Youth Conservation Corps

The 2012 YCC Crew and their leaders, back in the maintenance yard after a long day at work.

Prince William Forest Park, a unit of the National Park System, will be hosting a Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) work team during the summer of 2017. Apply Here!

For over 25 years, youth from the area have worked on park resources such as trails, historic buildings and landscapes by helping to rehabilitate historic cabins and perform cyclic maintenance. This year's program will run from June 19 through August 11, 2017. If you have questions about the YCC program or need more information, call Kathy Kimmitz at 703-221-3074 Tuesday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Applications from diverse social, economic, ethnic, and racial groups are being sought. Selected participants must commit to working a minimum of 260 hours during the eight week program. YCC staff is employed full-time and will receive the federal minimum wage. All eligible youth considering a career with the National Park Service or who would like to work in an outdoors environment this summer, are encouraged to apply for this position. Learn more.

Applications will be accepted from February 1, 2017 through April 14, 2017. Your application must be postmarked and/or received by April 14, 2017. To be eligible, you must have your 15th birthday by June 19 but not have your 19th before August 11. Completed applications should be submitted to:

ATTN. YCC Coordinator
Prince William Forest Park
18100 Park Headquarters Road
Triangle, VA 22172-1644

Applications may also be faxed to 703-221-4322. Remember, your application must be received by April 14, 2017.


About the National Youth Conservation Corps Program
There are National Parks across the country that have Youth Conservation Corps programs. Learn about them and the National Youth Conservation Corps program on their website.

Last updated: February 8, 2017

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