Summer Youth Employment OpportunitySaguaro National Park is offering a summer Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program to youth, ages 15-18. YCC is an 8 week youth employment program for boys and girls consisting of three main components: conservation work, environmental education and outdoor recreation.
The Saguaro YCC program runs for 8 weeks typically from the 1st week in June to the last week in July each year.
The application period is open each year from April 1st thru April 30. Applications must be emailed or postmarked by April 30th each year.
YCC enrollees will have the opportunity to work on a variety of conservation projects in Saguaro National Park and the surrounding region, including trail work, environmental restoration work, campground maintenance and resource management. A normal work week consists of five eight-hour work days. Most weeks enrollees will arrive at Saguaro National Park Monday morning and return home Friday evening for the weekend. During the week, YCC enrollees will be camped out near their work site which may be quite remote. In addition to Saguaro National Park, in past years enrollees complete work projects at Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, Chiricahua National Monument, and Tumacocori National Historic Site. There will be travel associated with this program.
Enrollees will be paid minimum wage for 40 hours of work each week.
In addition to work, enrollees will engage in daily environmental education lessons that will teach them about the local ecology of Southern Arizona and larger environmental issues. Enrollees will also participate in various recreational outings including day hikes, backpacking trips, field trips and more! YCC is not just a work program, it's a chance to learn, play and grow in the natural world.
To be eligible, youth must:
In the subject line of your email please put only your name followed by YCC application
Last updated: February 22, 2019