Youth Conservation Corps

If there is one thing we know, it’s that young adults can greatly benefit from two things: time in nature, and career experience. You can help provide both of those life-changing experiences to youth from around the region this summer.

Through this program youth ages 16-18 come together for four weeks to work on projects that include trail maintenance, monitoring of sensitive species, weed elimination, and rehabilitation of historic structures. This opportunity for young adults to work together on conservation projects not only have lasting benefits for your park, they help them translate their new knowledge and passion for the environment into valuable work experience.

In partnership with the Greater Appalachian Youth Conservation Corps, the Trust and your park will strive to reach youth from underserved and urban communities to create and inspire a deeper connection with Shenandoah National Park and the future stewardship of our public lands.