New Jersey

SCA New Jersey Community Programs are back for the 2022 Summer season!! 

With Programs in Morris County and in the Musconetcong Watershed.

SCA fielded its first community based conservation program in Hunterdon County NJ in 1999, partnering with the Hunterdon County Parks system. Over the past 20+ years the program has engaged over 300 high school students in conservation job opportunities in Hunterdon County and the impacts on the county’s trail system have been enormous. In 2003 SCA expanded its New Jersey programming by establishing high school programming in the Newark area. 
 
The SCA New Jersey Community Program provides summer job opportunities (July through August) for high school students in various NJ Counties.  This 4 to 8 week summer program runs Monday-Friday and incorporates environmental education and job readiness training into the conservation service experience. Participants build trails and restore habitat while exploring green career opportunities, building leadership skills, and learning about the local environment through field trips, outdoor recreation, and service projects. 
 
During the program, participants learn how to work as members of a diverse team of peers; gain knowledge of public land resources, environmental issues, and career readiness skills; increase understanding of environmental and trail restoration techniques; acquire experience in public service and outdoor recreation; and develop valuable professional skills through teambuilding and leadership activities.
 
Crews will work with the Morris County Park Commission and Musconetcong Watershed Association.

Morris County Crew -  4 weeks, 7/11 - 8/5 

Musconetcong Crew -4 weeks, 8/8 - 9/2

  • Earn $13.00/hour.
  • Some Transportation Provided
  • Uniform and Boots Provided.
  • Work approximately 35hrs/week, Monday-Friday. 8:00am-3:30pm.
  • Obtain valuable work-skills and green job training.
  • Work in beautiful outdoor settings.
  • Make lifelong friends!
  • Work on teams with other High School team members (with 1-2 adult team leaders 21+)
  • Serve to give back and better your local communities, parks and natural areas.
  • If accepted into the program you MUST be available for the ENTIRE program!!

Application deadline is June 1, 2022

This program is VERY competitive and not all applicants will be accepted into the program.
 
Applicants will be informed after the deadline in May if they have been accepted into the program. *Not all applicants will be accepted into the program.*

Application Process:

  • Application deadline is June 1, 2022.
  • This program is VERY competitive and not all applicants will be accepted into the program.
  • Applicants will be informed after the deadline in June if they have been accepted into the program. *Not all applicants will be accepted into the program.*
  • If you need any assistance, please refer to the How to Apply section of our website.
  • Please email NYC-NJProgram Manager; John Donovan at [email protected] once you have completed the application or if you have any questions.

The Student Conservation Association has been a leader in the Hurricane Sandy recovery and resiliency efforts at City, State and National Parks around NY and NJ. Visit our NYC Recovery site to see where we’ve been working and how much we have accomplished in the New York and New Jersey Metropolitan Area.