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Yellowstone Accepting YCC Applications

Yellowstone National Park is recruiting for its annual Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program.

Every year, Yellowstone hosts sixty applicants to come do conservation work around the park. Under the program, young men and women aged 15 to 18 will work to do a variety of projects like trail work and campground restoration.

You can apply for this year’s program here. All applications must be received by March 1, 2018 for consideration.

According to a Yellowstone press release, there will be two YCC sessions this year: one offered June 10 through July 11 and the other offered July 15 to August 15.

In order to apply, you must be a U.S. citizen. Further, you must be at least 15 years of age by June 10 but not over 18 years of age by August 15.

Participants must stay in the park for the program; room and board will be provided for a small cost. YCC participants are paid the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.

In addition to fieldwork, YCC participants will take part in evening and weekend recreational activities around the park. Participants will also learn about career opportunities in the National Park Service and other U.S. land management agencies.

The YCC program is funded through park fees and Yellowstone Forever.

About Sean Reichard

Sean Reichard is the editor of Yellowstone Insider and author of Yellowstone Insider For Families 2017.

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