SCA crew members will work on building trails and other restoration projects in national, state or local parks. While working on the crew, participants live on site in tents, cook their own meals and get to explore local outdoor recreation opportunities on non-work days.
After working with the SCA, program participants emerge with increased environmental awareness, social responsibility and leadership skills. Joining our National Conservation Crews also sets you on the path to experience other SCA opportunities, including individual internships and team-based conservation corps positions.
The 2024 Appalachian Trail National Crew will be made up of five to six high school students and two adult SCA Crew Leaders. This year’s crew will be located in ME, will be in the field for four weeks, and will be installing stone steps and performing trail work. This team will be camping throughout the duration of their time in the field.
* National Crew members are eligible for travel support. Travel support is needs-based and is calculated using financial information provided by the member’s parent/guardian. Members will receive a travel support application when they are assigned to a crew.
**Occasionally, crews will live in dormitory-style housing.
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