Youth Conservation Corps

YCC crew members leap off petrified log
2010 YCC summer crew



As part of the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) you will have a personal role in protecting the nation's resources and lands. This summer, Petrified Forest National Park will hire up to ten (10) young men and women from areas near the park to work in a non-residential YCC program. Come be part of a team and get paid to learn in your national park!


Possible projects and learning opportunities for the 2017 summer YCC season include:

• Ongoing work on existing trails
• Revegetation of native plants
• Assisting with scientific field work
• Educational trips and service projects
• YCC regional training in Flagstaff
YCC members at work
YCC members at work


Who Can Apply?

To be eligible for participation in the program, you must:

  • be a citizen of the United States of America
  • have reached the age of 15, but will not reached the age of 19
  • have a social security card
  • have not participated in YCC within the past three years
  • have no history of serious criminal or other anti-social behavior
  • be able to obtain parental or legal guardian consent to enroll in the YCC program
  • Be able to attend the full 8 week program
  • Be able to attend regional YCC overnight activities in Flagstaff (transportation provided) at the beginning and end of the program and a group service project.
  • be able to provide proper work clothing (long sleeve shirts, trousers or jeans, etc.)
  • have transportation to/from the park or to/from a designated meeting place.

Handicapped youth, who with reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the YCC program, are also eligible.

Download the Application Form HERE

Application Deadline is April, 15th 2017

Mail all completed forms to:
Administration Office
Attn: HR/YCC
PO Box 2217
Petrified Forest, AZ 86028

For questions or to get more information about the YCC program you can contact us at (928)524-6228 x264.

2014 YCC crew
2014 YCC crew on the new Tawa trail


Last updated: February 28, 2017

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Mailing Address:

1 Park Road, PO Box 2217
Petrified Forest, AZ 86028


(928) 524-6228

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