High School Crews

Four Corners Office: Durango, CO

The Durango Office has two tracks of high school programming. Both programs camp Monday through Friday, and have the weekend off. Applicants should be local to the Four Corners Area. 

This program is currently filled. Please check back in January of 2018 for next year's position openings!

Questions on the Durango youth program can be sent to:

Teresa DiTore
Program Coordinator


Los Valles Office: Salida, CO and the San Luis Valley, Colorado

Community Crews: 

The Los Valles Community Crews are local county crews. The crews are sponsored by counties in the Los Valles region and give local youth the opportunity to serve their community and participate in local project work.   

Crews consist of 6-10 members, ages 14-18, with 2 adult crew leaders. As a crew, they participate trail-building, restoration, fence building, invasive species removal, trash pick-up, and road and bridge project work.  

Youth members apply for the session in their county, are required to commit to the full four weeks of the session, and receive a stipend of $265 per week, as well as an AmeriCorps award. Crews run 8 am-4:30 pm Monday thru Friday. Each week there are 4 days of work and 1 day of education. Crews learn about the ecology and geology of the area, about our national parks and forests and about the natural and human history of the area where we live and work. It is a fun-filled and service oriented month for members that facilitates a connection between the members and the place their from and provides them with job skills for future success. 

Session 1 (June 5 - June 30) 

  • Costilla County 

  • Saguache County 

  • Rio Grande/Mineral Counties 

Session 2 (July 10 - August 4) 

  • Costilla County 

  • Chaffee County 

Connection Crew: 

The Los Valles Connection Crews camp at the project site during the week and come home on the weekends. Both sessions are based out of Alamosa, but crew members can be from other counties and crews will travel to the project sites. There is one crew per session and the crews consist of 2 adult leaders and 6 high school members ages 14-18. High School members sign up for one session, are required to commit to the full four weeks of the session, and receive a stipend of $265 per week, as well as, an Americorps award. Project work ranges from trail-building, restoration, fence building, invasive species removal, road and bridge work and trash pick-up. Come join our awesome high school program and travel around the state gaining skills, experience, and making a difference! 

Session 1 (June 5 - June 30) 

Session 2 (July 10 - August 4) 

 Click here to read more and apply to High School Crews based in the Salida and San Luis Valley 

Contact Aubrey Tamietti at aubrey@conservationlegacy.org 



Ancestral Lands Program: Multiple locations in New Mexico

Click here to see opportunites in the Ancestral Lands Program. 




Who We Select

SCC seeks applicants who are interested in fully committing to the program, who are willing to overcome any challenges and those who will take advantage of the opportunities, skills and trainings that are offered throughout their term of service. SCC wants those who will benefit from and contribute the most to the program; previous experience is not required for most positions