Youth Conservation Corps

Delaware State Parks Conservation Corps

Learn about Yourself. Learn about the environment. Learn how a job can be more so much more. Maintain, preserve, and conserve Delaware State Parks.

Park Resource Keepers

Strap your boots on and get ready to get dirty! This is a hard-core field position conducting conservation and trail projects throughout state parks in the team’s region.

Maintenance and Visitor Service Unit

Create lasting memories! Work in a variety of positions to help ensure safe, accessible park experiences for visitors.

About the Delaware State Parks Youth Conservation Corps

Make Money. Make Friends. Make a Difference.

Serving on a team in the Delaware Conservation Corps will help you grow as a person, develop skills you never knew you had and help turn your summer job into a great outdoor adventure! The Delaware State Parks Youth Conservation Corps (DSPYCC) program provides high quality summer jobs and environmental opportunities for young people aged 16-21. Corps members conduct meaningful environmentally and park focused activities as a means of achieving personal growth. Through your service, you will gain skills, confidence, and see first-hand the benefit your hard work makes in providing a lasting benefit for public lands and communities. The DSPYCC is committed to engaging young people in important conservation and park projects while providing learning that fosters teamwork, self-esteem, social responsibility and respect for the environment. Core components include:
• Practical job work experience
• Outdoor learning opportunities and experiences
• Job and/or college preparation

** These are environmentally focused, outdoor summer jobs, not a summer camp experience; Corps members should expect to work hard, get dirty, and make a difference.

Corps members should expect to work hard, get dirty, and make a difference.
YCC Corps Members Build:
• Skills that will last a lifetime
• Friendships
• Environmentally-based knowledge and abilities
• Positive work attitudes and good work habits in a multitude of conditions
• Leadership
• Teamwork
• Civic engagement and connections in their local parks and communities
• An interest in new career paths
• A stronger connection to the nature around them
• Skills and values to shape their future and their communities