Shenandoah Youth Conservation Corps

The Shenandoah Youth Conservation Corps program is currently accepting applications for the Summer 2018.

A Youth Conservation Corps worker clearing weeds at Shenandoah's Rapidan Camp.

The Shenandaoh Youth Conservation Corps is a partnership with Shenandoah National Park, The Great Appalachian Valley Conservation Corps and The Shenandoah National Park Trust to provide hands-on work experience for youth, ages 16-18.

About the Program
The program consists of two, four-week sessions, June 18 to July 13, and July 16 to August 10. Youth are encouraged to apply for one session. Participants will spend weekends at their home, but will camp in the park during the week. Participants will also earn a weekly monetary award for participating in the program.

Type of Work
Applicants should be in good health. Projects involve moderate to difficult physical labor and all work is accomplished in an outdoor setting. Summers in Shenandoah can be hot with high humidity. Team members are involved in a variety of work projects that may include, but are not limited to trail maintenance, facilities rehabitation and maintenance, campground maintenance, and exotic/invasive plant removal.

Who can apply?
Young men and women between 16 and 18 years of age, who are permanent residents of the United States, its Territories or possessions, are eligible without regard to social, economic, racial, or ethnic backgrounds. Handicapped youth who can effectively participate in most activities are eligible. Youth must have no history of serious criminal or other antisocial behavior that might endanger their safety or that of others.

How to apply?
Applications are available here. Please specify the Shenandoah Youth Conservation Corps in your application.

Last updated: April 18, 2018

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