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Southwest Conservation Corps

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High School Conservation Crews

Four Corners Office • Durango, CO

We are no longer hiring for the 2018 Summer Season. Please check back in January for information on 2019 Summer programming. 

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.

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

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

We are no longer hiring for our 2018 High School Crews. Please check back in January to apply for the 2019 crews based out of Costilla County, Chaffee County, Saguache County, Mineral/Rio Grande County, Conejos County, Park County and Alamosa!

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. 

Program Schedule: 

Los Valles runs two 5 week summer sessions (see below). During 4 of those weeks, crews run 8 am-4:30 pm Monday thru Friday. Each week consists of 4 work days and 1 education day. The 5th week is a camping week, consisting of project work, extra skill building, team building, and a chance to build upon the skills they've learned over the coarse of the program. 

Session 1 (June) 

Session 2 (July) 


$350 per week (Minimum wage for minors- $8.76 per hour for 40 hours)

Questions? Contact Aubrey Tamietti, Youth Program Coordinator (Salida):

Four Corners • Durango Recruiter Contact

Teresa DiTore, Youth Programs Manager

Los Valles • Salida Recruiter contact

Aubrey Tamietti, Program Coordinator