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 2016. 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 20 through August 12, 2016. If you have questions about the YCC program or need more information, call Kathy Caudill 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 $7.75 per hour. All eligible youth considering a career with the National Park Service or who would like to work outdoor environment this summer, are encouraged to apply for the position.

Applications will be accepted from April 1, 2016 through May 1, 2016. Your application must be postmarked and/or received by May 1, 2016. To be eligible, you must have had your 15th birthday by June 20 but not have your 19th before August 12. 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 May 1, 2016.


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.

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