Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps
NEW! Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps
SCA and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources have launched a multi-year partnership to field a new, statewide youth conservation program. The Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps offers work experience, job training, and educational opportunities to teens and young adults as they protect and restore public lands and waters.
After a successful summer season, the PA Outdoor Corps starts again in early 2017 with a 10-month program that will engage 40 young adults ages 18 – 25. Crews will be located in Philadelphia, Williamsport, Wilkes-Barre and Greensburg and will work to restore trails, habitats and park facilities.
Six-week crews for high school students ages 15 – 18 will return again next summer with additional program cities for 2017 to expand the reach of the PA Outdoor Corps to more regions of Pennsylvania. More information on this program will be available next spring.
Outdoor Corps members will tackle hands-on projects in state and local parks, state forests, and other public lands. In addition, the program provides learning opportunities in resource management, environmental issues and topics, and recreation skills. Corps members also will be provided with workforce development training during their period of employment.
Nearly 250 participants will serve in this program through 2018. Currently we are accepting applications for the 2017 young adult crews. For more information, email [email protected].
- Download our Application Instructions to help guide you through the application process
- Follow this link to begin or update your SCA application
- Read the oﬃcial program announcement
- View videos and photos from the partner kick-off
- See news coverage of the kick-off event
- Connect with the Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps on Facebook