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COYCC Applications Now Open
Central Oregon Youth Conservation Corps (COYCC) applications are now open!
COYCC is an 8-week summer job opportunity running crews out of Bend, Redmond, La Pine, Crescent, Madras, Warm Springs, Prineville, and Sisters. Earn wages and learn job skills over the summer working with USFS to complete conservation projects and improve local public lands. Start thinking about your next summer adventure getting paid to work in the great outdoors of Central Oregon, making new friends and gaining valuable work experience.
Applications are due by May 1st, program runs June 24th- August 15th.
New! Indigenous & LGBTQ + Youth Crews
Central Oregon Youth Conservation Corps Affinity Crews
In 2024, COYCC is establishing the program’s first LGBTQ and Tribal Youth affinity crews to break historical barriers in conservation. These crews aim to increase accessibility and representation on public lands while fostering transformative community experiences outdoors. Led by mentors who reflect the youths' identities, the crews connect with queer and indigenous mentors from the USFS, BLM, and other organizations. Weekly topics, such as Queer History Outdoors or Tribal Practices on the land, will foster cultural celebration and a sense of belonging, building a supportive network. This approach enables both collective and individual growth and empowerment for queer and indigenous youth.
COYCC summer program runs June 24th- August 15th, 2024 Monday-Thursday (9hour days).Applications are due April 30th. Visit the COYCC programs page to learn more about these opportunities and apply today- CLICK HERE!!!