Virginia State Parks Youth Conservation Corps

This summer, join a worthy project through DCR’s Virginia State Parks Youth Conservation Corps (YCC).

The program includes three elements united by the types of project, environmental education and adventure programming, and the age of the participants.

These are environmental-stewardship activities, not a summer camp. Participants work hard, sometimes in difficult conditions including deep mud, heat and mosquitoes and flies.

The Corps engages young people in a structured program of important conservation and park projects on public lands while providing learning that fosters teamwork, self-esteem, social responsibility and respect for the environment.

In 2020, the first session runs from June 21 to July 11, 2020, and the second runs from July 19 to Aug. 8, 2020. Leaders arrive the Thursday before each session.

For additional information, and to apply, click here.