CAMPTON — The Youth Conservation Corp (YCC) is a summer employment program for area youths ages 15-18 who will work, learn, and earn together in the great outdoors. The purpose of the YCC program is to accomplish needed conservation work on public lands, while providing an educational experience. The program is sponsored by the Pemigewasset Ranger District in Campton.
The randomly selected crew will consist of six students; 50 percent boys and 50 percent girls. Enrollees will work a 40 hour week earning minimum wage, and projects will include: trail maintenance, clean-up and maintenance of recreation sites, wildlife habitat improvement work, and other projects supporting timber and fire management. The YCC crew will also spend one day each week learning about natural resource conservation and management during dedicated education days.