Saguaro National Park is offering a summer Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program for teens ages 15-18. YCC is an 8-week youth employment program consisting of three main components: conservation work, environmental education, and outdoor recreation.
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 workdays. 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.
Enrollees will be paid $12.00 an hour for 40 hours a week and are tax exempt.
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 apply visit Saguaro National Park’s website at https://www.nps.gov/sagu/getinvolved/ycc.htm