Tuition Crews

Crew members using cross cut saw to cut fallen log.

Looking for an amazing summer experience to take your conservation and leadership skills to the next level and have a ton of fun?

Tuition Crews:

  • Cost $3000 per participant
  • Include 8 to 10 high school aged members per crew
  • Duration 3 to 5 weeks in the summer
  • Are supervised by two experienced adult leaders
  • Choose from spectacular locations
  • Complete conservation projects

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Is 15 to 18 years old on the start date of the crew
  • Is committed to the mental and physical effort needed to learn new skills in a demanding environment
  • Has the pre-requisite skills in camping and conservation work (varies by position)
  • Is interested in building their skills in teamwork, leadership and problem solving

2018 Tuition Crew Locations: COMING SOON!

How to apply:

  1. Complete an SCA National/Regional Crew Application
  2. In your MySCA portal, enter the Application Code(s) above for your top-choice location(s).
  3. Make sure that you meet the pre-requisites for the position(s) you are applying for.

Admissions Process

  • Selected candidates will receive an email offer with the dates and location of their position
  • You will have the opportunity to accept or decline the offer
  • If you accept, you will receive:
    • Medical Form
    • Conditions of Acceptance Form
    • Member Handbook Acknowledgment Form
    • Tuition payment information
    • Location information for planning your travel to the site
  • Candidates who are not selected will be informed via email

SCA Tuition Crew Refund Policy

If the participant withdraws from the position after a payment has been made, you (the adult participant or guardian of the participant) must notify SCA via email at [email protected] to request a refund. You will receive an email message from SCA confirming receipt of your refund request. For all Tuition crews in any location, if you cancel or leave for any reason: 

  • 30 calendar days or more prior to the program start date, SCA will issue a full refund to the participant
  • Between 15 and 29 calendar days prior to the program start date, SCA will retain 25 percent of the program tuition
  • Between 8 and 14 calendar days prior to the program start date, SCA will retain 50 percent of the program tuition
  • Less than 8 calendar days prior to the program start date or after the program has begun, there will be no refunds