American Sign Language (ASL) Crews
Excellent Opportunity for Deaf or Hard of Hearing Youth and Young Adults: Northwest Youth Corps (NYC) is known for providing youth and young adults work opportunities in the great outdoors in a fun team-based learning environment that emphasizes personal growth and stewardship. This summer NYC is offering programs for youth and young adults who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing which provides participants opportunities to learn, grow, and experience success. Build trail, restore habitat, learn valuable work and outdoor skills, create new friendships, and make memories that will last a lifetime!
Explore: Under staff supervision with leaders who are fluent in ASL, crew members complete conservation projects that include trail maintenance, habitat restoration, and invasive species removal throughout the Pacific Northwest!
New Skills: While learning valuable lessons about teamwork and responsibility, participants will gain a sense of pride that comes with hard work and a job well done. Our Deaf and Hard of Hearing program nurtures and encourages leadership development as well as cultural exchange among the participants and leaders in the program.
Learn: Each day crews spend an hour working on a SEED (Something Educational Every Day) lesson. SEED topics cover environmental science, career pathways, and leadership development. At the end of the session, high school participants have logged enough SEED hours to earn high school credit.
Join the Team: No outdoor experience necessary – we will teach you everything you need to know!
Youth Camping ASL Inclusion Crew
For Ages 16-19 | Starting Location: Lake Wenatchee, WA | 4 or 5 Week Program
An Unforgettable Adventure! Youth Corps Camping teams travel all around the Northwest to complete important conservation projects. Become an important part of a hard-working team as you live, learn, and work together building hiking trails, protecting endangered species, and restoring wildlife habitats. Youth (ages 16-19) who join our ASL Inclusion Crews earn up to $1,200 for a 4 week session 1,500 for 5 week session, plus up to $300 in bonuses!
Young Adult ASL Inclusion Crew
For Ages 19+ | Starting Location: Lake Wenatchee, WA | 8 Week Program
Northwest Youth Corps’ young adult conservation crews integrate team-based work projects, education, and professional trainings into a program that stresses personal growth and the development of resource management skills. Spend 8 weeks working on conservation projects such as tree planting, fuels reduction, invasive plant removal, trail construction, and fencing. Play a vital role in improving our public lands and the environment. Young Adult Members (ages 19+) receive a living allowance of $2,600 prorated through their term of service, along with earning a $1,638 AmeriCorps Education Award upon the successful completion of the program.
Leader positions for the ASL Inclusion Crews
For Ages 21+ | Starting Location: Lake Wenatchee, WA
ASL Crew Leaders co-lead, manage, and supervise conservation crews of youth or young adults over the course of the summer. Leaders will be responsible for completing a variety of hands-on, conservation-oriented projects on public and private lands, and facilitating daily lessons using our accredited outdoor education curriculum. leaders are well-balanced individuals who work hard and embody compassion, patience, and an inspirational attitude. While leading the ASL crew, crew leaders will be responsible for creating a safer space for their members to balance the nuances and intersectionality between personal identity and work. leaders should expect organizational support during their endeavors that may include activities led by an outside facilitator and weekly check-ins by field supervisors. This seasonal position allows leaders to deliver an impactful educational experience to young people and also provides an entry-point within the fields of natural resource management, youth development, and outdoor education.
ASL Youth Crew Leader ASL Youth Crew Bilingual Assistant Crew Leader ASL Young Adult Crew Leader
|ASL Camping Crew 1||6/19-7/17|
|ASL Camping Crew 2||7/24-8/28|
|ASL Young Adult Crew||6/16 – 8/13|
Gregory Schmidt, American Sign Language Inclusion Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by office/video relay: (541)-205-9549 and Direct/Cell (Text Only): (541) 613-1295