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Baxter Youth Conservation Corps

Baxter Youth Conservation Corps

The Baxter Youth Conservation Corps is a job training and service learning opportunity for youth from the Katahdin region of Maine. Since 2017, this program has been hiring local youth for full-time summer employment doing trail work in Baxter State Park. Participants gain valuable training, job skills, and work experience in a spectacular wilderness setting. Participants will earn an hourly wage, and may also receive community service hours for potential school credit. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently offering a modified version of the program: our BYCC Conservation Fellows. We are now accepting applications for the 2021 program, and expect to hire eight full-time positions for summer 2021. 


The BYCC Conservation Fellows program offers youth from the Katahdin Region the opportunity to pursue paid leadership and conservation work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fellowships will be offered to those with exemplary leadership skills, motivation, and career interests in the outdoor recreation, conservation, or environmental fields. Because of the degree of independence required, Conservation Fellows must be incoming seniors or recent graduates (2020 or 2021) of Stearns, Schenck, Katahdin, or Southern Aroostook high schools, or Mattanawcook Academy. Fellows will earn $16 per hour as full-time employees of Friends of Baxter State Park. Fellowships run from July 6 through August 13, 2021.

Download a detailed program description for our 2021 Conservation Fellows program, or apply online below. 

Apply for the 2021 BYCC Conservation Fellows Program

Submit an online application

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