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YOUTH CAMPING PROGRAM
Youth camping programs combine education and job skill training with outdoor adventure for 16 to 18/19 year olds. With the guidance of experienced field staff, youth crew members work on conservation, reforestation, and recreation projects, while developing leadership skills and learning how to work as a team. Crews camp in the field for their entire 5-6 week session, traveling to a new project each week and recreating on the weekends. In addition to earning a $300/week stipend and high school credit, participants make new friends, learn new skills, explore the Northwest’s wildest places, challenge themselves, and have an awesome summer!
Youth Corps Camping programs have tuition ranging from $50 to $225. Tuition assistance is available to help cover most of these costs. Tuition Assistance is awarded based on a families’ size and monthly income and we are determined to not make tuition a barrier for our programs so please contact us with any questions.
Youth Corps Camping participants earn an education stipend for their participation and can also earn bonuses. Both the stipend and bonus is paid in the form of a check made out to the participant which they can use as they wish. The base stipend is $300 a week which equals:
$1,200 for Four-week programs
$1,500 for Five-week programs
In addition to the base stipend, participants have the opportunity to earn up to $50 in bonuses a week (also part of the education stipend) for safety, dependability, and completing the program. Bonuses are paid upon completion of the program session.
Completion Bonus: $20/week for finishing the session
Dependability Bonus: $20/week for completing all the hours scheduled for your crew
Safety Bonus: $10/week for a perfect safety record at the end of the session
Food costs ($66.50/week) will be deducted from stipend.
Participants leaving the program before the graduation date will receive a prorated portion of this stipend, calculated to the nearest full day of work, but will forfeit all bonuses.
NYC participants are required to provide their own transportation to and from their orientation and graduation for their specific program. In the event that a participant chooses to leave prior to completion, is asked to leave or is unable to complete the program for any reason, they are still required to provide and fund their transportation home. In the event circumstances require NYC to provide and/or pay for a participant’s transportation home for any reason, the participant and his/her family agree to reimburse NYC, upon demand, for all expenses it incurs.
To apply for a program, please read the description of the program, check the schedule to make sure that you are free for the entire period of the program, and then complete the application and the additional paperwork (either online or print it off and mail/fax it to Northwest Youth Corps). Once a youth is offered a position into our program they will be required to 1. Call and confirm their position and 2. Either pay the full tuition or pay at least 25% of the tuition and set up a payment plan to pay the remaining tuition in full before the program starts.
If you are interested in our available programs, please view the program schedule here: https://www.nwyouthcorps.org/m/ourprograms/yccamping
Northwest Youth Corps offers Backcountry Leadership and Leadership Development programs for returning crew members desiring new challenges. Crew members are encouraged to discover and master different leadership techniques while developing a leadership style that is effective for them.
To apply for this job please visit www.nwyouthcorps.org.