Youth Programs

Northwest Adventures

Week-long Summer Adventure Camp for ages 12-15

Your new home – the great outdoors! Never camped before? No problem, we are here to teach you. The program is focused on fun and adventure, while introducing participants to conservation and outdoor skills. Evenings are filled with education and camp games. NYC’s instructors facilitate valuable team building exercises and Leave No Trace camping, as well as other fun and useful outdoor leadership skills. Every team member gets the chance to participate in a safe and guided environment with our trained staff.

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Session 2017 Dates Tuition
Week 1

July 9 – July 15

$395
Week 2*

July 16 - July 22

$395
Week 3

July 23 – July 29

$395
Week 4*

July 30 - August 5

$395

Week 5

August 6 - August 12

$395
Week 6*

August 13 – August 19

$395
Week 7

August 20 – August 26

$395

* Northwest Youth Corps and River Road Park & Recreation District will be partnering on these 3 weeks of this camping adventure for ages 12-15 and will begin and end at River Road Park in Eugene.

 


 

Youth Corps Community

Day Program for ages 15-18

Youth Corps Community is a non-residential, day program for youth ages 15-18. It allows participants to complete service projects in their own community each day, returning home at night. Crews meet at a designated site every morning and evening. Members spend an average of 6 hours per day working and one hour participating in an educational lesson giving youth the opportunity to earn school credit and an educational stipend. During that time, crews come together not just as co-workers, but as a group of friends and teammates. They return home at the end of the day with new skills and pride in a job well done!

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Session/
location
2017 Dates Tuition
Eugene 1 June 19 - July 21 $125**
Woodburn Girls Inc* June 19 - July 21 $0
Coos Bay 1 June 19 - July 21 $125**
Portland Girls Inc. Crew* June 19 - July 21 $0
Portland 1 June 19 - July 21 $125**
Sweet Home June 19 - July 21 $125**
Hebo 1 June 19 - July 21 $125**
Tacoma Sound to Summit June 26 - July 29 $0
Portland Native American Youth July 31 - Sept. 1 $125**
Springfield 2 July 31 - Sept. 1 $125**
Sweet Home 2 July 31 - Sept. 1 $125**
Salem 2 July 31 - Sept. 1 $125**
Hebo 2 July 31 - Sept. 1 $125**
Reedsport July 31 - Sept. 1 $125**
Siletz Crew* July 31 - Sept. 1 $125**
Momentum Alliance Crew* July 31 - Sept. 1 $125**

* The Girls Inc, Siletz, and Momentum Alliance crews are only for applicants already in those organizations.
** Tuition assistance is available based on need


 

Youth Corps Camping

Residential Camping Program for ages 16-18*

Youth Corps Camping programs combine education and job skill training with outdoor adventure for ages 16 to 18*. 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. In addition to earning an educational stipend and high school credit, participants gain a sense of pride that comes with hard work, learn to become stewards of our public lands, and develop lasting friendships!

* Spring, Fall, and BLP and ASL Programs allow 16-19 year old youth.

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Session 2017 Dates Tuition*
Spring April 15 - May 20 $50
South 1 June 10 - July 22 $225
South 2 June 17 - July 22 $225
South 3 July 29 - Sept. 2 $225
South 4 July 29 - Sept. 2 $225
North 1 and ASL Inclusion Crew 1 June 17 - July 22 $225
North 2 and ASL Inclusion Crew 2 July 29 - Sept. 2 $225
Idaho Programs and BLP see IdahoCC.org   
Fall Sept 16 - Oct 21 $50

* Tuition assistance is available based on need. We do not want tuition cost to be a barrier for anyone.


 

Outdoor Ambassadors

Everyone deserves equal access and enjoyment of the outdoors. The partners (Northwest Youth Corps and the US Forest Service) are committed to fostering more inclusive participation and leadership in outdoor recreation and natural resource careers. With fun and educational field trips, we will create a positive connection between diverse, urban youth and the natural world. Our goal is to inspire youth and families to become more active in the outdoors and to explore careers in natural resources and recreation.

