LCNHP recruits for 2021 Youth Conservation Corps program


February 11, 2021

How would you like to work, learn, play, and serve in a national park? Lewis and Clark National Historical Park is currently recruiting for the 2021 Youth Conservation Corps (YCC), a non-residential work-based education program for young men and women.

The 8-week YCC season starts July 6 and ends August 23. Lewis and Clark National Historical Park recruits youth from all social, economic, ethnic, and racial backgrounds for the program. No previous wilderness experience is required. Applicants should possess a positive attitude, a willingness and ability to work in a physically active outdoor program, and get along well with others. Lead and crew positions are available. The pay is minimum wage and candidates must be citizens of the United States who are at least 15 years old by job start and not older than 19 by job end.

YCC is designed to develop an appreciation for the nation’s natural resources and heritage through unique educational, recreational, and work experiences. Corps members work together with National Park Service (NPS) staff to complete conservation projects such as trail rehabilitation, campground restoration, and a wide variety of resource management, visitor support services, and maintenance projects.

Participants develop their job and leadership skills while exploring personal values, gaining self-esteem, expanding their awareness of work ethics, and learning firsthand about environmental and conservation issues. Corps members also participate in a work and learn camping event, recreational activities and discover the many options for careers in the NPS and other land management agencies.

Completed application materials must be received by mail to the park or by email to by April 12, 2021. Visit for an application or stop by the Fort Clatsop Visitor Center, 92343 Fort Clatsop Road, Astoria.

Call 503-861-4410 or email with any questions.

The Lewis and Clark National Historical Park YCC Program is funded by park entrance fees.


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