Info for Parents of Youth Camping Participants 

The following parent information only pertains to the Youth Corps Camping program. For information on other programs call the office at (541) 349-5055.


Work experience and job skills

Northwest Youth Corps offers teens a unique work opportunity. Youth make new friends, camp out, travel to beautiful locations throughout Pacific Northwest, and get the chance to receive academic credit, while earning a stipend. Youth crews work approximately 37 hours per week. Northwest Youth Corps workdays begin with the first light as crews of teens and experienced crew leaders develop recreation sites, improve wildlife habitats, and enhance the Pacific Northwest's natural resources through projects such as trail construction and tree pruning. Participants camp, cook their own meals, and learn outdoor skills, as they gain responsibility, enjoy outdoor recreation, and develop important life skills.


Oregon's oldest and largest youth corps program, Northwest Youth Corps has served more than 16,000 young people since it began in 1984. NYC is a non-profit conservation work and youth development organization that partners with natural resource agencies, such as the USDA Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and state parks and recreation departments, to carry out much needed conservation and community projects. Project partners also include the Oregon Youth Conservation Corps and school districts throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Find out where your child is headed each week. Weekly updates about your teen's crew will be posted each Monday afternoon on our Field News page.


For questions about Northwest Youth Corps contact us, We are happy to help!,

 (541) 349-5055