Shenandoah Youth Corps Program

Shenandoah Youth Corps

The Shenandoah Summer Youth Corps is a partnership with Shenandoah National Park, The Appalachian 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. During the first session 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.

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Crews have already been selected for 2022. Check our social media or here for 2023 dates later this year.

Last updated: June 28, 2022

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Shenandoah National Park
3655 U.S. Highway 211 East

Luray, VA 22835


540 999-3500
Emergency Phone: 1-800-732-0911

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