Philadelphia, PA

SCA fielded its first community conservation program in Philadelphia in 2009. In 2012 we launched our programming in Camden, New Jersey. Since that first year, hundreds of youth in the Philadelphia region have participated in SCA programs. Thanks to the City of Philadelphia and the City of Camden, environmental organizations, schools, youth development organizations, and numerous community groups, SCA continues to provide conservation opportunities to Philadelphia young people each year.

Genreal Program Overview:

The SCA Greater Philadelphia Community Program provides year-round conservation opportunities divided into two seasons: school-year programs (running January through May) and summer programs (running July through August). The Philadelphia Community Program offers both volunteer and paid service opportunities. Volunteer programs occur on weekends, while paid service programs run Monday-Friday in the summertime, with some evening and weekend participation during the school year. Members serve at sites in and around the Philadelphia area. Participants build trails and restore habitat while exploring green career opportunities, building leadership skills, and learning about the local environment through field trips, outdoor recreation, and service projects.  

Trainings Offered: 

  • CPR Certification
  • Resume Building       
  • Leave No Trace (LNT) Outdoor Ethics
  • Financial Literacy
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Trail Skills

Eligibility Requirements: 

Applicants must be at least 15 years of age or in high school. Other requirements vary by position.

To contact SCA’s Community Program in Philadelphia and Camden, email comowunmi@theSCA.org or phone: 215-756-2279.

 

             2014 YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES

                                  YOUTH SUMMER EMPLOYMENT

             

                         Join SCA’s Summer Conservation Crew Program

Crews of high school students will work outdoors in local parks in the Greater Philadelphia and Camden areas from July 2014 to August 2014. Projects vary depending on worksite placement, but all youth will work outside the entire duration of the program enhancing our local parks and communities.

 As a member of the Summer Conservation Crew Program you will:

•Earn money

•Work full time, Monday-Friday (up to 35hrs per week), in local parks.

•Spend one day every week doing environmental education activities.

•Build trails, community gardening, park maintenance/clean-up and conserve animal habitats.

•Learn about your environment through hiking and recreational excursions.

•Give back to your community through service projects

 

TO APPLY:  Click Here  APPLICATION DEADLINE is May 1, 2014

 

For specific questions about the program, please contact the Program Manager Corrin O. 215-756-2279 or comowunmi@thesca.org.
 

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Parents Corner

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.