Youth Programs

Youth Community Program

Day Program for ages 15-19

Youth Community Program is a non-residential, day program for 15 to 19 year olds. With the experience of field staff guiding them, participants complete service projects in their own community each day and return home at night. Crews meet at a designated site every morning and evening, Monday through Friday. Members spend an average of 6 hours per day working and one hour participating in an educational lesson, from which they earn high school credit and a $250/week stipend. During these 5 week sessions, participants learn new skills, challenge themselves, make new friends, and better their communities!

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2021 Dates Tuition
All crews currently full for summer 2021    

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


Youth Camping Program

Residential Camping Program for ages 16-19

Youth Camping programs combine education and job skill training with outdoor adventure for 16 to 19 year olds. 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 and recreating on the weekends. In addition to earning a $300/week stipend and high school credit, participants make new friends, learn new skills, explore the Northwest’s wildest places, challenge themselves, and have an awesome summer!

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Session 2021 Dates Tuition*
Fall 9/11-10/16 $50

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




Young Adult Programs

Young Adult Program

Residential Camping Program for ages 19+

Interested in pursuing employment with conservation corps, land and water resource management agencies, or other outdoor careers? Our Young Adult Program 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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Session Location 2021 Dates
Fall Eugene, OR


Fall Women in Conservation 8/25-10/22
Fall Lake Wenatchee, WA 8/25-10/22


Leadership Development Program

Residential Camping Program for ages 19+

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 2021 Dates
LDP 4- Lake Wenatchee, WA 8/25-10/22



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 High School Culinary Arts program, and provides excellent applied education and work experience for youth enrolled in NYC programs.

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