Youth Conservation Corps

A Youth Conservation Corps student at Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska.

The Youth Conservation Corps is a summer employment program for young people ages 15-18.

Students work and learn as a team while engaged in environmental stewardship experiences.

The YCC focuses on youth development, natural resource stewardship and conservation, creating positive community involvement and career exploration.

Programs are typically 8 weeks long from June through August. Participants gain a variety of experiences from biological monitoring to facilities maintenance and visitor services.

To request information about YCC opportunities, contact one of our facilities near you

Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge manager and Youth Conservation Corps students check out a lizard in New Mexico.