Shenandoah National Park seeks youth for Summer Conservation Corps Program

shenandoah national parkShenandoah National Park is seeking applicants for its summer youth program. This program provides youth, ages 16-18, a hands-on and educational experience in the conservation of the park’s natural and cultural heritage. Youth participants work to maintain park trails, roads, buildings and campgrounds while learning about Shenandoah National Park.

The program consists of two, four-week sessions, June 18 to July 13, and July 16 to August 10. Youth are encouraged to apply for one session.  Participants will spend weekends at their home, but will camp in the park during the week. Participants will also earn a $290 per week award for participating in the program.

The Shenandoah Youth Corps is a partnership with Shenandoah National Park, the Great Appalachian Valley Conservation Corps and the Shenandoah National Park Trust. Applications are being accepted through the Great Appalachian Valley Conservation Corps until positions are filled. Students are encouraged to apply early. Visit the Great Appalachian Valley Conservation Corps website at to apply for this program and specify Shenandoah Youth Corps in the application.

For more information contact the Great Appalachian Valley Conservation Corps at [email protected] or 540-246-9224 or visit the website at


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