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Glacier Youth Corps

Courtesy Glacier National Park Conservancy

Youth Conservation Programs

The National Park Service strives to inspire and train the next generation of park stewards. There are numerous opportunities for you to live and work in national parks. The experience may help you build your resume for college or a career while demonstrating a commitment to community service. Learn about other youth programs across the country.

Glacier Youth Corps
Ages 15-17
Provides a hands-on conservation opportunity with duties such as fencing, trail maintenance, habitat restoration and revegetation, while living and learning in Glacier. The program consists of two, four-week sessions. (You are encouraged to apply for one four-week session.) Participants will spend the majority of their time camping in the field. Participants earn a monetary service award. Glacier Youth Corps is a partnership of the Glacier National Park Conservancy, Montana Conservation Corps, the National Park Foundation, and the National Park Service. Watch a video on the Corps goals and founding. Visit the Montana Conservation Corps website to apply to become an expedition member of the Glacier Youth Corps.

Montana Conservation Corps
Ages 15 years old to recent college grad
Serve on crews doing a variety of projects on public lands throughout the state, including Glacier. Crew members may call a tent their home in some truly wild places. Learn program objectives of communication and team skills, leadership development, environmental stewardship, technical field skills, and embracing a strong service ethic through challenging physical work in the great outdoors.

Youth Conservation Corps
Ages 15-18
Join the team and get paid to have fun in the national parks! This 45-year old organization puts young people to work in parks nationwide during 8-10 week summer sessions. Some require overnight stays while others are purely day excursions.

Student Conservation Association (SCA)
Students, ages 15-19 on Community, Regional, or National Crews
SCA has a long history of connecting high school students with conservation projects and teams, whether you want to work across the country or close to home. They also have Adult Programs for anyone over 18 with a high school diploma or GED. Even if you aren't interested in membership, you can check out SCA's suggestions for 6 outdoor life lessons every teen should learn.


Connect with Glacier

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Social Media

Join the conversation by following @GlacierNPS on your favorite social media sites!

Visitors jumping into Lake McDonald while other take photos

Special Events

In addition to our ranger-led programs, Glacier also hosts special events throughout the year.

Photographing the sunset along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

Photo Tips

Here are a few tips of things to see from our park photographers if you are looking for some great places to shoot.


More Ways to Experience Parks

Citizen Science

Be a part of research projects happening in Glacier. There are one-day events or on-going field studies. There are a limited number of field trip opportunities for middle and high school classes too.

Ranger Blogs
There are different kinds of park rangers with different roles to play. Read entries written by some of Glacier's rangers.

Teen Wilderness Poetry Slam
In this youtube video, join three teen poets from New York City on an adventure to the wilderness.

DOI Social Media
Follow the U.S. Department of Interior on different platforms, like Tumblr and Snapchat, for awesome pics and snaps of the great outdoors.

Last updated: May 23, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 128
West Glacier, MT 59936


(406) 888-7800

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