2024 Youth Conservation Program is Hiring!

The 2023 YCP participants jump with the Teton mountain range as their backdrop.

Are you or someone you know passionate about the outdoors and between the ages of 16 and 19? Do you want to spend your summer working in the great outdoors? Then you're in luck because the 2024 Youth Conservation Program in Grand Teton National Park is hiring! Don't miss this opportunity to make a difference while gaining hands-on experience. Click the button below to apply today.

Application Deadline: April 14, 2024.

The Youth Conservation Program (YCP) was established in 2006 in partnership with Grand Teton National Park. This program aims to cultivate the next generation of conservation leaders, aligning with the National Park Service's core mission of fostering a land ethic and appreciation for the outdoors among young people.

YCP is an immersive program that employs sixteen to nineteen-year-olds on the park's trail crew, allowing them to work on critical stewardship projects. Along with developing job skills, the program also supports aspiring leaders as they make important career and lifestyle decisions.

As a participant in YCP, you can expect to engage in a diverse range of activities, including building bridges and benches to clearing large trees and debris resulting from avalanches or big wind events. In a short period of time, you will learn and apply a wide variety of trail-building skills while also being introduced to the numerous career opportunities available in national parks.

Thank you to our generous supporters and partners who have made this program possible over the last decade and a half!

Are you or someone you know interested in applying to YCP? Click the button below to apply today!

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