Shenandoah Youth Corps Program

The Shenandoah Youth Corps Program is currently accepting applications for the Summer 2019.

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

The Shenandoah Summer Youth 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 10 to July 5, and July 15 to August 9. During the first session, the participants will spend weekends at their home, but will camp in the park during the week. The second session is a residential session with the participants remaining in the park for the entire four weeks. Participants will also earn a $290 per week allowance for participating in the program. Youth are encouraged to apply for one session.

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 Corps in your application.

Last updated: March 1, 2019

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