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Our Programs

Youth Programs

Are you a high school student who is passionate about conservation? Do you like working as part of a team to get things done? Do you just love being outdoors?

Join an SCA camping or commuting crew and plug yourself into SCA’s nationwide network of young conservationists. SCA offers a range of programs for youth ages 15-19. Whether you want to serve in your local community or explore public lands across the country, SCA has something for you! Learn more

Young Adult Programs

Are you a college student or recent graduate age 18 or over with a passion for the environment? Are you ready to travel to new places and take on new challenges? Do you want to find a way to turn your conservation interests into a career?

Whether your dream is to lead public programs as a park ranger, trek the backcountry as a field scientist, or explore new sustainability solutions as an urban planner, SCA has something for you. Learn more

Field Leaders

Ages 21+. Short- and long-term paid positions leading youth or young adults in SCA conservation crews and projects. You won’t just supervise but will mentor, motivate, and inspire. Along the way, you’ll gain experience and expertise in areas as diverse as trail building, habitat restoration, fire management, and visitor outreach. Learn more

 

For Parents

Your child is about to embark on a life-changing experience, where they will have the opportunity to meet new friends, explore potential careers, gain leadership skills, and accomplish hands-on conservation work that will have a lasting impact on the planet.

Stories from the Field

Opportunity Swims for This SCA Alum

13 hours 57 min ago
Sometimes opportunity knocks. Other times it swims and poops, providing nutrients for the plants growing atop its aquarium. SCA alum Quincy Swatson is determined to establish the latter, more rarefied kind of opportunity in the place where he grew up, Pittsburgh’s often troubled Manchester neighborhood... Read more

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