Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps

Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps

The SCA, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry have launched a multi-year partnership to field a statewide conservation corps program. The Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps offers paid work experience, job training, and educational opportunities to teens and young adults as they protect and restore public lands and waters.
Outdoor Corps members will tackle hands-on projects in state parks, state forests and other natural lands. In addition, the program provides learning opportunities in resource management, team leadership, environmental topics and recreation skills. Corps members also will be provided with career development training during their period of employment.

Now Hiring: Youth Crew Members for 2019 Summer Program!

The Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps Summer Program offers young people, ages 15 to 18, the opportunity to serve on a team completing conservation projects to protect, enhance, and restore Pennsylvania’s public lands. Join a crew of 10 members and two leaders working on trail maintenance, light construction projects, and more. Environmental education and job skills trainings are also provided. Please note that the work can be physically demanding and takes place outdoors in all weather conditions. 

Program Info

  • Dates: July 1 to August 9, 2019 (six weeks)
  • Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Locations: Altoona, Chambersburg, Erie, Greensburg, Harrisburg, Hazelton, Lehigh Valley, Meadville, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Reading, Renovo, St. Marys, Wilkes-Barre, Wellsboro, Williamsport, and York**
  • Compensation: $12.00 per hour, transportation to work-site, breakfast, and lunch provided daily

**Now only accepting applications for: Chambersburg, Greensburg, Hazelton, Johnstown/Altoona, Lehigh Valley, Reading, and Williamsport**


Applicants must:

  • Be between the ages of 15 and 18 at the start of the program.
  • Be able to conduct physical work in challenging, outdoor conditions.
  • Be enthusiastic about working on a diverse crew.
  • Have an interest in conservation and natural resource management.
  • Be able to model safe and professional behavior at all times.

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2019 Summer Program - stay tuned for info about next year’s program! 


2019 Crew Leaders

If you are interested in being a crew leader for the Summer Youth Crews please visit this page for more information and to apply

Contact Us

For inquiries about our program, please email us at [email protected].


Additional Resources

PA Outdoor Corps