Summer Youth Corps

Location: St. Croix State Park, MN
Date Posted: 01-09-2017
Summer Youth Corps participants (ages 15-18) add value to their communities, the environment and themselves through their dedicated service. This residential program will engage crew members in a rigorous program of work, education and training. Crew members will work in crews of eight youth and two leaders to participate in 1-2 week environmental restoration “spike” projects. Spike projects are completed outside of the residential base and may include trail construction and maintenance, foot bridge building, landscaping, campsite development and invasive plant removal. Crews will camp in tents and prepare their own meals. All work projects are completed outside, even during hot or cold weather and in rain (except in unsafe conditions such as lightning).
Program dates, schedule and compensation:
  • Program dates:
    • Session 1: June 18 – July 16, 2017
    • Session 2: July 22 – August 19, 2017
  • Compensation: $250/week
    • Youth will be paid twice per month. Paychecks can either be sent home or held by the Program Coordinator until the end of the program.
Location: This is a residential program for the entirety of the session dates. As youth will be away from home for the entirety of the program, all food, transportation and lodging will be completely provided for as crews travel throughout Minnesota and surrounding area to complete service projects.
  • Based at St. Croix State Park, MN
  • Desire and ability to work hard in an outdoors setting.
  • Desire to work with peers in conservation, education and recreation settings.
  • Ability to camp and live outdoors for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to practice strong work habits, environmental ethics and team unity.
  • Positive attitude, interest in service and community work and desire to make a difference.
  • Residency in Minnesota or surrounding states is preferred.
  • Previous experience is not required; 15-20% of program is dedicated to technical and personal-skill training.
  • Must be 15-18 years old on session start date. Due to child labor laws, no exceptions can be made.
This program is available to all, without regard to disability, race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or political affiliation. The Conservation Corps engages AmeriCorps members, ages 18-25, as defined under the American Conservation and Youth Service Corps Act, a subtitle of the National and Community Service Act of 1990. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request.
Deadline: June 5, 2017

Applications will be reviewed as they come in. Please apply early! If spots fill, we may close application prior to deadline.
For more information, view the Summer Youth Corps Member position description.
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