flexibility in days off may be required


  • Must be 15 years old by the first day of work and cannot turn 19 during period of employment.

  • Must be a permanent resident of the United States, or its Territories or possessions.

  • Must commit to the entire 8 weeks of the program.

  • Employees absent for three or more work-days are subject to early release from the program.

  • Must be able to safely perform physical outdoor work activities.

  • Former YCC participants are not eligible to apply.



YCC Crew Member Application Form!

Download, or pick up the form at the Fort. Applications must be received by the park on/or before the second week of May to be considered. You may hand deliver your completed application back to the park.
More information about the Youth Conservation Corps can be found by going to

Last updated: February 4, 2024

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PO Box 918
Fort Scott, KS 66701


620 223-0310

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