Come Explore Our Youth and Young Adult Programs
National parks are places for fun, discovery, exploration, wellness, and service. Youth and young adult programs are designed to connect kids, teens, and young adults to opportunities at national park sites across the nation. These sites contribute to our nation's rich natural, cultural, historical, and recreational resources.
Everyday through these programs, youth and young adults learn what it takes to become a wildland wildfire fighter, a biologist, a trail-builder, a museum curator, a park ranger, and so much more. They also earn scout badges, volunteer in parks, and simply have fun recreating in the great outdoors. Youth and young adults up to age 30 and veterans 35 years old or under are invited to discover opportunities in national parks. Come to explore and recreate, Come to learn. Come to volunteer. Develop your environmental leadership skills. Find a career. Be a part of the next generation to preserve and protect our public lands and our nation's legacy.