Youth Conservation Corps


All 2017 YCC positions have been filled. Check back in March 2018 for available positions in next year’s program

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