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Catoctin Mountain Park Announces 2012 Youth Conservation Corps Program

(3/12)  The National Park Service is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2012 Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program at Catoctin Mountain Park.

This is an exciting opportunity for high school students to spend their summer doing meaningful work in a National Park site. The YCC program is scheduled to last for eight weeks beginning on June 25, 2012 and ending on August 17, 2012. The workday will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m.

The program is open to young men and women 15 through 18 years of age. All applicants who meet the eligibility requirements listed on the back of the application will be considered.

The position will require daily outdoor labor, working in heat, and using a variety of hand tools. The 2012 work projects include monitoring of fish populations, gypsy moth monitoring, exotic plant control and removal, trail maintenance and construction, and painting projects.

Enrollees will be selected through a random drawing. Please note, previous enrollees may only be considered in the event that an insufficient number of new applications are received. The rate of pay will be $7.25 per hour.

Applications may be obtained from local high school guidance counselors or by contacting Becky Loncosky at Catoctin Mountain Park, 6602 Foxville Road, Thurmont, MD 21788. Completed application forms must be mailed to Ms. Loncosky at the above address by April 15, 2012.

If you have any questions concerning this program, please contact Becky Loncosky at 301-416-0536 or by email at