In 2012 the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) will be returning to Yosemite this coming summer. They will work on many projects throughout their eight-week season including, restoring campgrounds and installing bear-proof lockers, removing invasive plants and assisting with the construction of a Native American Round House. Crews will also spend time in the backcountry restoring trails. Along the way they will gain invaluable environmental and life skills.
For many youth this is often their very first experience outdoors, camping or hiking to work sites. It is also the beginning of a life-long commitment to protecting these great natural places.
To date over 2,050 youth have participated in this program, and have completed over 400,000 project hours providing over $4 million in value to Yosemite.
With your continued support we are creating the next generation of Yosemite stewards.