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Youth in Nature Partnership

The Youth in Nature Partnership is a collaboration of non-profit and governmental organizations committed to increasing opportunities for youth to spend time in nature. Each organization of YINP brings unique resources and perspectives to help reconnect children with nature. From nature education to just having fun, YINP values how nature can inspire and teach children.

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Young Adult Programs

Northwest Service Corps

Residential Camping Program for ages 19-24

Through the Northwest Service Corps (NSC), receive paid job-training experience as you meet the Northwest’s highest priority conservation needs, including wildfire reduction, non-native weed eradication, and trail building and maintenance. In addition to accomplishing critical work, you’ll earn professional certifications needed to become part of the next generation of stewardship leaders, as well as an AmeriCorps living allowance and education award.

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Session Dates
Wenatchee April 17 – September 15
Eastern Oregon April 17 – September 15
Portland April 17 – September 15
Medford April 17 – September 15
Olympia June 17 – November 17

 

Seasonal Stewardship Program

Residential Camping Program for ages 19-26

Interested in pursuing employment with conservation corps, land and water resource management agencies, or other outdoor careers? Our Seasonal Stewardship Program (SSP) will provide you with hands-on training and experience needed to work on physically challenging conservation projects. Evenings are spent on related educational and recreational activities. Prepare to graduate with sore muscles, awesome technical skills, solid job reference, and an AmeriCorps living allowance and education award.

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Season Session Dates
Spring Oregon Spring Crew April 14 – June 9
Summer Wonderland Trail Conservation Corps June 23 – September 15
Summer Oregon Backcountry Crew June 23 – August 18
Summer Coos Bay Mountain Bike Crew June 23 – August 18
Summer ASL Inclusion June 23 – August 18

Leadership Development Program

Residential Camping Program for ages 20+

The Leadership Development Program (LDP) offers leadership training to aspiring outdoor leaders interested in pursuing employment with conservation corps and outdoor programs. The LDP integrates team-based work projects, education, and on-site vocational training into a curriculum that prioritizes leadership growth, and the development of conservation work skills. Participants will develop hard skills working on conservation and recreation projects while developing the soft skills required to successfully lead groups in the outdoors.

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Session 2017 Dates
Eugene, OR TBD

 

 

 
Conservation Internship Program

Conservation Internship Program

Programs lasting between 10 weeks and 10 months for ages 20+

At Northwest Youth Corps, Conservation Interns are placed directly with land and water management agencies and non-profit organizations around the region. Conservation Interns are tasked with accomplishing specific projects that are critical to the success of the host agency. Positions can vary from 10 weeks to 10 months depending on the position and needs of the host site. Support elements such as housing or food can vary widely depending on location and position duties. Northwest Youth Corps staff will work with you to determine what positions would best meet your needs and skill set. College coursework is generally required for these positions.

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Northwest Youth Corps School

Twin Rivers Charter School

High School serving the greater Eugene area

The Twin Rivers Charter School (TRCS) offers a combination of hands-on learning, conservation work, applied science, and academics. Operating during the school year, the TRCS follows a nonresidential high school format, but also includes overnight camping, smaller class sizes and an emphasis on mentoring. TRCS creates a positive educational experience for students, made possible in part by AmeriCorps funded team leaders.

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NYC Educational Farm and Garden Offering Weekly CSA

Laurel Valley Educational Farm and Garden

The Laurel Valley Educational Farm (LVEF) is a 2 acre organic farm located on the Northwest Youth Corps (NYC) campus on Augusta St. in Eugene, OR. Each year, the farm supplies hundreds of pounds of fresh produce to NYC youth crews and NYC’s OutDoor High School Culinary Arts program, and provides excellent applied education and work experience for youth enrolled in NYC programs.

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