Leader Teams

Did you have a fantastic time leading a crew this year and are you looking for more? SCA Leader Teams offer opportunities for alumni SCA Leaders and adult Corps Members to build trails, conserve vital habitats, and protect natural resources for future generations during the off-season. Develop your leadership and outdoor skills further while doing important work alongside your peers.

You must have a Leader Application submitted to be eligible. Visit the Field Leader How to Apply page for more details!

Leader Teams:

  • Include 2 to 5 members per team with 1 leader
  • Serve 2 to 11 weeks in the spring and fall

Leader Team Members:

  • Complete trail maintenance and site restoration projects in national, regional, state, or local parks across the country
  • Live in park provided housing or in tents on site
  • Should be willing to work/live in both frontcountry and backcountry settings
  • Develop and hone leadership and conservation work skills while working with your peers
  • Practice outdoor skills and Leave No Trace principles

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Has led either a Community, National or Corps team in the past or has participated on an adult Corps team
  • Is 18 and older
  • Demonstrates leadership skills and/or responsibility
  • Has positive reviews from Program Manager and Agency Partners
  • Likes working with people
  • Enjoys spending time outdoors


  • Members receive a weekly stipend of $280/week
  • Room and board
  • Travel to/from the site up to $650.00
  • One time $200 uniform stipend for most positions

2018 Leader Team Locations (member dates listed)

  • Columbia River Gorge, OR
    Trail and rock work: 8/20 - 9/1
  • Rocky Mountains National Park, CO
    Trail and rock work: 9/2-9/29
  • AK-CA Roving Leader Team- Chugach NP, Yosemite NP, and Lake Berryessa
    Bridge construction, chainsaw work, and trail work: 09/3-10/13
  • Access Fund- Okanogan National Forest, WA
    Trail and rock work: 9/4-9/21
  • Crater Lake National Park, OR 
    Trail work and bridge construction: 9/6-10/4
  • Mark Twain National Forest, Winona, MO 
    Trail and chainsaw work, S212 or GOL cert preferred: 9/10-10/7
  • California BLM, Roving 
    Trail work and construction, environmental surveying: 10/1-12/22
  • Catoctin Mountain Park, MD 
    Trail and rock work, construction projects, and chainsaw work, S212 or GOL cert preferred: 10/7-11/2
  • Voyageurs National Park, MN
    Trail and chainsaw work: 10/1-10/26
  • East Bay Regional Parks + Eldorado National Forest, Roving CA
    Trail work: 10/6-11/16
  • Blue Ridge Parkway, VA
    Trail work and historic restoration: 10/14-11/16
  • Big Thicket National Preserve, TX
    Trail work and ecological restoration: 10/22-11/9
  • Lewis and Clark National Historic Park, OR
    Vegetation management: 11/5-11/18
  • Florida Trails Association, FL
    Trail work and construction: 11/5-11/18

Potential Additional Teams: 

  • Sagebrush, NV
    Tentative Date: 9/17-10/7
  • Wildlife BLM Roving, NM
    Tentative Dates: 9/27-11/17
  • More locations coming soon!

How to apply:

  • Login to MySCA
  • If you haven’t done so already please complete the online SCA LEADER application
  • If you already have an SCA LEADER application, update your dates of availability, certifications, resume, and references for 2018
  • Email [email protected] with “LEADER TEAMS” in the subject line and your regional preferences so we may review your application

Admissions Process:

  • Year round with a focus on spring and fall Applications for Leader Teams are accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled
  • Selected candidates will receive an offer by phone or email
  • You will have the opportunity to accept or decline the offer
  • If you accept, you will receive the Medical Form, Participant Agreement, and the Conditions of Acceptance Form to fill out
  • Candidates who are not selected will receive an email or phone call declining their participation or inviting them to be placed on a waitlist

Questions about Leader Teams?

Log in or sign up to start your application today!

  • Catoctin Mountain Park, MD 
  • Florida Trails Association, FL
    Trail work and construction: 11/5-11/18
  • Florida Trails Association, FL
    Trail work and construction: 11/5-11/18