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SCC HIGH SCHOOL CONSERVATION CREWS

Watch this video to get a taste of the impact a youth crew can have on the community, and the lasting lessons hands-on conservation work can have on these dedicated high school students!

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Four Corners Office • Durango, CO and Four Corners Region

Serving Youth from: La Plata, Montezuma, Archuleta, Dolores, San Juan and Northern NM Counties

About the Four Corners' High School Programs:

The Four Corners high school crews complete challenging and impactful conservation projects in our communities. Under the leadership of two experienced and trained Crew Leaders, our crews of 8 students ages 14-18 work together for four weeks and gain valuable work experience in the conservation field, while also learning skills such as teamwork, communication, leadership, work ethic and the importance of community service. Day programming and camping programming available.

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High School Camping Crews: Available to all students of the Four Corners Region. Please see age restrictions on certain Crews. The homebase for these crews is at the Old Fort at Hesperus. Reliable transportation is needed to Hesperus on Monday Mornings, and pick up on Friday Afternoons.

High School Camping Crew: Session 1
Dates: June 7th - July 3rd, 2020
Length: 4 weeks, M-F camping, Saturday and Sunday off
Ages: 14-17, (Exceptions made for 18 year olds on a case-by-case basis)
Compensation: Minimum wage at $12 an hour for 36 hours of project work/week.

High School Camping Crew: Session 2
Dates: July 12th - August 7th, 2020
Length: 4 weeks, M-F camping, Saturday and Sunday off
Ages: 16-17, (Exceptions made for 18 year olds on a case-by-case basis)
Compensation: Minimum wage at $12 an hour for 36 hours of project work/week.

Montezuma Inspire Crews: Through the Montezuma Inspire Coalition, the Southwest Conservation Corps is able to offer more programming to Montezuma County Residents. Day crews and camping crews are available. Day crew pick up and drop off will be in each town. The camping crew will meet in Cortez each Monday.

Montezuma County Day Crews:
Dates: Session 1: June 8th - July 2nd, 2020
Session 2: July 13th - August 6th, 2020
Length: 4 weeks, Monday-Thursday Day Crew, Friday - Sunday off.
Ages: 14-17 (Exceptions made for 18 year olds on a case-by-case basis)
Compensation: Minimum wage at $12 an hour for 32 hours of project work/week.
Transportation is provided to and from project site.
Members must be Montezuma County Residents

Montezuma County Camping Crews:
Dates: Session 1: June 7th - July 3rd, 2020
Session 2: July 12th - August 7th, 2020
Length: 4 weeks, Monday-Friday Camping, Saturday- Sunday off.
Ages: 14-17 (Exceptions made for 18 year olds on a case-by-case basis)
Compensation: Minimum wage at $12 an hour for 36 hours of project work/week.
Drop off and Pick Up location will be in Cortez, CO.
Members must be Montezuma County Residents


Archuleta County Crew: Through new partnerships, the Archuleta County Crew will be a four week session, the first 2 weeks will be a day crew based in town. Members will go home in the evenings and have Fridays off. The second 2 weeks will be a camping crew where members will go to a project site Monday-Friday. Friday will be a built in education day. The Crew will have a central location in Pagosa Springs to meet in the morning.

Archuleta County Crew: Session 2
Dates: July 12th - August 7th, 2020
Length: 4 weeks, M-F, Saturday and Sunday off
***The first 2 weeks of this program will be a day program based in the town of Pagosa Springs, the 2nd two weeks will be camping with travel to the surrounding area.
Ages: 14-17, (Exceptions made for 18 year olds on a case-by-case basis)
Compensation: Minimum wage at $12 an hour for 32-36 hours of project work/week.

Apply Here!

Questions can be directed to Teresa, Youth Programs Manager in Durango.

teresa@conservationlegacy.org

Los Valles Office • Salida, CO and the San Luis Valley

About Los Valles High School Crews:

The Los Valles high school crews participate in project work in their local counties. The crews consist of 6-8 members, ages 14-18, with 2 adult crew leaders. As a crew, they participate trail-building, restoration, fence building, invasive species removal, community clean up, painting and tree planting. Along with completing project work, our program focuses on development. Leadership, team building, communication, stewardship, and civic engagement lessons are incorporated into the work day.

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Apply Here!

Questions can be directed to Aubrey, Youth Program Manager in Salida:

aubrey@conservationlegacy.org

Four Corners • Durango Recruiter Contact

Teresa DiTore, Youth Programs Manager

teresa@conservationlegacy.org

Los Valles • Salida Recruiter contact

Aubrey Tamietti, Youth Programs Manager

aubrey@conservationlegacy.org