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Youth Conservation Corps


We are now accepting applications for YCC 2019!!

To apply, select a position in the Blue Box to the right. Positions and applications can also be found at https://delawarestatejobs.com/ search keyword: YCC Questions? Contact AshLeigh.McKinney@delaware.gov

Learn about yourself. Learn about the environment. Learn how a job can be so much more!

Make Money. Make Friends. Make a Difference.

Serving on a team in the Delaware Conservation Corps will help you grow as a person, develop skills you never knew you had and help turn your summer job into a great outdoor adventure! The Delaware State Parks Youth Conservation Corps (DSPYCC) program provides high quality summer jobs and environmental opportunities for young people aged 16-21 (select teams 14-16) for members and 20-26 for leaders. Corps members conduct meaningful environmentally and park focused activities as a means of achieving personal growth. Through your service, you will gain skills, confidence, and see first-hand the benefit your hard work makes in providing a lasting benefit for public lands and communities. The DSPYCC is committed to engaging young people in important conservation and park projects while providing learning that fosters teamwork, self-esteem, social responsibility and respect for the environment.

Core components include:

  • Practical job work experience
  • Outdoor learning opportunities and experiences
  • Job and/or college preparation

These are environmentally focused, outdoor summer jobs, not a summer camp experience; Corps members should expect to work hard, get dirty, and make a difference.

YCC Corps Members Build:

  • Skills that will last a lifetime
  • Friendships
  • Environmentally-based knowledge and abilities
  • Positive work attitudes and good work habits in a multitude of conditions
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Civic engagement and connections in their local parks and communities
  • An interest in new career paths
  • A stronger connection to the nature around them
  • Skills and values to shape their future and their communities

Environmental Awareness and Growth

As a core component of the program, all Corps members will participate in on-going and regular environmental education and awareness programs and training to learn together and experience outdoor opportunities.

Opportunities include:

  • Go-Ape Zip Line
  • Beach Day
  • Water Quality and Conservation
  • Statewide Career Day
  • Ethic of Service
  • End of Program Celebration