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Baxter Youth Conservation Corps

Baxter Youth Conservation Corps

The Baxter Youth Conservation Corps is a new job training and service learning opportunity for youth from the Katahdin Region. This program gives youth the opportunity to work with professional leaders on trail projects in Baxter State Park. Participants will gain valuable training, job skills, and work experience in a spectacular wilderness setting. Participants will earn an hourly wage (currently $12/hour) and may also receive community service hours for potential school credit. A total of 10 crew positions are available for 2017.

Students currently enrolled in one of the following Katahdin region high schools are eligible to apply for the program:

Please note: Applicants under the age of 16 must obtain a stamped, approved work permit from the State of Maine before they may participate in the program.

2017 Program Schedule:

In 2017, the Baxter Youth Conservation Corps will involve a two-week (80 hour) term of service between July 10 and July 21. Program hours are 9:00am – 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Youth participants will meet at a central location in Millinocket at 8:30am each morning, and then ride together in a van into Baxter State Park. Students will work under the supervision of two experienced adult leaders. The work day ends at 5:00pm daily. Students will then be transported back to the meeting location in Millinocket by 5:30pm. All training and safety equipment will be provided.

Monday, July 10: Orientation and training with BSP Trails staff and FBSP leaders
Tuesday, July 11: Trail projects in Katahdin Lake area
Wednesday, July 12: Trail projects in Katahdin Lake area
Thursday, July 13: Trail projects in Katahdin Lake area
Friday, July 14: Trail projects in Katahdin Lake area                   

Monday, July 17: Trail projects in Katahdin Lake area
Tuesday, July 18: Trail projects in Katahdin Lake area
Wednesday, July 19: Trail projects in Katahdin Lake area
Thursday, July 20: Trail projects in Katahdin Lake area
Friday, July 21: Group hike to a summit in BSP, program wrap-up

Apply for the 2017 Baxter Youth Conservation Corps

The application deadline is June 1, 2017. Please submit an application, or a reference form for an applicant, using the links below:

Submit an Application
(to be completed by youth applicant)

Submit a Reference Form
(to be completed by teacher or mentor)

Questions? Contact Aaron at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).