May 2008

Youth Conservation Corps Summer Opportunity

What Is The YCC? 

The Youth Conservation Corps (or YCC) is a conservation and service corps program for all 15-18 year olds who want to make a difference in their world. Participants work in small crews (6-8) with the guidance of trained Youth Mentors.

 Service projects are usually outside and can include trail construction and maintenance, fence construction, invasive species removal, park maintenance, community landscaping, and much more.
What To Expect

You can expect to work hard, have fun, and learn about helping out in your community and the natural environment from June 9 -July 25. The summer starts with a paid training, where the crew will participate in a week of fun and educational activities including the N.A.U. ropes course, an introduction to fire ecology and forestry, first-aid and CPR and much more!

After the first week, crews will work 40 hours per week on service projects on public lands and in the community. Each week includes educational sessions to address community and conservation issues, opportunities for reflection on the summer experience, and interactive opportunities for leadership.

No experience is necessary, only the desire to work hard and learn about the environment.

The position pays a living stipend of $270 a week plus, if you are 17 or 18 years old, you are eligible to be an AmeriCorps member and earn a college scholarship of $1000.00 upon successful completion of your term.

Interested In Applying?

Applications can be requested by e-mail or phone: or (928) 679-8167. More info at

 CREC is a program of Coconino County Community Services and an Americorps affiliate.